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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.
   
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 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 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 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 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.
   
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
   
VB02-480 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
 
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.
   
SB02-478 Japan's Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution
  Victor Teo/ 9781138085237/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields
  Marlene Laruelle/ 9781138386525/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age
  Pol Bargues-Pedreny/ 9780815357421/ Price:¢G 34.99
 
   
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 Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field
  Alfredo Joignant/ 9780415793339/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance
  Jens Stissing Jensen/ 9781138479654/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 The European Periphery and the Eurozone Crisis.
  Neil Dooley/ 9781138048010/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-478 Militant Right-Wing Extremism in Putin's Russia: Legacies, Forms and Threats
  Jan Holzer/ 9781138592513/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 The Responsive Union: National Elections and European Governance
  Christina J. Schneider/ 9781108472319/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
   
SB02-478 New Directions in Africa¡VChina Studies
  Chris Alden/ 9781138714632/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-478 The EU in the Mediterranean after the Arab Uprisings: Frames, Selective Engagement and the Security-Stability Nexus
  Roberto Roccu/ 9781138313491/ 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 The US-Japan Security Community: Theoretical Understanding of Transpacific Relationships
  Hidekazu Sakai/ 9781138486676/ Price:¢G 45.00
 
   
SB02-478 Vietnam, Territoriality and the South China Sea: Paracel and Spratly Islands
  Han Nguyen Nguyen Nha/ 9781138321182/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-478 The Politics and Economics of Brexit
  Simon Bulmer/ 9781138389854/ 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
 
   
SB02-477 A Phenomenology of Institutions: Relationality and Governance in China and Beyond
  Raul Lejano/ 9781138667365/ Price:¢G 36.99
 
   
SB02-477 Political Violence in South Asia
  Ali Riaz/ 9780815360469/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-477 The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis
  Kirk A. Hawkins/ 9781138716537/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-476 China and Great Power Responsibility for Climate Change
  Sanna Kopra/ 9781138557604/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals
  Godfrey Garner/ 9780815369400/ Price:¢G 63.99
 
   
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 Political Theology: A Critical Introduction
  Saul Newman/ 9781509528400/ Price:US$ 22.95
 
   
SB02-476 China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Assistance
  Henrik Stalhane Hiim/ 9781138494596/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Decolonizing Heritage in South Asia: The Global, the National and the Transnational
  Himanshu Prabha Ray/ 9781138505599/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 International Organizations: Perspectives on Global Governance
  Kelly-Kate S. Pease/ 9780815380467/ Price:¢G 61.99
 
   
SB02-476 Global Gender Politics
  Anne Sisson Runyan/ 9780813350851/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-476 Political Science Research in Practice
  Akan Malici/ 9781138301344/ Price:¢G 42.99
 
   
SB02-475 New Humanism and Global Governance
  Yang Lijun/ 9789813236172/ Price:US$ 138.00
 
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
VSB02-003 The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies
  Ganguly, Sumit/ 9781138210295/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
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 175.00
 
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 175.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy
  McCarthy, Mary M./ 9781138182103/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 Human Rights and Climate Governance
  Duyck, Sebastien/ 9781138232457/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
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 Asian Borderlands
  Horstmann, Alexander/ 9781138917507/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 Primary Elections
  Robert G. Boatright/ 9781138684089/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 175.00
 
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 The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence
  Fiala, Andrew/ 9781138194663/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 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 Politics in Asia
  Hua, Shiping/ 9781138639041/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 175.00
 
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 Human Rights and Disasters
  Giustiniani, Flavia Zorzi/ 9781138069916/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 the Contemporary Philippines
  Thompson, Mark R./ 9781138892347/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
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 150.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 110.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 175.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 165.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science
  Bevir, Mark/ 9781138498884/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
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.
   
VSB02 The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy
  Mammone, Andrea/ 9781138589575/ Price:¢G 36.99
 
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.
   
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 900.00
 
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 900.00
 
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.
   
SB02-478 The Clientelistic Turn in Welfare State Policy-Making: Party Politics in Times of Austerit
  Evelyne Hubscher/ 9781785522277/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
   
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 How Dictatorships Work: Power, Personalization, and Collapse
  Barbara Geddes/ 9781107535954/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SB02-478 Maximum Likelihood for Social Science: Strategies for Analysis
  Michael D. Ward/ 9781316636824/ Price:US$ 34.99
 
   
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 Practice Theory and International Relations
  Silviya Lechner/ 9781108471107/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-478 The Rise and Fall of Political Orders
  Richard Ned Lebow/ 9781108460682/ Price:US$ 29.99
 
   
SB02-478 The Ethics of Multiple Citizenship
  Ana Tanasoca/ 9781108429153/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-478 From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding Socialist Television
  Sabina Mihelj/ 9781108422604/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
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
 
   
SB02-478 Explaining the European Union's Foreign Policy: A Practice Theory of Translocal Action
  Magnus Ekengren/ 9781108422307/ 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 The Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics
  Kitaoka Shinichi/ 9781138337671/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-477 Workers' Movements and Strikes in the Twenty-First Century: A Global Perspective
  Jorg Nowak/ 9781786604040/ Price:US$ 42.95
 
   
SB02-477 Energy and Climate Policies in China and India: A Two-Level Comparative Study
  Fuzuo Wu/ 9781108420402/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-477 Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy: A Global Challenge
  Harris Gleckman/ 9781138502130/ 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
 
   
SB02-477 Contemporary Russian Politics: An Introduction
  Neil Robinson/ 9780745631370/ Price:US$ 28.95
 
   
SB02-476 China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World.
  Joshua Eisenman/ 9781138202931/ Price:¢G 36.99
 
   
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.
   
SB02-476 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 Politics in Europe
  M. Donald Hancock/ 9781506399096/ Price:¢G 92.00
 
   
SB02-476 China's Policy towards the South China Sea: When Geopolitics Meets the Law of the Sea.
  Lingqun Li/ 9781138067363/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe.
  Mieke Verloo/ 9781138649613/ Price:¢G 32.99
 
   
SB02-476 Global Politics: Issues and Perspectives
  Nirmal Jindal/ 9789352806836/ Price:¢G 20.00
 
   
SB02-476 Clientelism, Capitalism, and Democracy: The Rise of Programmatic Politics in the United States and Britain
  Didi Kuo/ 9781108426084/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
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 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 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 On the Persistence of the Japanese "History Problem": Historicism and the International Politics of History
  Hitomi Koyama/ 9781138089723/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis
  Nicolo Conti/ 9781138479784/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Central and Eastern Europe in the EU: Challenges and Perspectives Under Crisis Conditions.
  Christian Schweiger/ 9781138714021/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 International Development: Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies
  Anna Lanoszka/ 9781138670358/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-476 Dynamics of Change in East Asia: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Development.
  P.W. Preston/ 9780415424882/ Price:¢G 31.99
 
   
SB02-476 Assessing the Presidency of Ma Ying-jiu in Taiwan: Hopeful Beginning, Hopeless End?
  Andre Beckershoff/ 9781138486591/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 China's Financial Opening: Coalition Politics and Policy Changes
  Yu-Wai Vic Li/ 9781138727540/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Creative Involvement: The Transition of China's Diplomacy.
  Yizhou Wang/ 9781138576858/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
   
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 Manufacturing Political Trust: Targets and Performance Measurement in Public Policy
  Christina Boswell/ 9781108421201/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-476 The Long Game on the Silk Road: US and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus
  S. Frederick Starr/ 9781538114643/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
   
SB02-476 Immigrants and Poverty: The Role of Labour Market and Welfare State Access
  Beatrice Eugster/ 9781785522932/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
   
SB02-476 National Institutions ¡V International Migration: Labour Markets, Welfare States and Immigration Policy
  Frida Borang/ 9781786606679/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
   
SB02-476 New Neoliberalism and the Other: Biopower, Anthropophagy, and Living Money
  Giuseppe Cocco/ 9781498526661/ Price:US$ 105.00
 
   
SB02-476 Political Economy of China¡VTaiwan Relations: Origins and Development
  Chien-Kai Chen/ 9781498568050/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
SB02-476 Black Women, Work, and Welfare in the Age of Globalization
  Sherrow O. Pinder/ 9781498538961/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
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 Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World
  Sheila Croucher/ 9781538101650/ Price:US$ 34.00
 
   
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 International Ethics: Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics
  Mark R. Amstutz/ 9781538110249/ Price:US$ 46.00
 
   
SB02-476 A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, and Pathways of the International Community
  Diana Ayton-Shenker/ 9781538106020/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
   
SB02-476 Reasoning for Intelligence Analysts: A Multidimensional Approach of Traits, Techniques, and Targets
  Noel Hendrickson/ 9781442272316/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
   
SB02-476 The Cyber Threat and Globalization: The Impact on U.S. National and International Security
  Jack A. Jarmon/ 9781538104316/ Price:US$ 39.00
 
   
SB02-476 Social Media and Morality: Losing our Self Control
  Lisa S. Nelson/ 9781316616574/ Price:US$ 34.99
 
   
SB02-476 Deliberative Democracy Now: LGBT Equality and the Emergence of Large-Scale Deliberative Systems
  Edwina Barvosa/ 9781108425186/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-476 China in the Global Political Economy: From Developmental to Entrepreneurial
  Gordon C.K. Cheung/ 9781784714901/ Price:¢G 75.00
 
   
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 Ideology and the Future of Progressive Social Movements.
  Rafal Soborski/ 9781783487936/ Price:US$ 32.95
 
   
SB02-476 Human Rights Dilemmas in the Developing World: The Case of Marginalized Populations at Risk.
  E. Ike Udogu/ 9781498559997/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
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 Europeanisation and the Transformation of EU Security Policy: Post-Cold War Developments in the Common Security and Defence Policy
  Petros Violakis/ 9781138295155/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Realism in Political Theory
  Rahul Sagar/ 9780815347804/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Empirical Political Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  Richard C. Rich/ 9781138088764/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SB02-476 Regional Parliaments: Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?
  Gabriele Abels/ 9781138542044/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-476 Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies
  Gabriela Kutting/ 9781138895355/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
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
 
   
SB02-475 From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries
  Hilary Appel/ 9781108435055/ Price:US$ 32.99
 
   
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 A New Era in Democratic Taiwan: Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-Strait Relations
  Jonathan Sullivan/ 9781138062429/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
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
 
   
SB02-474 Absorbing the Blow: Populist Parties and their Impact on Parties and Party Systems
  Steven Wolinetz/ 9781785521492/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
SB02-473 World Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion.
  David Ingram/ 9781108421812/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SB02-473 Politics Recovered: Realist Thought in Theory and Practice.
  Matt Sleat/ 9780231175289/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
   
SB02-473 Incentives to Pander: How Politicians Use Corporate Welfare for Political Gain.
  Nathan M. Jensen/ 9781108418904/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SB02-473 The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith.
  Paul Sagar/ 9780691178882/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
   
SB02-473 Feminist Global Political Economies of the Everyday
  Juanita Elias/ 9781138570443/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-471 Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy: Alan Patten and His Critics.
  Sergi Morales-Galvez/ 9781138080782/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-471 American Indian Politics and the American Political System.
  David E. Wilkins/ 9781442252653/ Price:US$ 51.00
 
   
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 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 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 105.00
 
   
SB02-469 Crisis Elections, New Contenders and Government Formation: Breaking the Mould in Southern Europe.
  Anna Bosco/ 9781138572430/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SB02-469 Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order: The Power of Governmentality in Palestine.
  Jan Busse/ 9781138500624/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-467 Developing EU-Japan Relations in a Changing Regional Context: A Focus on Security, Law and Policies.
  Vanoverbeke, Dimitri/ 9780415787475/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-467 Debating the 'Post' Condition in India: Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorized Modernities, Post-Colonial Contentions.
  Paranjape, Makarand R./ 9781138203280/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
   
SB02-466 Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations.
  Zanker, Franzisca/ 9781138685376/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
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.
   
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
 
   
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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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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VSB02-002 Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis
  Brans, Marleen/ 9781138959774/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology
  Guillaume, Xavier/ 9780415732253/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics
  Fagan, Adam/ 9781138919754/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
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 185.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of Soft Power
  Chitty, Naren/ 9781138945814/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience
  Chandler, David/ 9781138784321/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Security Studies
  Cavelty, Myriam Dunn/ 9781138803930/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 Routlege Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security
  Robinson, Piers/ 9780415712910/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia
  Brickell, Katherine/ 9781138831186/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy
  Pilat, Joseph F./ 9781138554993/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
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 185.00
 
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 940.00
 
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
   
SB02-478 The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism.
  Quan Li/ 9789811041389/ Price:EUR 99.99
 
   
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.
   
SB02-474 Sovereign Acts: Contesting Colonialism Across Indigenous Nations and Latinx America
  Frances Negron-Muntaner/ 9780816532124/ Price:US$ 39.95
 
   
SB02-473 Integrated Human Rights in Practice: Rewriting Human Rights Decisions.
  Eva Brems/ 9781786433794/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
   
SB02-472 Brexit and British Politics.
  Geoffrey Evans/ 9781509523863/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
   
SB02-471 Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky.
  Leon Trotsky/ 9781786633439/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
   
SB02-471 Approaching the Nuclear Tipping Point: Cooperative Security in an Era of Global Change.
  James E. Goodby/ 9781442265714/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
   
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 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 Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing against Equality.
  Roman Kuhar/ 9781783489992/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SB02-471 Becoming a Movement: Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement.
  Priska Daphi/ 9781786603791/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
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 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 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 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.
   
SB02-467 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 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 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 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.
   
SB02-466 International Development: A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice.
  Battersby, Paul/ 9781446266823/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-466 From International Relations to World Civilizations: The Contributions of Robert W. Cox.
  Brincat, Shannon/ 9781138289635/ Price:¢G 90.00
 
   
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 110.00
 
   
SB02-466 Sustainable Development Goals and UN Goal-Setting.
  Browne, Stephen/ 9781138219922/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
SB02-466 Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy: Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation.
  Medeiros, Eduardo/ 9781138049178/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-466 Colombian Agency and the making of US Foreign Policy: Intervention by Invitation.
  Mendez, Alvaro/ 9781138659711/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SB02-466 Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis: Missing in Action?
  Hudson, Christine/ 9781138674097/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
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 115.00
 
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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 155.00
 
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 The Handbook of Neoliberalism
  Springer, Simon/ 9781138844001/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies.
  Jackson, Richard/ 9780415743761/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict.
  Cordell, Karl/ 9781138847736/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 185.00
 
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 110.00
 
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 160.00
 
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 150.00
 
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 185.00
 
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 185.00
 
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.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan
  Schubert, Gunter/ 9781138781870/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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 The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics
  Bruns, Axel/ 9781138300934/ Price:¢G 43.99
 
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 185.00
 
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 185.00
 
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 to provide evidence for causal claims. The selected works shed light on the corresponding major concepts: causal mechanisms, congruence and process tracing. Volume Four captures the spectrum of qualitative methods that highlights the importance of context and social constructions (meanings) and is most often summed up as interpretivism: ethnographic and practice approaches as well as discourse, frame and narrative analysis.
   
VB02-459 CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States
  Burgess, Susan/ 9781452292274/ Price:¢G 150.00
 
Book Cover The CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States is a unique work which provides an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum. It focuses on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements, and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics. This guide is organized thematically, with each chapter focusing on a prominent arena of radical activism in the United States. These chapters will: ¡ETrace the chronological development of these extreme leftist and rightist movements throughout U.S. history ¡EInclude a discussion of central individuals, organizations, and events, as well as their impact on popular opinion, political discourse, and public policy ¡EInclude sidebar features to provide additional contextual information to facilitate increased understanding of the topic Seeking to provide an accessible, balanced, and well-documented discussion of topics often overlooked in political science, this book includes an introduction to anarchism, communism, and socialism as well as the Chicano movement, civilian border patrols, Black power, the Ku Klux Klan, ACT-UP, the militia movement, Occupy Wall Street, farmers¡¦ rebellions, Earth First!, the Animal Environmental Liberation Front, and many others.
   
VB02-458 Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies
  Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng/ 9781522500810/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the government¡¦s stability becomes fractured and societal problems can arise. Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies examines the effects of unstable democratic systems of government in modern society, providing an imperative analysis on political communications from such nations. Highlighting real-world examples on the constraints seen in malfunctioning or emerging governments, this book is a pivotal reference source for policy makers, researchers, academicians, and upper-level students interested in politics and governance. Topics Covered ¡ECensorship and Privacy ¡ECriminal Responsibility ¡EElectioneering ¡EEthnic Stereotyping ¡EParliamentary Debates ¡EPolitical Party Images ¡EPolitical Violence ¡ERevolutionary Politics ¡ESocial Network Propaganda ¡EVigilante Groups
   
VB02-455 African Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cheeseman, Nic/ 9781138901650/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
Book Cover Scholars and students of African politics address some of the thorniest issues of our time. Indeed, over the last thirty years or so, the subdiscipline has expanded in scope and ambition, and leads the way in major fields of research, such as the study of ethnicity and identity politics. Now, this timely new collection from Routledge, edited by Nic Cheeseman (?Director of the African Studies Centre at Oxford University), brings together the classic and essential texts of African politics, creating a top-quality and easily accessible resource for students, researchers, and policymakers alike. The four volumes that make up the collection are structured around the biggest questions that have dominated African Studies: ¡E What was the legacy of colonial rule, and has Africa broken free of its international dependency? ¡E How are ethnic identities formed, and what impact have they had? ¡E Why is Africa so poor? What are the main barriers to development? ¡E Is democracy feasible in Africa, and, if so, how can it be designed to promote political stability? Each volume is introduced by a comprehensive summary chapter, newly written by the editor, which both provides a valuable overview of the key trends in the literature and explains what we know, what we don¡¦t know, and what controversies remain.
   
VB02-454 Terrorism, 2-Vols/Set.
  IISS/ 9781138190047/ Price:¢G 470.00
 
Book Cover This new two volume collection allows the reader to track the evolution of (primarily) Western thinking about terrorism over recent decades. Haunted, unsurprisingly, by the spectre of 11 September 2001, it gives writings of the late 1990s, in which authors come to terms with the emergence of a new form of terrorism, a particular poignancy. Articles written immediately after 9/11 show the search for context and meaning that followed the attacks. And essays since the attacks chart the development of the ¡¥war on terror¡¦, and the various mutations of jihadi movements that continue to dominate headlines today.
   
VB02-453 Asia, 4-Vols/Set.
  IISS/ 9781138119086/ Price:¢G 875.00
 
Book Cover Asia: Critical Themes in Contemporary Security is new four volume collection featuring the key articles on the region published in Survival, the International Institute for Strategic Studies¡¦ bi-monthly journal, one of the world¡¦s leading forums for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. Covering both East Asia and South Asia this is an ambitious and wide-ranging collection, covering a vast region of pivotal importance that continues to be a theatre for the power-plays of grand strategy. Articles by key and influential figures including, Coral Bell, Robert Scalpino and Robert Zoelllick, explore the shifts in the global order, including anxiety about the role of the United States and the rise of China, look at resources and energy supply in the region as well as nuclear weapons and the arms race. Including an introduction and a full index, this collection will provide provocative, thoughtful and expert insight for both the student and scholar alike.
   
VB02-452 The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea, 4-Vols/Set.
  Nilsson-Wright, John/ 9780415462914/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
Book Cover Modernization is not merely an economic concept. South Korea¡¦s experience of political transition from authoritarian military-led rule to a democratic system of government in the late 1980s arguably represents one of Asia¡¦s most important twentieth-century political success stories. To political scientists, the South Korean political case raises fascinating questions about the nature of political legitimacy, as well as revealing potential contradictions. If political change has been a dominant theme in recent developments in South Korea, political stasis appears to be the norm in North Korea, where the cult of the leader and the dynastic rule of the Kim family have arguably restricted political activity to the informal and non-transparent competition for influence among those close to the leadership. Both Koreas find themselves confronting a rapidly changing and fluid international environment. For South Korea, salient issues include how to manage its core alliance relations, most notably with the United States and how far it should move closer to China¡¦s economic and political orbit. For North Korea, the key diplomatic challenge is managing the post-Cold War erosion of its old alliance partnerships, while finding a mechanism for engaging with the wider world. This new collection from Routledge addresses thematically four broad sets of issues which are essential to understand the political and economic development of the two Koreas in the modern era. The collection is divided as follows: Volume I: Conflict on the Korean Peninsula (from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first century); Volume II: Economic Development in North and South Korea; Volume III: Political Systems, Legitimacy, and the State in the Two Koreas; and Volume IV: The Foreign Relations of Contemporary Korea.
   
VB02-451 European Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Smith, Michael E./ 9780415708722/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
Book Cover Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, European Security is a new title from Routledge¡¦s Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series. Edited by Michael E. Smith, it is a four-volume collection which brings together the foundational and the very best cutting-edge scholarship in a one-stop ¡¥mini library¡¦. Key debates covered in this indispensable collection include such hot topics as: theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of security in Europe; policies of national defence; European organizations as security providers; conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and crisis management as reactions to regional insecurity; and the geo-politics of Europe and the wider world. European Security 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.
   
VB02-448 (R)evolutionizing Political Communications through Social Media.
  Dezelan, Tomaz/ 9781466698796/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Online platforms have widened the availability for citizen engagement and opportunities for politicians to interact with their constituents. The increasing use of these technologies has transformed methods of governmental communication in online and offline environments. (R)evolutionizing Political Communications through Social Media offers crucial perspectives on the utilization of online social networks in political discourse and how these alterations have affected previous modes of correspondence. Highlighting key issues through theoretical foundations and pertinent case studies, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and consultants interested in the influence of emerging technologies in the political arena. Topics Covered Bipartisanship ¡EGrassroots Social Movements ¡EHashtag Usage ¡EInstitutionalized Politics ¡EMicroblogging ¡EPolitical Advertising ¡ESocial Computing Bans
   
VB02-447 The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy.
  Constantinou, Costas M./ 9781446298565/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement
   
VB02-445 America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State.
  Cook, Rhodes/ 9781483383033/ Price:¢G 220.00
 
Book Cover Thorough, extensive in scope, and meticulously researched, America Votes includes official, state-certified election returns and key data by county and by district for the House, Senate, and gubernatorial elections for the 2013-2014 election cycle. This volume is an essential acquisition for university, school, public, and professional libraries.
   
VB02-444 A Guide to Intra-state Wars: An Examination of Civil, Regional, and Intercommunal Wars, 1816-2014.
  Dixon, Jeffrey S./ 9780872897755/ Price:¢G 150.00
 
Book Cover Sourcing data and analyses from the rigorous Correlates of War Project, A Guide to Intra-state Wars describes how civil war is defined and categorized and presents data and descriptions for nearly 300 civil wars waged from 1816 to 2014. Analyzing trends over time and regions, this work is the definitive source for understanding the phenomenon of civil war, bringing together an explanation of the theoretical premises driving the Correlates of War Project, along with revisions to categories of, and actors in, civil wars that have been made over the years, and data from the Nations, States and Entities civil war dataset. Features: ¡EProvides detailed case studies of nearly 300 civil wars from 1816 to 2014 ¡ECombines the systematic study of war with analyses of trends over time and regions ¡EIncludes discussion of the different types of actors in international relations and presents data from the Nations, States, and Entities dataset ¡EConsiders data describing non-state participants (rebels) in civil wars
   
VB02-443 Handbook of Research on Transitional Justice and Peace Building in Turbulent Regions.
  Cante, Fredy/ 9781466696754/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Book Cover In the era of globalization, awareness surrounding issues of violence and human rights violations has reached an all-time high. In a world where billions of human beings have the potential to create endless destruction, these same individuals are capable of working cooperatively to create adequate solutions to current global problems. The Handbook of Research on Transitional Justice and Peace Building in Turbulent Regions focuses on current issues facing nations and regions where poverty and conflict are endangering the lives of citizens as well as the socio-economic viability of those regions. Highlighting crucial topics and offering potential solutions to problems relating to domestic and international conflict, societal safety and security, as well as political instability, this comprehensive publication is designed to meet the research needs of economists, social theorists, politicians, policy makers, human rights activists, researchers, and graduate-level students across disciplines. Topics Covered ¡EDeveloping Nations ¡EGlobal Peace Index ¡EHuman Rights Violations ¡EInternational Relations ¡ENon-Violent Action ¡ESustainable Peace ¡EWar and International Conflict
   
VB02-442 National Security and Counterintelligence in the Era of Cyber Espionage.
  Silva, Eugenie de/ 9781466696617/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover As technology continues to advance, the threats imposed on these innovations also continue to grow and evolve. As such, law enforcement specialists diligently work to counteract these threats, promote national safety, and defend the individual rights of citizens. National Security and Counterintelligence in the Era of Cyber Espionage highlights technological advancements in intelligence systems and law enforcement in relation to cybercrime and reconnaissance issues. Focusing on current and emergent threats to national security, as well as the technological advancements being adopted within the intelligence field, this book is an exhaustive reference source for government officials, researchers, graduate-level students, and intelligence and enforcement specialists interested in novel measures in being implemented in the prevention of cybercrime and terrorism. Topics Covered ¡ECyber Attacks ¡EDigital Intelligence ¡EGovernance ¡EPeace Education ¡ESurveillance ¡ETerrorism ¡EThreat Detection
   
VB02-441 Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region.
  Erdogdu, M. Mustafa/ 9781466696013/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The region that includes the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) faces a diverse set of cultural, political, and economic issues. Exploring the countries that are considered to be a part of the MENA region as well as comparing this region to the rest of the developing and developed world provides essential insight into the current state of the region as well and its future outlook. Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region takes a critical approach to analyzing the socio-economic development of the MENA Region and the role of politics and various social issues in this development. Highlighting research-based perspectives from global leaders on topics such as decentralization, international affairs, the Arab Spring, foreign direct investment, and education in the Middle East and Northern Africa, this publication is designed for library reference section inclusion and meets the research needs of government officials, professionals specializing in international business, economists, researchers, and graduate-level students in the areas of economics, international politics, African and Middle Eastern studies, and regional development. Topics Covered ¡EEducation Inequalities and Development ¡EEntrepreneurship ¡EFinancial Market Regulations ¡EGlobalization ¡EHealthcare for Development ¡ENational Competitiveness ¡EWomen in the MENA Region ¡EWorld System Reconfiguration
   
VB02-440 Politics and Social Activism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466694613/ Price:US$ 2150.00
 
Book Cover Conflict in the Middle East, human rights violations, and religious turmoil plague the world now more than ever before. As populations seek more and more democratic methods of governance, a trend which often results in revolution, it is important for lawmakers to look toward the future when instituting or revising public policy. Politics and Social Activism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the concept of civil disobedience and how social and political upheaval has characterized the modern sociopolitical system. From the Arab Spring to the Egyptian uprising, this three-volume reference book includes chapters on topics including social media, democratic policies, online activism, urbanism, leadership, and socioeconomic disparity and is a timely resource for policymakers, social scientists, government officials, and students of politics and political science. Topics Covered ¡ECitizenship ¡EDemocracy ¡EE-Government ¡EMass Media and Public Opinion ¡EPolitical Activism ¡ESocial Activism ¡ESocial Empowerment ¡EUrban Social Movements
   
VB02-438 International Relations and Religion, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hassner, Ron E./ 9781473913783/ Price:¢G 765.00
 
Book Cover The study of religion and international relations has been gathering pace over the past few decades, and has intensified since the start of the new millennium, when the discipline experienced a sudden surge of interest attributable to world events, starting with the Iranian Revolution and culminating with U.S. incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq. This four-volume set organizes and contextualizes this burgeoning literature and its contribution to the study of international theory, focusing in particular on its influence in the subfield of war and peace studies. The four volumes are arranged thematically, including papers which offer a range of answers to key questions such as: ¡EHow has religion shaped the structure of international system? ¡EHow do we define the relationship between religion and war? ¡EIn what ways has religion prevented, constrained or resolved conflict? ¡EHow do we approach the methodological, ontological and epistemological challenges raised by the interdisciplinary study of religion and international relations?
   
SB02-478 The Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century
  Gerard Rosich/ 9781474428392/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
   
SB02-460 Women, Europe and the New Languages of Politics.
  Footitt, Hilary/ 9781474286961/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
   
SB02-457 Genocidal Nightmares.
  El-Affendi, Abdelwahab/ 9781501320231/ Price:¢G 31.99
 
   
SB02-457 Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy.
  Wills, Jane/ 9781447323044/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover Locating localism explores the development of localism as a new mode of statecraft and its implications for the practice of citizenship. Drawing on original research, Jane Wills highlights the importance of having the civic infrastructure and capacity to facilitate the engagement of citizens in local decision making. She looks at the development of community organising, neighbourhood planning and community councils that identify and nurture the energies, talents and creativity of the population to solve their own problems and improve our world. Combining political theory with attention to political practice, the book takes the long view of this new policy development, positioning it in relation to the political geo-history of the British state. In so doing, it highlights the challenges of the state devolving itself and the importance of citizens having the freedom, incentives and institutions needed to act.
   
SB02-457 The Crosland Legacy: The Future of British Social Democracy.
  Diamond, Patrick/ 9781447324737/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
Book Cover Anthony Crosland bequeathed a significant intellectual legacy to the Labour Party including his celebrated treatise The Future of Socialism (1956) which was published sixty years ago. In this timely book, Patrick Diamond argues that Crosland continues to serve as a vital reference point for today¡¦s Labour Party. He considers a wide range of Crosland¡¦s writings on the economy and politics, relating his ideas to ideological debates taking place within today¡¦s Labour Party on egalitarian social democracy, electoral strategy, the European question, and the importance of progressive liberalism on the British centre-left. This is the first substantial work to fully consider Crosland's legacy for the Labour Party. Written in a clear and persuasive way, it will appeal to a broad audience of academics, students, activists, Labour Party members and associated think tanks.
   
SB02-457 The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy.
  Hargreaves, Ian/ 9781447324959/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover The creative citizen unbound introduces the concept of ¡¥creative citizenship¡¦ to explore the potential of civic-minded creative individuals in the era of social media and in the context of an expanding creative economy. Drawing on the findings of a 30-month study of communities supported by the UK research funding councils, multidisciplinary contributors examine the value and nature of creative citizenship, not only in terms of its contribution to civic life and social capital but also to more contested notions of value, both economic and cultural. This original book will be beneficial to researchers and students across a range of disciplines including media and communication, political science, economics, planning and economic geography, and the creative and performing arts.
   
SB02-457 Rebuilding Social Democracy: Core Principles for the Centre Left.
  Hickson, Kevin/ 9781447333173/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
The British Labour Party is in crisis. A prolonged period of government between 1997 and 2010 saw the party intellectually exhausted. The subsequent leadership of Ed Miliband ultimately failed with the loss of the 2015 General Election, and the party now finds itself without a clearly defined set of aims and values. Reclaiming Social Democracy is the first major reappraisal of social democracy and thinking on the centre-left since election of Jeremy Corbyn. With a foreword by Lord [Peter] Hain, it examines the key foundational principles of social democracy, including social justice, equality, welfare, social cohesion, democratisation, civil liberties, public service organisation, economic reform and internationalism, in order to find a route back to political credibility for Labour. Written by leading academics in the field, it identifies the values and objectives needed to move the party forward, and revive left and centre-left thought and practice in Britain as an alternative to Conservative austerity.
   
SB02-457 Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain
  Garthwaite, Kayleigh/ 9781447329114/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Book Cover Welcome to Foodbank Britain, where emergency food provision is an increasingly visible and controversial feature of ongoing austerity. We know the statistics, but what does it feel like to be forced to turn to foodbanks for help? What does it take to get emergency food, and what's in the food parcel? Kayleigh Garthwaite conducted hundreds of hours of interviews while working in a Trussell Trust foodbank. She spoke to people like Anna and her 11 year old daughter Daisy who were eating out of date food since Anna left her job due to mental health problems. Glen explained the shame he felt using the foodbank having taken on a zero hours contract. Pregnant Jessica walked two miles to the foodbank because she couldn't afford public transport. This provocative book provides a much needed voice for foodbank users and volunteers in the UK, and a powerful insight into the realities of foodbank use from the inside.
   
SB02-457 Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities.
  Davoudi, Simin/ 9781447318392/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Book Cover With more than half the world¡¦s population now living in urban areas, ¡¥fairness¡¦ and ¡¥justice¡¦ within the city are key concepts in contemporary political debate. This book examines the theory and practice of justice in and of the city through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on a wide range of expertise. By bringing diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives into conversation with each other to explore the (in) justices in urban environment, education, mobility and participation the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of justice and fairness in and of the city. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students across a range of disciplines including urban and environmental studies, geography, planning, education, ethics and politics.
   
SB02-450 Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation Without Enforcement.
  Tombs, Steve/ 9781447313755/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover UK austerity policies include anti-regulatory pressures to ¡¥free up¡¦ private capital to produce wealth, employment and tax revenues. This topical book by a recognised scholar on the regulation of corporate crime and social harm considers the economic, political and social consequences of the economic crisis, the nature of social protection and the dynamics of the current crisis of regulation. It is unique in documenting how economic and social welfare are inconsistent with corporate freedom, and in an empirical and theoretical analysis of regulatory reform within the context of wide-scale social change. Based on empirical research and with a focus on environmental, food, and workplace safety, it considers how we reached the current crisis of anti-regulation and how we might overcome it. The author proposes radically rethinking ¡¥regulation¡¦ to address conceptual, policy and practical issues, making the book essential reading for those interested in this important topic.
   
GB02-29 On the Origin of the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.
  Yuan Bingda/ 9789814698153/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Socialism with Chinese characteristics is a scientific theoretical system formulated by the Communist Party of China (CPC) that comprises Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thought of Three Represents, and the Scientific Outlook on Development, and is a continuation and development of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought. On the Origin of the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics explores the origins of this theoretical system and expounds its basic content, logical structure, historical position, and major contribution, with a focus on the source and development of Marxism in contemporary China. This book argues that Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought constitute the theoretical and historical origin of the systematic theory of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, and Deng Xiaoping Theory serves as its natural and practical origin, while the important thought of Three Represents and the Scientific Outlook on Development, being a continuation and development of Deng Xiaoping Theory, represent the innovative achievements and theoretical accomplishments of adapting Marxism to China¡¦s conditions in the new period of Reform and Opening up and reflect the dynamic relationship between the source and the derived theories of Marxism in China. It also contends that the theory of building socialism with Chinese characteristics is an open, inclusive, and advanced scientific system that is poised to nurture, integrate, and develop new theories and open up new ground for theoretical exploration and practice.
   
GB02-28 A Study of the Scientific Outlook on Development: Theory and Practice.
  Yan Zhimin/ 9789814698238/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover A Study of the Scientific Outlook on Development: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive, well-researched, and in-depth study of the scientific outlook on development proposed during the Hu Jintao administration (2002-2012). The book comprises four sections. Section I is a general introduction of the major features of this theory. Section II focuses on the theory¡¦s historical background and position, arguing that China¡¦s social conditions of being at the primary stage of socialism serve as the theory¡¦s basis while the experiences and theories of other countries in this regard provide important inspiration for its formulation. Section III delineates the actual content and essentials of the theory. Apart from analyzing why the theory takes development as its essence, people-centered approach as its core, comprehensive, balanced, and sustainable development as its basic requirement, and overall consideration as its fundamental approach, this section also discusses questions such as how scientific, harmonious, and peaceful development can be achieved, and how the major relations exhibited in the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics can be coordinated and balanced. The last section outlines the fundamental requirements and principles that must be met and followed in implementing the theory.
   
GB02-27 American Governance, 5-Vols/Set.
  Schechter, Stephen/ 9780028662497/ Price:US$ 811.00
 
Book Cover While high school and college students will find in American Governance clear and authoritative depictions of ideas that are core to the U.S. system of governance, their teachers will be able to use this resource as an extension of, or even as a substitute for, the textbooks supporting government and civics classes. Public library patrons as well as readers in institutional libraries (newsrooms, government libraries, etc.) will find answers in American Governance on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves ¡V from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives. Features and Benefits ¡EApproximately 700 original, peer-reviewed entries written by content specialists about America¡¦s complete system of governance. ¡EAn authoritative source of scholarship on essential topics of American governance presented in a clear and compelling manner. ¡ESatisfies the national standards for civics and government. ¡EIncludes approximately 300 images. ¡EIncludes primary source documents.
   
GB02-25 Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Chronology.
  / 9789814698139/ Price:US$ 300.00
 
Book Cover The theory of building socialism with Chinese characteristics consists of the Deng Xiaoping Theory which expounds the Four Cardinal Principles and market-oriented reform, the important thought of Three Represents, the scientific outlook on development, and other major strategic thoughts. Such a theoretical system, formulated and crystallized by the Communist Party of China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao, represents the Party¡¦s adherence to and development of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought and embodies the collective wisdom and work of Chinese communists in carrying out theoretical exploration and innovation, and has provided important ideological guidelines and development strategies for the Chinese government and nation as a whole over the past more than three decades of Reform and Opening up. By putting forth the theory, adhering to the principles, and implementing relevant policies, the three generations of CPC leadership hoped to adapt the concepts and tenets of Marxism to China¡¦s actual social and economic conditions, establish a socialist market economy, rejuvenate the Chinese nation, and develop China into a modern and moderately prosperous society that is strong, democratic, and politically and culturally advanced. Presented in the form of a detailed chronology of key events and people, together with the narratives that accompanied them, Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Chronology aims to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the long and arduous process of theoretical exploration and evolution that illustrates how Chinese leaders attempted to integrate Marxism with the concrete realities and practices of China from 1978 to 2011. The necessary historical context and background information have been provided based on archival records, mainly excerpts from official documents, meetings, speeches, and talks.
   
Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics.
  Myers, Garth/ 9781447322917/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
   
Police and Crime Commissioners: The Transformation of Police Accountability.
  Caless, Bryn/ 9781447320692/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives whose role is to ensure that police forces in England and Wales are running effectively. Intended to bring a public voice to policing and hold the police to account, the holders of this controversial role also control budgets and strategic planning. Bryn Caless and Jane Owens obtained unprecedented access to the PCCs and their chief police officer teams and undertook confidential interviews with both sides. The results reveal the innermost workings of the PCCs¡¦ relationships with the police, media, partners and public. The authors analyse the election process (in which PCCs polled the lowest local mandate ever) and consider the future of this politically-contested role. Examining the PCCs¡¦ impact on policing, this fascinating book makes essential reading for Police Crime Commissioners, chief officers, police officers, police trainers and academics, students and researchers in criminology and policing.
   
Police and Crime Commissioners: The Transformation of Police Accountability.
  Caless, Bryn/ 9781447320708/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives whose role is to ensure that police forces in England and Wales are running effectively. Intended to bring a public voice to policing and hold the police to account, the holders of this controversial role also control budgets and strategic planning. Bryn Caless and Jane Owens obtained unprecedented access to the PCCs and their chief police officer teams and undertook confidential interviews with both sides. The results reveal the innermost workings of the PCCs¡¦ relationships with the police, media, partners and public. The authors analyse the election process (in which PCCs polled the lowest local mandate ever) and consider the future of this politically-contested role. Examining the PCCs¡¦ impact on policing, this fascinating book makes essential reading for Police Crime Commissioners, chief officers, police officers, police trainers and academics, students and researchers in criminology and policing.
   
World Report 2016: Events of 2015.
  Human Rights Watch/ 9781447325505/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
Book Cover The human rights records of more than 90 countries and territories is put into perspective in Human Rights Watch¡¦s signature yearly report. This volume highlights the armed conflict in Syria, international drug reform, drones and electronic mass surveillance, and also features photo essays of child marriage in South Sudan, the cost of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, and religious fighting in Central African Republic. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2015 by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report 2016 is an invaluable resource for journalists, researchers, students, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.
   
Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities.
  Davoudi, Simin/ 9781447318385/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
Book Cover With more than half the world¡¦s population now living in urban areas, ¡¥fairness¡¦ and ¡¥justice¡¦ within the city are key concepts in contemporary political debate. This book examines the theory and practice of justice in and of the city through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on a wide range of expertise. By bringing diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives into conversation with each other to explore the (in) justices in urban environment, education, mobility and participation the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of justice and fairness in and of the city. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students across a range of disciplines including urban and environmental studies, geography, planning, education, ethics and politics.
   
The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy
  Ian Hargreaves/ 9781447324942/ Price:¢G 70.00
 
   
Countering Hybrid Threats: Lessons Learned from Ukraine
  Iancu, N., Fortuna/ 9781614996507/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover This book contains 28 articles on the topic of hybrid warfare and related threats, delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 'Countering Hybrid Threats: Lessons Learned from Ukraine', held in Bucharest, Romania, in September 2015. This event brought together 50 experts from different fields and perspectives, including policymakers, security and intelligence practitioners, and academics. The presentations explored the nature of the Ukrainian conflict and the dynamic evolution of current security threats in Central and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region with the aim of identifying the key drivers of the conflict and exploring the most efficient instruments and methods for conflict resolution. The book is divided into four sections entitled: challenges of hybrid warfare: multiple perspectives; hybrid war ¡V an old concept with an extensive dimension; counteracting hybrid threats: lessons learned from Ukraine; and finally, the implications of the Ukrainian conflict for regional and Euro-Atlantic security. The book provides a timely reflection on recent events and will be of interest to all those wishing to improve their understanding of hybrid warfare and conflict resolution.
   
International Crisis Management: NATO, EU, OSCE and Civil Society
  Goda, S./ 9781614996408/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Conflict Management, held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in June 2015. The authors of these texts are recognized authorities within their fields of expertise. Issues raised by the conflict in Ukraine were the main focus of the workshop, as they are of this book, but it also contains valuable information about situations in other countries such as the Republic of Moldova, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Belarus. The book presents an analysis of the theoretical background of conflict management and its relevance for multilateral security institutions. It explores various approaches to conflict management, discusses possible future developments, examines new aspects of conflict resolution and outlines the role of international organizations and civil society in these processes. Providing an overview of current thought in the field, this book will be of interest to all those involved in or connected with the processes of conflict management and resolution.
   
Countering Terrorist Recruitment in the Context of Armed Counter-Terrorism Operations
  Ekici, S./ 9781614996125/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 'Countering Terrorist Recruitment in the Context of Armed Counter-Terrorism Operations', held in Antalya, Turkey, in May 2015. The goal of the workshop was to share existing ideas and develop new ones to tackle terrorist recruitment. The book contains 18 articles covering topics which include: the role of NATO and other international entities in counter-terrorism; understanding recruitment methods and socialization techniques of terror networks by comparing them to gangs; social media in terrorist recruitment; drug money links with terrorist financing; and counter-terrorism and human rights. The book will be of interest to all those involved in developing, planning and executing prevention programs and policies in relation to both armed and non-armed counter-terrorism operations.
   
Non-Proliferation, Safety and Nuclear Security
  Gerlini, M./ 9781614996149/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover The aim of the course was to inform participants with regard to the advanced political and legal concepts related to nuclear security, as well as equipping them with the necessary tools to apply such concepts in practice. The papers collected here cover the principal political and international topics related to the evolution of the international institutions or regional agencies which manage nuclear threat, with special attention being given to the theoretical and political bases of nuclear security as an answer to that nuclear threat. The book will be of particular interest to all those whose work involves the political and legal aspects of nuclear security, particularly those who must deal with public opinion or decision makers with regard to this important area of national and international security. Please note that one of the eight lectures presented here is written in French, the remaining seven are in English.
   
Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City: Voluntary Sector Geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney
  Geoffrey DeVerteuil/ 9781447316640/ Price:¢G 26.99
 
Book Cover Resilience' has become one of the first fully fledged academic and political buzzwords of the 21st century. Within this context, Geoffrey DeVerteuil proposes a more critically engaged and conceptually robust version, applying it to the conspicuous but now residual clusters of inner-city voluntary sector organisations deemed ¡¥service hubs¡¦. The process of resilience is compared across ten service hubs in three complex but different global inner-city regions ¡V London, Los Angeles and Sydney ¡V in response to the threat of gentrification-induced displacement. DeVerteuil shows that resilience can be about holding on to previous gains but also about holding out for transformation. The book is the first to move beyond theoretical works on ¡¥resilience¡¦ and offers a combined conceptual and empirical approach that will interest urban geographers, social planners and researchers in the voluntary sector.
   
Addressing Security Risks at the Ukrainian Border Through Best Practices on Good Governance
  Kesek, R./ 9781614997092/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover his book contains 13 presentations delivered during the two-day NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 'Addressing Security Risks at the Ukrainian Border through Best Practices on Good Governance ¡V Sources and Counter Measures', which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, in February 2016. The workshop consisted of 5 expert panels devoted to various aspects of building the integrity of the Ukrainian border management agencies to enhance the border security of the eastern flank of NATO. The topics of these panels were: the integrity of the security sector in Ukraine; corruption as a security risk in border management; institutional tools to combat corruption in border management; increasing preparedness for cross-border crises; and bilateral and multilateral dimensions of international cooperation to enhance the integrity of border management agencies. The workshop contributed to raising awareness of emerging border security challenges, as well as providing a forum for the close cooperation of and the exchange of knowledge between the most relevant local and international agencies. It also made possible the discussion of issues such as the current refugee crisis and the implications - for security - of corruption in border management in a wider context.
   
VSB02-001 Security and Conflict in East Asia.
  Tan, Andrew T. H./ 9781857437171/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
The title is divided into four parts. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures and crisis management mechanisms conflict. The introductory section includes chapters which explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of the regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining its military modernization and relationship with the USA, as well as the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges that they face. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, and the prospects for managing security in the region. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, research institutes, and academics. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.
   
VSB02-001 Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.
  Zhang, Yahong/ 9781498712002/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover As a political and social disease, public corruption costs governments and businesses around the world trillions of dollars every year. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective provides you with a better understanding of public corruption and governments¡¦ anti-corruption practices. It outlines a general framework of anti-corruption strategies that governments undertake to effectively curb corrupt practices. Case studies of several countries illustrate how governments put anti-corruption strategies into practice. This book provides case studies of anti-corruption efforts in several countries, including China, India, South Korea, Nepal, and Central and Eastern European countries. It focuses on developing and transitional countries, where the depth and effects of corruption are especially severe. The cases highlight examples of failure as well as success so that the complexity of corruption issues and the reasons why corruption persists can be better understood. Most of the contributors to each chapter are native to the countries under discussion and provide an insider¡¦s view and analysis. They expose some of the appalling depths to which corruption can go. In governments where accountability is generally weak, legal institutions are poorly developed, civil liberties and political competition are often restricted, and laws are frequently flouted, it is the people who ultimately suffer. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective represents an international effort to foster a better understanding of the issues surrounding corruption. This compelling collection of studies offers insights into real-life cases of corruption that help you equip yourself to stem corruption when it appears.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World.
  Dominguez, Jorge I./ 9780415842389/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America¡¦s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America¡¦s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America¡¦s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia.
  Weiss, Meredith L./ 9780415816731/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends. It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor: ¡E Domestic politics ¡E Economics ¡E Social policy and social development ¡E International relations and security. The volume brings together an international team of experts: an interdisciplinary mix of forty contributors from Malaysia and elsewhere, including many of the leading specialists on Malaysian affairs. The chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating window onto contemporary Malaysia. They each introduce a different aspect of the Malaysian polity, economy, or society, offering both historical perspective and a current assessment or investigation. Designed for general readers and specialists alike, chapters may be read individually -- each stands on its own -- or conjointly. 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 Malaysian politics, economics, and society.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of African Politics.
  Cheeseman, Nic/ 9781138843752/ Price:¢G 43.99
 
Book Cover Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa¡¦s politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features over 30 contributions focused around: ¡EThe State ¡EIdentity ¡EConflict ¡EDemocracy and Electoral Politics ¡EPolitical Economy & Development ¡EInternational Relations Each chapter deals with a specific topic, providing an overview of the main arguments and theories and explaining the empirical evidence that they are based on, drawing on high-profile cases such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The Handbook also contains new contributions on a wide range of topical issues, including terrorism, the growing influence of China, civil war, and transitional justice, making it required reading for non-specialists and experts alike. Featuring both established scholars and emerging researchers, this is a vital resource for all students of African Studies, democratization, conflict resolution and Third World politics.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture.
  Colvin, Sarah/ 9780415686860/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture offers a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany in the 21st century. It gathers the expertise of internationally leading scholars of German culture, politics, and society to explore and explain ¡Ehistorical pathways to contemporary Germany ¡Ethe current ¡¥Berlin Republic¡¦ ¡Esociety and diversity ¡EGermany and Europe ¡EGermany and the world. This is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary German politics and culture.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring.
  Sadiki, Larbi/ 9780415523912/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ¡¥Arab Spring,¡¦ a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects are still unfurling today. The Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring seeks to provide a departure point for ongoing discussion of a fluid phenomenon on a plethora of topics, including: ¡EContexts and contests of democratisation ¡EThe sweep of the Arab Spring ¡EEgypt ¡EWomen and the Arab Spring ¡EAgents of change and the technology of protest ¡EImpact of the Arab Spring in the wider Middle East and further afield Collating a wide array of viewpoints, specialisms, biases, and degrees of proximity and distance from events that shook the Arab world to its core, the Handbook is written with the reader in mind, to provide students, practitioners, diplomats, policy-makers and lay readers with contextualization and knowledge, and to set the stage for further discussion of the Arab Spring.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption.
  Heywood, Paul M./ 9780415617789/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries ¡V in both the developed as well as the developing world ¡V corruption seems to have become almost an obsession. Concern about corruption has become a powerful policy narrative: the explanation of last resort for a whole range of failures and disappointments in the fields of politics, economics and culture. In the more established democracies, worries about corruption have become enmeshed in a wider debate about trust in the political class. Corruption remains as widespread today, possibly even more so, as it was when concerted international attention started being devoted to the issue following the end of the Cold War. This Handbook provides a showcase of the most innovative and exciting research being conducted in Europe and North America in the field of political corruption, as well as providing a new point of reference for all who are interested in the topic. The Handbook is structured around four core themes in the study of corruption in the contemporary world: understanding and defining the nature of corruption; identifying its causes; measuring its extent; and analysing its consequences. Each of these themes is addressed from various perspectives in the first four sections of the Handbook, whilst the fifth section explores new directions that are emerging in corruption research. The contributors are experts in their field, working across a range of different social-science perspectives.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of European Politics.
  Magone, Jose M./ 9780415626750/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel European governance system that links national polities to Europe and the global community. Adopting a pan-European approach, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover a wide range of topics such as: ¡Ethe historical and theoretical background ¡Ethe political systems and institutions of both the EU and its individual member nations ¡Epolitical parties and party systems ¡Epolitical elites ¡Ecivil society and social movements in European politics ¡Ethe political economy of Europe ¡Epublic administration and policy-making ¡Eexternal policies of the EU. This is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of the European Union, European politics and comparative politics.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Public Policy.
  Araral, Eduardo/ 9781138908888/ Price:¢G 43.99
 
Book Cover This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the Handbook covers all aspects of the policy process including: ¡ETheory ¡V from rational choice to the new institutionalism ¡EFrameworks ¡V network theory, advocacy coalition and development models ¡EKey stages in the process ¡V Formulation, implementation and evaluation ¡EAgenda setting and decision making ¡EThe roles of key actors and institutions This is an invaluable resource for all scholars, graduate students and practitioners in public policy and policy analysis.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing.
  Lees-Marshment, Jennifer/ 9781138908765/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
Book Cover With the Obama campaign universally acknowledged as the most successfully marketed presidential campaign of all time, the future of political marketing is fiercely contested, provoking a wealth of high quality scholarship from across the globe. This work provides an accessible introduction to the field, international in both content and authorship, which will set the direction of future research. Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing contains cutting edge contributions written by academic experts and informed practitioners but will also have a cohesive structure, containing emerging areas and authors alongside established ones. The handbook addresses the practicalities as well as the broader impact of political marketing on politics including its¡¦ role in the changing relationship between political leaders, parties and voters. With each chapter providing a comparative and carefully structured discussion of a key topic, the handbook examines issues within the following broad themes: ¡EUnderstanding the market, gathering ideas, and debate ¡EProduct development, branding and strategy ¡EInternal Marketing ¡ECommunicating and connecting with the public ¡EGovernment Marketing - delivery, policy and leadership With each chapter written to a common template presenting new research and contemporary case studies, the handbook combines a succinct presentation of the latest research with an accessible and systematic format that will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners alike.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft.
  McKercher, B.J.C./ 9781138908574/ Price:¢G 41.99
 
Book Cover Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ¡¥Great Powers¡¦ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved ¡V and is still evolving ¡V since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft. Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections: ¡EContext of Diplomacy ¡EGreat Powers ¡EMiddle Powers ¡EDeveloping Powers ¡EInternational Organisations and Military Alliances ¡EInternational Economy ¡EIssues of Conflict and Co-operation Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order. A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action.
  Ginty, Roger Mac/ 9780415844420/ Price:¢G 195.00
 
Book Cover The Companion will be of use to those interested a range of humanitarian programmes ranging from emergency medical assistance, military interventions, managing refugee flows and the implementation of international humanitarian law. As opposed to addressing specific programmes, it will explore five themes seen as relevant to understanding and engaging in all modes of humanitarian action. The first section explores varying interpretations of humanitarianism, including critical historical and political-economic explanations as well as more practice based explorations focused on notions needs assessments and evaluation. Following this, readers will be exposed to the latest debates on a range of humanitarian principles including neutrality and sovereignty, before exploring the key issues faced by the main actors involved in humanitarian crisis (from international NGOs to local community based organizations). The final two sections address what are seen as key dilemmas in regards to humanitarian action and emerging trends in the humanitarian system, including the increasing role of social media in responding to crises. Whilst not a ¡¥how to guide¡¦, the Companion contains many practical insights for policy makers and aid workers, whilst also offering analytical insights for students of humanitarian action. Indeed, throughout the book, readers will come to the realization that understanding and improving humanitarian action simultaneously requires both active critical reflection and an acceptance of the urgency and timeliness of action that is required for humanitarian assistance to have an impact on vital human needs. Exploring a sector that is far from homogenous, both practitioners and scholars alike will find the contributions of this book offers them a deeper understanding of the motivations and mechanics of current interventions, but also insight into current changes and progress occurring in the field of humanitarian practice.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society.
  Gill, Graeme/ 9781138901957/ Price:¢G 43.99
 
Book Cover There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it. This Handbook is the first single volume which gives both a broad survey of the literature as well as highlighting the cutting edge research in the area. Through both empirical data and theoretical investigation each chapter in the Routledge Handbook Russian of Politics and Society examines both the Russian experience and the existing literature, points to research trends, and identifies issues that remain to be resolved. Offering focused studies of the key elements of Russian social and political life, the book is organized into the following broad themes: ¡EGeneral introduction ¡EPolitical institutions ¡EPolitical Economy ¡ESociety ¡EForeign Policy Politically, economically, and socially, Russia has one of the most interesting development trajectories of any major country. This Handbook seeks to answer questions about democratic transition, the relationship between the market and democracy, stability and authoritarian politics, the development of civil society, the role of crime and corruption, and the creation of a market economy. Providing a comprehensive resource for scholars and policy makers alike, this book is an important contribution to the study of Russian Studies, Eastern European studies, and International Relations.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions.
  Gandhi, Jennifer/ 9780415630887/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions (HCPI) is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to our accumulated knowledge and the cutting edge of scholarship about political institutions in the comparative context. It differs from existing handbooks in that it focuses squarely on institutions but also discusses how they intersect with the study of mass behaviour and explain important outcomes, drawing on the perspective of comparative politics. The Handbook is organized into three sections: ¡EThe first section, consisting of six chapters, is organized around broad theoretical and empirical challenges affecting the study of institutions. It highlights the major issues that emerge among scholars defining, measuring, and analyzing institutions. ¡EThe second section includes fifteen chapters, each of which handles a different substantive institution of importance in comparative politics. This section covers traditional topics, such as electoral rules and federalism, as well as less conventional but equally important areas, including authoritarian institutions, labor market institutions, and the military. Each chapter not only provides a summary of our current state of knowledge on the topic, but also advances claims that emphasise the research frontier on the topic and that should encourage greater investigation. ¡EThe final section, encompassing seven chapters, examines the relationship between institutions and a variety of important outcomes, such as political violence, economic performance, and voting behavior. The idea is to consider what features of the political, sociological, and economic world we understand better because of the scholarly attention to institutions. Featuring contributions from leading researchers in the field from the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere, this Handbook will be of great interest to all students and scholars of political institutions, political behaviour and comparative politics.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization.
  Case, William/ 9781138939042/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides the first book-length account of the reasons for democracy¡¦s declining fortunes in the region today. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in four major sections: ¡EStunted Trajectories and Unhelpful Milieus ¡EWavering Social Forces ¡EUncertain Institutions ¡ECountry cases and democratic guises This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region This timely survey will be essential reading for scholars and students of Democratization and Asian Politics, as well as policymakers concerned with democracy¡¦s setbacks in Southeast Asia and the implications for the region¡¦s citizens.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy.
  Pilat, Joseph F./ 9780415870399/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
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.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics.
  Lucas, George/ 9780415743686/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics is a comprehensive reference work that addresses concerns held in common by the military services of many nations. It attempts to discern both moral dilemmas and clusters of moral principles held in common by all practitioners of this profession, regardless of nation or culture. Comprising essays by contributors drawn from the four service branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine corps) as well as civilian academics specializing in this field, this handbook discusses the relationship of "ethics" in the military setting to applied and professional ethics generally. Leading scholars and senior military practitioners from countries including the US, UK, France, China, Australia and Japan, discuss various national cultural views of the moral dimensions of military service. With reference to the responsibilities of professional orientation and education, as well as the challenges posed by recent technological developments, this handbook examines the difficulties underpinning the fundamental framework of military service. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war theory, ethics philosophy, sociology, war and conflict studies, and security studies.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security.
  Dittmer, Lowell/ 9780415855433/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover Located in the center of Asia with one of the largest land frontiers in the world and 14 neighbors whose dispositions could not easily be predicted, China has long been obsessed with security. In this Handbook, an internationally renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of contemporary thinking about Chinese national security. Chapters cover the PRC¡¦s historical, ideological and doctrinal heritage related to security, its security arrangements and policies targeting key regions and nations of the world, the security aspects of the PRC¡¦s ground, air, sea, space and cyber forces, as well as the changing and expanding definition and scope of China¡¦s security theory and practice. The Handbook is divided into three thematic parts: Part I focuses on national security, covering traditional views of security and the impact of China¡¦s historical experience on current security dispositions as well as non-traditional security. Part II looks at China¡¦s relations with the great powers, regional security and China¡¦s involvement with collective security organizations. Part III provides an overview of China¡¦s institutionalized security forces; looking at the army, navy, air force and Second Artillery (strategic nuclear forces) and offering analysis of China¡¦s recent interest in space as a security concern and cybersecurity. This volume is essential reading for all students of Asian Security, Chinese Politics and International Relations.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy.
  Mammone, Andrea/ 9780415604178/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
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 Continuities 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.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations.
  Pullen, Alison/ 9780415821261/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations synthesizes and extends existing research on ethics in organizations by explicitly focusing on ¡¥ethico-politics¡¦ - where ethics informs political action. It draws connections between ethics and politics in and around organizations and the workplace, examines cutting-edge areas and sets the scene for future research. Through a wealth of international and multidisciplinary contributions this volume considers the broad range of ways in which ethics and politics can be conceived and understood. The chapters look at various ethical traditions, as well as the discursive deployment of ethical terminology in organizational settings, and they also examine large scale political structures and processes and how they relate to different forms of politics which affect behaviour in organizations. These many possibilities are united by a focus on how ethics can be used to inform and justify the exercise of power in organizations. This collection will be a valuable reference source for students and researchers across the disciplines of organizational studies, ethics and politics.
   
VSB02 Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization
  William Case/ 9781138313675/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
outheast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. Now available in paperback, the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides the first book-length account of the reasons for democracy¡¦s declining fortunes in the region today. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in four major sections: ¡EStunted Trajectories and Unhelpful Milieus ¡EWavering Social Forces ¡EUncertain Institutions ¡ECountry cases and democratic guises This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region This timely survey will be essential reading for scholars and students of Democratization and Asian Politics, as well as policymakers concerned with democracy¡¦s setbacks in Southeast Asia and the implications for the region¡¦s citizens.
   
VB02-450 Radicalization, 4-Vols/Set.
  Neumann, Peter R./ 9781138791268/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
¡¥Radicalization¡¦ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits¡Xless than ¡¥terrorism¡¦ but equal to ¡¥political violence¡¦ and ¡¥extremism¡¦. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years ago. Previous generations of scholars had, of course, been interested in why and how people become extremists, but there was no separate field of inquiry which brought together the many political scientists, historians, area studies and terrorism experts, social-movement theorists, and psychologists who had dedicated their scholarly careers¡Xand developed different ideas and approaches¡Xto answering these questions. The exponential growth of serious literature on radicalization (and the complementary topic of ¡¥de-radicalization¡¦) has produced a more coherent scholarly field, with academics from different disciplines coalescing around similar questions and engaging in scholarly debates¡Xfor example, on the importance of ideology; the role of the Internet, and the contradictory dynamics of counterterrorism policies¡Xthat have created a common stock of knowledge from which new debates and lines of inquiry are generated. In short, the concept of radicalization¡Xhowever ambiguous and ill-defined¡Xis here to stay, and there is now a sufficiently large body of highly rigorous research from different disciplines to make this new Routledge collection of major works particularly welcome. Indeed, it is destined to make a significant contribution to shaping this young and growing field of scholarly research.
   
VB02-449 Futile Diplomacy - A History of Arab-Israeli Negotiations, 1913-56, 4-Vols/Set.
  Caplan, Neil/ 9781138905214/ Price:¢G 340.00
 
These four volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between 1913 and 1956. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace. The text of each volume comprises both analytical-historical chapters and a selection of primary documents from archival sources, providing an essential reference source for the student of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its long history. Volume 1: Early Arab-Zionist Negotiation Attempts, 1913-1931 Volume 2: Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate Volume 3: The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking, 1948-1954 Volume 4: Operation Alpha and the Failure of Anglo-American Coercive Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1954-1956
   
VB02-434 Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change.
  Lekoko, Rebecca Nthogo/ 9781466685680/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover BIn modern times, political and social reform often starts at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder; common people with ordinary lives enact change through community organization and the desire to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Governments that support such movements can experience great advances and achievements in the long term. Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change presents a series of real-world studies on political and social activism in the information age, focusing on how empowerment of minority or underserved populations can serve to enact sweeping reforms regionally, nationally, or globally. This book is a critical resource for political and private actors, including government agencies, community organizers, political parties, and researchers in the social sciences. This reference work features research on timely topics such as women¡¦s empowerment, poverty, social activism and social change, community building, and empowerment of individuals in a variety of socioeconomic settings and roles. Topics Covered ¡EBuilding Resilient Communities ¡EEmpowering Women ¡EEntrepreneurship ¡EIndividual Empowerment ¡ELeadership Dynamics ¡EPoverty to Prosperity ¡ESelf-Empowerment ¡ESocial Change
   
VB02-427 Quantitative Research in Political Science, 5-Vols/Set.
  Franzese, Robert/ 9781473902176/ Price:¢G 910.00
 
Book Cover This four volume Major Work brings together the key articles that laid the foundations, extended and deepened the techniques, and demonstrated the application of the empirical-methodological toolbox of modern positive political science. The fundamental challenges of positive, empirical political science are many, and this collection helps to untangle and delineate the various issues by structuring the contents into four thematic sections: ¡EMulticausality ¡EHeterogeneity & Context Conditionality ¡ETemporal & Unit (Inter)Dependence ¡EUbiquitous Endogeneity The rationale behind the collection¡¦s structure and selection of contents is carefully laid out and explained in an illuminating introductory chapter, written by esteemed editor Robert J. Franzese.
   
VB02-426 Historical International Relations, 4-Vols/Set.
  Leira, Halvard/ 9781473902206/ Price:¢G 765.00
 
Book Cover As a quarry for data, testing-ground for theory and site of investigation, history has been one of the unacknowledged partners of International Relations. The last two decades has witnessed both a substantial increase in the scope of historical IR scholarship and in the sophistication of methodological approaches to history, accompanied by a rapidly increasing (and multidisciplinary) interest in the history of international thought, as well as an ever more sophisticated historiography of the discipline itself. This Major Work is structured in a way to engage with the key recent developments in the field of international relations, providing the reader with an overview of approaches to history in IR; the history of international thought/historiography; and the emergence of the state and the state system. Volume One: Doing Historical International Relations Volume Two: The History of International Thought Volume Three: The State in Historical Perspective Volume Four: The State System in Historical Perspective
   
VB02-423 Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions.
  Osabuohien, Evans/ 9781466674059/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Several studies have investigated the impetus and implications behind large-scale land acquisitions/deals at the global level; however, intranational factors within communities and societies have not received much attention from researchers. The Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions examines the economic, sociological, and environmental issues surrounding land transactions and the impact these deals may have on local households and communities. Focusing on international issues as well as domestic concerns, this publication is a useful reference for policymakers, academics, researchers, and advanced-level students in various disciplines. Topics Covered ¡EAgricultural Production and Export ¡EColonial Heritage ¡EEnvironmental Impacts ¡EFood Security ¡ELand Conflicts ¡ELand Reforms ¡ELegal Frameworks of Land Acquisitions
   
VB02-420 International Relations of the Middle East, 4-Vols/Set.
  Valbjorn, Morten/ 9781473902749/ Price:¢G 765.00
 
Book Cover This interdisciplinary resource brings together important works from the fields of international relations theory and Middle East studies - it promotes a stronger dialogue and cross-fertilisation between the two areas of study. The work¡¦s esteemed editorial team has structured the volumes thematically, to allow for ease of navigation and clear understanding of the different key aspects: ¡EVolume One addresses the more fundamental and (meta)theoretical issues relating to the debate about the study of Middle East international relations ¡EVolume Two looks at the history of the field, addressing the debate about the emergence and evolution of the modern Middle East state system. ¡EVolume Three examines more recent debates, and primarily the issue about the role of identity politics in international relations. ¡EVolume Four engages with more classic and well-known issues from the general IR debate and explores to what extent assumptions and approaches from these debates are also useful in the study of Middle East international relations. The articles are framed by an introductory essay written by the editors, which helps to guide the reader through the volumes by providing further context and explaining the rationale behind the selection of literature.
   
VB02-389 The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, 2-Vols/Set.
  Jorgensen, Knud Erik/ 9781446276099/ Price:¢G 265.00
 
Book Cover During the last two decades the study of European foreign policy has experienced remarkable growth, presumably reflecting a more significant international role of the European Union. The Union has significantly expanded its policy portfolio and though empty symbolic politics still exists, the Union¡¦s international relations have become more substantial and its foreign policy more focused. European foreign policy has become a dynamic policy area, being adapted to changing challenges and environments, such as the Arab Spring, new emerging economies/powers; the crisis of multilateralism and much more. The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, Two-Volume set, is a major reference work for Foreign Policy Programmes around the world. The Handbook is designed to be accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in a wide variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Both volumes are structured to address areas of critical concern to scholars at the cutting edge of all major dimensions of foreign policy. The volumes are composed of original chapters written specifically to the following themes: ¡EResearch traditions and historical experience ¡ETheoretical perspectives ¡EEU actors ¡EState actors ¡ESocietal actors ¡EThe politics of European foreign policy ¡EBilateral relations ¡ERelations with multilateral institutions ¡EIndividual policies ¡ETransnational challenge The Handbook will be an essential reference for both advanced students and scholars.
   
VB02-336-4 Political Handbook of the World 2015.
  Lansford, Tom/ 9781483371573/ Price:¢G 335.00
 
Book Cover The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2015 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country¡¦s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. And this annual update will aim to include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of this year.
   
SB02-458 Governing Sex, Building the Nation: The Politics of Prostitution in Postcolonial Taiwan (1945-1979).
  Yen, Wan-Chen/ 9781443872386/ Price:¢G 47.99
 
   
SB02-455 Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century.
  McDonald, Hamish/ 9781137279996/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
   
SB02-453 Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy.
  Malloy, Tove H./ 9780198746669/ Price:¢G 76.00
 
   
SB02-442 Back to the Future of Socialism.
  Hain, Peter/ 9781447321668/ Price:¢G 20.99
 
What's gone wrong with capitalism and how should governments respond? Did Big Government or Big Banking cause the global financial crisis? Is the answer austerity or investment in growth; untrammelled market forces or regulating for the common good? Anthony Crosland¡¦s The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left until the global banking crisis. Now Peter Hain, with over 50 years¡¦ experience in politics, revisits this classic text and presents a stimulating political prospectus for today. Hain argues that capitalism is now more financially unstable and unfair, productive but prone to paralysis, dynamic but discriminatory. A rousing alternative to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our era, Hain¡¦s new book should be read by everyone interested in the future of the left.
   
SB02-440 China and Post-Socialist Development.
  Bolesta, Andrzej/ 9781447321507/ Price:¢G 72.99
 
Book Cover The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower during its systemic transition is an astonishing phenomenon. China and Post-Socialist Development is the first comprehensive attempt to frame China¡¦s advancements within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, against the background of post-socialist transformation, asking how has it happened and where does China go from here? In this book the author argues that as China transits from central planning to market, it tries to imitate the institutions and policies of Japan and South Korea during their high growth periods of the second half of the twentieth century. China¡¦s approach ¡V broadly in opposition to the neo-liberal doctrine ¡V has brought impressive results, leading the author to make important predictions about the future. This book is for everybody who is interested in China, development and post-socialist transformation.
   
SB02-439 Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us.
  Hills, John/ 9781447320036/ Price:¢G 13.99
 
Book Cover Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent - 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 UK 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 through 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.
   
GB02-26 UXL Civics, 3-Vols & Teacher's Guide.
  / 9781573029629/ Price:US$ 315.00
 
Book Cover UXL Civics supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula in its three full-color, thematically arranged volumes. Volume 1: American Government covers the foundations and structures of local and state government as well as the three federal branches, the role of political parties and other entities that influence the government, and the intersection of government and the economy. Volume 2: Rights, Liberties, and Obligations addresses the meaning of citizenship and basic democratic values as well as the U.S. Constitution, citizens¡¦ civil rights and responsibilities, and the civil rights movement. Volume 3: U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Affairs provides an overview of its evolution over time, notes key players and institutions, describes military aid and intervention, intergovernmental agencies, and the role of the United States in the global economy and international humanitarian efforts. Each chapter begins with guided reading questions to encourage critical thinking and includes suggestions for individual and group activities. Primary sources, full-color photos and graphics, and concise glossaries accompany the narrative and a comprehensive subject index and resource guide in each volume enhance access. The fourth volume is a Teacher¡¦s Guide with additional curriculum support. UXL Civics: Teacher¡¦s Guide offers additional curriculum support in the form of bulleted lists summarizing the main ideas for each chapter; guided reading questions to encourage critical thinking; Common Core, state standards and national social studies standards alignments for each chapter; student activities and lesson plans for each chapter, including reading prompts, debate topics, and mock trial activities; and chapter-specific bibliographies.
   
GB02-24 A Reader on the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.
  / 9789814698030/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover A Reader on the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical developments, ideological guidelines, and national development strategies that had been formulated by the Communist Party of China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping through Hu Jintao over the past more than three decades of Reform and Opening up in light of China¡¦s basic national conditions and the historical experience of socialist development and modernization. These include the Deng Xiaoping Theory expounding the Four Cardinal Principles and market-oriented reform, the core socialist values, the scientific outlook on development, and the important thought of Three Represents. By putting forth these propositions, adhering to the principles, and implementing the policies delineated in this book, the three generations of CPC leadership hoped to adapt Marxism to China¡¦s actual social and economic conditions, rejuvenate the Chinese nation, and develop China into a modern, moderately prosperous, and harmonious society that is strong, democratic, and politically and culturally advanced. Part 1: The System of Theories of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics (5 Chapters) Part 2: The System of Core Socialist Values (1 Chapter) Part 3: The Scientific Outlook on Development (6 Chapters) Part 4: The Important Thought of Three Represents (16 Chapters)
   
CBRN Security Culture in Practice.
  Gahlaut, S./ 9781614995333/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on CBRN security culture, held in Yerevan, Armenia, in June 2014. The conference was timely in bringing together the various aspects of security culture in the different substantive areas from a CBRN perspective, focusing efforts to advance CBRN security culture in the everyday work of those who must deal with these ever present threats. The primary aim of the conference was to promote the concept of a CBRN security culture which recognizes the areas of synergy which span the individual disciplines, and to introduce assessment and enhancement methodologies to enable countries to optimize the role of the human factor in dealing with their international obligations and United Nations Security Council resolution 1540. The book reflects the presentations and deliberations of workshop participants and will be of interest to governments, international organizations, researchers and practitioners whose work involves the human dimension of the security of CBRN materials.
   
Strengthening Maritime Security Through Cooperation.
  Kitchen, I./ 9781614995357/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
Book Cover This book shares some of the research, debates and findings from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW); Building Trust to Enhance Maritime Security, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2014. The chapters in the book deal extensively with lessons learned by NATO from a wide range of policies, operations and situations. This maritime experience has been amassed from the Atlantic and Mediterranean to the Baltic and the Black Sea, and even into the Indian Ocean, as well as from the four decades spent defending NATO allies on the high seas during the Cold War. The single most profound lesson learned over the years has concerned the importance of efficient coordination. Structures and mechanisms have been created, not least in recent counter piracy operations, which enable a vast array of actors to work together in an efficient way, and which could prove invaluable in future efforts to counter terrorism and aggression worldwide. The safety of the maritime domain is essential to the freedom and security of all nations, and this book will be of interest to all those whose work involves maintaining that freedom and security.
   
Engaging the Public to Fight the Consequences of Terrorism and Disasters.
  Apostol, I./ 9781614994923/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) Engaging the Public to Fight the Consequences of Terrorism and Disasters, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to analyze accumulated European theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of disaster prevention and the involvement of the public in preventing and fighting the consequences of terrorism, as well as natural and man-made disasters. There was a particular focus on the perspective of the region, especially with a view to meeting European Union standards and setting uniform and independent standards for hazard and risk assessment methods. The protection of economically critical infrastructure, such as dams, pipelines and transport and storage facilities, was addressed as were the issues of managing water and non-renewable resources, the disposal of dangerous chemicals and radioactive waste, and defensible methods of transport for fuel supplies and key personnel.
   
Heard And Overheard: Words Wise (and Otherwise) with Politicians, Statesmen, and Real People.
  Symington, James W./ 9780986435331/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover Jim Symington has a rare addiction for Washington: he listens. Right-hand man for Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ambassador Jock Whitney, he was present¡Xoften a participant¡Xas national and world events unfolded. Witnessing history from the New Deal to President Obama¡¦s Cuban initiative, Symington is a willing recorder of eavesdrops, ¡§ranging in propriety from blasphemy to prayer.¡¨ Heard and Overheard is presented in a prefatory sampler and three parts involving ¡§politicians, statesmen, and real people.¡¨ To read it is to relive pivotal moments of modern history, to meet the giants (and villains) of our time, and to savor a narrative that is epic in scope, gem-like in faceted brilliance, and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
   
Heard And Overheard: Words Wise (and Otherwise) with Politicians, Statesmen, and Real People.
  Symington, James W./ 9780991504701/ Price:US$ 36.00
 
Jim Symington has a rare addiction for Washington: he listens. Right-hand man for Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ambassador Jock Whitney, he was present¡Xoften a participant¡Xas national and world events unfolded. Witnessing history from the New Deal to President Obama¡¦s Cuban initiative, Symington is a willing recorder of eavesdrops, ¡§ranging in propriety from blasphemy to prayer.¡¨ Heard and Overheard is presented in a prefatory sampler and three parts involving ¡§politicians, statesmen, and real people.¡¨ To read it is to relive pivotal moments of modern history, to meet the giants (and villains) of our time, and to savor a narrative that is epic in scope, gem-like in faceted brilliance, and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
   
Economics and Diplomacy: A Life in the Foreign Service of the United States.
  Hinton, Deane R./ 9780986435324/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
Book Cover The book recounts Hinton's youth, army service in Italy in World War II, and 48-year diplomatic career, starting with political, commercial, and consular postings and including economic studies at Fletcher and Harvard. In the Paris embassy's Office of the Treasury Attache, he analyzed French money supply and worked on taxation issues. At State, he became an expert in negotiations to establish the European Common Market, then served in Brussels as a charter member of the U.S. Mission to the European Community. After a break at the National War College, he worked on commodity issues and Kennedy Round trade negotiations. Subsequently he brought his economic gifts to bear on development issues, serving as AID director and economic counselor in Guatemala and Chile. Recalled to Washington, he spent four years in the White House, three as deputy director of the Council on International Economic Policy.
   
Ambassador to a Small World: Letters from Chad.
  Goldthwait, Christopher E./ 9780986435362/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
Book Cover Ambassador to a Small World is a highly personal portrait of Chad from the vantage point of Christopher Goldthwait, the longest-serving U.S. ambassador to N'Djamena. The book comprises his perceptive reflections on the country and its people. It touches on U.S. foreign policy, foreign aid, and the life of the small American community in one of the continent¡¦s most isolated countries. And it examines sharp contrasts within Chad and between Chad and the United States. Originating as a series of monthly letters to a dozen close friends, the book preserves the epistolary format, with the letters grouped into topical chapters. Much of the book is a travelogue, describing 25,000 miles of travel, of which 15,000 were overland, to nearly every corner of Chad. What began as descriptive quickly became analytical and reflective. The insights of the letters remains current.
   
Ambassador To A Small World: Letters from Chad.
  Goldthwait, Christopher E./ 9780986435379/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
Book Cover Ambassador to a Small World is a highly personal portrait of Chad from the vantage point of Christopher Goldthwait, the longest-serving U.S. ambassador to N'Djamena. The book comprises his perceptive reflections on the country and its people. It touches on U.S. foreign policy, foreign aid, and the life of the small American community in one of the continent¡¦s most isolated countries. And it examines sharp contrasts within Chad and between Chad and the United States. Originating as a series of monthly letters to a dozen close friends, the book preserves the epistolary format, with the letters grouped into topical chapters. Much of the book is a travelogue, describing 25,000 miles of travel, of which 15,000 were overland, to nearly every corner of Chad. What began as descriptive quickly became analytical and reflective. The insights of the letters remains current.
   
Resiliency: Enhancing Coping with Crisis and Terrorism.
  n/a/ 9781614994893/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book contributes to a better understanding of what makes people and communities resilient in the face of disasters, violence and terrorism. This resilience is understood as a resource that facilitates recovery, effective functioning and positive outcomes in the wake of major critical events that threaten the well-being of individuals, families, communities and nations. The chapters in this publication present complementary perspectives on resilience in a variety of socially adverse settings and how to assess resilience beyond the level of an individual. The contributing authors not only consider evidence of resilience in the aftermath of mass trauma, but uniquely explore it from a developmental perspective and expand the focus from individual resilience to the broader ecological levels of community and society. The book contains 11 chapters reflecting different aspects of resilience. Presentation of these different perspectives will be helpful to scholars and students of human behavior affected by life-threatening crises. Together, the chapters present up-to-date research that affirms human strength when confronted by the extreme experiences. The book also covers the broad landscape of current knowledge and research topics on resilience that are related to mass violence and terrorism, which is one of the growing concerns of the world today.
   
Unequal Treaties and China, 2-vols/set.
  Wang Jianlang/ 9781623201180/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Understanding a country¡¦s history is a vital way of understanding its people. In Unequal Treaties and China, author Wang Jianlang looks at how history has affected the nation and how those unequal treaties from foreign powers have shaped China¡¦s policies even up until the modern day. From the first Opium War (1839-1842) and until the birth of New China in 1949, China was forced to sign multiple unequal treaties by foreign imperialist and invading powers. In these treaties, China conceded many of its sovereign rights in terms of territory and commerce. Ever since the time of the first unequal treaty (the Treaty of Nanjing), the people of China have struggled to invalidate these unequal treaties. Unequal Treaties and China provides a comprehensive overview of China¡¦s history of fighting against these unequal treaties.
   
Political Islam and the Invention of Tradition.
  Roberts, Nicholas P./ 9780990693963/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover The aim of this work is to refute the oft-cited cliche that ¡§Islamists¡¨ are hostile to representative and accountable government and seek a return to some distant, barbaric past. To the contrary, many Islamists have made innovative contributions to religiously informed political thought in the Islamic context. In actual fact, no ¡§Islamic state¡¨ has ever existed in the history of Islam, and the Islamist conviction that religion and life (state) are inseparable is a highly contested issue. The aim of this work, then, is to illustrate political Islam as an invented tradition. This work provides an important contribution to a growing body of literature that seeks to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted phenomenon of political Islam, especially in the context of the post-Arab Spring Middle East.
   
The American Consul: A History of the United States Consular Service 1776-1924
  Kennedy, Charles S./ 9780990693970/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover This new edition adds the period 1914 to 1924, after which the Consular Service was integrated with the Diplomatic Service to form the present-day Foreign Service of the United States. This volume thus adds the work of the Consular Service through the end of World War I, the Greek disaster in Turkey, and Germany in the early years of the Weimar Republic.
   
The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures.
  Cohen, Herman J./ 9780986435300/ Price:US$ 24.00
 
Book Cover This book offers a colorful and penetrating look at African cultural norms and imperatives at the core of African political and economic performance over the past half-century. The author served in five US embassies in Africa and as Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, this provided him with unique opportunities to engage in private conversations with African heads of state. Despite billions of dollars of international development assistance poured into Africa since 1955, and despite huge earnings from commodity sales, Africa has lagged far behind most other emerging nations in economic growth and poverty reduction. Through these conversations, Cohen provides an opportunity to the African leaders he knew to tell us personally why the initial enthusiasm that accompanied independence went so badly awry. A new third generation of African leadership is now coming to the fore. The key question is, can they and the international donor community learn from and overcome the negative legacies of their predecessors?
   
Lone Actors An Emerging Security Threat
  Richman, A./ 9781614995845/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover Terrorist attacks perpetrated by lone actors have already occurred in several countries, and this phenomenon is emerging as a threat to the security of both NATO members and other countries worldwide. In this context, a lone actor, or 'lone wolf¡¦, is someone who individually prepares or commits violent acts in support of an ideology, group or movement, but who is acting outside of the command structure and without the assistance of any group. Up to now, these individual acts have been seen as almost impossible to forecast, but it is nevertheless important to develop a responsible security policy which takes them into account and incorporates planning for counteraction, prevention and response. This book presents papers, written by leading experts in the field, which reflect the subjects presented at the workshop 'Loan Actors ¡V An Emerging Security Threat', part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, held in Jerusalem in November 2014. The papers are divided into five sections: the threat of lone actor terrorism; case studies; countering and responding to the threat; legal and ethical aspects; and foresight and policy aspects. The insights, information and recommendations shared in this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing a more efficient response policy to this emerging threat.
   
Terrorist Threats in North Africa from a NATO Perspective
  Tomolya, J./ 9781614995869/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover According to the editors of this book, North Africa has become a hotbed of terrorist activity in recent years, as demonstrated by several events in the region. Representing, as it does, a potential threat to NATO's southern flank, this area can no longer be ignored, they say. This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence, Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Research Workshop entitled 'The Terrorist Threat in North Africa from a NATO Perspective', held in Ankara, Turkey, in the November 2013. Subjects covered include the changing nature of North African terrorism; the rise of Al Qaeda in North Africa; financing terrorism in North Africa; the legal framework of military operations against terrorism in North Africa and the relationship between international terrorism and terrorism in North Africa, among others. Also included in the book is the keynote address given by Prof. Yonah Alexander of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and entitled 'Terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel: Threats and Responses'. The book provides insights to further the understanding of terrorism in North Africa, and will be of interest to all those involved in the development of counterterrorism policies to combat this threat.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars.
  Newman, Edward/ 9780415622585/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive new Handbook explores the significance and nature of armed intrastate conflict and civil war in the modern world. Civil wars and intrastate conflict represent the principal form of organised violence since the end of World War II, and certainly in the contemporary era. These conflicts have a huge impact and drive major political change within the societies in which they occur, as well as on an international scale. The global importance of recent intrastate and regional conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nepal, Cote d'Ivoire, Syria and Libya ¡V amongst others ¡V has served to refocus academic and policy interest upon civil war. Drawing together contributions from key thinkers in the field who discuss the sources, causes, duration, nature and recurrence of civil wars, as well as their political meaning and international impact, the Handbook is organised into five key parts: Part I: Understanding and Explaining Civil Wars: Theoretical and Methodological Debates Part II: The Causes of Civil Wars Part III: The Nature and Impact of Civil Wars Part IV: International Dimensions Part V: Termination and Resolution of Civil Wars Covering a wide range of topics including micro-level issues as well as broader debates, Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars will set a benchmark for future research in the field. This volume will be of much interest to students of civil wars and intrastate conflict, ethnic conflict, political violence, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency.
  Rich, Paul B./ 9780415747530/ Price:¢G 40.99
 
Book Cover In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in Iraq from 2003, academic interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency has substantially increased. These topics have become dominant themes on the security agenda, replacing peacekeeping, humanitarian operations and terrorism as key concepts. The aim of this volume is to showcase the rich thinking that is available in the area of insurgency and counterinsurgency studies and act as a further guide for study and research. In order to contain this wide-ranging topic within an accessible and informative framework, the Editors have divided the text into three key parts: Part I: Theoretical and Analytical Issues Part II: Insurgent Movements Part III: Counterinsurgency Cases The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency will be of great interest to all students of insurgency and small wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general, as well as professional military colleges and policymakers.
   
VSB02-001 The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War.
  Kalinovsky, Artemy M./ 9780415677011/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of familiar Cold War events, such as the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and superpower detente, and shed new light on the importance of ideology, race, modernization, and transnational movements. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War draws on the wealth of new Cold War scholarship, bringing together essays on a diverse range of topics such as geopolitics, military power and technology and strategy. The chapters also address the importance of non-state actors, such as scientists, human rights activists and the Catholic Church, and examine the importance of development, foreign aid and overseas assistance. The volume is organised into nine parts: Part I: The Early Cold War Part II: Cracks in the Bloc Part III: Decolonization, Imperialism and its Consequences Part IV: The Cold War in the Third World Part V: The Era of Detente Part VI: Human Rights and Non-State Actors Part VII: Nuclear Weapons, Technology and Intelligence Part VIII: Psychological Warfare, Propaganda and Cold War Culture Part IX: The End of the Cold War This new Handbook will be of great interest to all students of Cold War history, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.
   
VSB02-001 Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies.
  Soeters, Joseph/ 9780415635332/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover This volume offers an overview of the methodologies of research in the field of military studies. As an institution relying on individuals and resources provided by society, the military has been studied by scholars from a wide range of disciplines: political science, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, economics and administrative studies. The methodological approaches in these disciplines vary from computational modelling of conflicts and surveys of military performance, to the qualitative study of military stories from the battlefield and veterans experiences. Rapidly developing technological facilities (more powerful hardware, more sophisticated software, digitalization of documents and pictures) render the methodologies in use more dynamic than ever. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies offers a comprehensive and dynamic overview of these developments as they emerge in the many approaches to military studies. The chapters in this Handbook are divided over four parts: starting research, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and finalizing a study, and every chapter starts with the description of a well-published study illustrating the methodological issues that will be dealt with in that particular chapter. Hence, this Handbook not only provides methodological know-how, but also offers a useful overview of military studies from a variety of research perspectives. This Handbook will be of much interest to students of military studies, security and war studies, civil-military relations, military sociology, political science and research methods in general.
   
VB02-422 Food Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rosegrant, Mark/ 9781446294550/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover Following years of complacency about food security and agriculture, world food prices began increasing in 2000 and currently remain well above long run trends. Research into this phenomenon reveals a highly complex and cross-disciplinary issue, which is fast becoming a defining feature of our times. Fuelled by a huge variety of interlinking factors, including rapid or improved economic growth ¡Vparticularly in Asia and Africa ¡V as well water scarcity, climate change, and the increasing demand for biofuels, the renewed urgency due to recent high food prices has focused much-needed attention on the challenges of food security. The articles in these volumes address the major challenges and debates around food security and the policies, investments, and technologies required to reduce or eliminate food insecurity. Organised thematically, each volume is introduced by an essay that synthesizes the topics covered therein, including the following: Volume One: Food Demand, Access and Utilization Volume Two: Producing Enough Food Volume Three: Markets, Value Chains, Trade and Macroeconomic Policy Volume Four: Food Policy for Food Security
   
VB02-421 Public Administration, 6-Vols/Set.
  Peters, B. Guy/ 9781446294222/ Price:¢G 1130.00
 
Book Cover This new six- volume collection brings together a number of the major statements in the literature surrounding public administration and its role in government. Public administration is essential to the effective functioning of governments, as it involves not only implementing public policies but also providing policy advice to political leaders. While the recent emphasis on public management in the academic literature, as well as in the ¡§real world¡¨ of governing, has tended to de-emphasize the significance of public administration, this collection examines the vital importance of the public bureaucracy in producing public services and in serving the public. Efficiency is not the only important value for public administration. Service, effectiveness, responsiveness, probity and accountability are equally as crucial. The readings in this major work cover the wide array of topics in public administration, blending classics in the field with more recent scholarship. Comparative in its approach, this collection is designed for both academics and practitioners across the world. Volume One: Fundamental Issues in Public Administration Volume Two: People In Public Administration Volume Three: The Political Role of Public Administration Volume Four: Implementation and Service Provision Volume Five: Bureaucracy in Particular Settings. Volume Six: Accountability and Control
   
VB02-419 Environmental Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Matthew, Richard/ 9781446294499/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover The literature compiled in this four-volume collection explores the real and potential linkages between environmental change and security. Early formulations of environmental security date to antiquity, whilst contemporary formulations of environment-conflict-peace linkages grew in part from the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The ensuing flood of academic enquiry has been diverse and extensive, and the objective of this major work is to organize this important but polysemous literature in order to provide a comprehensive, historically rich and global overview of its key concepts, findings, contributors and methodologies. Volume One: Historical Context: Early Writings on Environment and Security Volume Two: Environmental Change, National Security and the Conflict Cycle Volume Three: Rethinking Security in Response to Environmental Change Volume Four: The Security Implications of Climate Change
   
VB02-417 Water Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Jagerskog, Anders/ 9781446293928/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover During the past two decades, environmental security and more specifically the security of water as a natural resource has come to the forefront of research and discussion. Many regions have experienced an increased water scarcity due to climatic variability and climate change, and the uncertain impacts of climate change to the supply has brought the issue to the centre of political debates. Indeed it has been raised by both the EU and the US national governments as a major issue of concern globally and has also been highlighted by the Security Council of the UN. The four volumes of this collection seek to broadly outline the debate as it has developed, both from a policy as well as an academic perspective, with the aim to bring conceptual clarity as well as provide an account of how the water security discourse has emerged and developed. Volume One: Water Security - Origin and foundations Volume Two: Water Security - International conflict and cooperation Volume Three. Water Security and Development - An intimate relation Volume Four: The Age of Water Security - Current dilemmas and future challenges
   
VB02-413 Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy.
  Akrivopoulou, Christina M./ 9781466662483/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The creation of a new public realm through the use of the Internet and ICT may positively promote political liberties and freedom of speech, but could also threaten the political and public autonomy of the individual. Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy focuses on the new technological era as an innovative way to initiate democratic dialogue, but one that can also endanger individual rights to freedom, privacy, and autonomy. This reference book focuses on the new opportunities technology offers for political expression and will be of use to both academic and legal audiences, including academics, students, independent authorities, legislative bodies, and lawyers. Topics Covered ¡ECyberspace ¡EDemocracy ¡EFreedom of Speech ¡EGlobalization ¡EHuman Rights ¡EICT ¡EPolitical Autonomy ¡EPrivacy ¡EPublic Sphere
   
VB02-412 E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases.
  Baum, Scott/ 9781466661066/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The application of e-government technologies has led to increased public participation and social inclusion, while allowing for greater government transparency. These technologies provide accessibility to online content and services while offering the public an active voice in governmental issues. E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases presents current and emerging research about the implementation of technology in government and its broad social implications. This handbook aims to be a comprehensive reference publication for academicians, researchers, practitioners, students, and managers with an interest in e-government content and the ability for the public to access and utilize this technology. Topics Covered ¡EE-Democracy ¡EE-Government ¡EE-Government Adoption ¡EGovernment Transparency ¡EICT Implementation ¡EPublic Participation ¡ESocial Inclusion
   
VB02-411 Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics.
  Banerjee, Santo/ 9781466660700/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover As an important research field in mathematics, chaos theory impacts many different disciplines such as physics, engineering, economics, and biology. Most recently, however, chaos theory has also been applied to the social sciences, helping to explain the complex and interdependent nature of international politics. Chaos and Complexity Theory in World Politics aims to bring attention to new developments in global politics within the last few years. Demonstrating various issues in international relations and the application of chaos theory within this field, this publication serves as an essential reference for researchers and professionals, as well as useful educational material for academicians and students. Topics Covered ¡EApplied Mathematics and Political Science ¡EChaos Theory ¡EChaotic International Environment ¡EConflict Studies ¡EForeign Policy Analysis ¡EGlobalization ¡EPolitical Systems ¡ESocio-Political Analysis
   
VB02-409 Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age.
  Solo, Ashu M. G./ 9781466660663/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as social media, blogs, and user-generated video streaming sites have emerged as an outlet for citizens and political activists to openly voice their opinions, organize political demonstrations, and network online. The Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age includes progressive research from more than 39 international experts at universities and research institutions across 15 different countries. Each of the 25 scholarly chapter contributions focus on topics pertaining to the application of information technology, engineering, and mathematics to political activism. Through its analysis of the methods for political activism in the information age, the effectiveness of these methods, as well as emerging analytical tools, this book is designed for use by researchers, activists, political scientists, engineers, computer scientists, journalists, professors, students and professionals working in the fields of politics, e-government, media and communications, and Internet marketing. Topics Covered ¡ECitizen Activism ¡EDemocracy in the Information Age ¡EE-Politics ¡EEmail in Political Activism ¡EEngineering, Math, and Science in Political Activism ¡EHuman Rights in the Information Age ¡EOnline Petitions ¡EOnline Political Expression ¡EOnline Political Videos ¡EPolitical Blogs ¡EPolitical Protests ¡EPolitical Revolution ¡ESocial Networking in Political Activism
   
VB02-408 The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies.
  Babb, James D./ 9781848606630/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies includes outstanding contributions from a diverse group of leading academics from across the globe. This volume is designed to serve as a major interdisciplinary reference work and a seminal text, both rigorous and accessible, to assist students and scholars in understanding one of the major nations of the world. James Babb is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.
   
VB02-407 Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy.
  Oliver, Thomas R./ 9781452270739/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing health care issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national health care system. The Guidehighlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation's health care policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. health care system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation's health care needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, and adequate health insurance. Key Features: ¡E30 topical essays investigate the fundamental political, social, economic, and procedural initiatives that drive health and health care policy decisions affecting Americans at the local, regional, and national levels. ¡EEssential themes traced throughout the chapters include providing access to health care, national and international intervention, nutrition and health, human and financial resource allocation, freedom of religion versus public policy, discrimination and health care policy, universal health care coverage, private health care versus publicly funded health care, and the immediate and long-term costs associated with disease prevention, treatment, and health maintenance. ¡EA Glossary of Key Health Care Policy Terms and Events, a selected Master Bibliography, and a thorough Index are included. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the issues affecting health care policy in the U.S. is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.
   
VB02-406 Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy.
  Fairfax, Sally K./ 9781452270753/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book's topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance. Key Features: ¡E30 essays by leading conservationists and scholars in the field investigate the fundamental political, social, and economic processes and forces driving policy decisions about the protection and future of the environment. ¡EEssential themes traced through the chapters include natural resource allocation and preservation, human health, rights of indigenous peoples, benefits of recycling, economic and other policy areas impacted by responses to green concerns, international cooperation, and immediate and long-term costs associated with environmental policy. ¡EThe essays explore the impact made by key environmental policymakers, presidents, and politicians, as well as the topical issues that have influenced U.S. environmental public policy from the colonial period to the present day. ¡EA summary of regulatory agencies for environmental policy, a selected bibliography, and a thorough index are included.
   
VB02-405 Guide to U.S. Economic Policy.
  Wright , Robert E./ 9781452270777/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover Guide to U.S. Economic Policy shows students and researchers how issues and actions are translated into public policies for resolving economic problems (like the Great Recession) or managing economic conflict (like the left-right ideological split over the role of government regulation in markets). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the guide highlights decision-making cycles requiring the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to a successful, growth-oriented economic policy. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of U.S. economic policies from the colonial period to today; the federal agencies and public and private organizations that influence and administer economic policies; the challenges of balancing economic development with environmental and social goals; and the role of the U.S. in international organizations such as the IMF and WTO. Key Features: ¡E30 essays by experts in the field investigate the fundamental economic, political, social, and process initiatives that drive policy decisions affecting the nation¡¦s economic stability and success. ¡EEssential themes traced throughout the chapters include scarcity, wealth creation, theories of economic growth and macroeconomic management, controlling inflation and unemployment, poverty, the role of government agencies and regulations to police markets, Congress vs. the president, investment policies, economic indicators, the balance of trade, and the immediate and long-term costs associated with economic policy alternatives. ¡EA glossary of key economic terms and events, a summary of bureaus and agencies charged with economic policy decisions, a master bibliography, and a thorough index appear at the back of the book. This must-have reference for students and researchers is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.
   
VB02-403 Guide to U.S. Political Parties.
  Hershey, Marjorie R./ 9781452267807/ Price:¢G 140.00
 
Book Cover This one-volume reference presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations. Further, it provides researchers with in-depth analysis of important subtopics and connections to other aspects of politics. Key Features: ¡EThematic, narrative chapters, organized into six major parts, provide the context, as well as in-depth analysis of the unique system of party politics in the United States. ¡ETop analysts of party politics provide insightful chapters that explore how and why the U.S. parties have changed over time, including major organizational transformations by the parties, behavioral changes among candidates and party activists, and attitudinal changes among their partisans in the electorate. ¡EThe authors discuss the way the traditional concept of formal party organizations gave way over time to a candidate-centered model, fueled in part by changes in campaign finance, the rise of new communication technologies, and fragmentation of the electorate. This book is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges faced by citizens of republican government in the United States.
   
VB02-402 CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2013.
  CQ Researcher/ 9781483347936/ Price:¢G 280.00
 
Book Cover This single reference volume features every cutting-edge CQ Researcher report published in 2013. 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. Contents Plagiarism and Cheating ¡V January 4 Peace Corps Challenges ¡V January 11 Future of Public Universities ¡V January 18 Social Media Explosion ¡V January 25 Unrest in the Arab World ¡V February 1 Preventing Hazing ¡V February 8 Improving Cybersecurity ¡V February 15 Coastal Development ¡V February 22 The Iraq War: 10 years Later ¡V March 1 Gun Control ¡V March 8 Gay marriage ¡V March 15 Science and Religion ¡V March 22 Homeless Students ¡V April 5 Combat Journalism ¡V April 12 Law Schools ¡V April 19 Free Speech at Risk ¡V April 26 Media Bias ¡V May 3 Mental Health Policy ¡V May 10 Assisted Suicide ¡V May 17 Patenting Human Genes ¡V May 31 Future of the Catholic Church ¡V June 7 Climate Change ¡V June 14 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ¡V June 21 Internet Shopping ¡V June 28 Government Spending ¡V July 12 Telecommuting ¡V July 19 Women and Work ¡V July 26 Preparing for Disaster ¡V August 2 Sexual Assault in the Military ¡V August 30 Alternative Medicine ¡V September 6 U.S. Trade Policy ¡V September 13 Future of the Arctic ¡V September 20 Border Security ¡V September 27 Worker Safety ¡V October 4 Regulating Pharmaceuticals ¡V October 11 Domestic Drones ¡V October 18 Big Data and Privacy ¡V October 25 Religious Repression ¡V November 1 Lyme Disease ¡V November 8 Domestic Violence ¡V November 15 Racial Profiling ¡V November 22 Humanities Education ¡VDecember 6 Chemical and Biological Weapons ¡V December 13
   
VB02-401 Political Campaigning in the Information Age.
  Solo, Ashu M. G./ 9781466660625/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover Technology and the Internet especially have brought on major changes to politics and are playing an increasingly important role in political campaigns, communications, and messaging. Political Campaigning in the Information Age increases our understanding of aspects and methods for political campaigning, messaging, and communications in the information age. Each chapter analyzes political campaigning, its methods, the effectiveness of these methods, and tools for analyzing these methods. This book will aid political operatives in increasing the effectiveness of political campaigns and communications and will be of use to researchers, political campaign staff, politicians and their staff, political and public policy analysts, political scientists, engineers, computer scientists, journalists, academicians, students, and professionals. Topics Covered ¡EE-Politics ¡EOnline Campaigning ¡EPolitical Campaigning ¡EPolitical Campaigns and the Internet ¡EPolitical Communications and the Internet ¡EPolitical Debates on the Internet ¡EPolitical Messaging and the Internet ¡ETechnology in Political Campaigning
   
VB02-398 Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age.
  Bishop, Jonathan/ 9781466660380/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Digital technology and the Internet have greatly affected the political realm in recent years, allowing citizens greater input and interaction in government processes. The mainstream media no longer holds all the power in political commentary. Transforming Politics and Policy in the Digital Age provides an updated assessment of the implications of technology for society and the realm of politics. The book covers issues presented by the technological changes on policy making and offers a wide array of perspectives. This publication will appeal to researchers, politicians, policy analysts, and academics working in e-government and politics. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Divide ¡EE-Government ¡EEquality of Access ¡EInternet and Politics ¡EOnline Communities ¡EOnline Voting ¡ESocial Media Campaign
   
VB02-397 Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence.
  Brown, Cecelia Wright/ 9781466659469/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover To ensure its protection from enemies both foreign and domestic, a government must invest resources and personnel toward the goal of homeland security. It is through these endeavors that citizens are able to live out their lives in peace. Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence presents a series of studies and descriptive examples on the US Department of Homeland Security and related research. Through its investigation of interesting challenges and thought-provoking ideas, this volume offers professionals, researchers, and academics in the fields of security science, engineering, technology, and mathematics an in-depth discussion of some of the issues that directly affect the safety, security, and prosperity of the nation. Topics Covered ¡EEmergency Management ¡EHomeland Security Education ¡EInformation Security ¡EInfrastructure Protection ¡EIntergovernmental Relations ¡EMaritime Security ¡ETransportation Security ¡EVisual Data Analytics
   
VB02-395 The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, 2-Vols/Set.
  Steger, Manfred/ 9781446256220/ Price:¢G 290.00
 
Book Cover Global studies is a fresh and dynamic discipline area that promises to reinvigorate undergraduate and postgraduate education in the social sciences and humanities. In the Australian context, the interdisciplinary pedagogy that defines global studies is gaining wider acceptance as a coherent and necessary approach to the study of global change. Through the Global Studies Consortium (GSC), this new discipline is forming around an impressive body of international scholars who define their expertise in global terms. The GSC paves the way for the expansion of global studies programs internationally and for the development of teaching and research collaboration on a global scale. This Handbook allows for extended treatment of critical issues that are of major interest to researchers and students in this emerging field. The topics covered speak to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of global issues that reaches well beyond the confines of international relations and political science to encompass sociology, anthropology, history, media and cultural studies, economics and governance, environmental sustainability, international law and criminal justice. Specially commissioned chapters explore diverse subjects from a global vantage point and all deliberately cohere around core ¡§global¡¨ concerns of narrative, praxis, space and place. This integrated approach sets the Handbook apart from its competitors and distinguishes Global Studies as the most equipped academic discipline with which to address the scope and pace of global change in the 21st century.
   
VB02-394 Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia.
  Eid, Mahmoud/ 9781466657762/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Terroredia is a newly coined term by the editor, Dr. Mahmoud Eid, to explain the phenomenal, yet under-researched relationship between terrorists and media professionals in which acts of terrorism and media coverage are exchanged, influenced, and fueled by one another. Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia provides a timely and thorough discussion on a wide range of issues surrounding terrorism in relation to both traditional and new media. Comprised of insights and research from leading experts in the fields of terrorism and media studies, this publication presents various topics relating to Terroredia: understanding of terrorism and the role of the media, terrorism manifestations and media representations of terrorism, types of terrorism and media stereotypes of terrorism, terrorism tactics and media strategies, the war on terrorism, the function of terrorism and the employment of the media, new terrorism and new media, contemporary cases of terrorist-media interactions, the rationality behind terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as the responsibility of the media. This publication is of interest to government officials, media professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in learning more about the complex relationship between terrorism and the media. Topics Covered ¡ECommunication ¡ECounter Terrorism ¡ECyber Terrorism ¡EDecision-Making ¡EInformation Technologies ¡EMedia and Society ¡EMedia Ethics ¡EMedia Representation ¡ENew Media ¡EPropaganda ¡ERadicalism ¡ETerrorism ¡ETerrorist Organizations ¡EViolence and Warfare
   
VB02-391 International Relations of China, 8-Vols/Set.
  Breslin, Shaun/ 9781446273456/ Price:¢G 1380.00
 
Book Cover To say that the rise of China has captured the popular attention is something of an understatement. Hardly a day goes by without the publication of a new study that confidently predicts China¡¦s future ¡V be that a focus on internal challenges and potential collapse, or China¡¦s rise to inevitable global dominance. The aim of this eight-volume collection is to provide, in a single resource, an overarching view of the totality of China¡¦s place in the world. In this new major work, the international team of editors have created a carefully balanced collection of seminal publications from leading scholars from both inside and outside of China, introduced by a newly-written chapter contextualizing the diverse perspectives on China¡¦s changing global role they represent. Volume One: Theoretical Perspectives Volume Two: Making Foreign Policy Volume Three: China and ¡§Traditional¡¨ Partners ¡V the Developed World and (South)East Asia Volume Four: China and the Developing World Volume Five: National Security and Territorial Issues Volume Six: China and the Global Economy Volume Seven: Global Governance Volume Eight: China Challenges and Global Issues
   
VB02-390 The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, 2-Vols/Set.
  Mihr, Anja/ 9780857029935/ Price:¢G 290.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.
   
VB02-387 Peacebuilding, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ginty, Roger Mac/ 9781446272220/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover This new 4-volume Major Work showcases the main debates and controversies associated with peacebuilding. In particular, this collection seeks to go beyond a simple explanation of peacebuilding institutions and projects to unpack the ideas and ideologies that underpin the subject. Recent years have seen a large increase in the academic and policy literature on peacebuilding. They have also seen significant successes and failures in peacebuilding, reforms among international organisations (such as the United Nations and World Bank), and increased prominence awarded to local peacebuilding actors. The articles in this major work capture these changes and collectively present a state-of-the-art account of contemporary peacebuilding. Containing diverse perspectives, including from scholars from the global south and global north, and from scholars with different methodological standpoints, this collection is designed with academics as well as practitioners in mind. Volume 1: Ideas and Foundations Volume 2: Actors Volume 3: Issues Volume 4: Contexts
   
VB02-385 Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy.
  Hacioglu, Umit/ 9781466646391/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Whether post-modern or pre-industrial, the economic development of societies around the world is often influenced by the whims of a capricious international political environment. Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy investigates the impact of diverse cultures on the development and actualization of global economic entities, exploring advanced methods and best practices for the effective utilization and management of financial organizations within a globalized political context. This essential reference provides readers in both political and economic fields with insights into the challenges and opportunities posed by the political economy. Topics Covered ¡ECorporate Governance ¡ECultural Values ¡EEntrepreneurship Development ¡EInfrastructure Development ¡EInvestment and Development Strategies ¡EMarket Analysis ¡EPolitical Trust ¡EPublic Policy ¡EVisual Discourse
   
VB02-383 Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, 3-Vols/Set.
  Harvey, Kerric/ 9781452244716/ Price:¢G 415.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change. In a time when social media are revolutionizing and galvanizing politics in the United States and around the world, this encyclopedia is a must-have reference. It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas. Key Features ¡EThis three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays on high-interest topics that explore social media's impact on politics, such as ¡§Activists and Activism,¡¨ ¡§Issues and Social Media,¡¨ ¡§Politics and Social Media,¡¨ and ¡§Popular Uprisings and Protest.¡¨ ¡EA stellar array of world renowned scholars have written entries in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of social media by political candidates in this country, as well as the use of social media in protests overseas ¡EUnique to this book is a detailed appendix with material unavailable anywhere else tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen. This encyclopedia set is a must-have general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to understand how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.
   
VB02-382 Nuclear Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rublee, Maria Rost/ 9781446282137/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover While the Cold War ended more than two decades ago and global nuclear stockpiles have shrunk dramatically, there are still around 18,000 nuclear warheads distributed among nine nuclear armed states. Against the backdrop of continual political tensions and conflict, the nuclear issue will continue to dominate headlines for several decades into the future. This new four-volume Major Work explores this important issue and aims to introduce readers to the key arguments and authors in the field. With such a wide variety of theoretical approaches and substantive topics under the umbrella of nuclear politics, this collection will not only allow the reader to peruse the diverse explanations for the regime, proliferation, nonproliferation and disarmament, it will also guide them through the intellectual history of the field. Volume One: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Volume Two: Nuclear Proliferation Volume Three: Nuclear Nonproliferation Volume Four: Nuclear Disarmament and Alternative Voices on Nuclear Issues
   
VB02-381 Guide to State Politics and Policy.
  Niemi, Richard G./ 9781452219967/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the states¡¦ current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 34 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. states¡¦ complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volume¡Xfrom experienced scholars to neophytes¡Xcan rely upon the guide to provide: ¡E Basic factual information on state politics and policy ¡E Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments ¡E Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.
   
VB02-377 Social Transformation in China, 4-Vols/Set.
  Liu, Jieyu/ 9780415502801/ Price:¢G 775.00
 
Book Cover Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors such as location, age, gender, and social class. This new four-volume collection from Routledge addresses some of the pertinent questions raised by the difference in ordinary people¡¦s experience of China¡¦s economic modernization. In particular: what are the socio-cultural transformations accompanying China¡¦s economic transition? What are the experiences and responses of people who have gone through these social changes? What are the theoretical implications for social scientists who study social and economic development? Social Transformation in China answers these questions by collecting essential and cutting-edge scholarship to reflect and capture experiences of socio-cultural transformations in China. Topics covered include: issues around work, the restructuring of state enterprises, unemployment, changes in welfare provisions, migration and women workers¡¦ experiences; the family, love and marriage, the one-child policy, and ageing; the cultural domain, including works on media and consumption; the emergence of civil society. Given China¡¦s ever-growing economic influence, and sheer population size, there is an increasing demand from the rest of the world to understand Chinese society and its rapid economic modernization. By collecting the work of leading figures on China from disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, Social Policy, Cultural Studies, and Political Sciences, this set will not only appeal to researchers and students in Chinese Studies but also more widely to academics and policymakers who are concerned with the social impact of economic development.
   
VB02-376 Critical International Relations, 4-Vols/Set.
  Edkins, Jenny/ 9780415671163/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
Book Cover Critical approaches to International Relations are now central to both current scholarship and contemporary teaching. Indeed, in the last decade or so, serious work that embraces traditions including, among others, the postcolonial, poststructuralist, psychoanalytic, feminist, deconstructive, genealogical, and interpretive, has moved decisively from the periphery to centre stage. Moreover, Critical International Relations increasingly draws on critical approaches in other disciplines, such as Human Geography, Literary Studies, Performance Studies and the visual arts, as well as Critical Historiography and Critical Legal Studies. To help users navigate and make sense of such an enormous, growing¡Xand ever more complex¡Xcorpus of scholarship, Routledge is pleased to announce this new four-volume collection edited by Jenny Edkins. Critical International Relations answers the need for a one-stop reference resource to enable scholars and students readily to acquaint themselves with key themes and contributions that typify the use of critical approaches to International Relations in diverse temporal and geographical locations. Much more than a historical survey of the field, or a simple assembly of works that may be regarded as ¡¥canonical¡¦, the editor has brought together an innovative compilation of materials to reflect the vibrancy and excitement of Critical International Relations. And, in addition to those relatively new to the field who will especially benefit from this enterprise, the collection will also be welcomed by established researchers from across the disciplinary spectrum who are currently engaged in critical work on topics related to International Relations.
   
VB02-349 Historical Guide to World Media Freedom.
  Belle, Douglas A Van/ 9781608717651/ Price:¢G 150.00
 
Book Cover Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy. Historical Guide to World Media Freedom is a new reference from CQ Press that brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II. It provides consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures. The key information provided is designed to help researchers connect these historical measures of media freedom to Freedom House¡¦s annual Freedom of the Press survey release, enabling them to extend their studies back before the 1980s when Freedom House began compiling global press freedom measures.
   
VB02-336-3 Political Handbook of the World 2014.
  Lansford, Tom/ 9781483333281/ Price:¢G 305.00
 
Book Cover No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by the best-selling Political Handbook of the World. With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, the updated 2014 edition is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. Featuring more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. This comprehensive, one-volume source for political information has been updated to include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies. Table of Contents ¡EIntergovernmental Organization Abbreviations ¡EPreface ¡EGovernments ¡EIntergovernmental Organizations ¡EAppendixes
   
VB02-330 Citizenship, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bellamy, Richard/ 9780415664868/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
Book Cover This new collection from Routledge¡¦s Critical Concepts in Political Science series brings together in four volumes both canonical and cutting-edge research to enable users to make sense of the theory and practice of citizenship. Volume I explores the classic theories of citizenship: starting with historical accounts of ancient and early modern citizenship, and then charting the shift from republican to liberal citizenship in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume¡¦s focus is then on T. H. Marshall¡¦s view of citizenship within the liberal democratic, national welfare states that emerged after the Second World War, and the critiques that came from new left and new right alike from the 1970s onwards.Volume II asks ¡¥Who is a Citizen?¡¦. The major works gathered in this volume take particular account of the impact of feminist activism and scholarship; the emergence and critique of multiculturalism in addressing ethnic, ¡¥racial¡¦ and religious diversity; and the rights asserted by immigrants and asylum seekers. Volume III, meanwhile, gathers the best scholarship on citizenship practice, and explores how the rights and duties of citizenship have moved from the state sphere strictly defined, to encompass a much broader reading of politics that also includes much of civil society. The final volume of the collection addresses the ways in which issues about and around citizenship have simultaneously extended beyond the state into transnational and supranational contexts (such as the European Union), and have also, in some instances, become devolved from the state to the regional and local levels.
   
VB02-297 Politics and the Internet, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dutton, William H./ 9780415561501/ Price:¢G 865.00
 
It is commonplace to observe that the Internet¡Xand the dizzying technologies and applications which it continues to spawn¡Xhas revolutionized human communications. But, while the medium¡¦s impact has apparently been immense, the nature of its political implications remains highly contested. To give but a few examples, the impact of networked individuals and institutions has prompted serious scholarly debates in political science and related disciplines on: the evolution of ¡¥e-government¡¦ and ¡¥e-politics¡¦ (especially after recent US presidential campaigns); electronic voting and other citizen participation; activism; privacy and surveillance; and the regulation and governance of cyberspace. As research in and around politics and the Internet flourishes as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge¡¦s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Political Science series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing¡Xand ever more complex¡Xcorpus of literature. Edited by William H. Dutton, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. With a full index and comprehensive bibliographies, together with a new introduction by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Politics and the Internet is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar¡Xand sometimes overlooked¡Xtexts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VB02-158 Globalization & Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  James, Paul/ 9781412919555/ Price:¢G 820.00
 
Book Cover The concept of 'globalization' has in an extraordinarily short time become the dominant motif of the contemporary social sciences. Central Currents in Globalization is an integrated collection of four multi-volume sets that represent the systematic mapping of globalization studies. The series sets out the contours of a field that now crosses the boundaries of all the older disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The result is a gold-standard collection of over 320 of the most important writings on globalization, structured around four interrelated themes: Violence; Economy; Culture; and Politics. The series editor, Paul James (RMIT, Australia), is joined by sixteen internationally-renowned co-editors from around the globe who bring their subject expertise to each volume, including Jonathan Friedman, Tom Nairn, R.R. Sharma, Manfred Steger, Ronen Palan and Micheline Ishay. Together the four sets provide an unparalleled resource on globalization, providing both broad coverage of the subject, historical depth and contemporary relevance.
   
SB02-476 Qiaowu: Extra-Territorial Policies for the Overseas Chinese
  James Jiann Hua To/ 9789004272279/ Price:EUR 152.00
 
   
SB02-468 "Good Coup" Gone Bad: Thailand's Political Developments Since Thaksin's Downfall.
  Chachavalpongpun, Pavin/ 9789814459600/ Price:US$ 32.90
 
   
SB02-452 Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders.
  Milosevic, Marko/ 9781614993865/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover The problem of dealing with the ongoing and constantly evolving threat of terrorism is something which continues to preoccupy governments worldwide. Has sufficient attention been paid to what happens with terrorist organizations after they change leaders? Has enough research been done on how and in what manner they are changed/replaced? This book is a collection of follow-up papers from experts who participated in the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), The Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders, held in 2013, and is the third in a series of outputs related to the approach to terrorist leadership. These papers are presented with the aim of further elaborating the challenges of contemporary terrorism and enriching the existing academic debate. The first two papers concentrate on how better to understand, define and analyze terrorism. The next two authors examine the relevance of contemporary terrorism, its approach and its significance as prevailing threat. The core of the debate is structured around the issue of terrorist leadership, and the majority of authors have explored this phenomenon. Seven different approaches are presented which demonstrate the importance of leadership for terrorist organizations.
   
SB02-438 Brick by Brick: Freedoms 25 years after the Wall.
  Jolley, Rachael/ 9781473906655/ Price:¢G 7.99
 
   
SB02-438 Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh.
  Jeffery, Roger/ 9788132116639/ Price:¢G 47.99
 
   
SB02-438 Operation Black Thunder: An Eyewitness Account of Terrorism in Punjab.
  Singh, Sarab J./ 9788132117940/ Price:¢G 12.99
 
   
SB02-437 Security Activities of External Actors in Africa.
  Ismail, Olawale/ 9780199686421/ Price:¢G 52.00
 
   
SB02-435 Money and Electoral Politics: Local Parties and Funding in General Elections.
  Johnston, Ron/ 9781447306313/ Price:¢G 23.99
 
Book Cover Political parties are crucial to British democracy, providing the foundations for mobilising voters. Their constituency branches are key links between voters and Parliamentary candidates and their activities require two vital resources ¡V people and money. Much has been written on the decline of party membership but far less on money. In this much-needed new book, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie use the latest research and hitherto unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK¡¦s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election. They look at how much local parties raise for election campaigns and find that the more money candidates spend then, the better their performance. Analyses of their annual accounts, however, show that many local parties are unable to raise all of the money that they are entitled to spend on such campaigns. This reveals an unhealthy picture of grassroots party organisation in which the capacity to engage effectively with many voters is concentrated in a relatively small number of constituencies and is likely to remain so. This timely and essential book will make a major contribution to the literature on British elections and parties, especially to continuing debates regarding party funding, and will make important reading for academics, students, politicians, civil servants and others interested in this topic.
   
SB02-435 Reclaiming Local Democracy: A Progressive Future for Local Government.
  Newman, Ines/ 9781447308904/ Price:¢G 25.99
 
Book Cover Austerity has left local government struggling to meet the demands for local services. In this context, this book asks ¡¥what are the fundamental principles that should guide decision-making by local councillors and officers?¡¦ It seeks to move the agenda from ¡¥what works?¡¦ to ¡¥what should local government do?¡¦ and ¡¥how will its policies impact on social justice and local democracy?'. Reclaiming local democracy examines the politics of human need and argues that local government should provide a voice for those that lack power. It avoids the dry, familiar debate about what structures and powers local government should have, instead seeking to energise all concerned to re-engage with a political and ethical approach. Written in a persuasive and accessible way, the book examines how local government can develop active citizens and make a difference to the well-being of those in disadvantaged areas ¡V truly 'reclaiming local democracy'. Combining theory and international practice, it will be relevant for councillors, policy officers and activists in the third sector, as well as academics and students in politics and social policy.
   
SB02-431 State and Local Government, 2013-2014 Edition.
  Smith, Kevin B./ 9781452287294/ Price:¢G 30.99
 
   
GB02-23 Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027267/ Price:US$ 362.00
 
Book Cover Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy is a two-volume set that explores specific modern-day conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each full-color entry has standard subheadings (Overview, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, Future Implications) which provide a 360 degree view of each conflict, diplomatic effort, and organization covered. Many of the entries also include primary source documents that provide context, and a deeper insight into the topic. This set is designed to give students and researchers a resource that helps them better understand the geopolitical landscape of the modern world.
   
Computerised Test Generation for Cross-National Military Recruitment: A Handbook.
  Irvine, S.H./ 9781614993629/ Price:EUR 139.00
 
Book Cover ¡¥Computerised Test Generation for Cross-National Military Recruitment¡¦ by Prof. Sidney H. Irvine is a handbook for use in occupational psychology, test construction and psychometrics. The book describes the development of the British Army Recruitment Battery (BARB) by Prof. Irvine and his colleagues at the University of Plymouth. BARB is a computer-administered selection battery that is still in use to this day and is capable of developing new parallel tests for every candidate in the recruitment process. In telling the story, Sidney Irvine describes not only the development of the battery itself, funded by the UK Ministry of Defence, but all the work that went on before and afterwards, in the United Kingdom, with European allies and in the United States.
   
Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Among Youth to Prevent Terrorism.
  Lombardi, M./ 9781614994695/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover he best way to respond to violent extremism in general, and the radicalization of disaffected youth in particular, is far from clear, but the stakes are so high and the potential threat to countries worldwide so great that inaction is not an option. The goal of the workshop was to enhance the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to design strategies that will achieve verifiable human-rights based outcomes to counter violent extremism. Subjects covered in the 19 papers which go to make up this book include: the causes or drivers of violent extremism; the factors which facilitate the recruitment of youth by violent extremist groups; the risk of growing Islamophobia in some Western and Central European countries; and proactive measures to counter the radicalization of youth. The book will be of interest to all those involved in policy development, prevention programs, de-radicalization programs or research aimed at countering violent extremism and the radicalization of young people.
   
Counterinsurgency in Eastern Afghanistan 2004-2008: A Civilian Perspective.
  Kemp, Robert/ 9780990447146/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover After the 2001 ouster of the Taliban from Afghanistan, the United States and its allies found themselves in a country devastated by a series of wars. This book looks at how, working with their Afghan counterparts, they engaged in a complex effort to rebuild security, development, and governance, all while fighting a low-intensity war.
   
The State Department Boys: Philippine Diplomacy and Its American Heritage.
  De Borja, Marciano R./ 9780991504787/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover The book relates the untold story of the efforts of the U.S. Department of State and selected U.S. Foreign Service posts to train the first Filipino career diplomats before and after Philippine independence in July 1946. These trainees eventually formed the core of the Philippine Foreign Service. In the Philippines, they are fondly and collectively called the ¡§State Department Boys.¡¨ Some of these pioneer diplomats rose to prominence, becoming distinguished ambassadors to major countries and permanent representatives to the United Nations. Others led less brilliant careers. A few left the Foreign Service shortly after joining. All of them have already passed away ¡V the last surviving member of the group died in 2009 at the age of 93.
   
Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas.
  Gregg, Donald P./ 9780990447108/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover Donald P. Gregg spent thirty-one years as an operations officer in CIA and ten years in the White House under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush. Pot Shards is his memoir. It tells of a philosophy major who graduated from college in 1951 and immediately joined CIA when told, ¡§You¡¦ll jump out of airplanes and save the world!¡¨ With raucous humor, he describes his parachute training and arctic survival course in Idaho. His book is a window into the Cold War¡Vera CIA, both its failings (twenty years in a Chinese jail for a close friend) and unheralded successes, including Gregg¡¦s role in saving the life of Kim Dae-jung, a Korean political dissident who later, as president, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
   
VB02-71-2 Encyclopedia of Public Relations, 2-Vols/Set.
  Heath, Robert L./ 9781452240794/ Price:¢G 295.00
 
Book Cover When initially published in 2005, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Public Relations was the first and most authoritative compilation of the subject. It remains the sole reference source for any library serving patrons in business, communication, and journalism as it explores the evolution of the field with examples describing the events, changing practices, and key figures who developed and expanded the profession. Reader¡¦s Guide topics include Crisis Communications & Management, Cyberspace, Ethics, Global Public Relations, Groups, History, Jargon, Management, Media, News, Organizations, Relations, Reports, Research, and Theories & Models. Led by renowned editor Robert Heath, with advisory editors and contributors from around the world, the set was designed to reach a wide array of student readers who would go on to serve as opinion leaders for improving the image and ethics of the practice. The Second Edition will continue to explore key challenges facing the profession, such as earning the trust and respect of critics and the general public. Much greater emphasis and space will be placed on a theme that was just emerging when the First Edition appeared: the Internet and social media as public relations tools. International coverage and representation will be greatly expanded, as well. Finally, biographies (which are now widely available on the web) will be deleted to give room to areas of enhanced coverage and any biographical material will be included where appropriate within the context of topical entries. However, a long entry on women pioneers in public relations will be included as an appendix.
   
VB02-375 Public Relations, 4-Vols/Set.
  Heath, Robert/ 9780415525497/ Price:¢G 1020.00
 
Public Relations is increasingly recognized as a well-established communication and management science. Indeed, the discipline has now generated an abundance of serious scholarly research which is very wide-ranging and which continues to flourish as never before. But much of the relevant literature remains inaccessible or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is difficult for many of those who are interested in the subject to obtain an informed, balanced, and comprehensive overview. This new four-volume collection from Routledge¡¦s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series answers the need for an accessible, one-stop reference work to make sense of the subject¡¦s vast and dispersed literature, and the ongoing explosion in research output. Edited by Robert L. Heath, a leading scholar in the field, the four volumes of the collection bring together classic and contemporary contributions to provide a ¡¥mini library¡¦ of the best and most important research. The collection is global and multidisciplinary in scope and the gathered materials explore a range of issues, not least the increasingly important role PR plays in society. In particular, the collection addresses why¡Xand how¡Xcorporations, governments, and other bodies practise PR. The collected works also interrogate the history and ethics of Public Relations, and consider the dizzying challenges posed by new, often interactive, technologies and social media. Public Relations includes a full index and is supplemented by an introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected works in their historical and intellectual context. It is certain to be welcomed by advanced students, academics, and practitioners as a vital resource for reference and research. Contents Volume I: Foundational Themes and Paradigm Battles Volume II: Building Research Programs and Outlining Challenges Volume III: Theories, Challenges, and Schools of Thought Volume IV: Issues Management, Crisis and Risk Communication
   
VB02-374 Islamic Political and Social Movements, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rubin, Barry/ 9780415538237/ Price:¢G 940.00
 
The growing importance of Islam in the world coincides with the growing interest by scholars in understanding Islam as a religion and its political and social influences. The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan Africa.There is a vast diversity of Islamic movements and every country has its own distinctive pattern. But of the main categories of Islamic groups, only the Islamist political groups, the best-known in the West such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas and Hizballah, have been thoroughly analyzed and documented; but these are only a small portion of the variety and stance of groups. Indeed, the ¡¥Arab Spring¡¦ has brought a resurgence of Islamic, as well as Islamist, civil society organizations. This new four-volume set provides a comprehensive study of the other main categories of movements: ¡E Muslim non-political, non-Islamist groups, including charitable and educational organizations as well as the association of imams, courts, and so on. These incorporate the networks of the traditional Muslim institutions which, in most cases, actually run the communities and provide services to them; ¡E Muslim non-Islamist political groups, that is the efforts to create communal representational or communal interest groups, commonly called ¡¥moderate Muslim¡¦ groupings; ¡E the non-political aspects of Islamist groups, that is the social welfare, educational, theologically oriented, and special interest organizations created by Islamist groups to spread their influence and enlarge their base of support. This truly ground-breaking and timely work collects for the first time in one reference work the latest scholarship on a previously-neglected aspect of the Muslim political and social experience, and will be invaluable to researchers and students across a wide range of disciplines.
   
VB02-373 Political Violence, 4-Vols/Set.
  Chenoweth, Erica/ 9781446274071/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Although international relations as a field focuses largely on war and peace between nation-states, the vast majority of conflicts have been within countries rather than between them. This is particularly true today, with scarcely any ongoing interstate wars raging between countries, but dozens of armed civil conflicts occurring within them. This new four-volume major work surveys competing theories about the causes, character, and conclusion of substate political violence, and explores how states, non-state actors, and the international community attempt to resolve political violence. This new four-volume collection combines theories from international relations and comparative politics with empirical studies of recent and ongoing conflicts. Volume One: Concepts and Theories of Political Violence Volume Two: Causes of Political Violence Volume Three: Dynamics of Political Violence Volume Four: Responses and Alternatives to Political Violence
   
VB02-371 Humanitarian Intervention, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pattison, James/ 9781446273449/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover The debates surrounding humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect concern a series of central and interrelated issues in International Relations, international law, and political philosophy. These include the relationship between state sovereignty and human rights, the reasons for state behaviour, the role and adequacy of the United Nations, and whether states have a moral and legal obligation to protect those beyond their borders. This major work provides a detailed and systematic understanding of these political, legal, and ethical debates surrounding humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect as they have evolved since the 1990s. Divided thematically, Volume I considers more closely the politics of humanitarian intervention, Volume II focuses on the international law on humanitarian intervention, Volume III considers the ethical issues, and Volume IV focuses explicitly on the responsibility to protect doctrine. This Major Work is designed to be a key reference for those interested in humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect from a wide range of fields, including International Relations, political science, international law, and political philosophy. Volume One: The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention Volume Two: The International law on Humanitarian Intervention Volume Three: The Ethical Issues Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention Volume Four: The Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention
   
VB02-370 Energy Security, 6-Vols/Set.
  Sovacool, Benjamin K./ 9781446276082/ Price:¢G 1075.00
 
Book Cover The classic conception of energy security addresses the relative supply and safety of energy fuels and services. Yet the past three decades have seen both the emergence of new energy security threats, such as climate change, and new conceptions of energy security, such as definitions which focus on social stewardship, affordability, or innovation of energy research and development. The articles collated in this new 6-volume major work chart these significant developments, and place them in a wider context through a comprehensive and illuminating introductory chapter, written by editor Benjamin K. Sovacool and energy security expert Scott V. Valentine. Divided thematically, the volumes cover the following topics: Volume One: Definitions, and Concepts Volume Two: Fuels and Technologies of Energy Security Volume Three: Economic, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Energy Security Volume Four: Regional Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Five: National Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Six: Indices and Measures of Energy Security Progress
   
VB02-369 Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa.
  Maumbe, Blessing/ 9781466636071/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The emerging use of information and communication technologies has expanded the opportunities for rural development in Africa. Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa provides research, analytical methods, techniques, and development policies in ICT adoption and diffusion in Africa and around the globe. Highlighting the major trends in ICT applications and rural development, this book is useful for scholars, academics, researchers and government policy makers. Topics Covered ¡EAgricultural Markets ¡EE-Commerce ¡EInformation and Communication Technology ¡EMarket Information Services ¡EMobile Technology ¡ESocio-Economic Development
   
VB02-366 Political Extremism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Mudde, Cas/ 9781446255940/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Despite the democratic waves of the past decades, the 20th century was at least as much a century of political extremism. Even today, liberal democracy is increasingly challenged within its traditional heartlands of North America and Western Europe. This Major Work will bring together key papers on political extremism and radicalism, focussing predominantly upon extremism and radicalism within (liberal) democratic contexts, but also moving beyond this by including both (particularly historic) studies of the main extremist regimes and articles of the 20th century. Curated by a leading voice in the field, the articles are mapped and set in context by the introductory chapters which open each of the work's four volumes. Each volume focuses on a key area in the topic: Volume One: Extremism and Democracy: Concept, Theories and Responses Volume Two: Historical Extremism Volume Three: Right-Wing Extremism Volume Four: Left-Wing Extremism
   
VB02-365 Regionalism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Lombaerde, Philippe De/ 9781446257180/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume set has been created to capture and organise 60 years of research and policy discourse on regional integration and regionalism. Since the mid-1980s there has been an explosion of various forms of regionalist projects on a global scale. The widening and deepening of the European Union (EU) is the most pervasive example, but regionalism is also made visible through the revitalization or expansion of many other regional projects around the world. With a strong global focus on the field, this new major work will be of great value to the international academic community, collating and presenting seminal articles written by scholars from around the globe. The volumes are structured chronologically, reflecting the evolution of the subject: Volume One: 1940s-1960s Classical Regional Integration Volume Two: 1970s-1980s Revisions of Classical Regional Integration Volume Three: 1990s- The New Regionalism Volume Four: 2000-2010 Comparative Regionalism
   
VB02-363 Politics in America 2014.
  Call, CQ Roll/ 9781452277820/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ's Politics in America has been called "the ultimate insider's guide to politics." Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the Congress. The profiles of the members plus the delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information and data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts round out the book. Profiles include: Biographical data, committee assignments, CQ Vote Studies, interest group ratings, and contact information State-by-state and congressional voting demographics Campaign finance statistics and election results Leadership, caucuses, and member statistics
   
VB02-361 International Diplomacy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Neumann, Iver B./ 9781446268216/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Following on from where 2004's widely acclaimed three-volume SAGE collection, Diplomacy (ed. Jonsson & Langhorne) left off, this new four-volume major work takes a new look at a subject which has matured and developed significantly over the past decade. With the rise of India, China and Brazil as well as of the global south, diplomacy's history looks different. Significant shifts have prompted scholars in the field to reconsider the historical sequences that are relevant to an understanding of what diplomacy is today, and where it may be heading. Increased medialization of glovbal politics and diplomacy has prompted an exponential growth in literature on public diplomacy. This collection has been carefully structured so that each volume gives the reader an overview of the literature on a new area of development in the study of diplomacy: Volume one: Diplomatic institutions Volume two: diplomacy in a multicultural world Volume three: The pluralisation of diplomacy - changing actors, developing arenas and new issues Volume four: Public Diplomacy
   
VB02-360 The Supreme Court and the Presidency.
  Novkov, Julie/ 9780872895256/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
Book Cover This newest edition to The Supreme Court¡¦s Power in American Politics series explores and analyzes the dynamic alliances and tensions between the nation¡¦s chief executive and the Court over time. Through primary source and other documents and insightful narratives, this work discusses appointments, prerogative governance, and the role of time and regimes in the complex scheme of checks and balances. Featured topics include: - major theories of constitutional interpretation and their application to the exercise of executive power - the political dynamics in the relationship between the three branches of federal government - the evolution of executive authority and the struggle over the legislative veto - precedents for treaty-making and executive agreements with foreign governments - executive and legislative relations and powers in times of war and national emergency, particularly after 9/11 - the president¡¦s authority as commander-in-chief - historical controversies of executive privilege, and censure and impeachment - executive authority to issue pardons - appendix with comparative data about conventional and Court periodization
   
VB02-359 Human Security, 4-Vols/Set.
  Owen, Taylor/ 9781446270806/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Human security is understood as a response to the proliferation of new security threats which fit awkwardly within the relatively narrow confines of the traditional, state-centric national security paradigm. Human Security is a field of study that has emerged over the last 20 years. It is a sub-section of security studies but encompass a diverse range of academic disciplines and policy discourses (development studies, international relations, environmental studies, public health, economics, gender issues, human rights and foreign policy). It is also increasingly being adopted by policy-makers from individual nation states (Canada and Japan), bodies (European Union and the African Union) as well as institutionalized by the United Nations, and used by non-state actors in such as NGOs and the corporate sector. This volume serves as a valuable compilation of a disparate discourse, and a core reference for scholars and practitioners in a wide range of fields. Volume One: Concept and Critique Volume Two : As Critical Theory Volume Three: Policy and Advocacy Volume Four: Methodologies and Tools
   
VB02-357 Creating a Sustainable Ecology Using Technology-Driven Solutions.
  Carayannis, Elias G./ 9781466636132/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover As advancements in technology continue to influence all facets of society, its aspects have been utilized in order to find solutions to emerging ecological issues. Creating a Sustainable Ecology Using Technology-Driven Solutions highlights matters that relate to technology driven solutions towards the combination of social ecology and sustainable development. This publication addresses the issues of development in advancing and transitioning economies through creating new ideas and solutions; making it useful for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the socioeconomic sectors. Topics Covered ¡EDisruptive Technologies ¡EEco-Innovation ¡EICT and Knowledge Development ¡EInnovation Systems ¡EKnowledge Clusters ¡ESocial Ecology ¡ESustainable Development
   
VB02-352 Encyclopedia of Military Science, 4-Vols/Set.
  Piehler, G. Kurt/ 9781412969338/ Price:¢G 535.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today's military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events.
   
VB02-351 Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy, 2-Vols/Set.
  McMahon, Robert J./ 9781608719105/ Price:¢G 340.00
 
Book Cover Spanning the entire history of American diplomacy - from the first Continental Congress, to the war on terrorism, to the foreign policy goals of the 21st century - Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy traces not only the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions, but also the shifts in public opinion that shape diplomatic trends. This comprehensive, two-volume reference shows how the United States gained 'the strength of a giant' and also analyzes key world events that have determined the United States' changing relations with other nations. A three-part structure makes the key concepts and issues accessible to researchers: Part One features 40 topical and historical chapters, in which expert writers cover the diplomatic initiatives of the United States from colonial times through the present day. Part Two is an A to Z handbook of diplomatic terms and concepts, people, events, and issues in American foreign policy. Part Three features a collection of annotated primary source documents that support the work.
   
VB02-350 Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, 2-Vols/Set.
  Claeys, Gregory/ 9780872899100/ Price:¢G 320.00
 
Book Cover This groundbreaking new work explores modern and contemporary political thought since 1750, looking at the thinkers, concepts, debates, issues, and national traditions that have shaped political thought from the Enlightenment to post-modernism and post-structuralism. The Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought is two-volume A to Z reference that provides historical context to the philosophical issues and debates that have shaped attitudes toward democracy, citizenship, rights, property, duties, justice, equality, community, law, power, gender, race and legitimacy over the last three centuries. It profiles major and minor political thinkers, and the national traditions, both Western and non-Western, which continue to shape and divide political thought.
   
VB02-341 Guide to Congress, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781604269536/ Price:¢G 345.00
 
Book Cover The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers¡Xwith years of experience covering Congress¡Xto offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives. The 35 chapters of Guide to Congress, Seventh Edition, are divided into eight subject areas that cover all aspects of the U.S. Congress: ¡DOrigins and Development of Congress ¡DPowers of Congress ¡DCongressional Procedures ¡DPressures on Congress ¡DHousing and Support ¡DPay and Perquisites ¡DCongress and the Electorate ¡DQualifications and conduct Volume Two concludes with a selected bibliography and key reference materials: a list of all members of congress who have served since 1789; congressional election results; floor leaders and committee chairs; dates for sessions of congress; women, black, Asian, and Hispanic members; and many more. Boxed features, tables, and figures and a generous number of photos enhance the topical coverage of this definitive resource on Congress.
   
VB02-248 Ethics of War and Conflict, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kasher, Asa/ 9780415480338/ Price:¢G 775.00
 
Standing on the shoulders of thinkers who have sought carefully to delineate proper behaviour in armed conflict¡Xnot least to distinguish just from illegitimate wars¡Xmilitary ethics is a subdiscipline enjoying renewed interest and, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, increasing practical relevance. It is particularly vibrant and expansive at the moment due to the emergence of novel forms of military activity. Whereas classical warfare involved a near symmetrical encounter between opposing forces, present-day asymmetric conflicts (such as fighting terrorists and insurgents) and other military challenges (such as humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping) raise especially difficult¡Xand often dizzying¡Xethical issues. As research in and around the area flourishes as never before, this new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Philosophy, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. It is a four-volume collection of the best and most influential canonical and cutting-edge research. The first volume (¡¥Traditions¡¦) assembles the key work on the history of military ethics from a variety of traditions. The second volume collects the most important thinking on the crucial doctrine of a ¡¥just war¡¦. Volume III (¡¥New Military Activities¡¦), meanwhile, brings together the best research on topics such humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping, fighting terrorism, and counterinsurgency. The scholarship assembled in the final volume (¡¥Issues¡¦) focuses on the contentions around military values and virtues. It also collects the best work on the ethcis of dealing with extreme emergencies, deterrence, and torture. With a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the material in its historical and intellectual context, Military Ethics is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research resource.
   
SB02-476 Australia and Taiwan: Bilateral Relations, China, the United States, and the South Pacific
  Joel Atkinson/ 9789004223462/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
   
SB02-455 Minorities in Iran: Nationalism and Ethnicity After Khomeini.
  Elling, Rasmus C./ 9780230115842/ Price:EUR 86.99
 
   
SB02-451 Interkulturelles Lernen ALS Pravention Von Rassismus?
  Jansen, Madeleine/ 9783656595373/ Price:EUR 5.99
 
   
SB02-434 How Americans Make Race: Stories, Institutions, Spaces.
  Hayward, Clarissa R./ 9781107043893/ Price:US$ 93.00
 
   
SB02-425 Dictatorship in South America.
  Davila, Jerry/ 9781405190558/ Price:US$ 27.95
 
   
SB02-424 Ideas to Die For: The Cosmopolitan Challenge.
  Gunn, Giles/ 9780415813884/ Price:¢G 37.99
 
   
SB02-421 Interest Groups Unleashed.
  Herrnson, Paul S./ 9781452203782/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
Money for Everyone: Why We Need a Citizen's Income.
  Torry, Malcolm/ 9781447311249/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
Due to government cuts, the benefits system is currently a hot topic. In this timely book, a Citizen¡¦s Income (sometimes called a Basic Income) is defined as an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. This much-needed book, written by an experienced researcher and author, is the first for over a decade to analyse the social, economic and labour market advantages of a Citizen's Income in the UK. It demonstrates that it would be simple and cheap to administer, would reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom and would be good for the economy, social cohesion, families, and the employment market. It also contains international comparisons and links with broader issues around the meaning of poverty and inequality, making a valuable contribution to the debate around benefits. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the future of our society and our economy
   
Radio Free Europe: An Insider's View.
  Brown, J. F./ 9780988637689/ Price:US$ 22.00
 
This is the story of the critical role played by Radio Free Europe during the Cold War, as recounted by veteran RFE official J. F. Brown, who served as director from 1978 to 1983. Jim Brown had written about Eastern Europe from RFE, but never about RFE¢wuntil he wrote this book. He conveys his understanding of how Radio Free Europe functioned as a decentralized organization that empowered exiles, while also conveying what it, and they, could¢wand could not¢woffer East European listeners. Jim Brown¡¦s explanations of the function of the central news department as an internal news agency, of discussions with and trust of exile broadcast chiefs, of RFE¡¦s cautious approach to broadcasting to Poland under martial law after 1981¢wto cite only three examples from the book¢willuminate the editorial policies and internal relationships that made RFE a success. His portraits of key personalities over the years help us understand that RFE was not just an institution; it was a unique multinational group of people. (From the ¡§Foreword¡¨ by A. Ross Johnson).
   
FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
  Tinny, John D./ 9780988637627/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
In 1956 John Tinny began his brief years on the ¡§Golden Road to Samarkand,¡¨ his vision of the pinnacle for a State Department Foreign Service officer. The murder of Her Britannic Majesty¡¦s vice consul, a grim portent, climaxed Day One at his first post, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Around this obscure consulate the Cold War flamed hot. For 130 weeks he and his family lived amidst savagery and the shades of Hitler and Rommel. Thereafter he was posted to Cairo, where Nile floods bring life and death, and he gloried in the romance of the great sand seas. Assigned to Beirut, he immersed himself in the language of the Koran and the certainty of True Believers. He glimpsed hope in a refugee camp, attended by angry young and bitter old Palestinians, and clashed with the angry intensity of young sabras, native-born Israelis. Understanding the Arab-Israeli problem is not an answer, he discovered.
   
Shaping Emerging Technologies: Governance, Innovation, Discourse.
  Konrad, K./ 9781614993001/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
Book Cover he shape of new technologies is not set in advance. But how do different social circumstances and different groups of actors influence the forms and outcomes of scientific and technical innovation? What are the roles of governance institutions and policies, industry structures and strategies, discursive practices and imaginaries? How can processes of high-tech development be modulated to guide the progress of new technologies in responsive and responsible ways - and how might these approaches be adapted to different conditions across the world? The multidisciplinary contributions of this volume from experts in the social sciences and humanities, as well as practitioners in industry and consultancy, try to answer these questions by addressing nanotechnology and other emerging technoscientific fields, such as geoengineering and synthetic biology.
   
Technological Dimensions of Defence against Terrorism.
  Aydodu, U. F./ 9781614993162/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence against Terrorism (COE¡VDAT) Advanced Research Workshop, "Technological Dimensions of Defence against Terrorism", held in Ankara, Turkey, in November 2011. Seventeen expert speakers from four countries ¡V military and civilian practitioners, business leaders, researchers and academics ¡V delivered a series of papers in sessions on: understanding the challenges; the role of technology in terrorist attacks; and the role of technology against terrorist attacks. The topics covered include: a brief history of terrorism and technology; technological advances and the impact on terrorism and counterterrorism efforts; the role of the commercial world in the defence against terrorism; transportation technology and its effects on the nature of terrorist attacks; terrorist threats to critical energy infrastructure technology and protection systems.
   
Capacity Building in the Fight against Terrorism.
  Gurbuz, U./ 9781614993087/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Training Course: ¡¥Capacity Building in the Fight against Terrorism¡¦, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2012. The presentations were delivered by 11 expert practitioners and academics from eight countries. The subjects covered include: an overview of terrorism; NATO's approach to defence against terrorism; weapons of mass destruction terrorism; eco-terrorism; religion and the question of violence; as well as energy and environmental security, international cooperation, human rights, use of the internet, crisis management, finance, recruitment and prejudice perception management as they relate to the fight against terrorism.
   
New Tools to Enhance Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment: Invisible Wounds of War.
  Wiederhold, B.K./ 9781614991885/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the collected papers from the 2012 NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI): Invisible Wounds ¡V New Tools to Enhance PTSD Diagnosis and Treatment (IW2012), held in Ankara, Turkey, in June 2012. This ASI was attended by 56 scientists and representatives from NATO and Partner countries, and expert contributors from nine different countries were invited to take part in the workshop. The aim of the ASI was to equip participants with an in-depth knowledge of the latest theoretical advances in neuroscience, psychotherapy and pharmacology, and thereby to assist them in the task of assessment, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of PTSD and related co-morbid disorders. The book is divided into four sections: a review of the latest science related to theoretical constructs and associated neurosciences; screening; stress inoculation training; and co-morbid issues: considering the whole person in treatment.
   
Energy Security in the Wider Black Sea Area: National and Allied Approaches.
  Lyutskanov, E./ 9781614992592/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the 12 papers delivered at the NATO Advance Research Workshop (ARW) Energy Security in the Wider Black Sea Area ¡V National and Allied Approaches, held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in November 2011. The workshop, which was attended by a balanced mix of international experts, focused on research concerning crucial aspects of energy security and the role of NATO, and covered issues such as energy security as part of national security concepts, transnational energy projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Wider Black Sea area, national approaches to energy security, critical infrastructure aspects of energy security, scientific and industry support for establishing sustainability and alternatives in energy security. The book provides an overview of national and allied approaches to the topic of energy security, and will be of interest to all those whose work involved the field of energy security in general, and the Black Sea region in particular.
   
Future Trends and New Approaches in Defeating the Terrorism Threat.
  Guerbuz, U./ 9781614992714/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover The threat of terrorism has become an ever present preoccupation, necessitating the constant review and updating of defensive strategies to counter it from national governments and policymakers. This book presents selected articles based on some of the lectures delivered at the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence against Terrorism (COE ¡V DAT) Advanced Training Course (ATC) Future Trends and New Approaches in Defeating the Terrorism Threat, held in Algiers, Algeria, in October 2011. Subjects covered by these articles include an overview of terrorism; respecting human rights in the countering of terrorism; suicide terrorism; terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction; bioterrorism; terrorism, media and public information; strategic communications in the defence against terrorism; the challenges posed by non-state armed groups; and sources of instability.
   
Prediction and Recognition of Piracy Efforts Using Collaborative Human-Centric Information Systems.
  Bosse, E./ 9781614992004/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Prediction and Recognition of Piracy Efforts Using Collaborative Human-Centric Information Systems, held in Salamanca, Spain, in September 2011. A significant observation from previous NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Workshops was that domain experts responsible for maritime security were not fully aware of the wide variety of technological solutions available to enhance their support systems, and that although technology experts have a general understanding of the requirements in security systems, they often lacked knowledge concerning the operational constraints affecting those who implement security procedures.
   
Afghanistan and Central Asia: NATO's Role in Regional Security since 9/11.
  Tanrisever, O./ 9781614991786/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover The book takes a comprehensive approach to the regional security complex in Central Asia by emphasizing the human security, socio-political and energy dimensions in addition to the traditional military dimension of the fight against international terrorism in and around Afghanistan. The findings of the book enhance our understanding of the root causes of international terrorism and the effective ways of coping with the security challenges in this region. The book is divided into five parts: First, NATO¡¦s Contribution to Lasting Security in Afghanistan; Second, Responses of the Central Asian States to Political Instability, Organized Crime and International Terrorism in Afghanistan; Third, Energy Security in and around Central Asia; Fourth, International Competition and Co-operation over Afghanistan and Central Asia; and Last but not least, Regional Security Organizations and the Fight against International Terrorism in Afghanistan.
   
Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU, the Black Sea Region and Southern Caucasus.
  Ergun, A./ 9781614991861/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover The book is divided into three sections. The first provides an analysis of the role of international and domestic actors in contributing to security building in the Euro-Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Southern Caucasus regions. The second section discusses the patterns of cross-border cooperation in Eastern and Central Europe and the wider Black Sea region, concentrating on Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and the Russian Federation. With references to the nature of international involvement in conflict resolution, the last section focuses on cross-border cooperation in the Southern Caucasus, where conflicts have an enormous impact on nation-building, state-building and democratization, and where prospects for stability and a viable peace remain in serious question.
   
Memoirs of a Foreign Service Arabist.
  Parker, Richard B./ 9780988637665/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Dick Parker was renowned in the State Department for his acerbic wit. From his early youth on U.S. Cavalry posts across the Southwest to his World War II experiences, through a successful Foreign Service career as a leading Arabist in the Near East, he observed and commented on everything. He recounts his experiences as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Europe, acting with inadequate information, outmoded weaponry, and half-trained personnel (including himself) and describes the confusion in the Battle of the Bulge, fighting the enemy with no clear guidance from superiors or any indication that the Germans were closing in. Then came months as a German prisoner of war, exhaustion, sickness, and forced POW marches from Germany to Poland, meeting Russians coming the other way. Postwar, he completes his education and begins life as a career diplomat.
   
VB02-345 Political Knowledge, 4-Vols/Set.
  Friedman, Jeffrey/ 9780415620567/ Price:¢G 1020.00
 
Since at least the time of Plato, political scientists and philosophers have been concerned about what citizens and rulers should know if they are to be governed¡Xand govern¡Xwell. Moreover, the increasing complexity of modern societies has revivified thinking about and around the critical concept of political knowledge. Vital questions arise, such as: ¡Edoes effective democracy demand an informed electorate? ¡Eis such an aspiration realistic, given the size and reach of modern governments? ¡Ehow can electorates compensate for their ignorance, given the vast amount of information that might be necessary to make sound political judgements? ¡Eor is such ignorance ¡¥rational¡¦? This new collection from Routledge brings together canonical and cutting-edge research to interrogate these and other issues. Edited by leading scholars, Political Knowledge assembles in four volumes the best and most important scholarship, from the ancients to the work of the deliberative democrats. The collection also gathers the key survey research, from the Columbia and Michigan schools down to the present. Further, it makes sense of the main lines of normative debate about these findings, and addresses the various causal and theoretical understandings of political knowledge and ignorance, while illuminating directions for future research. 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, Political Knowledge is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material from less accessible books and specialized journals to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar¡Xand sometimes overlooked¡Xtexts. For researchers, students, and policymakers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VB02-339 Propaganda, 4-Vols/Set.
  Baines, Paul/ 9781446255957/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover A comprehensive major work on the topic of propaganda studies is required now more than ever. Not least because in the age of the 'War on Terror', we've witnessed terrorist bombings - suicide and otherwise - all over the world, which are often later accompanied by, and frequently preceded by, the use of propaganda to enhance the feeling of terror amongst the target population. Furthermore, propaganda is particularly important to study in this day and age because - despite its use over millennia - it is still poorly defined and understood. This timely four-volume set brings much needed clarity and context to the subject, leading the reader through its historic origins, its military uses, and the modern means by which it is manifested. Specifically - through a carefully selected collection of seminal and influential articles - the editors seek to demystify the topic of propaganda and explain how it works on the human psyche. Framed by an introduction written by two of the field's leading voices, this set is organised to provide the reader with a solid and detailed grounding in all aspects of the subject, past and present: Volume One: Historical Origins, Definitions and the Changing Nature of Propaganda Volume Two: The Psychological and Sociological Underpinnings of Propaganda Volume Three: Propaganda in Military and Terrorism Contexts Volume Four: Advances and Contemporary Issues in Propaganda Studies
   
VB02-335 Regional Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781466608825/ Price:US$ 1845.00
 
Book Cover From domestic to international settings, aid and assistance to less-developed areas has recently been bolstered by a boom in technological advances and new research. Regional Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a vital compendium of research detailing the latest case studies, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, and research on regional development. With over 100 chapters from authors from around the world, this three volume collection presents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field, relevant to researchers, academics, and practitioners alike. In order to stay abreast of the latest research, this book affords a vital look into regional development research. Topics Covered ¡DDevelopment aid ¡DInternational development ¡DRegional science ¡DRegional development agency ¡DUrban development ¡DUrban renewal ¡DLand use planning ¡DTransportation planning ¡DUrban planning ¡DUrban theory
   
VB02-333 E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence and Social Change.
  Livermore, Celia Romm/ 9781466609662/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Technological advancements have always influenced politics in society, but never in as strong and direct a manner as in the Internet Age. E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence, and Social Change charts this influence and describes the unique effect electronic communication has on organizations, communities, nations, and cultures. This book presents the most current research on both the history of these powerful new tools and their preliminary impact both in across the world and in daily life. A thorough understanding of these technologies is necessary to properly navigate this new millennium and this reference is the beginning of that knowledge. Topics Covered ¡E Citizen Participation ¡E Cultural Change ¡E ERP Implementation ¡E Global Politics ¡E Grassroots movements ¡E Media Control ¡E Politics of Image ¡E Social Networking Economy ¡E User Participation ¡E Youth and E-Politics
   
VB02-331 Post-Soviet Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Moore, Cerwyn/ 9781446208090/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Around twenty years since the end of the Cold War, social, political and economic turmoil appears to have been replaced by a period of stability within Russia. The broader shift from a bi-polar world to one of multi-polarity in which rising powers and former Great Powers vie for representation has, however, not been without considerable instability as Russia has sought to re-define her status in the post-Communist period. These relations have, of course, been further complicated by a series of conflicts in post-Soviet space, ethnic wars within Russia and on her borders, and broader political and social changes associated with national and Islamic revivalism, as well as the war on terror. Debates both within and on the politics of post-Soviet relations continue, as complex regional dynamics in Central Asia, the Greater Middle East and Eastern Europe shape foreign relations. Equally, the end of Communism, the ensuing political liberalism and economic 'shock' therapy have led to significant changes within the social make-up of Russia. These themes have been used not only to offer insight into the changing social, economic and political relations in the Yeltsin and Putin eras, but this has also led to considerable debates about exactly what post-Communism and Post-Sovietism actually mean. This context affords a much needed opportunity to revisit post-Soviet politics in order to collate seminal pieces on the historical trends, political changes and international dynamics which continue to evolve, and which have framed the post-Communist period. The central aim of these four volumes is to capture this diversity so as offer a timely collection of seminal excerpts on post-Soviet politics, thereby giving insight into how we understand Russia today.
   
VB02-328 Critical Security Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Vaughan-Williams, Nick/ 9780415603287/ Price:¢G 1055.00
 
Volume I ('Defining Security'), collects a variety of critical perspectives on the meaning of the concept of security. Volume II ('Broadening Security'), meanwhile, presents arguments for and against the 'broadening' of security to include issues such as environmental degradation, migration, and health. The third volume ('Deepening Security') in the collection gathers assessments of the appropriate point of reference for security that range from the individual to the global level, while Volume IV ('Extending Security') brings together materials that have sought to extend existing critical approaches, and to expand further the disciplinary boundaries of Security Studies.
   
VB02-324 International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications.
  Tan, Felix B./ 9781613504802/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Though the emergence and popularity of the Internet has allowed for the worldwide diffusion of new technologies for business and organizations, the ways in which technologies are applied varies across industries and regions of the world. Maintaining an open discussion about global information management allows managers and practitioners to improve business practices and succeed in the global world economy. International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications offers perspectives on international information management with particular emphasis on the strategies for the implementation and application of information technology in developed and developing countries. This collection of global research offers perspectives for researchers and managers interested in learning about new and emerging business practices and their impact on business performance. Topics Covered ¡E Culture and Information Technology ¡E Digital Divide ¡E Disparities in ICT Diffusion ¡E E-Government Adoption ¡E ERP Adoption ¡E Global Diffusion of E-Government ¡E ICT and Development ¡E Information Systems in Developing Countries ¡E Information Systems Management ¡E Outsourcing
   
VB02-321 Democratization, 4-Vols/Set.
  Grugel, Jean/ 9780857020901/ Price:¢G 780.00
 
Book Cover Since the 1970s, the number of formally democratic states has grown exponentially whilst coherent alternatives to democracy have steadily diminished in terms of their global relevance. Yet, democracy remains an extremely problematic, conflictual and unfinished enterprise - as a process and a project. The progress of democratization, inside nation states and globally, is partial, unsteady and at times thin, and efforts to extend democratization outside the nation state, whether to international bodies or civil society or the private sphere of the family and even intimate social relations, are sometimes highly contested. For researchers and scholars, there is an undoubted challenge in understanding and interpreting the multi-layered and multi-dimension processes of democratization and gauging their significance for the social and political world. This collection explains aspects or experiments in democratization across the world and relates the substantial body of work on comparative, cross-regional and cross-case work across thematic fields of research. With this collection, researchers, policy makers, students, social and economic organizations such as businesses and labour movements, and NGOs in fields such as development, democracy promotion, social rights and international relations, can make sense of the best of a broad and potentially intimidating field of study. Volume One: Theories, Methods and Historical Perspectives Volume Two: States and Political Economies of Democratization Volume Three: Civil Society, Human Rights and Culture in Democratization Volume Four: The Global Politics and Globalization of Democratization
   
VB02-155-2 Institutionalism II, 3-Vols/Set.
  Peters, B Guy/ 9780857029867/ Price:¢G 500.00
 
Book Cover Institutionalism (SAGE 2007) captured a good deal of the literature at the time it was published; however, there have been numerous excellent contributions to the literature since that time. These newer articles merit another readily-available collection, along with commentary on the contributions and their linkages to the earlier literature on institutionalism. This latest offering also examines some of the avenues left unexplored the first time around. This second collection comprises three volumes. Volume One: Developing Institutional Theory collects together papers representing developments in the various approaches to institutionalism contained in the first series of volumes. Volume Two: New Research Agendas addresses new recent strands of development in institutional namely Discursive Institutionalism, Institutionalization and Micro-foundations of Institutional Behaviour. Volume Three: Applying Institutional Theory looks at the empirical applications of the developments in theoretical approaches. These empirical analyses not only demonstrate the insights that institutionalism can provide but also help in the further development of the theory.
   
SB02-476 Democratizing Taiwan
  J. Bruce Jacobs/ 9789004221543/ Price:EUR 89.00
 
   
SB02-464 Southeast Asia Between China and Japan.
  Lam Peng Er/ 9781443835084/ Price:¢G 44.99
 
   
SB02-464 All Hell Broke Loose: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era Through World War II.
  Collins, Ann V./ 9780313395994/ Price:¢G 41.00
 
   
SB02-448 The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques.
  Bolz, Frank/ 9781439846704/ Price:¢G 75.99
 
   
SB02-448 The Cold War and After: History, Theory, and the Logic of International Politics.
  Trachtenberg, Marc/ 9780691152035/ Price:US$ 32.95
 
   
SB02-436 The Already Dead: The New Time of Politics, Culture, and Illness.
  Cazdyn, Eric/ 9780822352037/ Price:US$ 94.95
 
   
SB02-436 Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia.
  Nasong'o, Shadrack W./ 9780415646963/ Price:¢G 35.99
 
   
SB02-436 Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community.
  Yack, Bernard/ 9780226944661/ Price:US$ 92.00
 
   
SB02-436 Kreisordnung und Gemeindeordung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
  / 9783774304994/ Price:EUR 5.00
 
   
SB02-433 Bildungspolitik und Leistungsvergleichsstudien: PISA 2000 und die Ganztagsschulentwicklung.
  Kuhlmann, Christian/ 9783531181653/ Price:EUR 51.39
 
   
SB02-433 Rebeldes, Revolucionarios y Refractarios: Sistema, Subsistema y Antisistema.
  Verstrynge, Jorge/ 9788415216780/ Price:EUR 18.75
 
   
SB02-432 Storable Votes: Protecting the Minority Voice.
  Casella, Alessandra/ 9780195309089/ Price:US$ 35.95
 
   
SB02-431 Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau.
  Plamenatz, John/ 9780199645060/ Price:¢G 63.00
 
   
SB02-430 Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia, Vol 1: Indonesia.
  Lindsey, Tim/ 9781848850651/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
   
SB02-428 Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development.
  Spink, Peter K./ 9780268041410/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
   
SB02-428 Storable Votes: Protecting the Minority Voice.
  Casella, Alessandra/ 9780195309096/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SB02-427 Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia, Vol. III: Malaysia and Brunei.
  Lindsey, Tim/ 9781848850675/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
   
SB02-427 Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europe.
  Yegenoglu, Meyda/ 9780230120433/ Price:¢G 59.00
 
   
SB02-422 Across the Line of Control: Inside Pakistan-Administered Kashmir.
  Puri, Luv/ 9781849041737/ Price:¢G 40.00
 
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SB02-422 The Violence of Petro-Dollar Regimes: Algeria, Iraq and Libya.
  Martinez, Luis/ 9781849041744/ Price:¢G 40.00
 
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SB02-422 The Nuclear Question in the Middle East.
  Kamrava, Mehran/ 9781849042116/ Price:¢G 27.50
 
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SB02-420 That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.
  Friedman, Thomas/ 9781250013729/ Price:US$ 19.00
 
   
SB02-416 Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: Logistics, Strategies, Scenarios.
  Galletti, Silvia C./ 9781614990420/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
For much of history, pirates and buccaneers constituted one of the most serious threats to maritime activities all over the world. More recently, apart from adventure stories and swashbuckling films, maritime piracy was largely thought of as a thing of the past. This began to change in 1994 when an article in the Far Eastern Economic Review drew public attention to the renaissance of a phenomenon: piracy was back, and it was becoming increasingly violent, involving huge ships in international waters. This book is based on the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal. Its main purpose was to promote dialogue on the phenomenon of maritime piracy between international policymakers, law enforcement officers, port authorities and other professionals, and to provide a response to the need for research and analysis at an international level on maritime piracy and its connection to terrorism. The book does not simply report on the proceedings of the workshop, but also includes some new topics not covered by the ARW, and is organized in three sections: new methodological approaches to maritime threats; new threats and new challenges in piracy and maritime terrorism and lastly; some selected case studies: different threats, different solutions. The book offers qualified ideas, opinions and talking points to the international practitioner community, will foster debate and help law enforcement agencies and policymakers to face the new world wide maritime threats of piracy and terrorism.
   
SB02-416 Homeland Security Organization in Defence against Terrorism.
  Charvat, J.P./ 9781614990468/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Research Workshop entitled Homeland Security Organization in Defence Against Terrorism, held in Ankara, Turkey, in November 2009. The workshop brought together participants from some 13 countries and consisted of five sessions: current threats to homeland security from terrorism; homeland security organization; legal and security responses to terrorism in homeland security; the challenge of international terrorism; other threats; and countering radicalization and the psychology of terrorism. During these sessions, presentations by thirteen expert speakers from eight countries were followed by a debate. The workshop concluded with a final discussion of all the topics reflected in the individual papers presented.
   
SB02-416 Defence Against Terrorism: Different Dimensions and Trends of an Emerging Threat.
  Duyan, Adil/ 9781614990345/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
The traumas resulting from terrorism and political violence have profound implications for the stability and normal operation of modern societies, and a negative impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of their governments. This publication presents articles from the NATO Advanced Training Course (ATC) ¡¥Defence Against Terrorism: Different Dimensions and Trends of the Emerging Threat ¡V Terrorism¡¦ held in Kabul, Afghanistan in May 2010. This course was attended by serving Afghan officers of various ranks and also by a number of Afghan civilians, and was designed to have a practical focus for the participants, all of whom were involved in counterterrorism operations.The book begins with an overview of terrorism, which sets the stage for the articles of the other contributors. Subjects covered in the remainder of the book include the importance of social stability to the fight against terrorism; adjustments to change; the role of intelligence and the importance of international cooperation between intelligence agencies; suicide bombing; terrorism and organized crime; as well as future trends in terrorism. This title will be of great interest to all those concerned with countering the threat from terrorism and political violence.
   
SB02-416 Legal Framework for Strengthening Nuclear Security and Combating Nuclear Terrorism.
  Khripunov, Igor/ 9781607509950/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
New international approaches to strengthening nuclear security and combating the threat of nuclear terrorism have been introduced throughout the first decade of the 21st century. The adoption of new and revised mandatory international legal instruments, as well as other non-binding initiatives and voluntary mechanisms, have led to improved security measures in this critical area, but there is still a need for substantive and procedural arrangements to be significantly strengthened.This book is a collection of the presentations and deliberations of participants at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Vienna, Austria in January 2010. The workshop was attended by over 100 international experts from more than 20 countries, and the papers presented here summarize current understanding of, and approaches to, the legal framework for nuclear security and counterterrorism. The book will be of interest to all governments, international organizations, researchers and practitioners worldwide who are involved in securing nuclear materials and preventing nuclear terrorism.
   
SB02-409 Democracy Under Attack: How the Media Distorts Policy and Politics.
  Dean, Malcolm/ 9781847428486/ Price:¢G 45.99
 
How big a beast is the media? Can right wing tabloids influence social policy using their ability to fan fears and prejudices? Malcolm Dean, the Guardian's longstanding chief monitor of social policy, expertly indicts his own trade through a series of seven case studies. Drawing on four decades of top level Whitehall briefings, topped up by interviews with 150 senior participants in the policy-making process, the book is packed with new insights, and colourful stories from events in Whitehall's corridors, culminating in a damning list detailing the seven deadly sins of the 'reptiles' (modern journalists)..Written in an engaging way with some great stories and with an Afterword updating developments from "the Murdoch meltdown" July 2011, it offers a unique insider's perspective and a detailed and valuable account of news production in Britain and will give readers a flavour of what goes on in news rooms, pressure groups, departmental policy divisions and parliament.
   
SA03-422 The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptations of Violence.
  Devji, Faisal/ 9781849041157/ Price:¢G 18.99
 
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Pain Syndromes-From Recruitment to Returning Troops: Wounds of War IV.
  Wiederhold, B.K./ 9781607509851/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
It has been shown that those who have served in both combat missions and peacekeeping operations are at increased risk for pain syndromes. Research suggests that this may result from their ¡§wounds of war.¡¨ Some wounds may be ¡§invisible,¡¨ such as depression, stress, and chronic pain, while others, such as physical disabilities, are more obvious. In October 2011, twenty-seven scientists and representatives from NATO and partner countries met in Su"dka"rnten, Austria for a three-day NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled ¡§Wounds of War: Pain Syndromes ¡V From Recruitment to Returning Troops.¡¨
   
Parliaments and Military Missions.
  Hardt, Sascha/ 9789089521187/ Price:EUR 25.00
 
   
Knowledge, Policy and Power in International Development: A Practical Guide.
  Jones, Harry/ 9781447300960/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
This book presents an academically rigorous yet practical guide to efforts to understand how knowledge, policy and power interact to promote or prevent change. It offers a power analysis perspective on the knowledge-policy process, illustrated with rich empirical examples from the field of international development, combined with practical guidance on the implications of such an approach. It provides ways to identify and address problems that have hampered previous attempts to improve the space between knowledge and policy; such as difficulties in analysing political context, persistent asymmetric relationships between actors, ignorance of the contributions of different types of knowledge, and misconceptions of the roles played by intermediary organisations. Most importantly, the book gives readers the ability to develop strategies for negotiating the complexity of the knowledge-policy interface more effectively, so as to contribute to policy dialogues, influence policy change, and implement policies and programmes more effectively.
   
The Political Economy of Work Security and Flexibility: Italy in Comparative Perspective.
  Berton, Fabio/ 9781847429070/ Price:¢G 77.99
 
The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad times. This book casts light on the empirical relationship between labour market deregulation through non-standard contracts and the three main dimensions of worker security: employment, income and social security. Focusing on individual work histories, it looks at how labour market dynamics interact with the social protection system in bringing about inequality and insecurity. In this context Italy is put forward as the epitome of flexibility through non-standard work and compared with three similar countries: Germany, Spain and Japan. Results show that when flexibility is carried out as a mere cost-reduction device and social security only relies on insurance principles, deregulation leads to insecurity. 'The political economy of work security and flexibility' is essential reading for academics, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the outcomes of labour market developments in advanced economies over the past twenty years.
   
IN THE SHADOW OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: Congressional Cemetery and the Memory of the Nation.
  Johnson, Abby A./ 9780986021602/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
This study explores the multiple ways in which Congressional Cemetery has been positioned for some two hundred years in ¡§the shadow¡¨ of the U.S. Capitol. The narrative proceeds chronologically, discussing the burial ground during three periods: a) The antebellum years; b) The years from the end of the Civil War to approximately 1970, when the site progressively deteriorated; c) The period from the early 1970s to 2007, when both public and private organizations worked to preserve the physical site and the memory of what it has been and continues to represent. This monograph on Congressional Cemetery focuses on the dominant narrative associated with the site: its legacy as the first national burial ground in the United States. Given this emphasis, the text presents a political and cultural analysis of the cemetery, with particular focus on the participation of the U.S. Congress.
   
IN THE SHADOW OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: Congressional Cemetery and the Memory of the Nation.
  Johnson, Abby A./ 9780986021626/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
This study explores the multiple ways in which Congressional Cemetery has been positioned for some two hundred years in ¡§the shadow¡¨ of the U.S. Capitol. The narrative proceeds chronologically, discussing the burial ground during three periods: a) The antebellum years; b) The years from the end of the Civil War to approximately 1970, when the site progressively deteriorated; c) The period from the early 1970s to 2007, when both public and private organizations worked to preserve the physical site and the memory of what it has been and continues to represent. This monograph on Congressional Cemetery focuses on the dominant narrative associated with the site: its legacy as the first national burial ground in the United States. Given this emphasis, the text presents a political and cultural analysis of the cemetery, with particular focus on the participation of the U.S. Congress.
   
RUDE AWAKENINGS: An American Historian's Encounter with Nazism, Communism and McCarthyism.
  Sicherman, Carol/ 9780983689980/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
Drawing on family papers, wide-ranging interviews, FBI files, American and German newspapers, a wide array of published sources, and her own memories, the author traces Marks¡¦s German American heritage, his education both formal and informal, his marriage to a fellow Communist from a poor Russian family, his rocky start as an academic, his anguish when confronted by his Communist past, and his ultimate creation of a satisfying career. Her sleuthing encompasses as well the paths to safety taken by his German friends as they found sanctuary around the world¡Vin Russia, England, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Palestine, Brazil, the United States, and Canada.
   
The Reagan-Gorbachev Arms Control Breakthough: The Treaty Eliminating Intermediate-range Nuclear Force (INF) Missiles.
  Jones, David T./ 9780986021640/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
This book brings this period to life through the writing of key participants in the seminal negotiations leading to the completion of the INF Treaty and the ensuing epic struggle to secure its ratification by the U.S. Senate. The book provides an astute balance between the assessments of senior negotiators; ¡§nuts and bolts¡¨ observations on specific elements of the Treaty by in-the-trenches negotiators; the tangles that challenged the keenest of legal minds; and the political maneuvers required to bring it through the pits and deadfalls of the Senate.
   
The Reagan-Gorbachev Arms Control Breakthough: The Treaty Eliminating Intermediate-range Nuclear Force (INF) Missiles.
  Jones, David T./ 9780986021633/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
This book brings this period to life through the writing of key participants in the seminal negotiations leading to the completion of the INF Treaty and the ensuing epic struggle to secure its ratification by the U.S. Senate. The book provides an astute balance between the assessments of senior negotiators; ¡§nuts and bolts¡¨ observations on specific elements of the Treaty by in-the-trenches negotiators; the tangles that challenged the keenest of legal minds; and the political maneuvers required to bring it through the pits and deadfalls of the Senate.
   
Blaming Nn One: Blog Postings On Arts, Letters, Policy.
  Whitman, Dan/ 9780985569860/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
This book is a series of reflections at the point of retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service. The postings, all colored by the author¡¦s experience, include short essays on the following themes: personal anecdote, people/profiles, the Foreign Policy seen by a mid-level official, human nature, government functions, and ¡§other¡¨ (music, immigration, condominium rules on dog comportment¡K). The collection is marked by a tone of light humor and social/institutional criticism. The book should serve as an ¡§easy read,¡¨ in short segments. At the same time, the full text, printed in chronological order of their publication dates, will give a perspective which questions and challenges facile suppositions, and notes historic moments of interest for the general reader.
   
A Long Way From Runnemede: One Woman's Foreign Service Journey.
  Tull, Theresa/ 9780984583294/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
This memoir of Theresa Tull¡¦s career as a twentieth-century diplomat begins with childhood recollections of life during the Second World War in the small town of Runnemede, New Jersey. It tracks the death of the author¡¦s father, her initial education, post¡Vhigh school employment, and early college education. In 1963, after successfully passing the rigorous entrance examinations, Terry Tull entered the U.S. Foreign Service. She received her bachelor¡¦s degree from the University of Maryland, and in 1973 earned a master¡¦s degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan.
   
Peregrina: Unexpected Adventures of an American Consul.
  Young, Ginny C./ 9780984583249/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
This is the story of a woman entering a consular career on her own after the death of her Foreign Service officer husband. She describes the consular world with humor, empathy, and anecdotes. She was sure that the appointment handed to her out of the blue was intended to tide her over, presumably just until she married again. But she went on to serve for twenty years as a consular officer in four posts, first looking after American hippies in India and after that a huge American business community in Hong Kong. She was principal officer in the Yucata'n area of Mexico, then consul general in Bucharest, Romania, before and after a revolution that resulted in the demise of dictator Nicolae Ceaus,escu.
   
Peregrina: Unexpected Adventures of an American Consul.
  Young, Ginny C./ 9780984583256/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
This is the story of a woman entering a consular career on her own after the death of her Foreign Service officer husband. She describes the consular world with humor, empathy, and anecdotes. She was sure that the appointment handed to her out of the blue was intended to tide her over, presumably just until she married again. But she went on to serve for twenty years as a consular officer in four posts, first looking after American hippies in India and after that a huge American business community in Hong Kong. She was principal officer in the Yucata'n area of Mexico, then consul general in Bucharest, Romania, before and after a revolution that resulted in the demise of dictator Nicolae Ceaus,escu.
   
Early American Diplomacy in the Near and Far East: The Diplomatic and Personal History of Edmund Q. Roberts (1784-1836).
  Eilts, Hermann F./ 9780986021657/ Price:US$ 34.00
 
This book traces the remarkable career of a Portsmouth, New Hampshire¡Vborn merchant and his efforts on behalf of early American diplomacy with key trading partners in both the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. The book recounts the diplomatic and commercial milieu in which Roberts labored, initially as commissioner and later as special agent on behalf of the United States, to pioneer diplomatic dialogue and negotiate commercial treaties with the ruler of Muscat and Oman and with the king of Siam.
   
Comparative Analysis of Technological and Intelligent Terrorism Impacts on Complex Technical Systems.
  Makhutov, N.A./ 9781614991304/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book is based on the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on ¡¥Comparative Analysis of Technological and Intelligence Terrorism Impacts on Complex Technical Systems¡¦. It lays the foundation for a risk-informed approach to modeling, analyzing, managing and controlling complex technical systems in the face of terrorist attacks. To formulate such an approach, it is necessary to combine the insights of a spectrum of disciplines across engineering, human and social sciences, and economics. The book explains how an understanding of the vulnerabilities of complex technical systems to terrorist attack can reduce these vulnerabilities and contain or limit the impact of terrorism, and also the way in which such an understanding is crucial to the development of a set of design criteria and codes which will take such vulnerabilities into account. The book also identifies areas of further research and opportunities for future exchange and collaboration.
   
Contemporary Suicide Terrorism: Origins, Trends and Ways of Tackling It.
  Dronzina, T./ 9781614991083/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover The focus of the conference was on methodological and theoretical approaches to suicide terrorism researches. Topics addressed include: the effectiveness of suicide terrorism; the roots of suicide terrorism and its religious legitimation; the impact of new technologies on the radicalization process; terrorism and the drug trade; female suicide bombers; and migration, radicalization and disorder in the EU. Examples are drawn from experiences in the Maghreb, the West Bank and Gaza Strip in Israel, Dagestan, Romania, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The book conveys the spirit of tolerance, exchange of ideas, dialogue and convergence that dominated the conference. It offers a contribution to better understanding between societies and the fostering of a culture of peace and non-violence.
   
Trends and Developments in Contemporary Terrorism.
  Voica, D.-R./ 9781614991496/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the full workshop papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), held in Ankara, Turkey, in October 2010. The aim of this ARW was to take stock of developments across the spectrum of terrorist activity, both actual and potential, and examine the scope for improvement. Some of the areas explored by the 18 expert contributors to the workshop include: the increase in suicide bombing and terrorist acts by women; transnationality; the structure of terrorist groups; improved training and equipment of terrorists; terrorist use of the Internet; sponsor states and the importance of failed or failing states in terrorist strategy. Whilst the book by no means offers a complete or definitive picture of terrorism, it makes a significant contribution to raising the awareness of the law enforcement and security agencies who must continuously update their counterterrorist capabilities and keep abreast of new terrorist methods.
   
Analyzing Different Dimensions and New Threats in Defence against Terrorism.
  Duyan, A./ 9781614991588/ Price:EUR 104.00
 
Book Cover The issue of new threats in terrorism is of constant concern for those engaged in counterterrorism and antiterrorism. Defensive tactics must be constantly updated and improved to keep pace with the never-ending changes and developments in terrorist methods and capabilities. This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Centre of Excellence ¡V Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT) Advanced Training Course (ATC) entitled "Analysing Different Dimensions and New Threats in Defence against Terror" held in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2011.
   
Handbook for Pandemic and Mass-Casualty Planning and Response.
  Gursky, E./ 9781614991342/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Book Cover The Handbook for Pandemic and Mass-Casualty Planning and Response marks the 100th volume in the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ¡V E: Human and Societal Dynamics series.
   
Enhancing Cooperation in Defence against Terrorism.
  Tokgoz, K./ 9781614991021/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover The book opens with an overview of the landscape in which terrorism currently exists, and a reminder that a new approach is needed in the fight against terrorism to replace the Cold War model we have become accustomed to. The remaining articles cover a wide range of issues: countering the ideology of terrorism; legal aspects of combating terrorism and responding to terrorist use of the internet; the links between terrorism and organised crime; energy security; weapons of mass destruction; international humanitarian law; suicide terrorism; the role of the media in terrorism and counterterrorism; and dilemmas in counterterrorism strategy. In addition to the presentations from the ATC, the book includes two articles by Brigitte Nacos of Columbia University: The Importance of Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism, and Terrorism Media and Censorship.
   
VB02-83-2 Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense.
  Katz, Rebecca/ 9780470508930/ Price:US$ 509.95
 
Book Cover The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense provides complete coverage of bioterrorism and defense against it, spanning scientific, technological, clinical, legal, historical, and political aspects. The topics cover the most recent developments and thinking on biodefense, biosecurity, terrorism, science, and policy. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense provides an up-to-date overview of U.S. federal biodefense efforts, including explanations of all of the relevant agencies and missions, research agendas, legislation, and regulations. This edition revises and updates the original Encyclopedia, making it the single authoritative resource for students, scientists, policymakers, and journalists. Key features: ¡EComprehensively covers the field of bioterrorism, including related science, technology, medicine, politics, law, and history ¡ETopics include entries on bioterrorism agents, detection, clinical presentation of disease, defense efforts, risk assessments, treaties, past incidents of bioterrorism, and pertinent people and organizations engaged in terrorist activities ¡EUser friendly, with biological agents covered consistently across entries ¡EIncludes important case studies, with discussion of lessons learned
   
VB02-315 Military Psychology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Lange, Paul A M Van/ 9780857025203/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover The discipline of military psychology involves the systematic and scientific study of the selection, training, adaptation, and performance of soldiers. Military psychology, by necessity, is a heterogeneous field of inquiry. On the one hand, it draws on all subdisciplines of psychology to understand the variables that affect soldier performance while on the other hand, lessons learned from military psychology are of vital importance to all areas of psychology. The purpose of this collection of readings in military psychology is to capture significant developments from military psychology that are of general interest and importance to all psychologists and to promote understanding in human behaviour in challenging contexts. ¡EVolume One: Selection, Training and Performance captures significant advances in how soldiers are selected, assigned, and trained. ¡EVolume Two: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology includes topics of human factors engineering, cognitive engineering, ergonomics, situational awareness and soldier performance. ¡EVolume Three: Stress and Resilience focuses on classic and contemporary studies of combat stress and its consequences. ¡EVolume Four: Leadership, Culture and Morale advances the understanding of leading people in the contexts of dangerous environments.
   
VB02-306 Military Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Segal, David R/ 9780857027795/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover Early European sociologists found war, peace and the effects of both on social development to be important matters for the emerging discipline to explain and understand. Curiously, these issues faded from the sociological agenda after World War I and were not again much studied by sociologists until World War II and the long Cold War that followed. Since then to the present, studies of military sociology have grown in number and scope. Military sociology is now a well-established and respected subfield within sociology. To survey the field this collection is organized around four major themes: (1) military organization, (2) civil-military relations, (3) the experience of war, and (4) the use and control of force. Taking the origins of military sociology as a starting point: Volume One examines major trends in military organization, the increased diversity of military forces and the military profession. Volume Two considers the military's relationships with the larger society. Sociologists examine how the military is woven into the fabric of society whether as an object of social control or as a representative institution garnering public support. Volume Three is concerned with the experience of war, whether the experience is direct, gained (for example) as a soldier in combat, or indirect, when it is mediated by social constructions of language and other social symbols. Volume Four studies the concept of force, and the varying intensities of conflict across the spectrum of force. It looks at the effects of war on state formation, the problems posed by chronic war, and the prospects for peacekeeping.
   
VB02-305 Jurgen Habermas, 2-Vols/Set.
  Ungureanu, Camil/ 9780754628323/ Price:¢G 410.00
 
Book Cover Jurgen Habermas is widely regarded as one of the outstanding intellectuals of our time. This collection focuses on the theory of law which can be distilled from his vast compendium of work. At the same time the collection places this theory in the context of Habermas' overall contribution to the theory of society, political theory and social philosophy. Volume I on 'The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy' identifies the theoretical foundations. Volume II focuses on the critical debate of Habermas' discourse theory of law and democracy, on the challenges posed by the postnational constellation (Europeanization and processes of globalization) and on particular strands within his work, such as genetic technology and religion. Each volume is prefaced by a comprehensive introduction by the editors.
   
VB02-301 Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States.
  Loomis, Burdett A./ 9781604264579/ Price:¢G 140.00
 
Book Cover Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States offers a thematic analysis of interest groups and lobbying in American politics and over the course of American political history. It explores how interest groups have organized and articulated their support for numerous issues, and have they grown ¡V both in numbers and range of activities ¡V to become an integral part of the U.S. political system. Beginning with the foundations of interest groups during the late 19th Century Gilded Age, to the contemporary explosive growth of lobbying, Political Action Committees, and new forms of interest group cyberpolitics, readers are provided with multiple approaches to understanding the complex and changing interest advocacy sphere .
   
VB02-300 Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States.
  Danver, Steven L./ 9781604266146/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States provides an overview of approximately 250 projects, legislation, legal cases, people, and organizations that have shaped the development of waterways in the United States over the past 150 years. This volume meets the needs of readers who need to know how present-day water problems came about, the impact of legislation and court decisions on the development of water resources, and what U.S. experts are proposing be done to preserve this basic component of the environment.
   
VB02-298 Security and Stability in the Middle East, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rubin, Barry/ 9780415609890/ Price:¢G 900.00
 
No region of the world has been more affected by the forces of instability and the factors of war and insecurity than has the Middle East. The area has seen more violence and conflict in the last three or four decades than all of the other world regions put together. Moreover, conflict in the area has an international significance far beyond its borders. These events and issues have also been of the greatest international and academic interest, with much study generated. The editor's choice of materials in this new Routledge collection is based on an effort to cover a full range of issues concerning external and internal threats to the stability of Middle Eastern states as well as the means by which they try to ensure their security both at home and abroad. The topics include military, ideological, sub-national, Islamist, and economic challenges. In geographic terms it encompasses the greater Middle East: the Arab world, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Volume I: Regimes, Elites, and the Roots of Instability Volume II: Regional Security Volume III: Economic and Regional Issues in Stability Volume IV: Revolutionary Challenges
   
VB02-295 SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, The.
  Martin, Gus/ 9781412980166/ Price:¢G 95.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition, is a thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the original, highly regarded reference work. Nearly 100,000 words of new material has been added, along with fully updated original entries, expanded coverage, and multimedia elements (audio and video clips, links to primary documents and more). New entries will explore the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion and even pop culture. Ethical issues such as the role of torture in interrogations, competing notions of security versus liberty, and the debates over FISA legislation and Guantanamo Bay will also be covered. Two dozen entries on significant recent events - such as the London bombings, Chechen attacks on Russian interests, and the rescue of Ingrid Bettancourt - and some 60 additional new entries will restore the work as an up-to-the-minute, natural first-stop for researchers.
   
VB02-293 International Migration, 4-Vols/Set.
  Geddes, Andrew/ 9780857020895/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover This collection brings the best research into migration across state borders together. Reflecting the complexity and diversity of work in this area, the set draws on the work of sociologists, lawyers, economists, political scientists and geographers as well as international relations scholars. Andrew Geddes' selection examines the causes, modes, patterns and consequences of international migration and demonstrates how its analysis requires connections to be made between the domestic and the international.
   
VB02-287 Ethnic Minorities in Modern China, 4-Vols/Set.
  Mackerras, Colin/ 9780415573931/ Price:¢G 830.00
 
China is the world's most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China's territory. And, while China's dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief concerns of the rising Chinese state-not new, but gaining an ever higher priority-is to remain united and become better integrated. Yet over the past decade, ethnic tensions appear to have grown sharper among some minorities. Rioting in the Tibetan areas in March 2008 and in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi in July 2009 have shown the volatility of ethnic relations in those particular areas and underscore the urgent need for a greater understanding of the situation. This new Routledge Major Work collection addresses that need. It answers theoretical questions relating to China's ethnic minorities, detailing the individual separatist movements, and providing the historical background, as well as the politics and policy, economic, social, religious, and educational causes to some of the problems facing China today.
   
VB02-286 Sino-Japanese Relations: History, Politics, Economy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rose, Caroline/ 9780415566148/ Price:¢G 950.00
 
Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political rifts have (re-)appeared over such issues as historical memory, territory, and energy security. Without doubt, the way in which this bilateral relationship will evolve over the next few years has the potential to transform the architecture of regional and international politics. It is therefore essential to have a deep and nuanced understanding of the historical, economic, political, and cultural dynamics of the relationship. The material in the collection is organized thematically, with Volume I providing the historical perspective, covering two thousand years of friendly exchange versus fifty years that overshadow the rest. Volume II focuses on the problems that have emerged since the end of World War II: history wars, revisionism, and reconciliation. Volume III considers the economic interaction between the two countries, covering aid, trade and investment, and regionalism. Volume IV is given over to traditional and non-traditional security threats, territorial disputes, energy security, environmental concerns and cooperation.
   
VB02-285 International Political Economy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cohen, Benjamin J./ 9780415577212/ Price:¢G 925.00
 
International Political Economy is a thriving interdisciplinary area of study and research based on the combined insights of international economics and international relations theory. It has become one of the fastest growing fields of study in the social sciences, and this new title in the Routledge series, Critical Concepts in Political Science, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject's already vast literature and the continuing expansion of research output. Edited by Benjamin J. Cohen, a prominent scholar in the field, it is a four-volume collection of classic and key contemporary contributions to the political economy of global economics. The first of the four volumes concentrates on theory, encompassing the full range of conceptual and analytical perspectives that characterize this diverse field of study. The second and third volumes address core structural elements of the world economy while a variety of contemporary policy challenges is taken up in the fourth volume, including problems of economic development, security and conflict, and the environment. With a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, International Political Economy is an essential work of reference. Researchers, teachers, and students will value the collection as a vital one-stop scholarly and pedagogic resource.
   
VB02-284 Encyclopedia of Power.
  Dowding, Keith/ 9781412927482/ Price:¢G 135.00
 
Book Cover Power is a central concept in many disciplines in the social sciences, including political science, sociology, social-psychology, organization studies, urban politics and planning. Where the term is less often used, such as in economics, it has been reduced to other concepts. Despite, or perhaps because of, its ubiquity, it has been analyzed in numerous and diverse ways in different discourse communities. This encyclopedia provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the use of power in those different discourses, enabling the different language communities to learn from each other. It provides a compendium of the concepts that build the ways in which power is conceptualized and provides analyses of related concepts. It also provides a sourcebook for those interested in studying power and cross references the many insights that have been provided by theorists over the years. There are various levels at which power has been used in the social sciences. Formal models of power use power indices, cooperative game theory, and non-cooperative game theory. Some of these definitions are very technical but here are explained clearly and simply. Other more diffuse accounts of power are defined, discussed, and analyzed and their implications for social research drawn out.
   
VB02-283 International Encyclopedia of Political Science, 8-Vols/Set.
  Badie, Bertrand/ 9781412959636/ Price:¢G 835.00
 
Book Cover With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Approximately 80 entries on the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science are provided. The process of democratization will remain a vital topic during the 21st century, and the encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of the evolution of democracy as well as other political systems. Readers will find theoretical and empirical background on other important issues such as global security, the relationship between religion and the state, and political issues related to gender and race/ethnicity. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers.
   
VB02-282 Political Marketing, 3-Vols/Set.
  Baines, Paul/ 9781849207843/ Price:¢G 475.00
 
Book Cover Political marketing has developed in parallel with commercial marketing through the course of the 20th century, with the commercial world of marketing informing the worlds of political and referendum marketing, and vice versa. The importance and ubiquity of political marketing activities is profound and increasingly recognized, and this timely collection draws together the most influential writings over each phase of its development. Arranged and introduced by a pre-eminent scholar in the field, this comprehensive overview covers micro-level marketing topics such as advertising and market research, as well as more recent strategic marketing techniques such as market positioning and market segmentation. In addition to the canon, there is room to explore the key literature on emerging topics such as ethics and the negative side of political marketing, including, for example, the marketing of terrorist groups. This three-volume set exists at the crossroads of political communication and marketing and is an essential resource for libraries with holdings in business and politics. VOLUME 1: POLITICAL MARKETING: CONCEPTS AND THEORIES VOLUME 2: THE POLITICAL MARKETING MIX: STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION VOLUME 3: ETHICS, PRACTICES, AND ADVANCES IN POLITICAL MARKETING
   
VB02-281 21st Century Political Science, 2-Vols/Set.
  Ishiyama, John T/ 9781412969017/ Price:¢G 270.00
 
Book Cover Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters', the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlight the most important topics, issues, questions and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field need to master for effectiveness in the 21st century. The set provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Topics covered include: theory and methdology basic institutions of government political ideologies and cultures public opinion political parties and elections political communication political economy international relations and institutions.
   
VB02-277 Health Politics and Policy, 4-Vols/Set.
  Tolleson-Rinehart, Sue/ 9781849205023/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover The last half of the 20th century witnessed explosive growth in science and technology in the developed world, including extraordinary developments in medicine. As medicine's capacity and complexity has grown, so has the popular sense that health care is a right and that the political system should deliver the care. Today, political systems grapple with every imaginable facet of health and health care, from educating and regulating the health workforce to creating systems to pay for the cost of care; from setting and funding the biomedical research agenda to determining who gets what care, when; from clinical preventive services to broader agendas for promoting population health. Although many of these questions seem economic in nature, they are inescapably political questions regarding the authoritative allocation of resources in response to the contention of values and ideas. This major reference collection shines a bright light on health politics. The editors have organized and introduced some of the best of the canon of health politics literature in four volumes covering political analysis of the emergence and shape of health systems, public perceptions of government's responsibility to assure the delivery of care, health care in a comparative perspective, and the politics of health reform. Volume One: Defining Health Systems - Path Dependence and Policy Emergence Volume Two: Tensions in Health Policy - Ethics, Interests, and the Public Volume Three: Health Systems in Comparative Perspective Volume Four: the Contemporary Politics of Health System Reform
   
VB02-276 Social and Political Movements, 4-Vols/Set.
  Zirakzadeh, Cyrus Ernesto/ 9780857020918/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover 'Social movements' refer to purposeful undertakings by people who do not hold positions of authority or wealth, but who wish to redirect their society towards new goals and values by bypassing or defying those in power. Scholarly opinions about such movements vary tremendously. Some - especially those with painful first-hand experiences of fascist regimes - fear movements, cite their extra-constitutional features, and predict authoritarian consequences if unauthorized collective actions become more common. Others - for instance those who sympathize with recent peace, environmental, or women's movements - admire and applaud social movements, viewing them as schools for healthy citizenship. This collection contains more than 55 writings by academics and public intellectuals. The essays are drawn from different decades of the 20th and 21st centuries, and from across the globe, presenting different and sometimes divergent lines of thinking about social movements. Volume One: Theorizing about Movements after World War II Volume Two: Emergence and Evolution of Political-Process Theory Volume Three: Cultural Approaches Volume Four: Components, Contradictions and Contexts
   
VB02-269 European Union, The., 5-Vols/Set.
  Usherwood, Simon/ 9780415551977/ Price:¢G 1025.00
 
The first volume in the collection ('The Development of the European Union') assembles the key work on the historical evolution of the European Union from the end of the Second World War to the present day. Even before the Constitutional Treaty proposed in 2004, there was much academic and political discussion about the degree and manner to which the EU transcended traditional political units and the materials gathered in Volume II ('The Organization of the European Union and the Constitutional Turn') explore the nature of the Union at this most fundamental level. The third volume in the collection ('The Institutions of the European Union') collects the most important research on the institutional structure of the EU. Here, the focus is on the dynamic processes at work within institutions and the models of understanding that academics have developed. Volume IV ('Member States as Actors in the European Union'), meanwhile, brings together the best work on particular member states, considering, for example, why certain states have remained dominant actors within the Union, despite the scope and depth of EU expansion. In addition, the processes and outcomes which underpin this dominance-such as europeanisation-are also explored. The final volume in the collection ('Citizens as Actors in the European Union') concentrates on a very particular feature of the Union: the role of individual citizens. The material gathered here probes issues such as the perceived 'democratic deficit' in the Union.
   
VB02-266-2 Contemporary China Studies II: Economy and Society, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ngo, Tak-Wing/ 9781412948838/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades. This collection, Contemporary China Studies I & II, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula and will also become a valuable tool to researchers in undertaking their literature review. Furthermore, this collection bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. It contains some 100 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. It is grouped under two four-volume sets. Each set is self-contained with the first set dealing with politics and the second with economy and society. Set 2: Economy and Society Volume One: Market Reform and Legacies of the Command Economy Volume Two: Government-Business Relations in the Hybrid Market Volume Three: The Demise and Re-emergence of Civil Society Volume Four: Old and New Forms of Social Cleavages
   
VB02-266-1 Contemporary China Studies I: Politics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ngo, Tak-Wing/ 9781412948845/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades. This collection, Contemporary China Studies I & II, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula and will also become a valuable tool to researchers in undertaking their literature review. Furthermore, this collection bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. It contains some 100 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. It is grouped under two four-volume sets. Each set is self-contained with the first set dealing with politics and the second with economy and society. Set I: Politics Volume One: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity Volume Two: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline Volume Three: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority Volume Four: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity
   
VB02-266 Contemporary China Studies, 8-Vols/Set.
  Ngo, Tak-Wing/ 9780857028204/ Price:¢G 1145.00
 
Book Cover As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades. This collection, Contemporary China Studies I & II, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula and will also become a valuable tool to researchers in undertaking their literature review. Furthermore, this collection bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. It contains some 100 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. It is grouped under two four-volume sets. Each set is self-contained with the first set dealing with politics and the second with economy and society. Set I: Politics Volume One: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity Volume Two: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline Volume Three: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority Volume Four: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity Set 2: Economy and Society Volume One: Market Reform and Legacies of the Command Economy Volume Two: Government-Business Relations in the Hybrid Market Volume Three: The Demise and Re-emergence of Civil Society Volume Four: Old and New Forms of Social Cleavages
   
VB02-222 Federalism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kincaid, John/ 9781847874580/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover In 1968, Carl J. Friedrich, a prominent Harvard political scientist, suggested that federalism was not, as many observers then believed, an anomaly in the modern era, but rather a mode of governance that was moving to the forefront of political necessity and desirability in the second half of the twentieth century. This was a prescient observation. Federalism has become a leading mechanism for addressing problems of human diversity and political scale, both small and large. It establishes unity on the basis of consent while preserving diversity by constitutionally uniting separate political communities into a limited, but encompassing, polity. This major reference collection, edited by one of the foremost scholars in the field, grapples with a large body of knowledge that does not neatly divide into theoretical categories and imposes a structure for the purposes of studying this complex political structure and process of governance. There is little significant consensus among scholars of federalism as to what constitutes the field and its subdivision so this four volume set attempts to signpost and map out the field for researchers, post-graduates and political scientists in general. Volume One: Theories of Federalism Volume Two: Comparative Federalism Volume Three: Practices of Federalism Volume Four: Potentials of Federalism
   
VB02-191 International Ethics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Frost, Mervyn/ 9781412947206/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Library of International Relations brings together the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in a number of key areas of research and inquiry in International Relations. Each multi-volume set represents a collection of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an editor or editorial team of renowned international stature. They also include a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection and mapping out the discipline's past, present and likely future. This series is designed to be a 'gold standard' for university libraries throughout the world with an interest in International Relations. Actors in international politics need to navigate a host of ethical challenges when deciding how to act in a certain context. They are confronted by the question: "What, from an ethical point of view, ought I to do?" with regard to a wide range of issues including the conduct of war, the just distribution of aid and trade, human rights, the care of the global environment, the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, genocide, money laundering, global terror and many others. This collection looks at classical and seminal research in the field with the broad framework of the moral standing of states; the moral standing of non-state actors; and the ethics of international relations. Volume One: The Society of States Volume Two: Global Civil Society: Non-State Actors in World Politics Volume Three: The Changing Constitution of Global Politics Volume Four: Ethics and Foreign Policy
   
VB02-128 Foreign Policy Analysis, 5-Vols/Set.
  Carlsnaes, Walter/ 9781412921442/ Price:¢G 875.00
 
Book Cover This five-volume set is the first major collection on this core substantive policy field in international political inquiry. It serves not only to present the history of the field in the form of its most important earlier writings, but also to present the core theoretical texts of this sub-discipline of international relations as it stands today, addressing the current issues and controversies engaging this internationally vibrant community of scholars around the world. Part One: Historical Development of Foreign Policy Analysis assembles scholarly contributions which have been seminal in the development of foreign policy analysis as an academic field by tracing the important historical pathways, junctures and formative moments in this policy domain. Parts Two and Three: Current Theoretical Approaches to Foreign Policy Analysis shift the focus to contemporary theoretical approaches to foreign policy analysis over the last decade and a half including modern realism, liberal intergovernmentalism and institutionalism, cognitive and psychological approaches, and more recent social constructivist and poststructuralist thinking. Part Four: Problems and Debates in Contemporary Foreign Policy Analysis turns the attention away from substance of foreign policy to the question of how such analysis should proceed in the first place. Issues covered include the agency-structure debate, the role of ideas and discourses in FPA, critiques of neorealism and other mainstream approaches, in addition to other controversies and debates of an overarching nature. Together the four parts provide an unparalleled resource for all international relations, political science and public policy libraries.
   
SB02-450 Petite histoire de l'experimentation democratique: Tirage au sort et politique d'Athenes a nos jours.
  Sintomer, Yves/ 9782707170149/ Price:EUR 12.00
 
   
SB02-448 Life as a Weapon: The Global Rise of Suicide Bombings.
  Hassan, Riaz/ 9781138019836/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
   
SB02-439 Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society.
  O'Flynn, Micheal/ 9781443831642/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
   
SB02-438 Displacement by Development: Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities.
  Penz, Peter/ 9780521124645/ Price:US$ 35.99
 
   
SB02-433 Bildungspolitik im Umbruch.
  Oberreuter, Heinrich/ 9783832960490/ Price:EUR 16.00
 
   
SB02-428 Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief.