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VSB02-004 Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations
  Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh/ 9781138652002/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover This handbook critically explores diverse ways of defining ¡¥the South¡¦ and of conceptualising and engaging with ¡¥South-South relations.¡¦ Through 30 state-of-the-art reviews of key academic and policy debates, the handbook evaluates past, present and future opportunities and challenges of South-South cooperation, and lays out research agendas for the next 5-10 years. The book covers key models of cooperation (including internationalism, Pan-Arabism and Pan-Africanism), diverse modes of South-South connection, exchange and support (including South-South aid, transnational activism, and migration), and responses to displacement, violence and conflict (including Southern-led humanitarianism, peace-building and conflict resolution). In so doing, the handbook reflects on decolonial, postcolonial and anticolonial theories and methodologies, exploring urgent questions regarding the nature and implications of conducting research in and about the global South, and of applying a ¡¥Southern lens¡¦ to a wide range of encounters, processes and dynamics across the global South and global North alike. This handbook will be of great interest to scholars and post-graduate students in anthropology, area studies, cultural studies, development studies, history, geography, international relations, politics, postcolonial studies and sociology.
   
VSB02-004 Routledge Handbook of Russian Security
  Roger E. Kanet/ 9780815396710/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
The Routledge Handbook of Russian Security offersa comprehensive collection of essays on all aspects of Russian security and foreign policy by international scholars from across the world. The volume identifies key contemporary topics of research and debate and takes into account the changes that have occurred in the study of Russian security strategy since the end of the Cold War. The handbook is organised into five sections: ¡EThe theory and nature of Russian security policy ¡EThe domestic and foreign policy nexus ¡EInstruments used by Russia in pursuing its security ¡EGlobal and regional aspects of Russian security and foreign policy ¡ECase studies of Russian involvement in a series of security conflicts. The book concludes with case studies of the major examples of Russian involvement and operations in a series of security conflicts, including that in Georgia, the intervention in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, and the ongoing Civil War in Syria. This volume will be of great interest to students of Russian security, strategic studies, foreign policy, European politics, and International Relations in general.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East
  Paul S. Rowe/ 9781138649040/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover At a time when the survival of minority populations and the utility of the label minority has been challenged, this handbook answers the following set of research questions.What are the unique challenges of minority populations in the Middle East? How do minority populations integrate into their host societies, both as a function of their own internal choices, and as a response to majoritarian consensus on their status? Finally, given their inherent challenges, and the vast, sweeping changes that have taken place in the region over the past decade, what is the future of these minority populations? What impact have minority populations had on their societies, and to what extent will they remain prominent actors in their respective settings? This handbook presents leading-edge research on a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and other minority populations.¡@By reclaiming the notion of minorities in Middle Eastern settings, we seek to highlight the agency of minority communities in defining their past, present, and future.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook on the Kurds
  Michael M. Gunter/ 9781138646643/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover With an estimated population of over 30 million, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world. They are becoming increasingly important within regional and international geopolitics, particularly since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the war in Syria. This multidisciplinary Handbook provides a definitive overview of a range of themes within Kurdish studies. Topics covered include: ¡EKurdish studies in the United States and Europe ¡EEarly Kurdish history ¡EKurdish culture, literature and cinema ¡EEconomic dimensions ¡EReligion ¡EGeography and travel ¡EKurdish women ¡EThe Kurdish situation in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran ¡EThe Kurdish diaspora. With a wide range of contributions from many leading academic experts, this Handbook will be a vital resource for students and scholars of Kurdish studies and Middle Eastern studies.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe
  Agnieszka Weinar/ 9781138201187/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe provides a rigorous and critical examination of what is exceptional about the European politics of migration and the study of it. Crucially, this book goes beyond the study of the politics of migration in the handful of Western European countries to showcase a European approach to the study of migration politics, inclusive of tendencies in all geographical parts of Europe (including Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, Turkey) and of influences of the European Union (EU) on countries in Europe and beyond. Each expert chapter reviews the state of the art field of studies on a given topic or question in Europe as a continent while highlighting any dimensions in scholarly debates that are uniquely European. Thematically organised, it permits analytically fruitful comparisons across various geographical entities within Europe and broadens the focus on European immigration politics and policies beyond the traditional limitations of Western European, immigrant-receiving societies. The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on migration, and European and EU Politics.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics
  Barry Ames/ 9781138684454/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover With contributions from leading international scholars, this Handbook offers the most rigorous and up-to-date analyses of virtually every aspect of Brazilian politics, including inequality, environmental politics, foreign policy, economic policy making, social policy, and human rights. The Handbook is divided into three major sections: Part 1 focuses on mass behavior, while Part 2 moves to representation, and Part 3 treats political economy and policy. The Handbook proffers five chapters on mass politics, focusing on corruption, participation, gender, race, and religion; three chapters on civil society, assessing social movements, grass-roots participation, and lobbying; seven chapters focusing on money and campaigns, federalism, retrospective voting, partisanship, ideology, the political right, and negative partisanship; five chapters on coalitional presidentialism, participatory institutions, judicial politics, and the political character of the bureaucracy, and eight chapters on inequality, the environment, foreign policy, economic and industrial policy, social programs, and human rights. This Handbook is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary Brazilian politics.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies
  Gerard Delanty/ 9781138493117/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover Cosmopolitanism is about the extension of the moral and political horizons of people, societies, organizations and institutions. Over the past 25 years there has been considerable interest in cosmopolitan thought across the human social sciences. The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies is an enlarged, revised and updated version of the first edition. It consists of 50 chapters across a broader range of topics in the social and human sciences. Eighteen entirely new chapters cover topics that have become increasingly prominent in cosmopolitan scholarship in recent years, such as sexualities, public space, the Kantian legacy, the commons, internet, generations, care and heritage. This Second Edition aims to showcase some of the most innovative and promising developments in recent writing in the human and social sciences on cosmopolitanism. Both comprehensive and innovative in the topics covered, the Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies is divided into four sections. ¡ECosmopolitan theory and history with a focus on the classical and contemporary approaches, ¡EThe cultural dimensions of cosmopolitanism, ¡EThe politics of cosmopolitanism, ¡EWorld varieties of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis in interdisciplinarity, with chapters covering contributions in philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, media studies, international relations. The Handboook¡¦s clear and comprehensive style will appeal to a wide undergraduate and postgraduate audience across the social and human sciences.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security
  Caron E. Gentry/ 9781138696211/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover This handbook provides a comprehensive look at the study of gender and security in global politics. The volume is based on the core argument that gender is conceptually necessary to thinking about central questions of security; analytically important for thinking about cause and effect in security; and politically important for considering possibilities of making the world better in the future. Contributions to the volume look at various aspects of studying gender and security through diverse lenses that engage diverse feminisms, with diverse policy concerns, and working with diverse theoretical contributions from scholars of security more broadly. It is grouped into four thematic sections: ¡EGendered approaches to security (including theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches); ¡EGendered insecurities in global politics (including the ways insecurity in global politics is distributed and read on the basis of gender); ¡EGendered practices of security (including how policy practice and theory work together, or do not); ¡EGendered security institutions (across a wide variety of spaces and places in global politics). This handbook will be of great interest to students of gender studies, security studies and IR in general.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Global Populism
  Carlos de la Torre/ 9780415787024/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover This volume illustrates the diversity of populism globally. When seeking power, populists politicize issues, and point to problems that need to be addressed such as inequalities, the loss of national sovereignty to globalization, or the rule of unresponsive political elites. Yet their solutions tend to be problematic, simplistic, and in most instances, instead of leading to better forms of democracy, their outcomes are authoritarian. Populists use a playbook of concentrating power in the hands of the president, using the legal system instrumentally to punish critics, and attacking the media and civil society. Despite promising to empower the people, populists lead to processes of democratic erosion and even transform malfunctioning democracies into hybrid regimes. The Routledge Handbook of Global Populism provides instructors, students, and researchers with a thorough and systematic overview of the history and development of populism and analyzes the main debates. It is divided into sections on the theories of populism, on political and social theory and populism, on how populists politicize inequalities and differences, on the media and populism, on its ambiguous relationships with democratization and authoritarianism, and on the distinct regional manifestations of populism. Leading international academics from history, political science, media studies, and sociology map innovative ideas and areas of theoretical and empirical research to understand the phenomenon of global populism.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  Andrew Silke/ 9781138819085/ Price:¢G 150.00
 
Book Cover This new Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and debates on terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as providing a benchmark for future research. The attacks of 9/11 and the ¡¥global war on terror¡¦ and its various legacies have dominated international politics in the opening decades of the 21st century. In response to the dramatic rise of terrorism, within the public eye and the academic world, the need for an accessible and comprehensive overview of these controversial issues remains profound. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism seeks to fulfil this need. The volume is divided into two key parts: ¡EPart I: Terrorism: This section provides an overview of terrorism, covering the history of terrorism, its causes and characteristics, major tactics and strategies, major trends and critical contemporary issues such as radicalisation and cyber-terrorism. It concludes with a series of detailed case studies, including the IRA, Hamas and Islamic State. ¡EPart II: Counterterrorism: This part draws on the main themes and critical issues surrounding counterterrorism. It covers the major strategies and policies, key events and trends and the impact and effectiveness of different approaches. This section also concludes with a series of case studies focused on major counterterrorism campaigns. This book will be of great interest to all students of terrorism and counterterrorism, political violence, counter-insurgency, criminology, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR more generally.
   
VB02-499 National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522579120/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
The tactical organization and protection of resources is a vital component for any governmental entity. Effectively managing national security through various networks ensures the highest level of protection and defense for citizens and classified information. National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an authoritative resource for the latest research on the multiple dimensions of national security, including the political, physical, economic, ecological, and computational dimensions. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as data breaches, surveillance, and threat detection, this publication is an ideal reference source for government officials, law enforcement, professionals, researchers, IT professionals, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the various aspects of national security. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECitizen Rights ¡ECyber Attacks ¡EData Breaches ¡EDigital Government Surveillance ¡EDigital Intelligence ¡EMobile Security ¡EPersonal Data Protection ¡ESurveillance ¡ETerrorism ¡EThreat Detection
   
VB02-498 Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena
  Uche T. Onyebadi/ 9781522572954/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Political campaigning affects numerous realms under the communication umbrella with each channel seeking to influence as many individuals as possible. In higher education, there is a growing scholarly interest in communication issues and subjects, especially on the role of music, in the political arena. Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena provides innovative insights into providing music and songs as an integral part of sending political messages to a broader spectrum of audiences, especially during political campaigns. The content within this publication covers such topics as framing theory, national identity, and ethnic politics, and is designed for politicians, campaign managers, political communication scholars, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAuthority Challenges ¡EEthnic Politics ¡EFraming Theory ¡ELanguage in Representation ¡ENational Identity ¡ENegative Campaigning ¡EPolitical Communication ¡EPower Strategies ¡ESocial Healing ¡EThematic Analysis
   
VB02-497 Civic Engagement and Politics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522576693/ Price:US$ 2395.00
 
Creating transparency between government and citizens through outreach and engagement initiatives is critical to promoting community development and is also an essential part of a democratic society. This can be achieved through a number of methods including public policy, urban development, artistic endeavors, and digital platforms. Civic Engagement and Politics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that examines civic engagement practices in social, political, and non-political contexts. As the world is now undergoing a transformation, interdisciplinary collaboration, participation, community-based participatory research, partnerships, and co-creation have become more common than focused domains. Highlighting a range of topics such as social media and politics, civic activism, and public administration, this multi-volume book is geared toward government officials, leaders, practitioners, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in active citizen participation and politics. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECitizen participation ¡ECitizen services ¡ECivic activism ¡ECivic education ¡EE-Service Learning ¡EPolitical science ¡EPoverty Reduction ¡EPublic Administration ¡EPublic Policy ¡ESocial Media and Politics ¡ESustainable Development
   
VB02-496 Global Diaspora Politics and Social Movements: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Emily B. Stacey/ 9781522577577/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Global politics has transformed in recent years due to a rise in nationalist ideology, the breakdown of multiple societies, and even nation-state legitimacy. The nation-state, arguably, has been in question for much of the digital age, as citizens become transnational and claim loyalty to many different groups, causes, and in some cases, states. Thus, politics that accompany diasporic communities have become increasingly important focal points of comparative and political science research. Global Diaspora Politics and Social Movements: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides innovative insights into the dispersion of political and social groups across the world through various research methods such as case studies. This publication examines migration politics, security policy, and social movements. It is designed for academicians, policymakers, government officials, researchers, and students, and covers topics centered on the distribution of social groups and political groups. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EActivism ¡EDissident Citizenship ¡EGender Diaspora ¡EGlobal Politics ¡EMigration Politics ¡ENationalist Ideology ¡EPolitical Shifts ¡ESecurity Policy ¡ESocial Movements ¡EWomen¡¦s Movements
   
VB02-494 Violent Extremism: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522571193/ Price:US$ 345.00
 
Book Cover Advances in digital and other technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently created a new venue for terrorist activities. Examining violent extremism through a critical and academic perspective can lead to a better understanding of its foundations and implications. Violent Extremism: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the social, psychological, and political aspects of radicalization and terrorist recruitment. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as counterterrorism, propaganda, and online activism, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, analysts, intelligence officers, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in current research on violent extremism. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECounterterrorism ¡ECyber Espionage ¡ECyber Threats ¡EDeradicalization Methods ¡EOnline Activism ¡EPropaganda ¡ERadicalization ¡ESocial Media ¡ETerrorism
   
VB02-493 Immigration and the Current Social, Political, and Economic Climate: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522569183/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
Book Cover Unstable social climates are causing the displacement of large numbers of people around the world. In consequence, the issue of safe relocation arises, leading to the need for new policies and strategies regarding immigration. Immigration and the Current Social, Political, and Economic Climate: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a timely reference source on the challenges, risks, and policies of current relocation and refugee flows and addresses the social, political, and economic problems in relation to these aspects of immigration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as political refugees, human rights, and economic equity, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, managers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate-level students interested in the current state of immigration from social, political, and economic perspectives. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECivil Protection ¡EEconomic Equity ¡EHuman Migration ¡EHuman Rights ¡EHumanitarian Aid ¡EPolitical Refugees ¡ERacism ¡ESocial Equality
   
VB02-492 Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts
  Mohamed Walid Lutfy/ 9781522530015/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Academic disciplines perceive tranquility and a sense of contentment differently among themselves and therefore contribute to peace-building initiatives differently. Peace is not merely a function of education or a tool that produces amicable systems, but rather a concept that educational contributions can help societies progress to a more peaceful existence. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts aims to provide readers with a concise overview of proactive positive peace models and practices to counter the overemphasis on merely ending wars as a solution. While approaching peace-building through multiple vantage points and academic fields such as the humanities, arts, social sciences, and theology, this valuable resource promotes peace-building as a cooperative effort. This publication is a vital reference work for humanitarian workers, leaders, educators, policymakers, academicians, undergraduate and graduate-level students, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBoone-Kabul Project ¡EGendered Perspective of Peace ¡EInternational Governance Systems ¡EPeace Culture ¡EPeace Education ¡EReligious Peace ¡EScience of Peace ¡ESustainability
   
VB02-485 CQ Almanac 2017: 115th Congress
  CQ Roll Call/ 9781544300559/ Price:¢G 350.00
 
Trusted by scholars for over 70 years, the latest edition of CQ Almanac provides a nonpartisan look at the issues that mattered most in 2017 with original narrative accounts of the major legislative efforts carried out by lawmakers during the congressional session. Arranged thematically, it organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. Features of the 2017 Edition include: ¡ELegislative Profiles: A detailed look at each major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during the session, regardless of whether it became law ¡EKey Votes: In-depth analysis of votes chosen as the most critical in determining the outcome of congressional action on major issues ¡EVote Studies: Analysis of the roll call votes cast in Congress, including a close study of the level of presidential support, party unity, and member participation during the year ¡ERoll Call Votes: Easy-to-read tables, including each member¡¦s vote on every bill that received a roll call vote ¡EPublic Laws: A chronicle of bills enacted into law during the year, including a brief history of the bill, the sponsoring party, date of passage, and presidential signature Do you value nonpartisan political reporting? CQ Almanac has been providing unbiased coverage of Capitol Hill for over 70 years. Get the ultimate in political analysis with the CQ Almanac Archive, which includes every volume dating back to 1945. On top of volume and topic browsing, the Archive also includes a useful policy browse feature. This tool allows researchers to follow important legislative issues across decades to better place current debates in context.
   
VB02-480 China's Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Liselotte Odgaard/ 9781138207318/ Price:¢G 900.00
 
Book Cover The existing literature, in its ambition to make sense of Chinese security strategic thinking and behaviour, focuses on understanding Chinese strategic intentions, power tools, instruments of influence and threat perceptions and which interests and world views they are based on. We include a diverse range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe and Japan to cover all major regional perspectives. We also include major theoretical approaches, such as realist and liberal approaches to Chinese security, English school contributions and constructivist analyses. Each volume will also include work written by Chinese scholars, including analysts in a policy-making role to cover the Chinese perspectives on Chinese security. The scholarly debates that help clarify and understand Chinese security strategies focus first on conceptual debates about similarities and differences between Chinese security strategic thinking compared to the thinking dominating Western tradition and practice. A second theme is China¡¦s national security priorities in Asia and the nexus between China¡¦s homeland security (terrorism and separatism) and international relations. A third theme is China¡¦s approach to the management of international security affairs in the political, economic and military sector, as an emerging great power with increasingly global security interests. Finally, a fourth theme is the making of China¡¦s national security policy, which involves analyses of the main institutions and actors and how they interact in a complex political system characterized by a relative lack of transparency.
   
VB02-470 Ethnic Conflict, 4-Vols/Set.
  Stefan Wolff/ 9781138931855/ Price:¢G 900.00
 
Book Cover The study of ethnic conflict saw its heyday in the aftermath of the Cold War with a proliferation of theories about its causes and management. But its origins as a subject of academic inquiry not only predate the end of the Cold War but also its inception, with some of the earliest works of significance emerging as far back as the end of the First World War. Since then, the field has become both multidisciplinary (in the sense of different disciplinary perspectives engaging individually with ethnic conflict as an object of study) and interdisciplinary (with novel insights emerging from the combination of various disciplinary approaches). In a similar vein, the range of methods applied to the study of ethnic conflict ranges from the purely theoretical, to the single ethnographic case study, to large statistical analyses, and various combinations thereof. While the study of ethnic conflict may have lost some of its early dynamism, as an empirical manifestation of political crisis it has, if anything, gained in importance and, alas, is unlikely to decline in relevance. Now, this new four-volume collection from Routledge answers the growing need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the different approaches to the study of ethnic conflict, and to offer a comprehensive and representative overview, combining foundational texts with the very best cutting-edge contemporary scholarship. Ethnic Conflict is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential reference work and is destined to be valued by scholars and students¡Xas well as policy-makers and practitioners¡Xas a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
SB02-480 Terrorism: An International Perspective
  Gus Martin/ 9781526459954/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-480 Analyzing American Democracy: Politics and Political Science
  Jon R. Bond/ 9781138345195/ Price:¢G 76.99
 
   
SB02-480 American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change
  Cal Jillson/ 9781138353046/ Price:¢G 79.99
 
   
SB02-480 Activating China: Local Actors, Foreign Influence, and State Response
  Setsuko Matsuzawa/ 9780815360346/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-480 Focus on Asia: Politics
  / 9781680948318/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. A comprehensive, but accessible, introduction to political change and processes in Southeast Asia.
   
SB02-480 Understanding Freedom of the Press
  / 9781984622921/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Presents an overview of the past, present, and possible future of the constitutional right to freedom of the press. Explores what freedom of the press is, its history in colonial times, its meaning in the Constitution, and current controversial issues challenging the boundaries of this freedom.
   
SB02-480 Political and Economic Systems: Anarchism, Revolution and Terrorism
  / 9781984622938/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Examines how societies have fared under and dealt with the major political-economic systems that have operated throughout history. This book shows how revolutionaries have changed the world, for both good and evil. This book will be of interest to academics and students who study political science, ecological economics, international politics and socialism.
   
SB02-480 Political and Economic Systems: Capitalism
  / 9781984622945/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover The book covers that each society that makes up the global economic system is not inevitably going to be assimilated into the globalization process. Offers a comprehensive political economy approach to the study of the welfare state and inequality. Traces the links between the origin of capitalism and globalization, ecological degradation and the current crisis.
   
SB02-480 Political and Economic Systems: Socialism and Communism
  / 9781984622969/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Socialism is the watchword and the catchword of our day; this book is an account of idealism and cynicism, revolution and repression, power and powerlessness. Examines how socioeconomic and institutional factors shaped the development of Socialism and its two contending variants of Social Democracy and Communism.
   
SB02-480 Current Issues: The Politics of Water Scarcity
  / 9781984622976/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Scarcity is portrayed as natural rather than human induced; this is a significant book in the light of the growing water crisis throughout the world. This book will be of value to students and for all those with an interest in the region, and to those concerned with the environmental issues of the politics of water scarcity.
   
SB02-480 Current Issues: Terrorism
  / 9781984623126/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover It provides a fascinating insight into how terrorist 'cells' operate and what they might do in the future. Describing how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals, it provides an outline of how terrorism investigations should be conducted. Examines the political agendas, actions, and religious beliefs of individuals and groups who, throughout history, have resorted to violent actions in order to generate fear and gain their objectives.
   
SB02-480 The European Union, the World Bank and the Policymaking of Aid: Cooperation among Developers
  Eugenia Baroncelli/ 9781409410584/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-480 Marx: An Introduction
  Michel Henry/ 9781474277785/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
   
SB02-480 Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies
  Russell J. Dalton/ 9781544351780/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
   
SB02-480 Critical International Relations Theories in East Asia: Relationality, Subjectivity, and Pragmatism
  Kosuke Shimizu/ 9780815363217/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-480 Interpersonal Relationships in a Changing World
  / 9781984624857/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book uniquely organizes the study of interpersonal communication around the concepts of nurturing and control in all family relationships, across all family forms, and their relationships to psychological processes and communicative outcomes. Provides an interactive presentation of the theory and skills of interpersonal communication, with integrated discussions of diversity, ethics, workplace issues, and technology.
   
SB02-480 Social, Economic & Political Thought
  / 9781984624888/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Provides an overview of the evolution of the political thought through different historical periods, giving an insight into the sociological and political conditions of the times that shaped the political. This book offers an economical and useful approach to modern political thought.
   
SB02-480 European Integration Theory
  Antje Wiener/ 9780198737315/ Price:¢G 30.99
 
   
SB02-480 European Union Politics
  Michelle Cini/ 9780198806530/ Price:¢G 33.99
 
   
SB02-479 Foundations of Comparative Politics (International Student Edition)
  William Roberts Clark/ 9781544326863/ Price:¢G 68.00
 
   
SB02-479 Sustainable Good Governance, Development and Democracy
  N Bhaskara Rao/ 9789352808113/ Price:¢G 47.99
 
   
SB02-479 European Strategy for the 21st Century: New Future for Old Power
  Sven Biscop/ 9781138384729/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-479 3GE Collection on Political Science: Global Governance Systems
  / 9781984623362/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book provides the comprehensive analysis of global governance; provides a critical examination of the most important institutions of global governance in the world today. Explores the nature and problems of global governance as we enter the next millennium.
   
SB02-479 Political and Economic Systems: Democracy
  / 9781984622952/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Presents an overview of democracy as a political system, including an historical discussion of democracies throughout the world. This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine, practices, and institutions of democracy; examines democracy, one of the most prevalent forms of government today, including a brief history and introductions of the leaders who have embodied it across the globe.
   
SB02-479 The Rights to Nature: Social Movements, Environmental Justice and Neoliberal Natures
  Elia Apostolopoulou/ 9781138385375/ Price:¢G 34.99
 
   
SB02-479 The Resurgence of Ideological Differences and Its Social Political Consequences: Case Studies of 36 Industrialized Countries
  Leizhen Zang/ 9789813272217/ Price:US$ 68.00
 
   
SB02-478 Reimagining global abortion politics: A social justice perspective
  Fiona Bloomer/ 9781447340430/ Price:¢G 75
 
Book Cover What are the contemporary issues in abortion politics globally? What factors explain variations in access to abortion between and within different countries? This text provides a transnationally-focused, interdisciplinary analysis of trends in abortion politics using case studies from around the global north and south. It considers how societal influences, such as religion, nationalism and culture, impact abortion law and access. It explores the impact of international human rights norms, the increasing displacement of people due to conflict and crisis and the role of activists on law reform and access. The book concludes by considering the future of abortion politics through the more holistic lens of reproductive justice. Utilising a unique interdisciplinary approach, this book provides a major contribution to the knowledge base on abortion politics globally. It provides an accessible, informative and engaging text for academics, policy makers and readers interested in abortion politics.
   
SB02-478 The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance
  Jens Stissing Jensen/ 9781138479654/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields
  Marlene Laruelle/ 9781138386525/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Militant Right-Wing Extremism in Putin's Russia: Legacies, Forms and Threats
  Jan Holzer/ 9781138592513/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Advaita as a Global International Relations Theory
  Deepshikha Shahi/ 9781138497740/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 International Relations as a Discipline in Thailand: Theory and Sub-fields
  Chanintira na Thalang/ 9780815396819/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe
  Katharina Bluhm/ 9781138496866/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 The EU¡VJapan Partnership in the Shadow of China: The Crisis of Liberalism
  Axel Berkofsky/ 9780815397984/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Party System Change, the European Crisis and the State of Democracy
  Marco Lisi/ 9781138550087/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War
  Van Jackson/ 9781108473484/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
SB02-478 The Responsive Union: National Elections and European Governance
  Christina J. Schneider/ 9781108472319/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
   
SB02-477 Political Violence in South Asia
  Ali Riaz/ 9780815360469/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-476 National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order
  Tadashi Anno/ 9781138290488/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals
  Godfrey Garner/ 9780815369400/ Price:¢G 63.99
 
   
SB02-476 Political Science Research in Practice
  Akan Malici/ 9781138301344/ Price:¢G 42.99
 
   
SB02-476 Decolonizing Heritage in South Asia: The Global, the National and the Transnational
  Himanshu Prabha Ray/ 9781138505599/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Global Gender Politics
  Anne Sisson Runyan/ 9780813350851/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
Healthcare Reform in China: Experiments, Challenges and Futures
  Ross Millar/ 9781447327936/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover This book provides a theoretical, empirical, and practical account of health policy in China. Its original contribution to current debate explains the interaction between institutions, interests, and ideas informing China¡¦s health policy process. It draws on public policy perspectives to understand how and why policy developments have unfolded in the way that they have. Through an examination of workforce development, integrated care, and IT innovation, case studies provide a range of insights regarding current policy interventions as well as reflect on how such developments can be improved and sustained in the future. Looking to the future with a review and synthesis of policy recommendations regarding how China can improve its reform efforts, this book will be welcomed by academics, students and policy makers in the field.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies
  Ganguly, Sumit/ 9781138210295/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions by exploring the geopolitical links between each of them. The Handbook is divided into four geographical parts: Part I: Northeast Asia Part II: South Asia Part III: Southeast Asia Part IV: Cross-regional Issues This fully revised and updated second edition addresses the significant developments which have taken place in Asia since the first edition appeared in 2009. It examines these developments at both regional and national levels, including the conflict surrounding the South China Sea, the long-standing Sino-Indian border dispute, and Pakistan¡¦s investment in tactical nuclear weapons, amongst many others. This book will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, security studies, war and conflict studies, foreign policy and international relations generally.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook to Referendums and Direct Democracy
  Morel, Laurence/ 9781138209930/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. The Greek bailout referendum and Britain¡¦s vote on membership of the EU reflect a tradition of European states giving their people a direct say in the transfer of sovereign powers to the European Union seen through the ratification of key treaties such as Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon. This Routledge Handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including: ¡Etheir history; ¡Ewhen, why, where, how and on which issues referendums are held; ¡Ewhy some referendums are more democratic than others; ¡Ehow referendums are won; ¡Ewhether they produce good policies; ¡Eif referendums increase participation and improve the quality of representative democracies; ¡Edo referendums increase trust in democracy and the political actors; ¡Ethe impact of new technology on the possibilities, methods and frequency of direct public political participation; ¡Ehow they should be regulated. Covering other related areas such as recall, citizen juries and random selection, this compendium is an indispensable guide to referendums and the workings of modern democracy.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations
  Vihalemm, Peeter/ 9781472477941/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology and sociology. The temporal and spatial range of the book is wide, including such global changes as time-space compression, focusing particularly on change processes in Europe during the last two decades. The book consists of four main parts, beginning with an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches, and then focusing separately on post-communist transformations, institutional drivers of social transformations in the European Union, and European transformations in the context of global processes. The book presents current theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that complement the scientific literature on social transformations. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, and policy-makers studying how this diverse region has changed over recent years.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence
  Fiala, Andrew/ 9781138194663/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Interest in pacifism¡Xan idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions¡Xis growing. The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and nonviolence, to their history and philosophy, and to pacifism¡¦s most serious critiques. The volume offers 32 brand new chapters from the world¡¦s leading experts across a diverse range of fields, who together provide a broad discussion of pacifism and nonviolence in connection with virtue ethics, capital punishment, animal ethics, ecology, queer theory, and feminism, among other areas. This Handbook is divided into four sections: (1) Historical and Tradition-Specific Considerations, (2) Conceptual and Moral Considerations, (3) Social and Political Considerations, and (4) Applications. It concludes with an Afterword by James Lawson, one of the icons of the nonviolent American Civil Rights movement. The text will be invaluable to scholars and students, as well as to activists and general readers interested in peace, nonviolence, and critical perspectives on war and violence.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters
  Giustiniani, Flavia Zorzi/ 9781138069916/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters provides the first comprehensive review of the role played by international human rights law in the prevention and management of natural and technological disasters. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and offers a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic within the field. In addition to focussing on the role of human rights obligations in disaster preparedness and response, the volume offers a broader perspective by examining how human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and by addressing the challenges facing humanitarian organizations. Preceded by a foreword by the International Law Commission¡¦s Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters, the volume is divided into four parts:¡@ Part I: Human rights law and disasters in the framework of public international law Part II: Role and application of human rights law in disaster settings Part III: (Categories of) rights of particular significance in a disaster context Part IV: Protection of vulnerable groups in disaster settings Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of human rights protection in disaster settings, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of humanitarianism, international law, EU law, disaster management and international relations, as well as to practitioners in the field of disaster management.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding
  Ashok Swain/ 9781138202528/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict, and cooperation. However, this environmental security polemic is still trying to deliver a well-defined approach to achieving peace. Studies are being undertaken to find the precise pathways by which cooperative actions are expected not only to pre-empt or moderate resource conflicts but also to help diffuse cooperative behaviour to other disputed issues. The recognition that environmental resources can contribute to violent conflict accentuates their potential significance as pathways for cooperation and the consolidation of peace in post-conflict societies. Conceived as a single and reliable reference source which will be a vital resource for students, researchers, and policy makers alike, the Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding presents a wide range of chapters written by key thinkers in the field, organised into four key parts: Part I: Review of the concept and theories; Part II: Review of thematic approaches (resources, scarcity, intervention, adaptation, and peacebuilding); Part III: Case studies (Middle East, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, Colombia, Philippines); Part IV: Analytical challenges and future-oriented perspectives. Enabling the reader to find a concise expert review on topics that are most likely to arise in the course of conducting research or policy making, this volume presents a truly global overview of the key issues and debates in environmental conflict and peacebuilding.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands
  Horstmann, Alexander/ 9781138917507/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and raised questions about citizenship and security. The contributors to the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands highlight some of these processes taking place at the fringe of the state. Offering an array of comparative perspectives of Asian borders and borderlands in the global context, this handbook is divided into thematic sections, including: ¡ELivelihoods, commodities and mobilities ¡EPhysical land use and agrarian transformations ¡EBorders and boundaries of the state and the notion of statelessness ¡ERe-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlands ¡EThe existence and influence of humanitarians, religions, and NGOs ¡EThe militarization of borderlands Causing us to rethink and fundamentally question some of the categories of state, nation, and the economy, this is an important resource for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies, and Anthropology.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance
  Duyck, Sebastien/ 9781138232457/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the necessity for governments to take into consideration their human rights obligations when taking climate action. However, important gaps remain in understanding how human rights can be used in practice to develop and implement effective and equitable solutions to climate change at multiple levels of governance. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer a timely and comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges for integrating human rights in diverse areas and forms of global climate governance. The first half of the book explores how human rights principles and obligations can be used to reconceive climate governance and shape responses to particular aspects of climate change. The second half of the book identifies lessons in the integration of human rights in climate advocacy and governance and sets out future directions in this burgeoning domain. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and case studies, this Handbook will be an essential resource for students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in climate law and governance, human rights and international environmental law.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy
  McCarthy, Mary M./ 9781138182103/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover From a nuclear North Korea and territorial disputes in the East China Sea, to global climate change and Asia-Pacific free trade agreements, Japan is at the center of some of the most challenging issues that the world faces today. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, comprising contributions from the fields of politics, sociology, history, and gender studies, this handbook creates a comprehensive and innovative overview of the field, investigating the widening variety of interests, sometimes competing, that constitute Japanese foreign policy. Organized topically, it is divided into sections, including: ¡E Japan¡¦s evolving foreign policy landscape ¡E Global environmental and sustainable development ¡E International and national security ¡E International political economy ¡E International norms and civil society. Providing an evaluation of the key actors, institutions, and networks influencing Japanese foreign policy, the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy is an essential resource for students and scholars of Japanese and Asian Politics, International Relations, and Foreign Policy.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections
  Robert G. Boatright/ 9781138684089/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Primary elections have been used for the past century for most U.S. elective offices and their popularity is growing in other nations as well. In some circumstances, primaries ensure that citizens have a say in elections and test the skills of candidates before they get to the general election. Yet primaries are often criticized for increasing the cost of elections, for producing ideologically extreme candidates, and for denying voters the opportunity to choose candidates whose appeal transcends partisanship. Few such arguments have, however, been rigorously tested. This innovative Handbook evaluates many of the claims, positive and negative, that have been made about primaries.¡@It is organized into six sections, covering the origins of primary elections; primary voters; US presidential primaries; US subpresidential primaries; primaries in other parts of the world; and reform proposals. The Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections is an important research tool for scholars, a resource guide for students, and a source of ideas for those who seek to modify the electoral process.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations
  Brent J. Steele/ 9781138840201/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover Ethics and international Relations (IR), once considered along the margins of the IR field, has emerged as one of the most eclectic and interdisciplinary research areas today. Yet the same diversity that enriches this field also makes it a difficult one to characterize. Is it, or should it only be, the social-scientific pursuit of explaining and understanding how ethics influences the behaviours of actors in international relations? Or, should it be a field characterized by what the world should be like, based on philosophical, normative and policy-based arguments? This Handbook suggests that it can actually be both, as the contributions contained therein demonstrate how those two conceptions of ethics and international relations are inherently linked. Seeking to both provide an overview of the field and to drive debates forward, this Handbook is framed by an opening chapter providing a concise and accessible overview of the complex history of the field of ethics and IR, and a conclusion that discusses how the field may progress in the future and what subjects are likely to rise to prominence. Within are forty-four distinct and original contributions from scholars teaching and researching in the field, which are structured around eight key thematic sections: ¡Ephilosophical foundations ¡Einternational relations theory ¡Einternational security and just war ¡Ejustice, rights and global governance ¡Einternational intervention ¡Eenvironment, health and migration ¡Eglobal economics ¡Ereligion and ethics Drawing together a diverse range of scholars, the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations provides a cutting-edge overview of the field by bringing together these eclectic, albeit dynamic, themes and topics. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics
  Rutazibwa, Olivia U./ 9781138944596/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Engagements with the postcolonial world by International Relations scholars have grown significantly in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics provides a solid reference point for understanding and analyzing global politics from a perspective sensitive to the multiple legacies of colonial and imperial rule. The Handbook introduces and develops cutting-edge analytical frameworks that draw on Black, decolonial, feminist, indigenous, Marxist and postcolonial thought as well as a multitude of intellectual traditions from across the globe. Alongside empirical issue areas that remain crucial to assessing the impact of European and Western colonialism on global politics, the book introduces new issue areas that have arisen due to the mutating structures of colonial and imperial rule. This vital resource is split into five thematic sections, each featuring a brief, orienting introduction: ¡EPoints of departure ¡EPopular postcolonial imaginaries ¡EStruggles over the postcolonial state ¡EStruggles over land ¡EAlternative global imaginaries Providing both a consolidated understanding of the field as it is, and setting an expansive and dynamic research agenda for the future, this handbook is essential reading for students and scholars of International Relations alike.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia
  Hua, Shiping/ 9781138639041/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast, and Central Asia, this handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions, economies, and cultures of the region. Taking a comparative approach, it is divided into four parts, including: ¡EA thorough introduction to the politics of the four regions of Asia from the perspectives of democratization, foreign policy, political economy, and political culture. ¡EAn examination of the "Big Three" of Asia ¡V China, India, and Japan ¡V focusing on issues including post-Mao reform, China¡¦s new world outlook, Indian democracy, and Japanese foreign policy. ¡EA discussion of important contemporary issues, such as human rights, the politics of the internet, security, nationalism, and geopolitics. ¡EAn analysis of the relationship between politics and certain theoretical ideas, such as Confucianism, Hinduism, socialist constitutionalism, and gender norms. As an invaluable and all-inclusive resource, this handbook will be useful for students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners of Asian politics and comparative politics.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy
  Tsygankov, Andrei P./ 9781138690448/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Providing a comprehensive overview of Russia¡¦s foreign policy directions, this handbook brings together an international team of scholars to develop a complex treatment of Russia¡¦s foreign policy. The chapters draw from numerous theoretical traditions by incorporating ideas of domestic institutions, considerations of national security and international recognition as sources of the nation¡¦s foreign policy. Covering critically important subjects such as Russia¡¦s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, the handbook is divided into four key parts: Part Iexplores the social and material conditions in which Russia¡¦s foreign policy is formed and implemented. Part II investigates tools and actors that participate in policy making including diplomacy, military, media, and others. Part IIIprovides an overview of Russia¡¦s directions towards the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia, and the Arctic. Part IVaddresses the issue of Russia¡¦s participation in global governance and multiple international organizations, as well as the Kremlin¡¦s efforts to build new organizations and formats that suit Russia¡¦s objectives. The Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy is an invaluable resource to students and scholars of Russian Politics and International Relations, as well as World Politics more generally.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit
  Patrick Diamond/ 9781138049369/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The surprise decision expressed by the British people in the referendum held in June 2016 to leave the European Union was remarkable. It also presents a "natural experiment" where the exposure of a society to an extraordinary event allows scholars to observe, in real time in the real world, the interaction of variables. The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit takes stock of what we know in the social science community about the Brexit phenomenon so far and looks to make sense of this remarkable process as it unfolds. The book asks simple questions across a range of areas and topics so as to frame the debate into a number of navigable "subdiscussions", providing structure and form to what is an evolving and potentially inchoate topic. As such, it provides a systematic account of the background for, the content of, and the possible implications of Brexit. The handbook therefore does not examine in detail the minutiae of Brexit as it unfolds on a day-to-day basis but raises its sights to consider both the broad contextual factors that shape and are shaped by Brexit and the deeper sources and implications of the British exit from the European Union. Importantly, as interest in Brexit reaches far beyond the shores of the United Kingdom, so an international team of contributors examines and reveals the global implications and the external face of Brexit. The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in and actively concerned about research on Brexit, British politics, European Union politics, and comparative politics and international relations.
   
VSB02-003 Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines
  Thompson, Mark R./ 9781138892347/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover The Philippines is a fascinating example of a "poor country democracy" where issues of economic development and poverty, political participation and stability, as well as ethnicity and migration are crucial. The Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines provides a comprehensive overview of the current political, economic, social, and cultural issues of the country. The Handbook is divided into the following four sections concentrating on a different aspect of the Philippines: ¡Edomestic politics; ¡Eforeign relations; ¡Eeconomics and social policy; ¡Ecultures and movements. In terms of domestic politics, chapters discuss clientelism, bossism, dynasties, pork barrel and corruption as well as institutions - the presidency, congress, the judiciary, the civil service, political parties, and civilian-military relations. The Philippines is confronted with many overseas challenges, with the foreign relations section focused on the country¡¦s relationship with China, Japan, and the USA as well as assessing the impact of the Filipino diaspora community around the world. Regarding economics and social policy, authors examine industrial policy, capital flight, microfinance, technocracy, economic nationalism, poverty, social welfare programs, and livelihoods. The final section on Philippine cultures and movements highlights issues of customs, gender, religion, and nationalism while also examining various social and political forces - the peasantry, the middle class, indigenous peoples, NGOs, the left, trade unionism, the women¡¦s movement, and major insurgencies. Written by leading experts in the field, the Handbook provides students, scholars, and policymakers of Southeast Asia with an interdisciplinary resource on the evolving politics, society, and economics of the Philippines.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics
  Kevin Ward/ 9781138890329/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for urban politics. The scope of this handbook¡¦s coverage and contributions engages with and reflects upon the most important, innovative and recent critical developments to the interdisciplinary field of urban politics, drawing upon a range of examples from within and across the Global North and Global South. This handbook is organized into nine interrelated sections, with an introductory chapter setting out the rationale, aims and structure of the Handbook, and short introductory commentaries at the beginning of each part. It questions the eliding of ¡¥urban politics¡¦ into the ¡¥politics of the city¡¦, reconsidering the usefulness of the distinction between ¡¥old¡¦ and ¡¥new¡¦ urban politics, considering issues of ¡¥class¡¦, ¡¥gender¡¦, ¡¥race¡¦ and the ways in which they intersect, appear and reappear in matters of urban politics, how best to theorize the roles of capital, the state and other actors, such as social movements, in the production of the city and, finally, issues of doing urban political research. The various chapters explore the issues of urban politics of economic development, environment and nature in the city, governance and planning, the politics of labour as well as living spaces. The concluding sections of the Handbook examine the politics over alternative visions of cities of the future and provide concluding discussions and reflections, particularly on the futures for urban politics in an increasingly ¡¥global¡¦ and multidisciplinary context. With over forty-five contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this handbook provides critical reviews and appraisals of current conceptual and theoretical approaches and future developments in urban politics. It is a key reference to all researchers and policy-makers with an interest in urban politics.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations
  Raposo, Pedro Amakasu/ 9781138917330/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Africa¡VAsia Relations is the first handbook aimed at studying the interactions between countries across Africa and Asia in a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive way. Providing a balanced discussion of historical and on-going processes which have both shaped and changed intercontinental relations over time, contributors take a thematic approach to examine the ways in which we can conceptualise these two very different, yet inextricably linked areas of the world. Using comparative examples throughout, the chronological sections cover: ¡E Early colonialist contacts between Africa and Asia; ¡E Modern Asia¡VAfrica interactions through diplomacy, political networks and societal connections; ¡E Africa¡VAsia contemporary relations, including increasing economic, security and environmental cooperation. This handbook grapples with major intellectual questions, defines current research, and projects future agendas of investigation in the field. As such, it will be of great interest to students of African and Asian Politics, as well as researchers and policymakers interested in Asian and African Studies.
   
VSB02-002 The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics
  Nedergaard, Peter/ 9781138905856/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics is a comprehensive overview of Scandinavian politics provided by leading experts in the field and covering the polity, the politics and the policy of Scandinavia. Coherently structured with a multi-level thematic approach, it explains and details Scandinavian politics today through a series of cutting-edge chapters. It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students developing knowledge about the subject, as well as researchers producing new material in the area and beyond. It brings geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters contributed by experts across the region. Methodologically and theoretically pluralistic, the handbook is in itself a reflection of the field of political science in Scandinavia and the diversity of the issues covered in the volume. The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners interested and working in the fields of Scandinavian politics, European politics, comparative politics and international relations.
   
VSB02-002 The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy
  Schumacher, Tobias/ 9781138913721/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy provides a comprehensive overview of the EU¡¦s most important foreign policy instrument, provided by leading experts in the field. Coherently structured and adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this handbook covers the most important themes, developments and dynamics in the EU¡¦s neighbourhood policy framework through a series of cutting-edge contributions. With chapters from a substantial number of scholars who have been influential in shaping the study of the ENP, this handbook serves to encourage debates which will hopefully produce more conceptual as well as neighbourhood-specific perspectives leading to enriching future studies on the EU¡¦s policies towards its neighbourhood. It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students, scholars and professionals developing knowledge in the fields of EU/European Studies, European Foreign Policy Analysis, Area studies, EU law, and more broadly in political economy, political science, comparative politics and international relations.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia
  Cheng, Tun-jen/ 9781138838741/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Evaluating all the key components of regime evolution, from citizen politics to democratic institutions, the sections covered include: ¡E Regional Trends and Country Overviews ¡E Institutions, Elections, and Political Parties ¡E Democratic Citizenship ¡E Democratic Governance ¡E The Political Economy of Democratization Examining the challenges that East Asian emerging democracies still face today, as well as the prospects of the region's authoritarian regimes, the Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia will be useful for students and scholars of East Asian Politics, Comparative Politics, and Asian Studies.
   
VSB02-002 The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism
  Leruth, Benjamin/ 9781138784741/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover Since the advent of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, a key turning point in terms of the crystallisation of opposition towards the European Union (EU), Euroscepticism has become a transnational phenomenon. The term ¡¥Euroscepticism¡¦ has become common political language in all EU member states and, with the advent of the Eurozone, refugee and security crises have become increasingly ¡¥embedded¡¦ within European nation states. Bringing together a collection of essays by established and up-and-coming authors in the field, this handbook paints a fuller, more holistic picture of the extent to which the Eurosceptic debate has influenced the EU and its member states. Crucially, it also focuses on what the consequences of this development are likely to be for the future direction of the European project. By adopting a broad-based, thematic approach, the volume centres on theory and conceptualisation, political parties, public opinion, non-party groups, the role of referendums ¡V and the media ¡V and of scepticism within the EU institutions. It also reflects on the future of Euroscepticism studies following the United Kingdom¡¦s vote to leave the EU. Containing a full range of thematic contributions from eminent scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism is a definitive frame of reference for academics, practitionersand those with an interest in the debate about the EU, and more broadly for students ofEuropean Studies, EU and European Politics.
   
VSB02-002 Governing in a Global World: Women in Public Service
  D'Agostino, Maria J./ 9781138925632/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
Book Cover Governing in a Global World captures the panorama of women governing around the world. Even though the modern era marks history¡¦s greatest advancements for women, worldwide they hold fewer than 30 percent of decision-making positions and are often missing from negotiating tables where policies are made and conflicts resolved. The opening chapters present trends and context for studying women in public service by focusing on path-setters across the globe, the status of women in the world¡¦s executive and legislative bodies, and their participation in public service across several nations. Later chapters examine power, leadership and representation of women in public service, with several chapters looking at women governing from a regional perspective in the Middle East, Sub Sahara Africa, Latin America, and China. The final chapter presents empirical evidence that shows how policies to increase women¡¦s representation in the public arena reduce gender inequality more than any other policy intervention. Taken together, the chapters illustrate the worldwide importance of, and challenges to, promoting gender equality and women governing.
   
VSB02-002 The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion
  Fisher, Justin/ 9781138890404/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The study of elections, voting behavior and public opinion are arguably among the most prominent and intensively researched sub-fields within Political Science. It is an evolving sub-field, both in terms of theoretical focus and in particular, technical developments and has made a considerable impact on popular understanding of the core components of liberal democracies in terms of electoral systems and outcomes, changes in public opinion and the aggregation of interests. This handbook details the key developments and state of the art research across elections, voting behavior and the public opinion by providing both an advanced overview of each core area and engaging in debate about the relative merits of differing approaches in a comprehensive and accessible way. Bringing geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters that draw on material from across the globe, it will be a key reference point both for advanced level students and researchers developing knowledge and producing new material in these sub-fields and beyond. The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion is an authoritative and key reference text for students, academics and researchers engaged in the study of electoral research, public opinion and voting behavior.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics
  Chang, Teh-Kuang/ 9781138927131/ Price:¢G 180.00
 
Book Cover Asia is a complex and diverse continent, which has seen the scope and pace of transformation increase rapidly over the past 30 years. In turn, the economic growth and social change seen in the region, combined with new global security profiles and environmental challenges, have contributed to placing Asia at the forefront of international affairs. This Handbook brings together leading scholars of different disciplines, including Politics and International Relations, Security Studies and Law, to provide a comprehensive analysis of both the prospects and problems which have emerged from Asia's rise. Examining how developments across the continent have influenced global politics and how the region has responded to the international community in the modern era, the sections cover: ¡EMajor actors in Asian politics, especially China, Japan and India, ¡EInternational relations in Asia and intra-Asian tensions ¡ESpecial issues of world politics in Asia including modern conflicts in and attitudes towards the Middle East The Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics will be useful to students and scholars of Global Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia
  Ogawa, Akihiro/ 9781138655959/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or the individual. Each culture, however, molds its own version of civil society, reflecting its most important values and traditions. This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the directions and nuances of civil society, featuring contributions by leading specialists on Asian society from the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines. Comprising thirty-five essays on critical topics and issues, it is divided into two main sections: Part I covers country specific reviews, including Japan, China, South Korea, India, and Singapore. Part II offers a series of thematic chapters, such as democratization, social enterprise, civic activism, and the media. As an analysis of Asian social, cultural, and political phenomena from the perspective of civil society in the post-World War IIera, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Asian Politics, and Comparative Politics.
   
VSB02-002 Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research
  Servent, Ariadna Ripoll/ 9781138183759/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover Justice and Home Affairs is one of the fastest expanding areas of research in European Studies. The European response to security concerns such as terrorism, organised crime networks, and drug trafficking as well as to the challenge of managing migration flows are salient topics of interest to an increasing number of scholars of all disciplines, the media and general public. This handbook takes stock of policy development and academic research in relation to justice and home affairs and analyses the field in an unprecedented thematic depth. The book comprehensively investigates the field from the perspective of the three dimensions central to European integration: the sectoral (policies), the horizontal (states, regions) and the vertical (institutions, decision-making) dimensions. It also discusses the most important theoretical approaches used in this research area and provides the reader with a state of the art picture of the field. By adopting such a comprehensive and broad-based approach, the handbook is uniquely positioned to be an important referent for scholars, practitioners and students interested in the area of justice, home affairs and European politics.
   
VSB02-002 Handbook of South American Governance
  Riggirozzi, Pia/ 9781857438185/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover Governance in South America is signified by strategies pursued by state and non-state actors directed to enhancing (some aspect of) their capabilities and powers of agency. It is about the spaces and the practices available, demanded or created to ¡¥make politics happen¡¦. This framework lends explanatory power to understand how governance has been defined and practiced in South America. Pia Riggirozzi and Christopher Wylde bring together leading experts to explore what demands and dilemmas have shaped understanding and practice of governance in South America in and across the region. The Handbook suggests that governance dilemmas of inequitable and unfulfilled political economic governance in South America have been constant historical features, yet addressed and negotiated in different ways. Building from an introduction to key issues defining governance in South America, this Handbook proceeds to examine institutions, actors and practices in governance focusing on three core processes: evolution of socio-economic and political justice claims as central to the demands of governance; governance frameworks foregrounding particular issues and often privileging particular forms of political practice; and iterative and cumulative processes leading to new demands of governance addressing recognition and identity politics. This Handbook will be a key reference for those concerned with the study of South America, South American political economy, regional governance, and the politics of development.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook on Mediterranean Politics
  Gillespie, Richard/ 9781138903982/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The Mediterranean space, defined by a major sea, a large number of littoral countries and to some extent their hinterlands, is at the same time an interface between Europe, Africa and Asia. This brings complex challenges in terms of achieving peace and stability. Recently it has received intense international attention through the internal destructiveness and spill-over from conflicts, primarily those waged in Libya, Syria and, more remotely, Iraq. This Handbook provides an overview of the political processes that shape the Mediterranean region in the contemporary context. It explores the issues of crucial importance to Mediterranean dynamics through a series of analytical sections that guide the reader towards a comprehensive understanding of the main regional interactions and trends. The Handbook explores: ¡Ethe complex historical formation of the contemporary Mediterranean ¡Egeopolitical perspectives ¡Eissues around peace and conflict ¡Ethe political economy of the region ¡Ethe role of non-state actors and social movements ¡Esocietal and cultural trends. The wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts on the region offers not only insights into the debates and processes that structure each theme, but also key pointers for a more general understanding of how distinct political, economic, social and cultural dynamics interact across the region. It will therefore be a key resource for policy-makers and students and scholars of Mediterranean politics and international relations.
   
VSB02 Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party
  Lam, Willy Wo-Lap/ 9781138684430/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Book Cover Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party's secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People's Republic of China for nearly 70 years though, much interest remains into how this quintessentially Leninist party governs one-fifth of the world and runs the world's second-largest economy. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party gives a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of the party's traditions and values ¡V as well as its efforts to stay relevant in the twenty-first century. It uses a wealth of contemporary data and qualitative analysis to explore the intriguing relationship between the party on the one hand, and the government, the legal and judicial establishment and the armed forces, on the other. Tracing the influence of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Mao Zedong, on contemporary leaders ranging from Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, the sections cover: ¡Ethe party's history and traditions; ¡Ehow the party works and seeks to remain relevant; ¡Emajor policy arenas; ¡Ethe CCP in the twenty-first century. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, Political Parties and International Relations.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy
  Mammone, Andrea/ 9781138589575/ Price:¢G 38.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian society, politics and culture. A wide range of topics are covered, including: ¡EPolitics and economy, and their impact on Italian society ¡EParties and new politics ¡ERegionalism and migrations ¡EPublic memories ¡EContinuities and transformations in contemporary Italian society. This is an essential reference work for scholars and students of Italian and Western European society, politics, and history.
   
VSB02 Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science
  Bevir, Mark/ 9781138498884/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
Book Cover Interpretive political science focuses on the meanings that shape actions and institutions, and the ways in which they do so. This Handbook explores the implications of interpretive theory for the study of politics. It provides the first definitive survey of the field edited by two of its pioneers. Written by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the Handbook¡¦s 32 chapters are split into five parts which explore: ¡Ethe contrast between interpretive theory and mainstream political science; ¡Ethe main forms of interpretive theory and the theoretical concepts associated with interpretive political science; ¡Ethe methods used by interpretive political scientists; ¡Ethe insights provided by interpretive political science on empirical topics; ¡Ethe implications of interpretive political science for professional practices such as policy analysis, planning, accountancy, and public health. With an emphasis on the applications of interpretive political science to a range of topics and disciplines, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, political sociology, political psychology, and public administration.
   
VB02-491 Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia
  Oxana Karnaukhova/ 9781522532644/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization that formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has few supranational powers, but aims to be more than a purely symbolic organization, nominally possessing coordinating powers in the realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security. As such, it is vital to examine this region and its economic and geopolitical impacts on the world. Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia is a vital research publication that explores the importance and influence of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia in the twenty-first century. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as sovereign democracy, economic integration, and foreign policy, this book is geared toward business managers, economists, business professionals, entrepreneurs, business analysts, and researchers seeking current research on the effects of political organizations like the CIS on various regions. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EEconomic Integration ¡EForeign Policy ¡EGlobalization ¡EHigher Education ¡EInfrastructural Reform ¡EMilitary Alliances ¡EPolitical Cooperation ¡ESovereign Democracy
   
VB02-490 Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  Campbell, Andrew H./ 9781522549932/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover One global leadership challenge is managing the complexity of the political and economic climate of a society. As the global environment changes, it is essential for global leaders to adapt and develop flexible strategies for resolving conflicts and achieving peace. Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding provides emerging research on a leader¡¦s role in the international, national, and nongovernmental organization within post-conflict resolution and peaceful leadership. While highlighting topics, such as civil society organizations, leadership education, and social reconstruction, this book explores leadership theories and practice models to conceptualize the intersection of leadership within conflict management and resolution. This book is an important resource for leaders, scholar-practitioners, educators, and researchers seeking current research on the strategic and diplomatic methods of a peaceful global organization. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECivil Society Organizations ¡EDemobilization ¡EDisarmament ¡ELeadership Education ¡ELeadership Models ¡EPeace Leadership ¡EPost-Conflict Resolution ¡ESecurity Sector Reform ¡ESocial Reconstruction ¡EStable Governance
   
VB02-489 Exploring the Role of Social Media in Transnational Advocacy
  Endong, Floribert Patrick C./ 9781522528548/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Emerging digital technologies are playing an increasingly significant role in advancing citizen-based support all over the world. They have become tools used for protest movements, and in the establishment organizations use in campaigning. Exploring the Role of Social Media in Transnational Advocacy is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly research on the various dimensions of new technology platforms, highlighting the use in citizen-enabled, social advocacy campaigns. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as virtual communities, e-health, and e-government, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, and policy makers seeking current research on different aspects of social media in campaigns. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDisaster Management ¡EE-Government ¡EE-Health ¡EE-Participation ¡EE-Transparency ¡EInternet Freedom ¡EVirtual communities
   
VB02-488 Media Diplomacy and Its Evolving Role in the Current Geopolitical Climate
  Swati Jaywant Rao Bute/ 9781522538592/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In this age of information technology, the media¡¦s role in international, bilateral, and diplomatic relations is increasingly important. It plays a crucial part in keeping countries connected and updated about actual and ground-level realities. Media Diplomacy and Its Evolving Role in the Current Geopolitical Climate provides emerging research on the changing practices in diplomacy, new media, and the connections between media and policy. It highlights how the media is changing countries' approaches to diplomacy and readers will learn the valuable aspects of the role that communication technology plays in resolving regional and international issues. This book is an important resource for professionals and researchers working in the field of media diplomacy, internet and diplomacy, e-diplomacy, international relations and media diplomacy, and contemporary diplomatic policy seeking current research on the best ways to globally expand on media and policy. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EE-Diplomacy ¡EInternet and Diplomacy ¡EMedia Coverage of International Affairs ¡ENew Media Diplomacy ¡EVirtual Platforms in Shaping Relations
   
VB02-487 Washington Information Directory 2018-2019
  CQ Press/ 9781544300757/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
The Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Organized topically, this thoroughly researched guide provides capsule descriptions and contact information that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. The Washington Information Directory offers three easy ways to find information: by name, by organization, and through detailed subject indexes. It focuses on the Washington metropolitan area¡Xan organization must have an office in Washington to be listed. It also includes dozens of resource boxes on particular topics, organization charts for all federal agencies, and information about the FOIA and privacy legislation. With more than 10,000 listings and coverage of evolving presidential administration, the 2018¡V2019 Edition features contact information for the following: ¡ECongress and federal agencies ¡ENongovernmental organizations ¡EPolicy groups and political action committees ¡EFoundations and institutions ¡EGovernors and other state officials ¡EU.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats ¡ECongressional caucuses
   
VB02-486 State Rankings 2017: A Statistical View of America
  Kathleen O'Leary Morgan/ 9781506371795/ Price:¢G 125.00
 
Book Cover Published annually, State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics making it easy to compare states across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction. Geographic and data notes are also included to provide context. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas: - Agriculture - Population - Economy - Environment - Government finance - Crime - Education - Geography - Social welfare - Defense - Health - Energy - Housing
   
VB02-484 Ethical Standards and Practice in International Relations
  Topor, F. Sigmund/ 9781522526506/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In every culture, ethos is an important aspect of life as it informs opinions on nearly everything from law to religion. However, while the existence of ethos may be universal, the details often vary from culture to culture. Ethical Standards and Practice in International Relations is an essential research publication that explores the relationship between ethics and global and intercultural interactions. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as ethical behavior, business ethics, and transformational leadership, this publication is geared toward academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on global ethics and the interaction of those ethics between countries and cultures. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBusiness Ethics ¡EConfucian Ethics ¡EEthical Behavior ¡EEthical Values ¡ELeadership Ethics ¡EMoral Qualities ¡EStandardizing Ethics ¡ETransformational Leadership
   
VB02-483 Nationalism, Social Movements, and Activism in Contemporary Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Stacey, Emily/ 9781522554332/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Nationalist movements have become a force in contemporary American politics regardless of the political party. As social issues plague America, civilian participation in activism is experiencing a resurgence. Nationalism, Social Movements, and Activism in Contemporary Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides vital information on the most current issues facing the American public and political system while also exploring nationalist ideology and its application in modern politics. While highlighting the challenges facing America¡¦s democracy and social structure, this book explores how civilians and movements are working to make progress in the current political climate. This book is an important resource for researchers, activists, political scientists, journalists, professors, students, and professionals seeking current research on nationalism, social activism, civilian protest, and the current American political climate. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAlt-Right ¡EAmerican Nationalist Movements ¡EAmerican Political System ¡EBlack Lives Matter ¡ECivilian Participation ¡EImmigration Issues ¡ENationalist Ideology ¡ESocial Activism
   
VB02-482 Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Jose Pascal da Rocha/ 9781522551188/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Throughout history, there has been conflict and the clashing of ideas. Although this has assisted in creating political and societal structures, it has also led to civil unrest, cases of severe discord, and war. Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the pursuit of peace in global civil war and conflict through the use of mediation. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as intercultural communication, social psychology, and conflict theory, this publication is geared towards academicians, students, and researchers seeking relevant and current research on governmental approaches to pursuing peace in instances of conflict and strife. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EConflict Dynamics ¡EConflict Theory ¡EIntercultural Communication ¡EMediation Models ¡EMultilateral Intervention ¡ESocial Psychology ¡ETriangle of Satisfaction
   
VB02-481 Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa
  Alemu, Kassa Teshager/ 9781522532477/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Despite increasing reports across the globe on renewable development and maintenance, little is known regarding what strategies are required for improved economic growth and prosperity in Africa. Improving an understanding of the methods for promoting growth through reusable resource development and administration is a vital topic of research to consider in assisting the continent's development. The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa provides emerging research on the strategies required to promote growth in Africa as well as the implications and issues of the expansion of prosperity. While highlighting sustainable education, pastoral development pathways, and the public-sector role, readers will learn about the history of sustainable development and governmental approaches to improving Africa¡¦s economy. This publication is a vital resource for policy makers, research institutions, academics, researchers, and advanced-level students seeking current research on the theories and applications of development in societal and legal institutions. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EChild Welfare Policy ¡ECivil Society Organizations ¡EDeveloping Countries ¡EPastoral Development Pathways ¡EPublic Sector Roles ¡ESustainable Education ¡EUrban Planning
   
VB02-478 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, 3-Vols/Set.
  Bruce A. Arrigo/ 9781483359946/ Price:¢G 315.00
 
Book Cover Although surveillance hit the headlines with revelations by Edward Snowden that the NSA had been tracking phone calls worldwide, surveillance of citizens by their governments actually has been conducted for centuries. Only now, with the advent of modern technologies, it has exponentially evolved so that today you can barely step out your door without being watched or recorded in some way. In addition to the political and security surveillance unveiled by the Snowden revelations, think about corporate surveillance: each swipe of your ID card to enter your office is recorded, not to mention your internet activity. Or economic surveillance: what you buy online or with a credit card is recorded and your trip to the supermarket is videotaped. Drive through a tollbooth, and your license plate is recorded. Simply walk down a street and your image is recorded again and again and again. Where does this begin and end? In all levels of social structure, from the personal to the political to the economic to the judicial, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security and Privacy uncovers and explains how surveillance has come to be an integral part of how our contemporary society operates worldwide and how it impacts our security and privacy. Key features include: ¡P Approximately 600 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars from around the globe ¡P Further Readings and cross-references conclude each article to guide students further as they explore a topic ¡P A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad thematic areas
   
VB02-477 Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age
  Cook, Bruce L./ 9781522530329/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Book Cover Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EHuman Rights ¡EPeace Education ¡EPeacebuilding ¡EPropaganda ¡ESpirituality ¡ESummer of Peace ¡EWorld Citizenship ¡EWorld Peace Library
   
VB02-476 Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Hampton-Garland, Pamela/ 9781522538431/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover America has the reputation of being one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, yet within its borders social problems persist and negatively impact Americans. Though profound changes are taking place in the social, economic, and cultural contexts of America, they are precipitated by the urge for equal opportunity and social justice. Socio-Economic and Education Factors Impacting American Political Systems: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research on the most current issues facing the American public and political system. While highlighting the changes America is making in the social, economic, and cultural regions of society, readers will learn how these changes are coming to shape their lives in the country. This book is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals seeking current research on how social, economic, and educational issues impact the American political system and policies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAmerican Labor Force ¡EHealthcare System ¡EPolitical Issues ¡ERacial Tension ¡EStereotypes ¡ETrade Relations
   
VB02-475-2 Historic Documents of 2017
  Heather Kerrigan/ 9781544300702/ Price:¢G 265.00
 
Book Cover For more than 45 years, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 60 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year¡¦s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2017 Edition include: ¡EThe intricacies of the new presidential administration of Donald Trump ¡ERussian involvement in the U.S. presidential election ¡EU.S. and global policies on immigration and refugees ¡ELandmark Supreme Court rulings on gerrymandering and state grant money for parochial schools, and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch ¡EGlobal warming and climate change agreements and policies ¡EEuropean elections, including those in the UK, France, and Germany ¡EOutcomes of the G-20 Summit ¡ENorth Korea and international calls to action
   
VB02-474 Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations
  Ozdemir, Suleyman/ 9781522529392/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Over the years, the dissemination of technology across society has increased exponentially. As technology continues to improve worldwide connectivity, positive relations between countries is paramount to achieving cultural and economic progression. The Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations is a pivotal scholarly resource on the current factors impacting international relations between Islamic countries. Featuring extensive coverage on sociopolitical structures, economic sector analysis, sociocultural properties, and political policies, this publication is ideal for academicians, students, and researchers interested in discovering more about the current trends and techniques in the economic infrastructures of Islamic nations. Topics Covered ¡EAdministrative Structures ¡EEconomic Sector Analysis ¡EEconomic Structures ¡EEmployment Statistics ¡EInternational Relations ¡EPolitical Policies ¡ESociocultural Properties ¡ESociopolitical Structures
   
VB02-473 The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations.
  Andreas Gofas/ 9781473966598/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations offers a panoramic overview of the broad field of International Relations by integrating three distinct but interrelated foci. It retraces the historical development of International Relations (IR) as a professional field of study, explores the philosophical foundations of IR, and interrogates the sociological mechanisms through which scholarship is produced and the field is structured. Comprising 38 chapters from both established scholars and an emerging generation of innovative meta-theorists and theoretically driven empiricists, the handbook fosters discussion of the field from the inside out, forcing us to come to grips with the widely held perception that IR is experiencing an existential crisis quite unlike anything else in its hundred-year history. This timely and innovative reference volume reflects on situated scholarly practices in a way that projects our collective thinking into the future. PART ONE: THE INWARD GAZE: INTRODUCTORY REFLECTIONS PART TWO: IMAGINING THE INTERNATIONAL, ACKNOWLEDGING THE GLOBAL PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR (AN) IDENTITY PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS A PROFESSION PART FIVE: LOOKING AHEAD: THE FUTURE OF META-ANALYSIS
   
VB02-472 The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism.
  Cahill, Damien/ 9781412961721/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
Book Cover Over the last two decades, ¡¥neoliberalism¡¦ has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies. The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism: Part 1: Perspectives Part 2: Sources Part 3: Variations and Diffusions Part 4: The State Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring Part 6: Cultural Dimensions Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism.
   
VB02-456 Urbanization in China, 4-Vols/Set.
  Crawford, Margaret/ 9780415709101/ Price:¢G 955.00
 
Book Cover Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and size of cities, undertaken with little thought for environmental and social consequences. Scholars striving to understand and analyze these remarkable and often contradictory urban phenomena have contributed to a large English language literature in multiple disciplines (geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, architecture, anthropology, and history). Since 1980, this literature has evolved alongside changes in the Chinese city, charting alterations in central government policies, municipal decision-making, and development practices along with their spatial outcomes. A key issue has been obsolescence. Keeping up with these transformations requires continuous research and revision, producing a literature rich in detailed studies of specific cities and regions but with few comprehensive works. Thus, the collection format is ideally suited for this body of scholarly research. This collection, organized chronologically and thematically, will allow students, professors and scholars easy access to key works on Chinese urbanization covering a range of topics across three decades of research. This will clarify the shifting and often confusing terrain of urban scholarship on China. We will survey leading authorities in the field to identify the most significant and relevant contributions to the scholarly literature.
   
VB02-445-2 America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State
  Rhodes Cook/ 9781506368986/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover Authoritative, extensive in scope and meticulously researched, America Votes is a valuable resource that includes official, state-certified election returns for the presidential, House, Senate, and gubernatorial elections of 2015 and 2016. Including both primary and general election data, this volume is an essential acquisition for university, school, public, and professional libraries. First published during the Eisenhower administration researchers have long depended on America Votes for its consistent and detailed presentation of election data from across disparate state election offices. Author Rhodes Cook brings to the volume years of election analysis experience and expertise in navigating the complicated U.S. electoral landscape. Features of the updated 32nd Edition include: ¡EAn introduction to the 2016 elections, including useful statistics and analysis of the Republican victories that cemented their control of the House and Senate ¡EPrimary and general election results for the 2016 congressional, gubernatorial and presidential elections ¡ECongressional special elections from the 114th and 115th Congresses ¡EHistorical election returns for presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate races
   
VB02-402-2 CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2017
  CQ Researcher/ 9781544300573/ Price:¢G 350.00
 
This single reference volume features every cutting-edge CQ Researcher report published in 2017. CQ Researcher is the most trusted source for in-depth reporting on current, vital issues, and is the top choice of librarians and students seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the issues shaping the world.
   
VB02-39-2 Global Governance II, 4-Vols/Set.
  Coen, David/ 9781138931909/ Price:¢G 955.00
 
Book Cover Published in association with UCL¡¦s Institute of Global Governance, this new title in Routledge¡¦s Critical Concepts in Political Science series is a four-volume collection of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor to an earlier Routledge collection, Global Governance (4 vols.) (978-0-415-27661-0) (2003), edited by Timothy J. Sinclair. Research in and around global governance has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. Global Governance (2003) was the first comprehensive collection of the field¡¦s canonical and cutting-edge research, and this new collection now takes full account of the many important developments that have taken place since its appearance. Global Governance II also includes coverage of areas without the scope of the first collection. In particular, this new Routledge collection showcases (in the words of the editors) ¡¥the second generation of global-governance scholarship which transcends a functionalist regime frame to inquire into the political economy of global governance, and structural constraints exercised by material power, value, and norm conflict¡¦. The editors have also gathered the essential scholarship on the most innovative modes of global governance (such as polycentricity, and networked and experimentalist governance). With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Global Governance II is an indispensable work of reference.
   
SB02-480 India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean
  David Brewster/ 9780199479337/ Price:¢G 31.99
 
   
SB02-480 A StataR Companion to Political Analysis
  Philip H. Pollock III/ 9781506379708/ Price:¢G 48.99
 
   
SB02-480 Democracy and the Cartelization of Political Parties
  Richard S. Katz/ 9780199586011/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
   
SB02-479 Inside Campaigns: Elections through the Eyes of Political Professionals
  William J. Feltus/ 9781544316741/ Price:¢G 42.99
 
   
SB02-479 The Presidency and the Political System
  Michael Nelson/ 9781544317298/ Price:¢G 62.00
 
   
SB02-479 Political Translation: How Social Movement Democracies Survive.
  Nicole Doerr/ 9781108430791/ Price:US$ 24.99
 
   
SB02-479 Disenfranchising Democracy: Constructing the Electorate in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France
  David A. Bateman/ 9781108455459/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SB02-479 Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN
  Ronald U Mendoza/ 9789813236486/ Price:US$ 138.00
 
   
SB02-478 Tolerance, Secularization and Democratic Politics in South Asia
  Humeira Iqtidar/ 9781108428545/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-478 The Fundamentals of Political Science Research
  Paul M. Kellstedt/ 9781316642672/ Price:US$ 54.99
 
   
SB02-478 A Political Economy of the United States, China, and India: Prosperity with Inequality
  Shalendra D. Sharma/ 9781316635001/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SB02-478 The Clientelistic Turn in Welfare State Policy-Making: Party Politics in Times of Austerit
  Evelyne Hubscher/ 9781785522277/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
   
SB02-478 From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding Socialist Television
  Sabina Mihelj/ 9781108422604/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SB02-478 Explaining the European Union's Foreign Policy: A Practice Theory of Translocal Action
  Magnus Ekengren/ 9781108422307/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
   
SB02-478 Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics
  Jamila Michener/ 9781316649589/ Price:US$ 24.99
 
   
SB02-478 The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities
  Clayton Nall/ 9781108417594/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-478 Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective
  Philipp Trein/ 9781108426497/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
   
SB02-477 The Lies We Were Told: Politics, Economics, Austerity and Brexit
  Simon Wren-Lewis/ 9781529202137/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
   
SB02-477 Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy: A Global Challenge
  Harris Gleckman/ 9781138502130/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-477 The Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics
  Kitaoka Shinichi/ 9781138337671/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-477 Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change
  Anna K. Boucher/ 9781107129597/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-477 Democratizing Development: Struggles for Rights and Social Justice in India
  Ranjita Mohanty/ 9789352807277/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-476 The New Working Class: How to Win Hearts, Minds and Votes
  Claire Ainsley/ 9781447344186/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover Recent events such as the Brexit vote and the 2017 general election result highlight the erosion of traditional class identities and the decoupling of class from political identity. The majority of people in the UK still identify as working class, yet no political party today can confidently articulate their interests. So who is now working class and how do political parties gain their support? Based on the opinions and voices of lower and middle income voters, this insightful book proposes what needs to be done to address the issues of the 'new working class'. Outlining the composition, values, and attitudes of the new working class, it provides practical recommendations for political parties to reconnect with the electorate and regain trust.
   
SB02-476 Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
  Adam Hanieh/ 9781108453158/ Price:US$ 32.99
 
   
SB02-476 Public Policy Resources
  Peter Knoepfel/ 9781447345053/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Building on Knoepfel¡¦s previous book, Public policy analysis, this book offers a conceptually coherent view of ten public policy resources: force, law, personal, money, property rights, information, organisation, consensus, time and political support. The book demonstrates the interplay of the different resources in a conceptually coherent framework and presents numerous illustrations of ways of mobilising the resources and managing them in a sustainable way, resource exchanges and the role of institutions governing the interrelationships between actors and resources. The book will be valuable to postgraduate students as well as those working in policy programming and implementation across both public and private sectors and in non-governmental organisations.
   
SB02-476 Re-imagining religion and belief: 21st century policy and practice
  Christopher Baker/ 9781447347095/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover The need to reimagine religion and belief is precipitated by their greater visibility in public life. Meanwhile, social policy responses often see them from a problem-based, rather than an asset-based, approach. However, with growing diversity of religion and belief in every sector comes the potential for new dialogues across previously impermeable policy and disciplinary silos. This volume brings together leading international authors to critically consider these challenges within legal and policy frameworks, including security and cohesion, welfare, law, health and social care, inequality, cohesion, extremism, migration and abuse. It challenges policy makers to re-imagine religion and belief as an integral part of public life that contains resources, practices, forms of knowledge and experience that are essential to a coherent policy approach to diversity, enhanced democracy and participation.
   
SB02-476 Local Knowledge Matters: Power, Context and Policymaking in Indonesia
  Kharisma Nugroho/ 9781447348078/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the critical role that local knowledge plays in public policy processes as well as its role in the co-production of policy relevant knowledge with the scientific and professional communities. The authors consider the mechanisms used by local organisations and the constraints and opportunities they face, exploring what the knowledge-to-policy process means, who is involved and how different communities can engage in the policy process. Ten diverse case studies are used from around Indonesia, addressing issues such as forest management, water resources, maritime resource management and financial services. By making extensive use of quotes from the field the book allows the reader to ¡¥hear¡¦ the perspectives and beliefs of community members around local knowledge and its effects on individual and community life.
   
SB02-476 The Politics of Compassion: Immigration and Asylum Policy
  Ala Sirriyeh/ 9781529200423/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Whether addressing questions of loss, (be)longing, fears of an immigration ¡¥invasion¡¦ or perceived injustices in immigration policies, immigration debates are infused with strong emotions. Emotion is often presented as a factor that complicates and hinders rational discussion. This book explores how emotion is, in fact, central to understanding how and why we have the immigration policies we do, and what kinds of policies may be beneficial for various groups of people in society. The author looks beyond the ¡¥negative¡¦ emotions of fear and hostility to examine on the politics of compassion and empathy. Using case studies from Australia, Europe and the US, the book offers a new and original analysis of immigration policy and immigration debates.
   
SB02-476 Understanding Brexit: A Concise Introduction
  Tim Oliver/ 9781447346395/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover Understanding Brexit provides a concise introduction to the past, present and future of one of the most important and controversial topics in modern British politics. Written for both those familiar with the topic and those new to it, the book sets out in a clear and accessible way many of the fundamentals for understanding why Brexit happened and what happens next.
   
SB02-476 Bordering Two Unions: Northern Ireland and Brexit
  Sylvia de Mars/ 9781447317241/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
How does Brexit change Northern Ireland¡¦s system of government? Could it unravel crucial parts of Northern Ireland¡¦s peace process? What are the wider implications of the arrangements for the Irish and UK constitutions? Northern Ireland presents some of the most difficult Brexit dilemmas. Negotiations between the UK and the EU have set out how issues like citizenship, trade, the border, human rights and constitutional questions may be resolved. But the long-term impact of Brexit isn¡¦t clear. This thorough analysis draws upon EU, UK, Irish and international law, setting the scene for a post-Brexit Northern Ireland by showing what the future might hold.
   
SB02-476 Borders, Mobility and Belonging in the Era of Brexit and Trump
  Mary Gilmartin/ 9781447347279/ Price:¢G 40.00
 
Questions of migration and citizenship are at the heart of global political debate with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump having ripple effects around the world. Providing new insights into the politics of migration and citizenship in the UK and the US, this book challenges the increasingly prevalent view of migration and migrants as threats and of formal citizenship as a necessary marker of belonging. Instead the authors offer an analysis of migration and citizenship in practice, as a counterpoint to simplistic discourses. The book uses cutting-edge academic work on migration and citizenship to address three themes central to current debates ¡V borders and walls, mobility and travel, and belonging. Through this analysis a clearer picture of the roots of these politics emerges as well as of the consequences for mobility, political participation and belonging in the 21st century.
   
SB02-476 How Language works in Politics: The Impact of Vague Legislation on Policy
  Matthew Williams/ 9781529200201/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover There were more colons used in legislation in 2015 than there were words enacted in 1900. Using analysis from machine readings of all legislation enacted between 1900 and 2015, this book discusses the social impact of increasingly elastic legislative language on the contemporary workings of the British constitution. The hot-button debates of our time ¡X from immigration to European integration, to the creeping power of judges ¡X have, at their core, battles over what policy instructions are authoritative. The book encourages readers to connect the dots of British statecraft, and to understand how, exactly, public demands are transferred into laws that are then implemented with greater and lesser degrees of success. Crucially, it shows that vague legislation has a tremendous impact on policy delivery, disproportionately affecting the weakest, in areas including immigration, homelessness and anti-discrimination.
   
SB02-476 Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-Creating for a Better Society
  Christian Bason/ 9781447336242/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover The second edition of this significant text has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest literature, case studies and international developments in the field. Drawing on global research and practical examples, Bason illustrates the key triggers and practices of public sector innovation. Each chapter includes a refined ¡¥how to do it¡¦ toolkit, and two new chapters have been added, one which discusses the rise of innovation labs in the public sector, and a practical chapter focused on change leadership, to complement the existing chapter on leadership roles. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in public administration, management and policy, as well as managers, project managers and staff in public sector organisations.
   
SB02-476 Law and Society in a Populist Age: Balancing Individual Rights and the Common Good
  Amitai Etzioni/ 9781529200256/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover Amitai Etzioni, one of the most respected thinkers in the US, argues for a new liberal communitarian approach as an effective response to populism. This recognizes that different members of the society have differing values, interests, and needs that cannot be fully reconciled to legislation in a populist age. The book considers the core challenges in contexts including national security versus privacy, private sector responsibility, freedom of the press, campaign finance reform, regulatory law and the legal status of terrorists. It offers a timely discussion of the relationship of the law to the citizen in a fast-changing environment.
   
SB02-476 Understanding China's New Diplomacy: Silk Roads and Bullet Trains.
  Gerald Chan/ 9781788112062/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
   
SB02-476 China's Eurasian Dilemmas: Roads and Risks for a Sustainable Global Power
  R. James Ferguson/ 9781786433817/ Price:¢G 100.00
 
   
SB02-476 Atheists in American Politics: Social Movement Organizing from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries.
  Richard J. Meagher/ 9781498558570/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SB02-476 On the Persistence of the Japanese "History Problem": Historicism and the International Politics of History
  Hitomi Koyama/ 9781138089723/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 International Development: Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies
  Anna Lanoszka/ 9781138670358/ Price:¢G 30.99
 
   
SB02-476 Time to Save Democracy: How to Govern Ourselves in the Age of Anti-Politics
  Henry Tam/ 9781447338246/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover To govern ourselves or not to? This is the existential question of politics. With the rise of distrust, alienation, and extremism, it is all the more difficult to secure democratic self-rule when neither those in power nor the general public seem dependable when it comes to making decisions that can transform our lives, for better or worse. In the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, Henry Tam explores what should be done to revive democracy. Presenting in a clear and accessible manner, he goes beyond the familiar ¡¥get the vote out¡¦ ideas, to set out 9 key areas where reforms are necessary to ensure we can govern ourselves more effectively. Against the suggestion that democracy has run its course, this book unpacks why democratic governance is indispensable and puts forward forty recommendations to help us avoid the twin threats of oppressive rule and debilitating chaos.
   
SB02-476 Knowledge and Incentives in Policy: Using Public Choice and Market Process Theory to Analyze Public Policy Issues
  Stefanie Haeffele/ 9781786603982/ Price:US$ 44.95
 
   
SB02-476 Political Influence Operations: How Foreign Actors Seek to Shape U.S. Policy Making
  Darren E. Tromblay/ 9781538103319/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
   
SB02-476 Reasoning for Intelligence Analysts: A Multidimensional Approach of Traits, Techniques, and Targets
  Noel Hendrickson/ 9781442272316/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
   
SB02-476 European Social Movements and the Transnationalization of Public Spheres: Anti-austerity and pro-democracy mobilisation from the national to the global
  Angela Bourne/ 9781138495142/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Regional Parliaments: Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?
  Gabriele Abels/ 9781138542044/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Britishness, Belonging and Citizenship: Experiencing Nationality Law
  Devyani Prabhat/ 9781447344476/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover Long term resident migrants to the UK, who often possess valuable skills for the economy, still face significant barriers to citizenship. In this important book, Dr Prabhat captures the experiences of those who successfully become British citizens through stories of belonging, citizenship, and the law; beautifully illustrated by artist Sam Church. Speaking to contemporary times of Brexit, the book exposes the challenges which become insurmountable for many migrants, and illuminates the gap between policy and practice in gaining British citizenship.
   
SB02-476 Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe.
  Mieke Verloo/ 9781138649613/ Price:¢G 33.99
 
   
SB02-476 The Moral Marketplace: How Mission-driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World
  Asheem Singh/ 9781447337744/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover Enter the world of the social entrepreneur. A global community of doers, thinkers and leaders who mix business with grass-roots activism to make social change possible. Vinod Kapur created a new breed of chicken that feeds some of the world¡¦s poorest villagers. Betty Makoni empowers young women across Africa through her Girl Child Network. Stephen Burks connects developing world artisans with high fashion brands. They are but three. In this book, author and activist Asheem Singh explores how a movement of tiny ventures evolved into a global humanitarian and financial juggernaut, revealing new ways to fight privilege and inequality, rewire philanthropy, government and even capitalism itself. This is a guide to an exhilarating and inspiring world where, through our giving, campaigning and even through our choices as consumers, we can all play a crucial role in taking on the biggest social challenges of our time.
   
SB02-475 Governance Feminism: An Introduction
  Janet Halley/ 9780816698455/ Price:US$ 112.00
 
   
SB02-475 The Jewish Political Tradition, Volume III: Community
  Michael Walzer/ 9780300228342/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
   
SB02-475 From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries
  Hilary Appel/ 9781108435055/ Price:US$ 32.99
 
   
SB02-474 The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized
  Daniel J. Hopkins/ 9780226530376/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
   
SB02-474 Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times.
  Alison McQueen/ 9781107152397/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-473 World Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion.
  David Ingram/ 9781108421812/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SB02-473 Incentives to Pander: How Politicians Use Corporate Welfare for Political Gain.
  Nathan M. Jensen/ 9781108418904/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-471 Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy: Alan Patten and His Critics.
  Sergi Morales-Galvez/ 9781138080782/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
   
SB02-470 Making sense of Brexit.
  Victor J. Seidler/ 9781447345206/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Book Cover After the shock decision to leave the EU in 2016, what can we learn about our divided and increasingly unequal society and the need to listen to each other? This engaging and accessible book addresses the causes and implications of Brexit, exploring this moral anger against political elites and people feeling estranged from a political process and economic system that no longer expressed their will. Seidler argues that we need new political imaginations across class, race, religion, gender and sexuality to engage in issues about the scale and acceleration of urban change and the time people need to adjust to new realities. He suggests we need to listen to people's concerns not only about the impact of immigration and globalisation on their lives but also about the injustice of a capitalist economy that makes them pay through austerity and cuts in social welfare for a financial crisis they were not responsible for. He imagines alternative futures that will allow different generations to still appreciate themselves as Europeans with a future in Europe.
   
SB02-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: Introduction to Political Science.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959536/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive text balances classic and up-to-date political theory with current events and empirical study. It provides readers with comprehensive coverage of all major political science topics, with an especially strong focus on theory and thorough coverage of comparative institutions and international political systems. The text gives emphasis to the role of society in political science.
   
SB02-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: Political Thought.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959550/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This volume offers an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the history of international political thought. Covers the most recent developments in Islamic political thought and the most recent historical scholarship. The book will be of interest to students and academics in political theory, sociology, social policy and cultural studies.
   
SB02-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: Gender, Class & Education.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959574/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book grounds the education of women and girls in the realities of their lives and experience in diverse areas of the developing world. It considers how globalization has produced new discourses, created new sites of political action and requires a rethinking about feminist claims upon the state for gender equity in education. This book examines gender equality in schooling as an aspiration of global social justice.
   
SB02-470 Global Terrorism: An Overview.
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773611297/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This book looks into various aspects of terrorism including an extensive historical overview of terrorism and related issues - definition of global terrorism historical roots of terrorism politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups, terrorism today, recent attacks, and trends in the Global Terrorism Index over the last 10 years. The book is meant to give the reader an insight of the development of history, so as to understand the terrorist mind, motivations, arguments, backgrounds and why some places are better targets of terrorist activities than others. An essential reading to have a holistic understanding of global terrorism and related issues.
   
SB02-470 International and Regional Organizations.
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773611303/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The book is not about describing international organizations (IOs). Neither is it a book regarding worldwide administration. The book is about the IO hypothesis, and about the utilization of this hypothesis to comprehend global relations. It doesn't endeavor to methodically audit the environment of IOs or to thoroughly depict the UN or whatever other specific organization. Its objective is to comprehend the IO hypothesis and to utilize specific IOs illustratively, to propose routes in which the hypotheses talked about can enable us to comprehend the part of IOs in global governmental issues. Assembling these sources to touch base at a major picture of IO hypothesis can be a test for understudies. This book is intended to give a succinct extension among these different classifications of readings.
   
SB02-470 Global Governance Systems.
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781773611310/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover As the world reach its full potential in achieving sustainable development for each country, the importance of Global Governance System becomes much more relevant than before. As this book continue to give further information with regards to the global governance system, proposals of different organizations and experts will also be included in order to further understand the challenges of this system and how the leaders will continue to be united in order to achieve their dream world or perhaps, does their dream world will continue to be a dream for the future generation?
   
SB02-470 Fundamental Human Rights and the Law of Nations.
  Anne Wade/ 9781773613291/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover A matter of significant concern is the violation and exploitation of human rights at such a large scale that millions and millions of people all over the globe are getting adversely affected. This demands a thorough and elaborate exploration and understanding of ?Human Rights and Law of Nations?. This book discusses the efforts by United Nations to enforce and implement the human rights everywhere on globe with the aim to achieve world peace that has been the major goal of UN since inception and has been emphasized in all United Nations Organization programs. This work will provide the information in a manner as comprehensive as possible for the present scenario and for the time to come.
   
SB02-470 The Contemporary World. (With DVD)
  / 9781680955903/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover This book brings together global perspectives on polity, economy and international strategy. Details the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. Offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SB02-469 Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem: Distinguishing Friend From Foe.
  Daniel L. Magruder/ 9781138705128/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-469 Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order: The Power of Governmentality in Palestine.
  Jan Busse/ 9781138500624/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-467 Developing EU-Japan Relations in a Changing Regional Context: A Focus on Security, Law and Policies.
  Vanoverbeke, Dimitri/ 9780415787475/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-467 Debating the 'Post' Condition in India: Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorized Modernities, Post-Colonial Contentions.
  Paranjape, Makarand R./ 9781138203280/ Price:¢G 100.00
 
   
GB02-33 UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410339089/ Price:US$ 315.00
 
Book Cover Protests, Riots, and Rebellions provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students. For example, the Umbrella Revolution, a pro-democracy event held in the streets of Hong Kong in 2014, is featured. The international scope of the title allows students to compare and contrast events from different parts of the world. For example, they might compare the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969 with the first gay rights festival held Shanghai in 2009. The set helps students gain a greater understanding of Civics, Government, U.S. History, and World History. Twenty-one chapters in Protests each focus on a different social issue, movement, or theme. Chapters provide a brief historical, social, and political overview of the issue or movement and then describe 3 to 5 specific protest events associated with it. An engaging and informative summary of each event explores the motivations and methods of protesters, media reaction and coverage, government response, outcomes, and impacts. These easy-to-read entries are enhanced with color photos and illustrations, along with some historical b/w images.
   
GB02-32 A Study of China's Strategy for Peaceful Development
  Li Jingzhi/ 9789814698177/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Pursuing peaceful development and building a harmonious world underlie China's diplomatic principles and policies since the early 1980s. In A Study of China's Strategy for Peaceful Development, the authors examine various patterns of national rise, especially those of Britain, the US, Germany, and Japan, and investigate theoretically the possibility and necessity of China's pursuit of peaceful development and a harmonious world. The authors also elaborate on other related topics such as the international order, world security, foreign relations, external environment, economic globalization, cultural logic, natural resources, and the question of Taiwan. KEY FEATURES - Examines various patterns of national rise, especially those of Britain, the US, Germany, and Japan - Investigates theoretically the possibility and necessity of China's pursuit of peaceful development and a harmonious world. - Elaborates on other related topics such as the international order, world security, external environment, globalization, foreign relations, natural resources, and the question of Taiwan.
   
Poverty, inequality and social work: The impact of neo-liberalism and austerity politics on welfare provision
  Ian Cummins/ 9781447334804/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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Policy analysis in the United States
  John A. Hird/ 9781447346005/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Policy Analysis in the United States brings together contributions from some of the world¡¦s leading scholars and practitioners of public policy analysis including Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Rebecca Maynard, Laurence Lynn, and Guy Peters. This volume represents an indispensable companion to other volumes in the International Library of Policy Analysis series, enabling scholars to compare cross-nationally concepts and practices of public policy analysis in the media, sub-national governments, and many more institutional settings. The volume represents an invaluable contribution to public policy analysis and can be used widely in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels in schools of public affairs and public policy as well as in comparative politics and policy.
   
Policy analysis in the United States
  John A. Hird/ 9781447333821/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
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Countering Terrorist Activities in Cyberspace
  Minchev, Z./ 9781614998464/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover The main objective of the five-day ATC was to provide participants from the integrated security sector with information and knowledge about global trends with regard to the uses of cyberspace by ISIS, as well as accentuating the importance of the resulting social and technological challenges. An in-depth analysis of how these trends are influencing the region was also performed. The course topic was addressed from strategic/political, legal and technical perspectives, and participants were engaged in creating future regional policy proposals to counter ISIS use of cyberspace by engaging political, strategic, legal and technical components. The 12 selected lectures presented here provide readers with a comprehensive analysis from a socio-cultural, organizational and technological perspective. Among the authors are well-known academics and security professionals with internationally proven expertise in their areas of work, and the book will be of interest to all those working in the field of counter-terrorism.
   
Understanding Brexit: A Concise Introduction
  Tim Oliver/ 9781447346388/ Price:¢G 60.00
 
   
Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway Model Work?
  John Erik Fossum/ 9781529200300/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover This important book provides the first systematic assessment of the so-called Norway Model, suggested as an off-the-shelf option for the UK to ¡¥square the circle¡¦ after Brexit. Two preeminent Norwegian scholars of politics and law offer a comprehensive first-hand account of Norway¡¦s relationship with the EU and how this affects the country¡¦s legal and political system, setting out what Britain can learn from Norway¡¦s experience and how transferable these lessons are. Their analysis also explores what impact the UK¡¦s presence is likely to have on existing members of the European Economic Area (EEA) discussing both the opportunities and the challenges. The book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the future of the UK¡¦s relationship with Europe.
   
Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph over Democracy
  Corey Dolgon/ 9781447317135/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover How have powerful Americans convinced their fellow citizens to support policies beneficial only to the wealthy? Why have so many given up on public education, safe food and safe streets, living wages ¡V even on democracy itself? Kill it to Save it lays bare the hypocrisy of US political discourse by documenting the story of capitalism¡¦s triumph over democracy. As the Progressive Left tries to understand how President Trump came to power, Corey Dolgon documents his historical, political and cultural road map. Dolgon argues that American citizens now accept policies that destroy the public sector and promote political stories that feel right ¡§in the gut¡¨, regardless of science or facts. Covering the post-Vietnam era to present day, Dolgon dismantles US common sense cultural discourse and explains why the endless crisis in US policy will continue until American citizens recognize what has been lost, and in whose interest.
   
Policy Analysis in Canada
  Laurent Dobuzinskis/ 9781447346036/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Policy analysis in Canada brings together original contributions from many of the field¡¦s leading scholars. Contributors chronicle the evolution of policy analysis in Canada over the past 50 years and reflect on its application in both governmental and non-governmental settings. As part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, the book enables cross-national comparison of public policy analysis concepts and practice within national and sub-national governments, media, NGOs and other institutional settings. Informed by the latest scholarship on policy analysis, the volume is a valuable resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.
   
Policy Analysis in Canada
  Laurent Dobuzinskis/ 9781447334910/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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NATO AND THE MIDDLE EAST: The Making of a Partnership
  Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo/ 9780999557235/ Price:US$ 24.00
 
Book Cover This is a book on NATO and the Arabs. The author has been Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2001 to the end of 2007, and at present is the founder and President of the NATO Defense College Foundation in Rome. In those years he was tasked by the North Atlantic Council to launch possible partnerships with the Arabs of the Mediterranean, of the Gulf, and Israel. NATO wished to compensate for the disaster in Iraq, but we never had before any kind of relationship with the Arab world, traditionally very suspicious of NATO. The narrative of the book is about that policy and the objective to reach out to the Arabs. In the end it was considered to be a success story. Putting the basis for two existing partnerships and a long term relationship. The book came out in Italy in 2013. As the relationship with the Arabs has recently become so dramatically relevant and the transatlantic bond so strained, the book has been updated and translated into English. ¡§I recognize that it is impossible to recount THE history of something! In politics, as in personal life, there is never just one version. All depends on one¡¦s point of view, and the way you personally experience the situation¡K This work first and foremost is about my personal experiences in the field, dealing with governments and important players. Admittedly, dealing with unexpected situations sometimes can lead one to perceive an ¡§exotic¡¨ dimension, which may unintentionally receive an overly ¡§literary¡¨ treatment in the telling.¡¨ (A. Minuto-Rizzo)
   
From The Bronx To Oxford And Not Quite Back
  Norman Birnbaum/ 9780998643342/ Price:US$ 32.00
 
Book Cover This book is a contribution to the history of the Cold War, Dr. Birnbaum having been a very audible critic of US policy. Even more, it is a study of the role of ideas in politics, and of the adventures and misadventures of three generations of public intellectuals in Europe and the US. The author, now the senior member of the Editorial Board of The Nation, was a founding editor of New Left Review, a member of the Editorial Board of Partisan Review, and a contributor to Trans-Atlantic debate. He is particularly proud of having been barred from the German Democratic Republic in 1986 for assisting some of the dissidents who eventually ended the regime. Dr. Birnbaum¡¦s direct experience of public affairs includes an appointment as Consultant, National Security Council, and advisory roles with the United Auto Workers and Senator Edward Kennedy. He has also been an advisor to the German Trade Union Federation and the Green and Social Democratic Parties, to the French Socialist Party and Spanish Socialist Party, and to the Secretariat for Non-Believers of the Holy See. The text includes portraits of Harvard contemporaries (McGeorge Bundy, Carl Kaysen, Henry Kissinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.) as well as of a spectrum of Europeans, including Willy Brandt. Isaiah Berlin, Clement Greenberg, Leszek Kolakowski, Henri Lefebvre, Dwight Macdonald, Herbert Marcuse, Iris Murdoch, William Phillips are equally remembered.
   
From Th3 Bronx To Oxford And Not Quite Back
  Norman Birnbaum/ 9780998643359/ Price:US$ 42.00
 
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Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice
  David Sweeting/ 9781447327028/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Directly elected mayors are political leaders who are selected directly by citizens and head multi-functional local government authorities. This book examines the contexts, features and debates around this model of leadership, and how in practice political leadership is exercised through it. The book draws on examples from Europe, the US, and Australasia to examine the impacts, practices, and debates of mayoral leadership in different cities and countries. Themes that recur throughout include the formal and informal powers that mayors exercise, their relationships with other actors in governance - both inside municipalities and in broader governance networks - and the advantages and disadvantages of the mayoral model. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used to build a picture of views of and on directly elected mayors in different contexts from across the globe. This book will be a valuable resource for those studying or researching public policy, public management, urban studies, politics, law, and planning.
   
Evidence based policing: An introduction
  Renee Mitchell/ 9781447339755/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Over the past ten years, the field of evidence-based policing (EBP) has grown substantially, evolving from a novel idea at the fringes of policing to an increasingly core component of contemporary policing research and practice. Examining what makes something evidence-based and not merely evidence-informed, this book unifies the voices of police practitioners, academics, and pracademics. It provides real world examples of evidence-based police practices and how police research can be created and applied in the field. Includes contributions from leading international EBP researchers and practitioners such as Larry Sherman, University of Cambridge, Lorraine Mazerrolle, University of Queensland, Anthony Braga, Northeastern and Craig Bennell, Carelton University.
   
Evidence based policing: An introduction
  Renee Mitchell/ 9781447339786/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology
  Guillaume, Xavier/ 9780415732253/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology. It summarizes and synthesizes existing knowledge in the field while presenting central themes and methodologies that have been at the centre of its development, providing the reader with a sense of the diversity and research dynamics that are at the heart of international political sociology as a field of study. A wide range of topics covered include: ¡EInternational political sociology and its cognate disciplines and fields of study; ¡EKey themes including security, mobility, finance, development, gender, religion, health, global elites and the environment; ¡EMethodologies on how to engage with international political sociology including fieldwork, archives, discourse, ethnography, assemblage, materiality, social spaces and visuality; ¡ECurrent and future challenges of international political sociology addressed by three key scholars. Providing a synthetic reference point, summarizing key achievements and engagements while putting forward future developments and potential fruitful lines of inquiry, it is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers from a range of disciplines, particularly international relations, political science, sociology, political geography, international law, international political economy, security studies and gender studies.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis
  Brans, Marleen/ 9781138959774/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective. It explores emerging developments and innovations in the field and advances knowledge of the nature and quality of policy analysis across different countries and at different levels of government by all relevant actors, both inside and outside government, who contribute to the diagnosis of problems and the search for policy solutions. Handbook chapters examine all aspects of the science, art and craft of policy analysis. They do so both at the often-studied national level, and also at the less well-known level of sub-national and local governments. In addition to studying governments, the Handbook also examines for the first time the practices and policy work of a range of non-governmental actors, including think tanks, interest groups, business actors, labour groups, media, political parties and non-profits. Bringing together a rich collection of cases and a renowned group of scholars, the Handbook constitutes a landmark study in the field.
   
VSB02-002 The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics
  Fagan, Adam/ 9781138919754/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics is an authoritative overview that will help a wide readership develop an understanding of the region in all its political, economic, and social complexity. Including Central Europe, the Baltic republics, South Eastern Europe, and the Western Balkans, as well as all the countries of the former Soviet Union, it is unrivalled in breadth and depth, affording a comprehensive overview of Eastern European politics provided by leading experts in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and public administration. Through a series of cutting-edge articles, it seeks to explain and understand patterns of Eastern European politics today. The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students developing knowledge about the subject, researchers producing new material in the area, and those interested and working in the fields of East European Politics, Russian Politics, EU Politics, and more broadly in European Politics, Comparative Politics, Democratization Studies, and International Relations.
   
VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising
  Holtz-Bacha, Christina/ 9781138908307/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This Handbook provides the most comprehensive overview of the role of electoral advertising on television and new forms of advertising in countries from all parts of the world currently available. Thematic chapters address advertising effects, negative ads, the perspective of practitioners and gender role. Country chapters summarize research on issues including political and electoral systems; history of ads; the content of ads; reception and effects of ads; regulation of political advertising on television and the Internet; financing political advertising; and prospects for the future. The Handbook confirms that candidates spend the major part of their campaign budget on television advertising. The US enjoys a special situation with almost no restrictions on electoral advertising whereas other countries have regulation for the time, amount and sometimes even the content of electoral advertising or they do not allow television advertising at all. The role that television advertising plays in elections is dependent on the political, the electoral and the media context and can generally be regarded as a reflection of the political culture of a country. The Internet is relatively unregulated and is the channel of the future for political advertising in many countries
   
VSB02-001 The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia
  Brickell, Katherine/ 9781138831186/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover Offering a comprehensive overview of the current situation in the country, The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia provides a broad coverage of social, cultural, political and economic development within both rural and urban contexts during the last decade. A detailed introduction places Cambodia within its global and regional frame, and the handbook is then divided into five thematic sections: ¡EPolitical and Economic Tensions ¡ERural Developments ¡EUrban Conflicts ¡ESocial Processes ¡ECultural Currents The first section looks at the major political implications and tensions that have occurred in Cambodia, as well as the changing parameters of its economic profile. The handbook then highlights the major developments that are unfolding within the rural sphere, before moving on to consider how cities in Cambodia, and particularly Phnom Penh, have become primary sites of change. The fourth section covers the major processes that have shaped social understandings of the country, and how Cambodians have come to understand themselves in relation to each other and the outside world. Section five analyses the cultural dimensions of Cambodia¡¦s current experience, and how identity comes into contact with and responds to other cultural themes. Bringing together a team of leading scholars on Cambodia, the handbook presents an understanding of how sociocultural and political economic processes in the country have evolved. It is a cutting edge and interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of Southeast Asian Studies, as well as policymakers, sociologists and political scientists with an interest in contemporary Cambodia.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power
  Chitty, Naren/ 9781138945814/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms remain conceptually ambiguous for analysts of international influence. The consequence is that the terms have survived as powerful, yet criticized, frames for influence. Divided into two main parts, Part I outlines theoretical problems, methodological questions, the cultural imperative and the technological turn within the study of soft power and Part II focuses on bringing the theory into practice through detailed discussion of key case studies from across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This innovative handbook provides a definitive resource for students and scholars seeking to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge debates and future research on soft power and will be of interest to those studying and researching in areas such as international relations, public diplomacy and international communication.
   
VSB02-001 Routlege Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security
  Robinson, Piers/ 9780415712910/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies. The academic sub-field of media and conflict has developed and expanded greatly over the past two decades. Operating across a diverse range of academic disciplines, academics are studying the impact the media has on governments pursuing war, responses to humanitarian crises and violent political struggles, and the role of the media as a facilitator of, and a threat to, both peace building and conflict prevention. This handbook seeks to consolidate existing knowledge by linking the body of conflict and media studies with work in security studies. The handbook is arranged into five parts: ¡ETheory and Principles. ¡EMedia, the State and War ¡EMedia and Human Security ¡EMedia and Policymaking within the Security State ¡ENew Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions For scholars of security studies, this handbook will provide a key point of reference for state of the art scholarship concerning the media-security nexus; for scholars of communication and media studies, the handbook will provide a comprehensive mapping of the media-conflict field.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Security Studies
  Cavelty, Myriam Dunn/ 9781138803930/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. This second edition has been significantly updated to address contemporary and emerging security threats with chapters on organised crime, migration and security, cyber-security, energy security, the Syrian conflict and resilience, amongst many others. Comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the key contemporary topics of research and debate in the field of Security Studies. The volume is divided into four main parts: ¡E Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Security ¡E Part II: Security Challenges ¡E Part III: Regional (In)Security ¡E Part IV: Security Governance This new edition of the Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance for both current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience
  Chandler, David/ 9781138784321/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover Resilience is increasingly discussed as a key concept across many fields of international policymaking from sustainable development and climate change, insecurity, conflict and terrorism to urban and rural planning, international aid provision and the prevention of and responses to natural and man-made disasters. Edited by leading academic authorities from a number of disciplines, this is the first handbook to deal with resilience as a new conceptual approach to understanding and addressing a range of interdependent global challenges. The Handbook is divided into nine sections: ¡E Introduction: contested paradigms of resilience; ¡E the challenges of resilience; ¡E governing uncertainty; ¡E resilience and neoliberalism; ¡E environmental concerns and climate change adaptation; ¡E urban planning; ¡E disaster risk reduction and response; ¡E international security and insecurity; ¡E the policy and practices of international development. Highlighting how resilience-thinking is increasingly transforming international policy-making and government and institutional practices, this book will be an indispensable source of information for students, academics and the wider public interested in resilience, international relations and international security.
   
VSB02 Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy
  Pilat, Joseph F./ 9781138554993/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
Book Cover This new Handbook is a comprehensive examination of the rich and complex issues of nuclear proliferation in the early 21st century. The future of the decades-long effort to prevent the further spread of weapons of mass destruction is at a crossroads today. If international nonproliferation efforts are to be successful, an integrated, multi-tiered response will almost certainly be necessary. A serious, thorough, and clear-eyed examination of the range of threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the international community is a necessary first step. This Handbook, which presents the most up-to-date analysis and policy recommendations on these critical issues by recognized, leading scholars in the field, intends to provide such an examination. The volume is divided into three major parts: ¡EPart I presents detailed threat assessments of proliferation risks across the globe, including specific regions and countries. ¡EPart II explains the various tools developed by the international community to address these proliferation threats. ¡EPart III addresses the proliferation risks and political challenges arising from nuclear energy production, including potential proliferation by aspiring states and nonstate groups. This Handbook will be of great interest to students and practitioners of nuclear proliferation, arms control, global governance, diplomacy, and global security and IR general.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics
  Prozorov, Sergei/ 9781472449641/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault¡¦s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. The development of the research on biopolitics in recent years has been characterized by two tendencies: the increasingly sophisticated theoretical engagement with the idea of power over and the government of life that both elaborated and challenged the Foucauldian canon (e.g. the work of Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Roberto Esposito and Paolo Virno) and the detailed and empirically rich investigation of the concrete aspects of the government of life in contemporary societies. Unfortunately, the two tendencies have often developed in isolation from each other, resulting in the presence of at least two debates on biopolitics: the historico-philosophical and the empirical one. This Handbook brings these two debates together, combining theoretical sophistication and empirical rigour. The volume is divided into five sections. While the first two deal with the history of the concept and contemporary theoretical debates on it, the remaining three comprise the prime sites of contemporary interdisciplinary research on biopolitics: economy, security and technology. Featuring previously unpublished articles by the leading scholars in the field, this wide-ranging and accessible companion will both serve as an introduction to the diverse research on biopolitics for undergraduate students and appeal to more advanced audiences interested in the current state of the art in biopolitics studies.
   
VB02-475 Historic Documents of 2016
  Kerrigan, Heather/ 9781506375007/ Price:¢G 260.00
 
Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year¡¦s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.
   
VB02-471 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, 2-Vols/Set.
  Moghaddam, Fathali M./ 9781483391168/ Price:¢G 295.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior explores the intersection of psychology, political science, sociology, and human behavior. This encyclopedia integrates theories, research, and case studies from a variety of disciplines that inform this established area of study. Aimed at college and university students, this one-of-a-kind book covers voting patterns, interactions between groups, what makes different types of government systems appealing to different societies, and the impact of early childhood development on political beliefs, among others. Topics explored by political psychologists are of great interest in fields beyond either psychology or political science, with implications, for instance, within business and management.
   
VB02-469 Humanitarian Intervention, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bellamy, Alex J./ 9781138961814/ Price:¢G 995.00
 
Book Cover Past, ongoing, and impending humanitarian crises¡Xincluding those in Rwanda, Kosovo, Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria¡Xmean that dizzyingly difficult questions around the ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention (and the so-called ¡¥Responsibility to Protect¡¦) have, alas, never been more topical. Now, addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, Routledge announces a new title in its Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series. Edited by Alex Bellamy, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, Humanitarian Intervention is a four-volume collection which brings together the foundational and the very best cutting-edge scholarship to create a one-stop ¡¥mini library¡¦ of major works. Humanitarian Intervention is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential reference work and is destined to be valued by scholars and students of Military and Strategic Studies, International Relations, and War Studies¡Xas well as by policy-makers and practitioners¡Xas a vital research and pedagogic resource.
   
VB02-468 Music as a Platform for Political Communication
  Onyebadi, Uche/ 9781522519867/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Artistic expression is a longstanding aspect of mankind and our society. While art can simply be appreciated for aesthetic artistic value, it can be utilized for other various multidisciplinary purposes. Music as a Platform for Political Communication is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly perspectives on delivering political messages to society through musical platforms and venues. Highlighting innovative research topics on an international scale, such as election campaigns, social justice, and protests, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, practitioners, graduate students, and researchers interested in discovering how musical expression is shaping the realm of political communication. Topics Covered ¡EApartheid ¡EElection Campaigns ¡EIdentity Politics ¡EPolitical Activism ¡EPopular Culture and Films ¡ESocial Justice ¡ESocial Protests
   
VB02-467 Agent-Based Modeling in Humanitarian Interventions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  McCaskill,John/ 9781522517825/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
Book Cover When a nation or region of the world is under a state of distress and violence, international government agencies are tasked with the job of delivering aid to assist. Before intervening, however, it is imperative to examine the situation¡¦s individual characteristics and risks. Agent-Based Modeling in Humanitarian Interventions: Emerging Research and Opportunities examines the benefits and challenges of utilizing behavioral models and simulations to conduct and assess possible risks and operational strategies for stability and counterinsurgency operations in distressed countries. Including innovative studies on ethical considerations, military involvement, and non-governmental organizations, this book is an ideal source for policy makers, researchers, students, practitioners, and academics interested in the use of agent-based models for international coalition efforts. Topics Covered ¡EComplexity Theory ¡EData Analysis ¡EEthical Considerations ¡EMilitary Involvement ¡ENon-Governmental Organizations ¡EPolicy Implications
   
VB02-466 The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, 2-Vols/Set.
  Arzheimer, Kai/ 9781473913158/ Price:¢G 265.00
 
Book Cover The study of voting behaviour remains a vibrant sub-discipline of political science. The Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an authoritative and wide ranging survey of this dynamic field, drawing together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on a range of countries, the handbook is composed of eight parts. The first five cover the principal theoretical paradigms, establishing the state of the art in their conceptualisation and application, and followed by chapters on their specific challenges and innovative applications in contemporary voting studies. The remaining three parts explore elements of the voting process to understand their different effects on vote outcomes. The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, sociology, psychology and research methods.
   
VB02-465 Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence
  Lewin, Eyal/ 9781522505167/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Throughout history, as well as in contemporary times, religion has had a significant impact on society and culture. Many times religious undertones are incorporated into political agendas or social movements in an effort to spur action from and engage the masses Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence investigates how belief systems, political behavior, and public action impact the general populace. Featuring theoretical concepts and empirical research across pertinent topic areas, this book is a pivotal reference source for students, scholars, and public figures interested in social behavior, religious studies, and politics. Topics Covered ¡ECommunication Patterns ¡EComparative Religion ¡ECounter-Nationalism ¡EPolitical Theories ¡EReligious Considerations ¡ESign Language ¡EWomen¡¦s Rights
   
VB02-464 The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, 4-Vols/Set
  Joseph, Paul/ 9781483359892/ Price:¢G 535.00
 
Book Cover Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Key features include: ¡EApproximately 700 entries organized A-to-Z, authored and signed by key academics in the field ¡EEntries conclude with cross-references and further readings, aiding the researcher further in their research journeys ¡EAn alternative Reader¡¦s Guide table of contents groups articles by disciplinary areas and by broad themes ¡EA Glossary and helpful Resource Guide directing researchers to classic books, journals and electronic resources for more in-depth study This important and distinctive work will be a key reference for all researchers in the fields of political science, international relations and sociology.
   
VB02-463 Risk, 4-Vols/Set
  Burgess, Adam/ 9781473930247/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover The notion of risk, and the associated concepts of hazard, uncertainty and probability, is a modern one. Such is our preoccupation with anticipating and trying to manage the future living in a ¡¥risk society', according to Ulrich Beck's famous account. The study of risk - as an at least partially social phenomenon of the modern world - is an even more recent development than the term itself. Risk-related research has increased exponentially since its beginnings in the late 1960s, indicated by the array of specialist journals such as Risk Analysis, Journal of Risk Research and Health, Risk and Society. From original concerns with public perception of risk from technology, food, health, environment and media it has expanded into many new areas, such as terrorism and child safety. This major work brings together articles that have made an impact and have implications beyond their disciplinary field or topic area, and the literature is organised into the following thematic volumes: Volume One: Psychological - and American - Origins Volume Two: Social Turn and Social Theories Volume Three: Regulation Governance and Applied Studies Volume Four: Consequences, Debates, Implications
   
VB02-462 Foreign Policy of the European Union, 4-Vols/Set
  Tonra, Ben/ 9781473930254/ Price:¢G 745.00
 
Book Cover The European Union's significance as an international actor rests on several foundations. Empirically, the Union's size, scope and scale gives it a presence in the world in terms of politics, diplomacy, economics, trade and aid that is in need of analysis and contextualisation. In theoretical terms, the Union is a fascinating experiment in democratic, multi-state, multinational polity-building the likes of which we have not seen before. Across four volumes, the editors present the foundational articles that have shaped mainstream academic discourse surrounding this topic as well as a handful of more provocative pieces. The result is a series of maps; at different scales and highlighting different topographical features, which will cumulatively provide a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of this fascinating international actor. Volume One: Foundations and Design Volume Two: International Political Economy Volume Three: Core Foreign Policies Volume Four: Critical International Relationships
   
SB02-477 Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance.
  Balla, Steven J./ 9781506348889/ Price:¢G 53.00
 
   
SB02-475 Addressing Emerging Security Risks for Energy Networks in South Caucasus
  Novogrockiene, J./ 9781614997764/ Price:EUR 99.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop ¡§Addressing Emerging Security Risks for Energy Flows over South Caucasus¡¨, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, in December 2016. The workshop brought together academics specializing in energy security, practitioners dealing with energy infrastructure, safety and critical energy projects, NATO and EU experts, and representatives from industry, civil society and governmental agencies. The workshop consisted of six major panels, which addressed numerous issues and emphasised the importance of the energy transit function of Georgia and the South Caucasus. It reviewed existing and future energy transit projects and potential flows of oil and power, and debated areas of common interest and forms of cooperation between consumers, producers and transit states. New security challenges raised by the increased threat of terrorist activities and potential military actions were also analyzed. Potential forms of cooperation to provide adequate strategic and tactical safeguards against emerging threats were identified by the participants, and the book will be of interest to all those concerned with the security of our energy supplies.
   
SB02-472 Brexit and British Politics.
  Geoffrey Evans/ 9781509523863/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
   
SB02-471 Unfolding Ambition in Senate Primary Elections: Strategic Politicians and the Dynamics of Candidacy Decisions.
  Aaron S. King/ 9781498544252/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
SB02-471 Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky.
  Leon Trotsky/ 9781786633439/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
   
SB02-471 The US-India Nuclear Agreement: Accommodating the Anomaly?
  Vandana Bhatia/ 9781498506250/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SB02-471 Protest Movements and Parties of the Left: Affirming Disruption.
  David J. Bailey/ 9781783486762/ Price:US$ 39.95
 
   
SB02-471 Slovenian Politics and the State.
  Miro Hacek/ 9781498565356/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
SB02-471 Women as Essential Citizens in the Czech National Movement: The Making of the Modern Czech Community.
  Dasa Francikova/ 9781498548083/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
   
SB02-471 Approaching the Nuclear Tipping Point: Cooperative Security in an Era of Global Change.
  James E. Goodby/ 9781442265714/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
   
SB02-468 Racism, Policy and Politics.
  Karim Murji/ 9781447319580/ Price:¢G 22.99
 
Book Cover Race has been a prominent public policy issue in the UK for decades and there is growing interest in academia, but it is often caught in a repetitive cycle of progress and regress. This book analyses and bridges that gap by providing a unique insight into the relationship between race and ethnicity scholarship and the reality of ¡¥real world¡¦ policy and politics. Drawing on the author¡¦s academic work as well as his background working in public policy bodies, it goes beyond ¡¥impact¡¦ debates, public sociology, diversity and post-race, to examine the changing context for researching race and racism, including media and policy debates and the ways in which institutional racism has played out in public policy settings since the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. Combining theory and applied policy analysis in an accessible way, it guides the reader through the cultural and political changes in race and racism in recent decades and identifies the challenges and opportunities for policy and politically-engaged scholarship in future, clearly mapping the pitfalls and possibilities for critical work on race and racism.
   
SB02-467 Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance.
  Brown, Gavin/ 9781447329411/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover From the squares of Spain to indigenous land in Canada, protest camps are a tactic used around the world. Since 2011 they have gained prominence in recent waves of contentious politics, deployed by movements with wide-ranging demands for social change. Through a series of international and interdisciplinary case studies from five continents, this topical collection is the first to focus on protest camps as unique organisational forms that transcend particular social movements¡¦ contexts. Whether erected in a park in Istanbul or a street in Mexico City, the significance of political encampments rests in their position as distinctive spaces where people come together to imagine alternative worlds and articulate contentious politics, often in confrontation with the state.
   
SB02-467 Agenda Crossover: The Influence of State Delegations in Congress.
  Treul, Sarah A./ 9781107183568/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-467 Improving Homeland Security Decisions.
  Abbas, Ali E./ 9781107161887/ Price:US$ 89.99
 
   
SB02-467 Social Movements and Referendums from Below: Direct Democracy in the Neoliberal Crisis.
  Donatella della Porta/ 9781447333418/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Over recent years, social movements formed in response to European neoliberal austerity measures have played an increasingly important role in referendums. This is the first book to bridge the gap between social movement studies and research on direct democracy. It draws on social movement theory to understand the nature of popular mobilization in referendums. Written by one of the world¡¦s leading authorities on social movements, the book uses unique case studies such as the referendum on independence in Scotland, the consultations on independence in Catalonia, the Italian referendum on water, the referendum on the Troika proposals in Greece and the referendum on the debt repayment in Iceland, to illustrate the ways the social movements that formed as a consequence of the 2008 financial crash have affected the referendums¡¦ dynamic and results. It also addresses the way in which participation from below has had a transformative impact on the organisational strategies and framing practices used in the campaigns. Looking at general issues of democracy, as well as the political effects of neoliberalism, this topical book is ideally suited to understand the reasons for the Brexit result and will be read by a wide audience interested in social movements, referendums and democratic innovation.
   
SB02-467 What Kind of Democracy is This?: Politics in a Changing World.
  Flinders, Matt/ 9781447337621/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover Has there ever been a period in modern history when democratic politics seemed more unpredictable or unruly? The old rules by which politics was once both ordered and understood have waned, in the face of a set of global challenges almost beyond control or comprehension. In terms of understanding these challenges, there are very few commentators who can run the gamut from democracy to disgust, from the micro to the macro and from love to loathing. And yet this is exactly what Matthew Flinders delivers, expertly ranging across topics including architecture, art, fell running and fairy tales in an attempt to understand the emerging democratic landscape. Linking academic scholarship with popular culture, this refreshing and stimulating book seeks to provoke and inform in equal measure.
   
SB02-467 Reimagining the Nation: Togetherness, Belonging and Mobility.
  Sutherland, Claire/ 9781447326281/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover This book develops new ways of thinking beyond the nation as a form of political community by seeking to transcend ethnonational categories of ¡¥us¡¦ and ¡¥them¡¦. Drawing on scholarship and cases spanning Pacific Asia and Europe, it steps outside assumptions linking nation to state. Accessible yet theoretically rich, it explores how to think about nationhood beyond narrow binaries and even broader cosmopolitan ideals. Using cutting edge critical research, it fundamentally challenges the positive connotations of British patriotism and UK politics¡¦ increasingly shrill anti-immigrant discourse, pointing to how these continue to reproduce vocabularies of belonging that are dependent on ethnonational and racialised categorizations. With a cross-continental focus, this book offers alternative ways of thinking about togetherness and belonging that are premised on mobility rather than rootedness, thereby providing a constructive agenda for critical nationalism studies
   
SB02-467 Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy.
  Jones, Bryn/ 9781447331148/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover In this collection, innovative and eminent social and policy analysts, including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, challenge the failing but still dominant ideology and policies of neo-liberalism. The editors synthesise contributors¡¦ ideas into a revised framework for social democracy; rooted in feminism, environmentalism, democratic equality and market accountability to civil society. This constructive and stimulating collection will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and campaigning for transformative political, economic and social policies.
   
SB02-467 What's Wrong with Social Security Benefits?
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781447337324/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover In this thought-provoking book, Paul Spicker challenges readers to rethink social security benefits in Britain. Putting a case for reform of the system, Spicker argues that most of the criticisms made of social security benefits ¡V that spending is out of control, that it has led to mushrooming dependency, that it fails to get people into work, and that the system is riddled with fraud ¡V are misconceived. Addressing those misconceptions, Spicker assesses the real problems with the system, related to its size, its complexity, the expectation that benefits agencies should know everything, and the determination to ¡¥personalise¡¦ benefits for millions of people. This stimulating short book is a valuable introduction to social security in Britain and the potential for its reform.
   
SB02-467 Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice.
  Sweeting, David/ 9781447327011/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Directly elected mayors are political leaders who are selected directly by citizens and head multi-functional local government authorities. This book examines the contexts, features and debates around this model of leadership, and how in practice political leadership is exercised through it. The book draws on examples from Europe, the US, and Australasia to examine the impacts, practices, and debates of mayoral leadership in different cities and countries. Themes that recur throughout include the formal and informal powers that mayors exercise, their relationships with other actors in governance - both inside municipalities and in broader governance networks - and the advantages and disadvantages of the mayoral model. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used to build a picture of views of and on directly elected mayors in different contexts from across the globe. This book will be a valuable resource for those studying or researching public policy, public management, urban studies, politics, law, and planning.
   
SB02-467 Beyond Brexit?: How to Assess the UK's Future.
  Morphet, Janice/ 9781447339243/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover As the UK negotiates Brexit, what are the effects, implications and challenges that lie ahead? Janice Morphet takes a long term view on the range of institutional and operational options that may be deployed by the UK, EU and other international institutions seeking to influence the negotiations and outcome. The book offers a context for the current debate and a new framework with which to assess and discuss the forthcoming negotiations taking into account the likely effects on the UK of forthcoming EU policies, and an analysis of the implications of policies foregone. The book includes discussion of what Brexit means for the devolved nations, and the island of Ireland, where the Good Friday agreement and border management are serious enough to give pause to the whole process.
   
SB02-467 Leading Public Design.
  Bason, Christian/ 9781447325581/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover This powerful new book provides a clear framework for understanding and learning an emerging management practice, leading public design. Drawing on more than a decade of work on public sector innovation, Christian Bason uses his extensive practical experience and research conducted among public managers in the UK, the US, Australia, Finland and Denmark to explore how public organisations can be redesigned from the outside in, shaping policies and services that are truly experienced as useful and meaningful to citizens, and which leverage all of society¡¦s resources to co-produce better outcomes. Through detailed case studies, the book presents six management practices which leaders in government can use to involve citizens, staff and other stakeholders in innovation processes. It shows how managers can challenge their own assumptions, leverage empathy with citizens, handle divergence, navigate unknown territory, experiment and rehearse future solutions through prototyping, and create more public value. Ultimately, Leading public design provides a pathway to a new and different way of governing public institutions: human-centred governance. As a more relational, networked, interactive and reflective approach to running organisations, this emerging governance model promises a more human yet effective public sector.
   
SB02-467 The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State: Church, State and Capital.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447332916/ Price:¢G 80.00
 
Book Cover The political economy of the Irish welfare state provides a fascinating interpretation of the evolution of social policy in modern Ireland, as the product of a triangulated relationship between church, state and capital. Using official estimates, Professor Powell demonstrates that the welfare state is vital for the cohesion of Irish society with half the population at risk of poverty without it. However, the reality is of a residual welfare system dominated by means tests, with a two-tier health service, a dysfunctional housing system driven by an acquisitive dynamic of home-ownership at the expense of social housing, and an education system that is socially and religiously segregated. Using the evolution of the Irish welfare state as a narrative example of the incompatibility of political conservatism, free market capitalism and social justice, the book offers a new and challenging view on the interface between structure and agency in the formation and democratic purpose of welfare states, as they increasingly come under critical review and restructuring by elites.
   
SB02-467 American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History.
  Salvatore Babones/ 9781447336808/ Price:¢G 40.00
 
Book Cover After a meteoric rise, China's once inexorable growth has come to a screeching halt. With it ends China's dream of establishing a new tianxia (¡¥harmonious order¡¦) in Asia with China at its centre. Salvatore Babones provides an up-to-date assessment of China's economic problems and how they are undermining China's challenge to the Western-dominated world order. As China's neighbours and many of its own most talented people look to the United States to ensure their security and prosperity, global power is slowly but surely consolidating in a twenty-first century American Tianxia. A closely argued antidote to defeatist accounts of Western decline, this book tells the story of how liberal individualism has become the leitmotif of the American Tianxia, an emerging world-system in which people of all nationalities seek a share in the economic, cultural, and political system that is America writ large.
   
SB02-466 Liberal Moments.
  Atanassow, Ewa/ 9781474251051/ Price:¢G 21.99
 
   
SB02-466 Inside the United Nations: Multilateral Diplomacy Up Close.
  Rosenthal, Gert/ 9781138236684/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-466 From International Relations to World Civilizations: The Contributions of Robert W. Cox.
  Brincat, Shannon/ 9781138289635/ Price:¢G 94.99
 
   
SB02-466 Sustainable Development Goals and UN Goal-Setting.
  Browne, Stephen/ 9781138219922/ Price:¢G 30.99
 
   
SB02-466 Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy: Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation.
  Medeiros, Eduardo/ 9781138049178/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-466 Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis: Missing in Action?
  Hudson, Christine/ 9781138674097/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-460 Political Science: The Science of Politics.
  MENON, SUDHA/ 9781680958829/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Political science is a social science discipline that deals with systems of government and the analysis of political activity and political behavior. As a social science, political science focuses on group power, the ?how? and ?why? of collective decision-making. This book is dedicated to understanding and explaining politics. It offers a range of topics both on domestic and international politics.
   
SB02-460 Theory of International Politics.
  MENON, SUDHA/ 9781680958850/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover International politics is the way in which sovereign states interact with each other. International politics should not be confused with global politics, which incorporates the roles of global interest groups and corporations in addition to governments. This book emphasizes on theory and practices of international politics.
   
SB02-460 Comparative Politics.
  MENON, SUDHA/ 9781680958867/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Comparative politics is a field in political science, characterized by an empirical approach based on the comparative method. In other words, comparative politics is the study of the domestic politics, political institutions, and conflicts of countries. This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics valuable for academics, researchers and professionals.
   
SB02-460 Political Geography.
  Menon, Sudha/ 9781680958874/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Political geography is concerned with the study of both the spatially uneven outcomes of political processes and the ways in which political processes are themselves affected by spatial structures. Conventionally political geography adopts a three-scale structure for the purposes of analysis with the study of the state at the center, above this is the study of international relations (or geopolitics), and below it is the study of localities. The primary concerns of the sub-discipline can be summarized as the inter-relationships between people, state, and territory.
   
SB02-460 Approaches of Comparative Government and Politics.
  Menon, Sudha/ 9781680958881/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover The comparative study of politics and government examines political institutions - from constitutions to executives to parliaments to parties to electoral laws - and the processes and relationships that account for stability and change in political economy, culture, conflict, government, rights and public policy.
   
SB02-459 Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians: The Dynamics of Peace and Justice under Occupation.
  Ozerdem, Alpaslan/ 9781138666535/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
   
GB02-31 Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
  Jin Huiming/ 9789814698214/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The adaptation of Marxism to actual Chinese conditions resulted in the creation of a theoretical system of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. This system, formulated by the Communist Party of China (CPC), is the theoretical summary of the essence and general laws of China's socialist reform and economic development since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, especially during the decades of Reform and Opening up that started from 1978. Being an innovative application and development of Marxism in the historical context of contemporary China, it not only follows the general principles of Marxism and scientific socialism, but also exhibits features that are unique to the Chinese nation. Basing on official materials and drawing on existing academic achievements in CPC theoretical studies, Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics focuses on the interpretation of the basic tenets, theoretical value, and contemporary significance of traditional Marxism, the exploration of the features of the theoretical system of Chinese socialism from various perspectives, and in particular the study of the relationship between these two important theories, shedding light on the historical process of the sinicization of Marxism. The chapters in the book are arranged topically and interrelated. Topics covered include the origin and development of socialist ideology; the sinicization of Marxism and the creation of the theory of building socialism with Chinese characteristics; the development law of the socialist market economy; socialist democracy and the dictatorship of the proletariat; the Marxist theory on political party and party-building in China; and the scientific outlook on development, all of which are aimed at illuminating the significance and relevance of Marxism in contemporary times, especially in the context of China.
   
GB02-30-2 National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years of Nationhood in Singapore (1966-2015)
  National Archives of Singapore/ 9789814763929/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
Book Cover The Annual National Day Rally speeches in Singapore provide a valuable summation of all the major issues encountered each year, the challenges faced, as well as the policies and strategies that have shaped Singapore from Independence in 1965 to the present time. This book presents a collection of 50 National Day Rally speeches made between 1966 and 2015 by Singapore's Prime Ministers Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Lee Hsien Loong. This is the first time that these speeches have been published in one book. It is an excellent resource for researchers and academics as well as anyone who seeks a better understanding of Singapore's nation-building journey and insights into how the country has evolved into what it is today.
   
GB02-30-1 National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years of Nationhood in Singapore (1966-2015)
  National Archives of Singapore/ 9789814763974/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The Annual National Day Rally speeches in Singapore provide a valuable summation of all the major issues encountered each year, the challenges faced, as well as the policies and strategies that have shaped Singapore from Independence in 1965 to the present time. This book presents a collection of 50 National Day Rally speeches made between 1966 and 2015 by Singapore's Prime Ministers Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Lee Hsien Loong. This is the first time that these speeches have been published in one book. It is an excellent resource for researchers and academics as well as anyone who seeks a better understanding of Singapore's nation-building journey and insights into how the country has evolved into what it is today.
   
GB02-22-14 Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 5-Vols/Set.
  Thomas Riggs/ 9781410338983/ Price:US$ 767.00
 
Book Cover Presents easy-to-understand information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world in 5 volumes. The 4 country volumes are arranged by global region--Africa, Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe--while a United Nations volume focuses on that organization's purposes, principles, and agencies, including the Security Council and Human Rights Commission. Each country entry breaks the country¡¦s information into 49 numbered headings that allow users to compare countries in a variety of ways: 1. Location, Size and Extent; 2. Topography; 3. Climate; 4. Flora and Fauna; 5. Environment; 6. Population; 7. Migration; 8. Ethnic Groups; 9. Languages; 10. Religions; 11. Transportation; 12. History; 13. Government; 14. Political Parties; 15. Local Government; 16. Judicial System; 17. Armed Forces; 18. International Cooperation; 19. Economy; 20. Income; 21. Labor; 22. Agriculture; 23. Animal Husbandry; 24. Fishing; 25. Forestry; 26. Mining; 27. Energy and Power; 28. Industry; 29. Science and Technology; 30. Domestic Trade; 31. Foreign Trade; 32. Balance of Payments; 33. Banking and Securities; 34. Insurance; 35. Public Finance; 36. Taxation; 37. Customs and Duties; 38. Foreign Investment; 39. Economic Development; 40. Social Development; 41. Health; 42. Housing; 43. Education; 44. Libraries and Museums; 45. Media; 46. Organizations; 47. Tourism, Travel and Recreation; 48. Famous Persons; and 49. Dependencies. All 250 entries are fully updated to ensure coverage of recent political and cultural events.
   
Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph over Democracy
  Corey Dolgon/ 9781447317128/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover How have powerful Americans convinced their fellow citizens to support policies beneficial only to the wealthy? Why have so many given up on public education, safe food and safe streets, living wages ¡V even on democracy itself? Kill it to Save it lays bare the hypocrisy of US political discourse by documenting the story of capitalism¡¦s triumph over democracy. As the Progressive Left tries to understand how President Trump came to power, Corey Dolgon documents his historical, political and cultural road map. Dolgon argues that American citizens now accept policies that destroy the public sector and promote political stories that feel right ¡§in the gut¡¨, regardless of science or facts. Covering the post-Vietnam era to present day, Dolgon dismantles US common sense cultural discourse and explains why the endless crisis in US policy will continue until American citizens recognize what has been lost, and in whose interest.
   
Policy Analysis in Belgium
  Marleen Brans/ 9781447317258/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
Book Cover This unique book presents the first systematic overview of policy analysis activities in Belgium. Contributors from both sides of the Dutch-French language border (from research institutes in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) use original empirical data, through surveys and interviews with key players both within and outside government, to provide a comprehensive study of policy analysis in a multi-level polity. By the very nature of the Belgian experience, the volume is comparative, drawing conclusions on divergence and convergence of policy analysis, making it an important resource for both national and international scholars.
   
The Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain
  Leah Bassel/ 9781447327134/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover In the first book of its kind, Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women¡¦s experiences of and resistances to austerity measures in France and Britain. Minority women are often portrayed as passive victims. However, Minority women and austerity demonstrates how they use their race, class, gender and legal status as a resource for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation of non-governmental organisations, the failures of left-wing politics and the patronising initiatives of policy-makers. Using in-depth case studies, this book explores the changing relations between the state, the market and civil society which create opportunities and dilemmas for minority women activists. Through an intersectional ¡¥politics of survival¡¦ these women seek to subvert the dominant narratives of ¡¥crisis¡¦ and ¡¥activism¡¦.
   
Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies
  Anne Daguerre/ 9781447338338/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
Book Cover The election of Barack Obama in the midst of the 2008 economic downturn brought hope to millions and presented an opportunity for expanding socio-economic rights. But the Obama administration was consistently constrained by the challenges of divided government, and the now threatened Affordable Care Act (¡¥Obamacare¡¦) remains the stand-out welfare reform of his Presidency. Using new research, Anne Daguerre examines Obama¡¦s legacy on welfare and antipoverty policies, focusing in particular on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The book provides an up-to-date account of the contemporary politics of poverty and public entitlements in the US, comparing this with the Western European experience and its traditionally strong commitment to social welfare, to assess what lessons can be learned.
   
Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century: Tax and Spending in Post-Industrial Societies
  David S. Byrne/ 9781447336532/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover What does the future hold for welfare in the post-industrial 21st century? Political and economic forces are threatening the taxation regimes of highly globalised, capitalist societies, prompting an urgent debate around the function of welfare and how we pay for it. In a challenge to current policy and thinking, David Byrne and Sally Ruane deploy the concepts and analytical tools of Marxist political economy to better understand these developments, and the possibilities they present for social change. Using the SNP in Scotland as an illustrative case study, current debates are related to a critical understanding of the relationship between taxation and spending, issues that are fundamental to early 21st century politics and the future of welfare.
   
Indigeneity: A Politics of Potential: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand
  Dominic O'Sullivan/ 9781447339427/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover This original book is the first comprehensive integration of political theory to explain indigenous politics. It assesses the ways in which indigenous and liberal political theories interact to consider the practical policy implications of the indigenous right to self-determination. Providing opportunities for indigenous peoples to pursue culturally framed understandings of liberal democratic citizenship, the author reveals indigeneity¡¦s concern for political relationships, agendas, and ideas beyond the ethnic minority claim to liberal recognition. The implications for national reconciliation, liberal democracy, citizenship and historical constraints on political authority are explored. He also shows that indigeneity¡¦s local geo-political focus, underpinned by global theoretical developments in law and politics, make indigeneity a movement of forward looking transformational politics. This innovative, theoretically sophisticated and vibrant work will influence policy and scholarly debates on the politics of indigeneity and indigenous rights and will be of broad international interest to a transcultural, transnational and global phenomenon.
   
Policy Analysis in Mexico
  Jose Luis Mendez/ 9781447329152/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
Book Cover Part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, this book provides the first detailed examination of the practice of policy analysis in Mexico. Whilst shaped by the legacy of the Mexican state¡¦s colonial history as well as by recent social, economic and political developments, the study of policy analysis within Mexico provides important comparative lessons for other countries. Contributors study the nature of policy analysis at different sectors and levels of government as well as by non-governmental actors, such as unions, business, NGOs and the media, promoting the use of evidence-based policy analysis, leading to better policy results. The book is a vital resource for academics and students of policy studies, public management, political science and comparative policy studies.
   
Who stole the town hall?: The end of local government as we know it
  Peter Latham/ 9781447337270/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover In this provocative new book, Peter Latham argues that the UK Conservative Government¡¦s devolution agenda conceals their real intention: to complete the privatisation of local government and other public services. Using illustrative examples from across the UK, including the so-called ¡¥Northern Powerhouse¡¦ and the Midlands, the book explains the far-reaching implications of the reorganisation of local government that is already affecting vital public services, including education, health, housing and policing. Proposing an overhaul of the taxation system to include land value taxation, a wealth tax and more progressive income tax to fund an increase in directly provided services, the author argues that a new basis for federal, regional and local democracy is vital.
   
Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity
  Hannah Lambie-Mumford/ 9781447328292/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Drawing on empirical research with the UK's two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity. As the welfare state withdraws, leaving food banks to protect the most vulnerable, the author questions the sustainability of this system and asks where responsibility lies - in practice and in theory - for ensuring everyone can realise their human right to food. The book argues that effective, policy-driven solutions require a clear rights-based framework, which enables a range of actors including the state, charities and the food industry to work together towards, and be held accountable for, the progressive realisation of the right to food for all in the UK.
   
Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Social Cohesion
  Marjorie Mayo/ 9781447329312/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
   
Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity
  Hannah Lambie-Mumford/ 9781447328285/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover Drawing on empirical research with the UK's two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming food insecurity. As the welfare state withdraws, leaving food banks to protect the most vulnerable, the author questions the sustainability of this system and asks where responsibility lies - in practice and in theory - for ensuring everyone can realise their human right to food. The book argues that effective, policy-driven solutions require a clear rights-based framework, which enables a range of actors including the state, charities and the food industry to work together towards, and be held accountable for, the progressive realisation of the right to food for all in the UK.
   
The Human Atlas of Europe: A Continent United In Diversity
  Dimitris Ballas/ 9781447313540/ Price:¢G 20.00
 
Book Cover What does Brexit actually mean for the UK and what are the wider implications for Europe? Was the UK ¡¥leave¡¦ vote actually symptomatic of broader issues within Europe such as population mobility and the rise of non-traditional parties? Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe¡¦s society, culture, economy, politics and environment using state of the art mapping techniques With maps covering over 80 topics ranging from life expectancy, greenhouse gas emissions, GDP to Eurovision voting, The Human Atlas of Europe addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the UK¡¦s exit while continuing through the economic crisis. This concise, accessible atlas is packed with exciting features, including: ¡E short introductions to each topic ¡E maps using the very latest data ¡E infographics bringing this all to life ¡E summaries of key information including league tables ¡E core statistics on Europe Taken as a whole, the atlas shows how geographical and state boundaries only tell a partial story and that we still live in a far more cohesive Europe than we realise.
   
Too Much Stuff: Capitalism in Crisis
  Kozo Yamamura/ 9781447335658/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover Where has capitalism gone wrong? Why are advanced capitalist economies so sick and why do conventional policy solutions, such as reduced taxes and increased money supply, produce only wider income disparity and inequality? We now live in a new world in which we enjoy the highest living standard in history, acquiring ever more goods and services as necessary luxuries. Yet current policies only serve to expand public debt and exacerbate socio-economic inequality. In Too much stuff, Yamamura upends conventional capitalist wisdom to provide a new approach. He suggests the only way for capitalism and democracy to thrive is to increase investment to meet societal needs such as improving social safety nets, infrastructure, and better education and health care for all, but this means raising taxes. Both solutions-orientated and accessibly written, this book argues that this will help reduce the growing wealth gap which threatens global democracy. With fascinating examples from the US, Japan and Germany, as well as convincing evidence from across the Western world, this bold book challenges the economic orthodoxy and offers practical steps forward that we can all support.
   
Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us
  John Hills/ 9781447336471/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent ¡V healthcare, education, pensions, benefits ¡V is the centre of political and public debate. Much of that debate is dominated by the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it ¡V 'skivers' and 'strivers', 'them' and 'us'. This ground-breaking book, written by one of the UK¡¦s leading social policy experts, uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge that view. It shows that our complex and ever-changing lives mean that all of us rely on the welfare state throughout our lifetimes, not just a small ¡¥welfare-dependent¡¦ minority. Using everyday life stories and engaging graphics, Hills clearly demonstrates how the facts are far removed from the myths. This revised edition contains fully updated data, discusses key policy changes and a new preface reflecting on the changed context after the 2015 election and Brexit vote.
   
Career Guide: Personal Assistant
  / 9781680954210/ Price:US$ 34.95
 
Book Cover A personal assistant (PA), sometimes called an executive secretary or personal/private secretary, works closely with senior managerial or directorial staff to provide administrative support, usually on a one-to-one basis. PAs help managers to make the best use of their time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks. Administrative office work is usually part of a personal assistant¡¦s job. By keeping the office organized and functioning fluidly, you allow your boss to be more productive during her day. These tasks may include filing, preparing correspondence, answering telephones, making photocopies and ordering office supplies. Additionally, the personal assistant may arrange meetings; secure the location for the meeting, such as a conference room or restaurant; and prepare any materials that are needed for the meeting. Personal assistants help their bosses with aspects of their personal life, such as planning social functions. You may be designated the party organizer for an anniversary dinner, a holiday party or some other sort of celebration. This may require you to find a venue, interview caterers, plan the menu, compile the guest list, design the invitations and arrange for valet parking at the event.
   
Unravelling Europe's "migration crisis": Journeys Over Land And Sea
  Heaven Crawley/ 9781447343219/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
Book Cover What is it like to travel to Europe over land and sea in order to secure a future for yourself and your family? Why are so many people willing to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean? What are their hopes and fears? And why is Europe, one of the richest regions of the world, unable to cope? Drawing on compelling first-hand accounts from 500 people who arrived on the shores of Europe in 2015, this important new book unpacks their routes, experiences and decisions. It provides a framework for understanding the dynamics underpinning recent unprecedented levels of migration across, and loss of life in, the Mediterranean, casting new light on the ¡¥migration crisis¡¦ and challenging politicians, policy makers and the media to rethink their understanding of why and how people move.
   
Tunisia's National Intelligence: Why "Rogue Elephants" Fail to Reform
  Noureddine Jebnoun/ 9780998643328/ Price:US$ 24.00
 
Book Cover Drawing on extensive fieldwork and original data, this book examines the political and security evolution of Tunisia¡¦s national intelligence in the post-independence era. It investigates the sophistication of the intelligence complex under Bin ?Al? and its central role in entrenching his authoritarian rule. The increased politicization of intelligence services contributed to the consolidation of power and the abuse of Tunisian citizens through the pervasive securitization of the public and private spheres and the intrusive penetration of society. The wide-range of illegal activities by Tunisia¡¦s intelligence services contributed to the establishment of a police security state. However, these services played a critical role in its weakening through their lack of professionalism, their opacity, and their systematic use of intelligence for repression and oppression purposes. The post-uprising era created a new dilemma for intelligence organs in terms of their adjustment to the new socio-political context. The absence of appropriate political vision for the role of intelligence within a fledgling democracy, the rise of insecurity in the country and across the region, and the legacy of authoritarianism are hindering any effort to introduce an appropriate ¡§reform.¡¨ The difficult transition of the intelligence apparatus¡¦ habits of state-centric security, which has been associated with the regime¡¦s security, to the human-citizen security approach, is likely a major impediment to such reform. Thus, rather than a reform that entails democratic control, accountability, and oversight of the intelligence sector, the country¡¦s secret apparatus experienced a mending process seeking mainly to improve its operational capabilities driven by the discourse of technicalities.
   
The Risk of Skilled Scientist Radicalization and Emerging Biological Warfare Threats
  Martellini, M./ 9781614998013/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled ¡¥The Risk of Skilled Scientist Radicalization and Emerging Biological Warfare Threats¡¦, held in Como, Italy, from 29 November to 2 December 2016. The aim of this ARW was to assess the risks surrounding the ability of radical terrorist groups to recruit highly skilled scientists. The ARW was unique in that it brought together acknowledged experts from the social science community and the scientific technical community to discuss their perspectives on the risk of radicalization of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) skilled scientists.
   
Racism, Policy And Politics
  Karim Murji/ 9781447319573/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover Race has been a prominent public policy issue in the UK for decades and there is growing interest in academia, but it is often caught in a repetitive cycle of progress and regress. This book analyses and bridges that gap by providing a unique insight into the relationship between race and ethnicity scholarship and the reality of ¡¥real world¡¦ policy and politics. Drawing on the author¡¦s academic work as well as his background working in public policy bodies, it goes beyond ¡¥impact¡¦ debates, public sociology, diversity and post-race, to examine the changing context for researching race and racism, including media and policy debates and the ways in which institutional racism has played out in public policy settings since the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. Combining theory and applied policy analysis in an accessible way, it guides the reader through the cultural and political changes in race and racism in recent decades and identifies the challenges and opportunities for policy and politically-engaged scholarship in future, clearly mapping the pitfalls and possibilities for critical work on race and racism.
   
Identification of Potential Terrorists and Adversary Planning: Emerging Technologies and New Counter-Terror Strategies
  Gordon, T.J./ 9781614997474/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover Never before have technological advances had so great an impact on security¡Xnot only increasing the nature and level of threats, but also for the possibility of providing the means to address the threats. Technologies that could increase security include ubiquitous and omnipresent surveillance systems, the use of new algorithms for big data, improving bio- and psycho-metrics, and artificial intelligence and robotics. Yet trustworthy and reliable partners and an active and alert society remain sine qua non to reduce terrorism.
   
Countering Terrorism in South Eastern Europe
  Morris, T./ 9781614997351/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover In common with many other parts of the world, the region of South Eastern Europe (SEE) faces a significant terrorist threat. Countering this threat represents a major security challenge for government agencies in the region and their partners, and although important counterterrorism advances have been made by NATO nations over the past decade, the complex history, geography, culture, socio-economic and political dynamics of the area mean that these advances need to be contextualized and modified to suit the regional situation. This book presents the contributions to the NATO Advanced Training Course (ATC) 'Countering Terrorism in South Eastern Europe' held over five days at Lake Ohrid, Macedonia, in February 2016. The conference hosted presenters from 15 different countries, and government representatives from the nations of the Balkan region, including Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Kosovo. The course consisted of five central priorities: contemporary global terrorist practices, radicalization processes and recruitment techniques; terrorist use of cyberspace; legal aspects of countering terrorism; building resilient societies; with the final priority concentrating on SEE counterterrorism. Presenters discussed a wide range of topics, including radicalization and cyberterrorism, all aimed at countering the real and evolving threat of terrorism in the region.
   
Not Only Syria? The Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters in a Comparative Perspective
  Rekawek, K./ 9781614997566/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents edited versions of the 12 papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) ¡¥Not Only Syria? Foreign Fighters: A Threat to NATO Allies and Their Neighbours¡¦. The workshop was held in Chisinau, Moldova, in May 2016, and brought together researchers and experts in the field to discuss the differences, similarities and parallels between different groups of foreign fighters engaged in the conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine. The papers include contributions from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Poland among others, and examine cases of foreign fighters from these and other countries. The book will provide an interesting context to researchers who have, up to now, looked only at a single set of such fighters, and will lead to tangible recommendations on how to develop policies to address the threat posed by returnees from any conflict.
   
Rethinking National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security
  S. Aroussi/ 9781614997627/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents an edited version of the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on ¡¥National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security¡¦, held in Dublin, Ireland, in May 2016. The workshop brought together representatives from various states, as well as academics, and members of civil society and international organizations, to discuss their experiences with NAPs and to critically reflect on the role of NAPs in supporting the implementation by states of the WPS framework. The aim of this book is to disseminate the key arguments, findings, and recommendations which emerged from the discussions held at the ARW. It includes a summary report which sets out key arguments and recommendations and offers a number of key papers from the ARW, with the intention of contributing to academic and policy debates concerning gender and armed conflict and, more particularly, the WPS framework.
   
Countering Terrorism, Preventing Radicalization and Protecting Cultural Heritage: The Role of Human Factors and Technology
  A. Niglia/ 9781614997542/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book presents findings and recommendations from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) ¡¥Human Factors in the Defense Against Terrorism: the Case of Jordan¡¦, held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in November 2016. The aim of the workshop was to deepen NATO-Jordanian cooperation within the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) framework by sharing best practices in counter-terrorism and de-radicalization strategies among government authorities and distinguished experts from the diplomatic, military, academic, and private sectors. The discussions were centered around the technological and psychological aspects of terrorist recruitment techniques, particularly with regard to social media and other information-sharing platforms. Participants developed several innovative strategies for preventing, and even reversing, radicalization, and also established a series of protocols and emergency response techniques for practitioners and policy makers in the fields of counter-terrorism and emergency responders. Providing an overview of current expertise and best practice, this book will be of interest to all those collaborating to effectively counter the threats of terrorism and fight the process of radicalization.
   
Work and Health in India
  Martin Hyde/ 9781447327363/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
Book Cover The rapid economic growth of the past few decades has radically transformed India¡¦s labour market, bringing millions of former agricultural workers into manufacturing industries, and, more recently, the expanding service industries, such as call centres and IT companies. Alongside this employment shift has come a change in health and health problems, as communicable diseases have become less common, while non-communicable diseases, like cardiovascular problems, and mental health issues such as stress, have increased. This interdisciplinary work connects those two trends to offer an analysis of the impact of working conditions on the health of Indian workers that is unprecedented in scope and depth.
   
Why the left loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective
  Rob Manwaring/ 9781447332695/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Social Democracy is on the back-foot, and increasingly centre-left political parties are struggling to win office. Bringing together a range of leading academics and experts on social democratic politics and policy, Why the Left Loses offers an international, comparative view of the changing political landscape, examining the degree to which the centre-left project is exhausted and is able to renew its message in a neo-liberal age. Using case studies from the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Australia and New Zealand contributors argue that despite different local and specific contexts, the mainstream centre-left is beset by a range of common challenges. Analysis focuses on institutional and structural factors, the role of key individuals, especially party leaders, and the atrophy of progressive ideas in explaining why the centre-left is currently in retreat. Why the Left Loses is aimed at stimulating wider debate about the fortunes of the centre-left.
   
Why the left loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective
  Rob Manwaring/ 9781447332664/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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The new fundraisers: Who organises charitable giving in contemporary society?
  Beth Breeze/ 9781447325000/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
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VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security.
  Krause, Joachim/ 9781138840935/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century. Featuring contributions from some of the world¡¦s premier researchers and practitioners in the field of naval strategy and security, this handbook covers naval security issues in diverse regions of the world, from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the Arctic and the piracy-prone waters off East Africa¡¦s coast. It outlines major policy challenges arising from competing claims, transnational organized crime and maritime terrorism, and details national and alliance reactions to these problems. While this volume provides detailed analyses on operational, judicial, and legislative consequences that contemporary maritime security threats pose, it also places a specific emphasis on naval strategy. With a public very much focused on the softer constabulary roles naval forces play (such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, naval diplomacy, maintenance of good order at sea), the overarching hard-power role of navies has been pushed into the background. In fact, navies and seapower have been notably absent from many recent academic discussions and deliberations of maritime security. This handbook provides a much-desired addition to the literature for researchers and analysts in the social sciences on the relationship between security policy and military means on, under, and from the sea. It comprehensively explains the state of naval security in this maritime century and the role of naval forces in it. This book will be of much interest to students of naval security and naval strategy, security studies and IR, as well as practitioners in the field.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies.
  Jackson, Richard/ 9780415743761/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism. Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/11, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) emerged as an alternative approach to the mainstream study of terrorism and counterterrorism, one which combined innovative methods with a searching critique of the abuses of the war on terror. This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state¡¦s response to it. It draws together contributions from key thinkers in the field who explore critical questions around the nature and study of terrorism, the causes of terrorism, state terrorism, responses to terrorism, the war on terror, and emerging issues in terrorism research. Covering a wide range of topics including key debates in the field and emerging issues, the Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies will set a benchmark for future research on terrorism and the response to it. This handbook will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, critical security studies and IR in general.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan
  Schubert, Gunter/ 9781138781870/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan offers a comprehensive overview of both contemporary Taiwan and the Taiwan studies field. Each contribution summarises the major findings in the field and highlights long-term trends, recent observations and possible future developments in Taiwan. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into contemporary Taiwan. Up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers and others in search of reliable information on Taiwanese politics, economics, culture and society.
   
VSB02-001 The Handbook of Neoliberalism
  Springer, Simon/ 9781138844001/ Price:¢G 195.00
 
Book Cover Neoliberalism is easily one of the most powerful concepts to emerge within the social sciences in the last two decades, and the number of scholars who write about this dynamic and unfolding process of socio-spatial transformation is astonishing. Even more surprising though is that there has, until now, not been an attempt to provide a wide-ranging volume that engages with the multiple registers in which neoliberalism has evolved. The Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a wide-ranging overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining a number of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading authors working at institutions around the world, the volume¡¦s seven sections provide a systematic overview of neoliberalism¡¦s origins, political implications, social tensions, knowledge productions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates. The volume aims to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field and to advance the established and emergent debates in a field that has grown exponentially over the past two decades, coinciding with the meteoric rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology, state form, policy and program, and governmentality. It includes a substantive introductory chapter and will serve as an invaluable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars alike.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict.
  Cordell, Karl/ 9781138847736/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which offers detailed analyses of contemporary cases of conflict such as in Ukraine, Kosovo, the African Great Lakes region and in the Kurdish areas across the Middle East, thus providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The contributors offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a particular place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain a better insight into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and their respective consequences, the genocide in Rwanda, and the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland. By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of their prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science.
  Bevir, Mark/ 9780415657143/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover Interpretive political science focuses on the meanings that shape actions and institutions, and the ways in which they do so. This Handbook explores the implications of interpretive theory for the study of politics. It provides the first definitive survey of the field edited by two of its pioneers. Written by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the Handbook¡¦s 32 chapters are split into five parts which explore: ¡Ethe contrast between interpretive theory and mainstream political science; ¡Ethe main forms of interpretive theory and the theoretical concepts associated with interpretive political science; ¡Ethe methods used by interpretive political scientists; ¡Ethe insights provided by interpretive political science on empirical topics; ¡Ethe implications of interpretive political science for professional practices such as policy analysis, planning, accountancy, and public health. With an emphasis on the applications of interpretive political science to a range of topics and disciplines, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, political sociology, political psychology, and public administration.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security.
  Mares, David R./ 9780415718691/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover This new Handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays on all aspects of Latin American Security by a mix of established and emerging scholars. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate, taking into account that the study of Latin America¡¦s comparative and international politics has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War, the return of democracy and the re-legitimization and re-armament of the military against the background of low-level uses of force short of war. Latin America¡¦s security issues have become an important topic in international relations and Latin American studies. This Handbook sets a rigorous agenda for future research and is organised into five key parts: ¡E The Evolution of Security in Latin America ¡E Theoretical Approaches to Security in Latin America ¡E Different 'Securities' ¡E Contemporary Regional Security Challenges ¡E Latin America and Contemporary International Security Challenges With a focus on contemporary challenges and the failures of regional institutions to eliminate the threat of the use of force among Latin Americans, this Handbook will be of great interest to students of Latin American politics, security studies, war and conflict studies and International Relations in general.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India.
  Jacobsen, Knut A./ 9780415738651/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world¡¦s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians have for centuries exchanged ideas with other cultures globally and some traditions have been transformed in those transnational and transcultural encounters and become successful innovations with an extraordinary global popularity. India is an emerging global power in terms of economy, but in spite of India¡¦s impressive economic growth over the last decades, some of the most serious problems of Indian society such as poverty, repression of women, inequality both in terms of living conditions and of opportunities such as access to education, employment, and the economic resources of the state persist and do not seem to go away. This Handbook contains chapters by the field¡¦s foremost scholars dealing with fundamental issues in India¡¦s current cultural and social transformation and concentrates on India as it emerged after the economic reforms and the new economic policy of the 1980s and 1990s and as it develops in the twenty-first century. Following an introduction by the editor, the book is divided into five parts: Part I: Foundation Part II: India and the world Part III: Society, class, caste and gender Part IV: Religion and diversity Part V: Cultural change and innovations Exploring the cultural changes and innovations relating a number of contexts in contemporary India, this Handbook is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Indian and South Asian culture, politics and society.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology.
  Hilpert, Ulrich/ 9780415692014/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover This handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the politics of technology. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars in the field, the handbook covers all aspects of the relationship between politics and technology including: ¡E Demand and support for new technologies and innovation by the state ¡E The effects of technology policies ¡E Technology development and innovation difference between various countries and regions ¡E Policy instruments and techno-industrial innovation ¡E Dynamism and change as outcomes of government policies ¡E Driving forces for science and innovative development Forming the basis of this handbook are examples of regional development, country studies and a rich variety of technologies, as well as topical issues such as divergent political interests in relation to technology and the economic exploitation of technologies. Employing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach in order to analyse the interplay between government activities and the development of new technologies, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for all students, scholars and practitioners working in the politics of technology, public policy and policy analysis.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia.
  Kim, Mikyoung/ 9780415835138/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover Decades after the end of the World War II East Asia continues to struggle with lingering animosities and unresolved historical grievances in domestic, bilateral and regional memory landscapes. China, Japan and the Korea share a history of inter- and intra-violence, self-other identity construction and diametrically opposed interpretations of the past. Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia offers a complete overview of the challenges of national memory and ideological rivalry for reconciliation in the East Asian region. Chapters provide authoritative analyses of contentious issues such as comfort women, the Nanjing massacre, history textbook controversies, shared heritage sites, colonial rule, territorial disputes and restitution. By interweaving memory, human rights and reconciliation the contributors actively explore real prospects of redressing past wrongs and achieving peaceful coexistence at personal as well as governmental levels. Bringing together an international team of experts, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of East Asian studies, anthropology, gender studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology, and for those interested in memory and reconciliation issues.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of European Elections.
  Viola, Donatella M./ 9780415592031/ Price:¢G 195.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament¡¦s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979. After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from leading experts in the field. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes. Every country chapter includes: ¡Ea brief geopolitical profile and historical background of the Member State; ¡Ea glance at the national political landscape; ¡Ea brief account of the main political parties, including their attitude toward the European Union; ¡Ea section on public opinion and European integration; ¡Ea summary of electoral systems; ¡Ean overview of all EP and national elections; ¡Ean in-depth analysis of the 2009 EP electoral race; ¡Ean overall theoretical interpretation of European elections. A comparative chapter closes the Handbook followed by an extensive coverage of the 2014 EP contest with a detailed analysis of the newly elected European Assembly in terms of political group and gender composition. The volume aims to enhance readers¡¦ understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union, comparative and gender politics.
   
VSB02-001 Handbook of Indian Defence Policy: Themes, Structures and Doctrines.
  Pant, Harsh V./ 9781138939608/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
Book Cover India has the world¡¦s fourth largest military and one of the biggest defence budgets. It asserts its political and military profile in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The nation has been in the midst of an ambitious plan to modernize its largely Soviet-era arms since the late 1990s and has spent billions of dollars on latest high-tech military technology. This handbook: ¡E canvasses over 60 years of Indian defence policy and the major debates that have shaped it; ¡E discusses several key themes such as the origins of the modern armed forces in India; military doctrine and policy; internal and external challenges; and nuclearization and its consequences; ¡E includes contributions by well-known scholars, experts in the field and policymakers; and ¡E provides an annotated bibliography for further research. Presented in an accessible format, this lucidly written handbook will be an indispensable resource for scholars and researchers of security and defence studies, international relations and political science, as well as for government think tanks and policymakers.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies.
  Abrahamsen, Rita/ 9780415729352/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover The increasing privatization of security across the globe has been the subject of much debate and controversy, inciting fears of private warfare and even the collapse of the state. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the range of issues raised by contemporary security privatization, offering both a survey of the numerous roles performed by private actors and an analysis of their implications and effects. Ranging from the mundane to the spectacular, from secretive intelligence gathering and neighbourhood surveillance to piracy control and warfare, this Handbook shows how private actors are involved in both domestic and international security provision and governance. It places this involvement in historical perspective, and demonstrates how the impact of security privatization goes well beyond the security field to influence diverse social, economic and political relationships and institutions. Finally, this volume analyses the evolving regulation of the global private security sector. Seeking to overcome the disciplinary boundaries that have plagued the study of private security, the Handbook promotes an interdisciplinary approach and contains contributions from a range of disciplines, including international relations, politics, criminology, law, sociology, geography and anthropology. This book will be of much interest to students of private security companies, global governance, military studies, security studies and IR in general.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh.
  Riaz, Ali/ 9780415734615/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of broad economic and social indicators. This Handbook presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource on the politics, society and economy of Bangladesh today. Divided into six thematic sections, the Handbook focuses on relevant issues and trends on: ¡EHistory and the making of contemporary Bangladesh ¡EPolitics and institutions ¡EEconomy and development ¡EEnergy and environment ¡EState, society and rights ¡ESecurity and external relations Written by a team of international experts in the field, the chapters provide an accessible and up-to-date insight into contemporary Bangladesh. The Handbook will be of interest to students and academics of South Asian studies, as well as policymakers, journalists and others who wish to learn more about this increasingly important country.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics.
  Haynes, Jeffrey/ 9781138826991/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover From the United States to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, religion continues to be an important factor in political activity and organisation. The second edition of this successful handbook provides the definitive global survey of the interaction of religion and politics. Featuring contributions from an international team of experts, it examines the political aspects of all the world's major religions, including such crucial contemporary issues as religious fundamentalism, terrorism, the 'war on terror', the 'clash of civilizations', the Arab Spring, and science and religion. Each chapter has been updated to reflect the latest developments and thinking in the field, and new chapters such as ¡¥Postsecularism and international relations¡¦ and ¡¥Securitization and Secularization: The two pillars of state regulation of European Islam¡¦ have been added to ensure the book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource. Four main themes addressed include: ¡EWorld religions and politics ¡EReligion and governance ¡EReligion and international relations ¡EReligion, security and development References at the end of each chapter have been overhauled to guide the reader towards the most up-to-date information on various topics. This book is an indispensable source of information for students, academics and the wider public interested in the dynamic relationship between politics and religion.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics.
  Bruns, Axel/ 9781138860766/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge research across six continents to provide a comprehensive, global, up-to-date review of recent political uses of social media. Drawing together empirical analyses of the use of social media by political movements and in national and regional elections and referenda, The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics presents studies ranging from Anonymous and the Arab Spring to the Greek Aganaktismenoi, and from South Korean presidential elections to the Scottish independence referendum. The book is framed by a selection of keystone theoretical contributions, evaluating and updating existing frameworks for the social media age.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics
  Bruns, Axel/ 9781138300934/ Price:¢G 45.99
 
Book Cover Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge research across six continents to provide a comprehensive, global, up-to-date review of recent political uses of social media. Drawing together empirical analyses of the use of social media by political movements and in national and regional elections and referenda, The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics presents studies ranging from Anonymous and the Arab Spring to the Greek Aganaktismenoi, and from South Korean presidential elections to the Scottish independence referendum. The book is framed by a selection of keystone theoretical contributions, evaluating and updating existing frameworks for the social media age.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods.
  Williams, Alison J./ 9781472442758/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover This new handbook is about the practices of conducting research on military issues. As an edited collection, it brings together an extensive group of authors from a range of disciplinary perspectives whose chapters engage with the conceptual, practical and political questions raised when doing military research. The book considers a wide range of questions around research about, on and with military organisations, personnel and activities, from diverse starting-points across the social sciences, arts and humanities. Each chapter in this volume: ¡EDescribes the nature of the military research topic under scrutiny and explains what research practices were undertaken and why. ¡EDiscusses the author's research activities, addressing the nature of their engagement with their subjects and explaining how the method or approach under scrutiny was distinctive because of the military context or subject of the research. ¡EReflects on the author¡¦s research experiences, and the specific, often unique, negotiations with the politics and practices of military institutions and military personnel before, during and after their research fieldwork. The book provides a focussed overview of methodological approaches to critical studies of military personnel and institutions, and processes and practices of militarisation and militarism. In particular, it engages with the growth in qualitative approaches to military research, particularly research carried out on military topics outside military research institutions. The handbook provides the reader with a comprehensive guide to how critical military research is being undertaken by social scientists and humanities scholars today, and sets out suggestions for future approaches to military research. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war and conflict studies, and research methods in general.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing.
  Berndtsson, Joakim/ 9781472426833/ Price:¢G 195.00
 
Book Cover Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into context the evolution of outsourcing in Western states that are actively involved in expeditionary operations as well as the rise of the commercial security sector in Afghanistan. To explain the various theoretical frameworks that students can use to study security/military outsourcing, Part Two outlines the theories behind security outsourcing. Part Three examines the law and ethics surrounding the outsourcing of security by focusing on how states might monitor contractor behaviour, hold them to account and prosecute them where their behaviour warrants such action. The drivers, politics and consequences of outsourcing foreign policy are covered in Part Four, which is divided into two sections: section one is concerned with armed contractors (providing the provision of private security with the main driver being a capability gap on the part of the military/law enforcement agencies), and section two looks at military contractors (supporting military operations right back to antiquity, less controversial politically and often technologically driven). The final Part takes into consideration emerging perspectives, exploring areas such as gender, feminist methodology, maritime security and the impact of private security on the military profession. This book will be of much interest to students of military and security studies, foreign policy and International Relations.
   
VB02-461 The SAGE Handbook of Resistance
  Courpasson, David/ 9781473906433/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover Occupy. Indignados. The Tea Party. The Arab Spring. Anonymous. These and other terms have become part of an emerging lexicon in recent years, signalling an important development that has gripped many parts of the world: millions of people are increasingly involved, whether directly or indirectly, in movements of resistance and protestation. However, resistance and its conceptual "companions¡¨, protest, contestation, opposition, disobedience and mobilization, all seem to be still mostly seen in public and private discourses as illegitimate and problematic forms of action. The time is, therefore, ripe to delve into the concerns, themes and legitimacy. The SAGE Handbook of Resistance offers theoretical essays enabling readers to forge their own perspectives of what ¡§is¡¨ resistance and emphasizes the empirical and experiential dimension of resistance - making strong choices in terms of how contemporary topics related to resistance help to rethink our societies as ¡§protest societies¡¨. The coverage is divided into six key sub-sections: Foundations ¡ESites of Resistance ¡ETechnologies of Resistance ¡ELanguages of Resistance ¡EGeographies of Resistance ¡EConsequences of Resistance
   
VB02-460 Qualitative Research in Political Science, 4-Vols/Set
  Blatter, Joachim K./ 9781473918962/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover In recent years there has been an explosion of research on qualitative methodology and methods in the social sciences at large, and in the field of Political Science in particular. This Major Work presents a comprehensively curated collection of key literature on this subject, organised into four thematic volumes: Volume One includes papers on the ontological and epistemological foundations of qualitative research, before moving onto articles that compare qualitative with quantitative research, as well as statements that contrast the divergent strands within qualitative research. Volume Two includes literature that exemplifies the tradition and techniques of cross-case comparisons. Volume Three is devoted to the spectrum of approaches that focuses on within-case analysis in order