As one of the first comprehensive comparative studies of presidential activism and veto power in Europe, this book will be a key resource not only for area specialists but also for scholars of presidential studies, comparative government, and executives.
This book accounts for transformations in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)during fifteen years of operations (2001-2016), and argues that the EU evolved into a softer and more civilian security provider, rather than a military one.
This book describes how American international policy alternates between engagement and disengagement cycles in world affairs. A disengaged on noninvolved policy relies on normal economic and political interaction with other states, which seeks to disassociation from entanglements.
Introducing strengths-based programs for families of young children in critical social contexts: family, school, community and policy, this book describes a wide range of systems/contextual approaches based in current understanding of children s development, stress and resilience in families, and the two-generational approach to intervention.
This edited collection offers the latest research into the reproduction of `hegemonic' discourse and the ways in which the description and evaluation of social groups affects their ability to exercise cultural and political autonomy.