This volume is a lively and scholarly illustrated account of the tumultuous events in key countries in the Middle East and North Africa during and since the period of the Arab Spring that began in December 2010.
In Lawfare, author Orde Kittrie's draws on his experiences as a lawfare practitioner, US State Department attorney, and international law scholar in analyzing the theory and practice of the strategic leveraging of law as an increasingly powerful and effective weapon in the current global security landscape.
This text examines foreign policy in relation to "change and transformation". It discusses traditional assumptions about foreign policy and foreign policy-making, and develops a framework to facilitate analysis of the challenges faced by foreign policy-makers in the late 1990s.
Authored by the expert in the field, the content of this book takes an IPE approach, covers practical as well as theoretical issues, and encourages critical analysis of globalisation by considering alternative approaches.
Moving from conventional accounts of the society of states to non-state-centric understandings of global politics, this book presents readers with a state-of-the-art overview of international political theory.
An account of the five dramatic counterrevolutions that occurred in 1979, showing how the combined forces unleashed by Deng Xiaopeng, Margaret Thatcher, the Pope, the Iranian Ayatollah, and the Afghan mujahedin set the stage for the 21st century. It offers a new argument about the hinge on which the twentieth century turned.
This collection of papers by scholars from Britain, France, Germany, Holland and the United States highlights the complex and divergent nature of the diplomatic process that led to the conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949.
Packed full of information, this book offers a unique and indispensable insight into the origins and operations of IS. Atwan, a well-known Arab journalist and expert on extremist groups, had exclusive access to militants close to IS and his findings are based on interviews with jihadists who were in the same cell as Baghdadi.
The fifth volume in this series applies states' actions in the world to the study of foreign policy. Part I introduces constructivism for foreign policy studies. Part II presents case studies of it's application and Part III reviews the results.
An exciting, challenging new way to approach the study of world politics, this book focusses on the multifaceted nature of concepts and systematically explains them in a clear, critical and engaging way
Through the lens of the most devastating food crises in modern history - the Gorta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s and 1980s, this title discusses the history of three of the terrible famines in modern times.
Since the Indian economy was liberated from bureaucratic, socialist controls in 1991, it has developed rapidly. Have the changes had any impact on the poor and marginalised? And, can India's democracy contain the mounting resentment of those left out of the economic order? This book answers such questions.
Dyson explains the convergence and divergence between British, French and German defence reforms in the post-Cold War era. He engages with cultural and realist theories and develops a neoclassical realist approach to change and stasis in defence policy, bringing new material to bear on the factors which have affected defence reforms.
Provides a concise, provocative analysis of understanding relations at a time when the international system is in transition from unipolarity to multipolarity. In exploring the tenets of neoclassical realism, this work reasserts traditional ways of understanding international politics in terms of power and influence.
This book shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the EU is facing. The aim is to make it easier to trade energy inside the EU. The EU currently has to rely on energy-rich countries for its energy needs, many of whom are politically and economically unstable.
An invaluable guide to a variety of core research concepts in both political science and international relations. Each entry is consistently structured and cross-relates entries, it contains examples and can be used across an entire degree.
Providing students with a clear introduction to the history of international relations since the Second World War, this Seventh Edition will be instrumental in helping them put current issues into context.
The riveting first-hand account of a young British civilian woman who volunteered to help rebuild Iraq immediately after the invasion in 2003, and soon found herself as a political advisor to the US military.
The uneasy alliance that lay at the heart of the relationship of two of the most powerful and controversial leaders of the late 20th century: Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. For three decades, historians have cited the long-term alliance of Reagan and Thatcher as an example of the special bond between the US and Britain.
Offers real, concrete ways to deal with third world debt, make trade fair and tackle global warming. In this title, the author changed the views of the public and world leaders alike by showing why globalization doesn't work for the world's poor.
Reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state of beggary. In this book, the author shows how, with access to capital and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around.
Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.
Systematically revised and rewritten throughout, and updated to cover the impact ofthe Lisbon Treaty, this highly-successful and ground-breaking text remains unique in analyzing the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.
Ever Closer Union clearly and engagingly introduces the complexities of European integration. The 4th edition is fully revised and updated to take account of major changes in the EU, including full coverage of the impact of the Lisbon Treaty.
The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism.