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Reframing Europe's Future: Challenges and Failures of the European Construction

by Jody Jensen & Ferenc Miszlivetz

The global financial crisis which erupted in 2008 had an astounding yet varied impact on the European Union (EU), with some countries benefiting from the crisis while others suffered. Today many more and varied...


Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States: Dreaming of Christian Nations

by John Anderson

This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement.

Whilst...


Applied Police Research: Challenges and Opportunities

by Ella Cockbain & Johannes Knutsson

Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new...


Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

by Gul Akdag

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy...


The Brics and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order

by Cedric de Coning, Thomas Mandrup & Liselotte Odgaard

The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However,...


Un Peace Operations and International Policing: Negotiating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn

by Charles T. Hunt

 This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations.

UN peace operations are a vital component of international...


Chechnya at War and Beyond

by Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin & Amandine Regamey

The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis...


Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki & Yoshinaga Shin'ichi

Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop...


Dominant Ideologies (Rle Social Theory)

by Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie & Stephen Hill

In this volume leading international scholars elaborate upon the central issues of the analysis of ideology: the nature of dominant ideologies. The ways in which ideologies are transmitted; their effects on...


Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from Armed to Nonviolent Struggle

by Veronique Dudouet

This book investigates the decision-making process, rationale and determining factors which underlie the strategic shifts of armed movements from violent to nonviolent resistance.

The revival of global interest...


K-Pop - The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

by JungBong Choi & Roald Maliangkay

K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea's greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines...


Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives

by Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly & Lee Jarvis

This book offers a wide-ranging and critical examination of recent counter-radicalisation policies, using case studies from several countries.

Counter-radicalisation policies, such as the UK 'Prevent' strategy,...


The Dominant Ideology Thesis (Rle Social Theory)

by Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie & Stephen Hill

As a radical critique of theoretical sociological orthodoxy, The Dominant Ideology Thesis has generated controversy since first publication. It has also been widely accepted, however, as a major critical appraisal...


Disaster Law

by Kristian Cedervall Lauta

Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability...


Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam & Tom Dyson

This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention.

Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority...


Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

by David Hicks

By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence...


Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: Evolution of Being

by Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

The book explains Sadrā's theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadrā's philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which...


Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity Among Muslim Communities

by Carolin Goerzig & Khaled Al-Hashimi

Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western...


Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden

by Jay Levy

In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself...


Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

by Peter Decherney & Blake Atwood

Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has...