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2018 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention

Two leading experts in the field re-examine the traditional understanding of humanitarian intervention in this major new text. The recent high-profile interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria show the various international responses to impending or …

Authors:
Prof. Alex Bellamy, Dr. Stephen McLoughlin

2018 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Politics and IR Companion

This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which scholars across the discipline have …

Authors:
Dr. Robert Leach, Dr. Simon Lightfoot

2010 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Origins of the Cold War

A lively and accessible new introduction to the origins and emergence of the Cold War. Caroline Kennedy-Pipe brings to life the clashes of ideas and personalities that led Russia and America into decades of conflict and draws out important lessons …

Author:
Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

2007 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Globalization

Today the debates on globalization between its evangelists and detractors are still raging. In this concise, balanced and accessible new text, Nick Bisley assesses the nature and extent of globalization, the key debates surrounding it and its …

Author:
N. Bisley

2016 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Regionalism

Since the late 1980s, there has been a global upsurge of various forms of regionalist projects. The widening and deepening of the European Union (EU) is the most prominent example, but there has also been a revitalization or expansion of many …

Author:
Fredrik Söderbaum

2016 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Global Energy Challenge

Environment, Development and Security

The supply and demand of energy, its security and environmental sustainability are increasingly central issues in the contemporary world. This broad-ranging new text provides an international and interdisciplinary introduction to today's …

Authors:
Caroline Kuzemko, Michael F. Keating, Andreas Goldthau

2018 | International Relations Collection | Book

International Relations Theory

A New Introduction

This is a major new edition of a highly-regarded textbook on International Relations theory which combines deep analysis into the diversity of thought within the major scholarly traditions and the guidance for students on doing their own …

Author:
Prof. Knud Erik Jørgensen

2017 | International Relations Collection | Book

International Security

Politics, Policy, Prospects

This innovative new text focuses on the politics of international security: how and why issues are interpreted as threats to international security and how such threats are managed. After a brief introduction to the field and its major theories …

Author:
Michael E. Smith

2018 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Asia's Economic Miracle

The Political Economy of War, Prosperity and Crisis

In the new edition of this important contribution to understanding both the Asian economic miracle and the 1997-8 crisis, Richard Stubbs assesses the main explanations to date and updates the analysis to take account of globalization and the …

Author:
Prof. Richard Stubbs

2014 | International Relations Collection | Book

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Politics, Security and Economic Development

This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few …

Author:
Mark Beeson

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

Regional and Local Economic Development

From the growth of a multi-billion-dollar high-technology corridor in Malaysia to conflict over housing development in Chicago, the practice of regional and local economic development around the world is both dynamic and diverse. Regional and …

Authors:
Cliff Hague, Euan Hague, Carrie Breitbach

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Hegemony

Hegemony has long been a key concept within the study of International Relations, as well as across the social sciences more generally, and a term used by analysts to make sense of contemporary events. Drawing on a rich historical framework, this …

Author:
Owen Worth

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Soviet Communism

The Soviet Union and the communist ideology on which it was founded were central to a great number of people's lives and pivotal to international relations for decades, most clearly in giving rise to the Cold War. Soviet Communism provided an …

Author:
Peter Shearman

2010 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking Imperialism

Imperialism has become a key focus of debate about world politics in the post-9/11 world. This major new text provides a systematic reappraisal of the evolution of the phenomenon and the concept from the 19th century as the basis for a …

Author:
Ray Kiely

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Security

A Critical Introduction

This major new text provides an accessible yet intellectually rigorous introduction to contemporary Security Studies. It focuses on eight fundamental debates relating to international security, integrating a wide range of empirical issues and …

Authors:
Lee Jarvis, Jack Holland

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Maintaining Peace and Security?

The United Nations in a Changing World

The security concerns of the United Nations today extend far beyond what the writers of the 1945 Charter could have imagined. As a result, the UN has been compelled to reconsider the parameters of what constitutes a threat to international peace …

Author:
Trudy Fraser

2008 | International Relations Collection | Book

Business, Government and Globalization

The rise of globalization and heightened debate over trade, protection, competition, and the environment have created unprecedented challenges for businesses and governments worldwide. These are systematically assessed in this important new text.

Authors:
Owen E. Hughes, Deirdre O’Neill

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Responsibility to Protect

Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention

From Kosovo to Libya, humanitarian intervention is seldom out of the news. While the 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) has often been at the centre of these debates, its effectiveness as a means of preventing and resolving mass atrocities is ...

Author:
Aidan Hehir

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is one of the defining conflicts of the twentieth century: not only did it divide American society at every level; the conflict also represented a key shift in Asian anti-colonialism and shaped the course of the Cold War. Despite ...

Author:
John Dumbrell

2013 | International Relations Collection | Book

Understanding American Power

The Changing World of US Foreign Policy

This broad-ranging assessment of US power in the twenty-first century covers not just the nature and mechanics of foreign policy but the broad array of economic, military, political, social and ideological forces that shape America's global …

Author:
Bryan Mabee

2017 | International Relations Collection | Book

International Development

Issues and Challenges

This comprehensive and broad-ranging introductory text examines the key aspects of contemporary international development from both a practical and theoretical perspective. It addresses the fundamental question of what 'development' actually is …

Authors:
Damien Kingsbury, John McKay, Janet Hunt, Mark McGillivray, Matthew Clarke

2009 | International Relations Collection | Book

Reconstructing Development Theory

International Inequality, Institutional Reform and Social Emancipation

The book provides a systematic assessment of the evolution of development theory, its relationship to orthodox social science analysis and the liberal pluralistic orthodoxy that now dominates the mainstream approach to international development …

Author:
E. A. Brett

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Global Political System

What can International Relations scholarship tell us about the global political system? This innovative text examines the contribution made by the principal schools of International Relations to our understanding of the global system and draws on …

Author:
Fulvio Attinà

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

Contemporary Security and Strategy

This text brings together a range of specially-commissioned chapters to provide an accessible introduction to Security Studies in the 21st century. Thethird edition has been expanded to cover non-military challenges to security, and includes new …

Editor:
Craig A. Snyder

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

The United Nations

An Introduction

There hardly seems to be a global issue in the world today in which the United Nations (UN) is not expected to play a key role. And indeed, despite a persistent gulf between high expectations and the UN's capacities, the organization continues to …

Author:
Sven Bernhard Gareis

2016 | International Relations Collection | Book

Development and the State in the 21st Century

Tackling the Challenges Facing the Developing World

Development and the State in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive analysis of the state's role in contemporary development.

The book examines the challenges that states face in the developing world – from lasting poverty and political...

Authors:
Natasha Ezrow, Erica Frantz, Andrea Kendall-Taylor

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

Ethics, Law and Military Operations

Public anger at perceived ethical and legal failures in recent wars has reinforced the importance of understanding military ethics. Ethics, Law and Military Operations is one of the first texts to examine both the ethical and the legal …

Editor:
Dr David Whetham

2014 | International Relations Collection | Book

Understanding Security

This broad-ranging new text introduces a wide range of theoretical perspectives with a central focus on their application to understanding key issues in global, state and human security in the contemporary world.

Author:
Mike Bourne

2014 | International Relations Collection | Book

Introduction to Nonviolence

Non-violent movements, under figures like Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, led to some of the great social changes of the 20th century, and some argue it offers solutions for this century's problems. This book explores non-violence from its roots in …

Author:
Ramin Jahanbegloo

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking the European Union

The eurozone crisis has raised fundamental questions about the EU's future and has also sparked debate about the wider functions and future direction of European integration in the 21st century. This engaging book provides a broad-ranging …

Author:
Nathaniel Copsey

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking International Relations Theory

International Relations (IR) theory has seen a proliferation of competing, and increasingly trenchant, worldviews with no consensus on how to evaluate their relative strengths and weakness. This innovative new text provides an original …

Author:
Martin Griffiths

2017 | International Relations Collection | Book

China Rising

Chinese Foreign Policy in a Changing World

This comprehensive text examines Chinese foreign policy with a focus on the recent dramatic changes in China's place and role in the world. Covering both the economic and security dimensions of China's foreign policymaking as well as its key …

Author:
Guoli Liu

2015 | International Relations Collection | Book

Asia’s Security

Security threats in Asia fast become issues for the rest of the world. This introductory and wide-ranging text on the subject takes a thematic approach to assess how localized security issues - from territorial rivalry to the rise of China - …

Author:
Robert Ayson

2010 | International Relations Collection | Book

British Foreign and Defence Policy since 1945

Challenges and Dilemmas in a Changing World

Foreign policy has dominated successive governments' time in office and cast a consistently long shadow over British politics in the period since 1945. Robert Self provides a readable and incisive assessment of the key issues and events from the …

Author:
Robert Self

2010 | International Relations Collection | Book

Global Politics and Financial Governance

The financial crisis prompted many to ask how financial systems from America and Iceland to Russia and Hungary could have been so misgoverned that their near collapse plunged the entire world into recession. Randall Germain assesses what needs to …

Author:
Randall Germain

2017 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking the New World Order

The end of the Cold War gave rise to much talk of a 'new' global order and debate about just how new or orderly it was and would be. Attempts to analyse the nature of this order have been many and various. This important new text assesses the main …

Author:
Georg Sørensen

2017 | International Relations Collection | Book

Losing an Empire, Finding a Role

British Foreign Policy Since 1945

Informed by Winston Churchill’s famous metaphor, successive British governments have shaped their foreign policy thinking around the belief that Britain’s overseas interests lie in three interlocking ‘circles’: in Europe, in the Commonwealth, and …

Authors:
David Sanders, David Patrick Houghton

2005 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid

South Africa and World Politics

Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in …

Author:
Adrian Guelke

2004 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Global Politics of the Environment

Debates about the causes and impacts of global environmental degradation go to the heart of economic and political systems and raise fundamental questions about power and inequity in a globalized world. The comprehensively revised 2nd edition of …

Author:
Lorraine Elliott

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Media at War

News media, movies, blogs and video games issue constant invitations to picture war, experience the thrill of combat, and revisit battles past. War, it's often said, sells. But what does it take to sell a war, and to what extent can news media be …

Author:
Susan L. Carruthers

2011 | International Relations Collection | Book

Terrorism

A Critical Introduction

In the years since 9/11, terrorism has been transformed into an issue of global significance. Terrorism and the war on terror has affected virtually every aspect of modern life, and a precise understanding of terrorism is now more important – and ...

Authors:
Richard Jackson, Lee Jarvis, Jeroen Gunning, Marie Breen-Smyth

2005 | International Relations Collection | Book

Globalization

A Critical Introduction

A systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second edition takes a broader perspective giving increased coverage of other dimensions of …

Author:
Jan Aart Scholte

2013 | International Relations Collection | Book

Humanitarian Intervention

An Introduction

A broad-ranging introduction to the theory, practice and politics of humanitarian intervention in the contemporary world. This second edition has been fully updated and includes a new chapter on Libya and the Arab Spring.

Author:
Aidan Hehir

2013 | International Relations Collection | Book

Security in 21st Century Europe

Europe's traditional problem of war between states is being displaced by a new and equally daunting set of security challenges. While major war within Europe remains unlikely, the 2008 Georgia war and the 2011 Libya war were reminders that violent ...

Author:
Andrew Cottey

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

Analyzing Foreign Policy

Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide range of examples from around the world, this important new text provides an accessible introduction to the key elements of foreign policy analysis.

Analyzing Foreign Policy examines the wide …

Author:
Derek Beach

2007 | International Relations Collection | Book

Challenging Global Inequality

Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

This major new text on development theory and practice takes as its starting point the challenge of overcoming global poverty and inequality. It traces the origins of the idea of Development Studies and introduces the main methodologies and ...

Authors:
Alastair Greig, David Hulme, Mark Turner

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

The Anarchical Society

A Study of Order in World Politics

This new edition of Hedley Bull's most systematic and fundamental work marks the 35th anniversary of its original publication. The book includes a substantial new foreword by Andrew Hurrell examining the continuing relevance of The Anarchical …

Author:
Hedley Bull

2012 | International Relations Collection | Book

International Organization

International organizations such as the UN, EU andIMF play an increasingly important role in international politics. Fully revised and updated,this broad-ranging text provides a systematic theoretical and empirical introduction to the structure …

Authors:
Volker Rittberger, Bernhard Zangl, Andreas Kruck

2014 | International Relations Collection | Book

Rethinking the Third World

International Development and World Politics

A systematic reassessment, by two leading figures in the field, of the paradigm of international development in both theory and practice. It offers an overview and critique of development theory and strategy, and a new framework for the analysis …

Authors:
Mark T. Berger, Heloise Weber

2016 | International Relations Collection | Book

Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century

In the years since 9/11, followed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, public attention the world over has been on foreign policy. From the United States to Yemen, from China to Venezuela, the quality of the decisions taken by politicians and diplomats has been under the closest scrutiny. What is more, with the increased personal mobility created by globalization, many individuals ...

Author:
Christopher Hill