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.
Diplomacy, widely recognized as the standard textbook on its subject and already translated into six languages, has been comprehensively updated, reorganized and greatly expanded. There are new chapters on consuls, public diplomacy, special envoys, and how agreements are best followed up, the last featuring a close look at 'No torture' agreements.
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.
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.
Can the euro be saved? Laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, the author outlines the fundamental reforms necessary to the structure of the eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most.
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.
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.
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 landmark book by 'Europe's pre-eminent scholar-diplomat' (Robert Kagan), now in paperback: 'You have no excuse: if you want to be a responsible citizen and understand your country's foreign policy, you must read this book.' (Johann Hari, Independent on Sunday)
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.
Argues that the physical violence we see is often generated by the systemic violence that sustains our political and economic systems. With the help of eminent philosophers and frequent references to popular culture, this title examines the causes of violent outbreaks like those seen in Israel and Palestine and in terrorist acts around the world.
'Timothy Garton Ash is the best and most perceptive political writer of our time, and this book is a wonderful distillation of his thoughts on an extraordinary range of subjects. They were excellent as individual essays; put together like this, they shine the clearest of lights on an entire decade.' John Simpson
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.
The author of this study turns his attention to the everyday, less visible forms of nationalism that are deeply ingrained in contemporary consciousness. This form of nationalism, which is neither exotic nor remote, he describes as "banal nationalism".
Investigates Vladimir Putin's war for control of Russia's vast oil reserves, in particular Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil firm, Yukos. This title also investigates the complex world of Kremlin politics, including conspiracies and conspiracy theories, allegations that Roman Abramovitch plotted with Putin to destroy Khodorkovsky.
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.
Focussing specifically on methods most relevant to International Relations, this exciting new text guides students through the entire research process and provides students with plenty of specific examples, table and figures and suggested further readings
Western governments see the Middle East only in terms of its impact on the West. But how do people in the Middle East view their own countries, governments and institutions? This book analyses the views of Arabs living in the region and articulates the opportunities and challenges facing ordinary men and women.
This work asks "How do newly democratic nations put to rest the conflicts of the past?" Beginning with an examination of reconciliation on the political and psychological level, it covers the quality of peace as it has been forged in the civil conflicts in Rwanda, South Africa, Chile and Guatemala.
A comprehensive analysis of the foreign policy of the EU assessing the history, actors, processes, partnerships and rivalries of this key area of EU policy. The second edition includes additional case studies, a new chapter on foreign policy analysis, and is fully revised and updated to take account of the latest trends, issues and research.
This collection brings together leading scholars and practitioners to assess the processes, institutions and outcomes of the EU's collective diplomatic engagement in the fields of security, human rights, trade and finance and environmental politics. It analyzes successes and failures in the EU's search for global influence in the post-Lisbon era.