Written by the most influential scholars in International Relations, the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook provides a lively introduction to all the major theories of International Relations and draws on case studies to show how theory can help explain the dynamics of world politics.
Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In this fully updated edition of A Secret Country, he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high political drama.
By the journalist who won the International Reporter of the Year award and the United Nations Association Media Peace Prize, this book brings together the episodes for which his journalism is renowned, analyzing the nature of both these great upheavals and the domestic tragedies he has encountered.
A selection of articles, broadcasts, and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths, ranging from across many of the critical events, scandals, and struggles. This book bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor, and Palestine.
Drawing on research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, this title examines societies less renowned for consumerism, such as Africa. By relating consumerism to other issues in world history, it forces reassessment of our understanding of both consumerism and global history. It is suitable for students of world history.
Provides an integrated account of ethnic, nationality and sectarian conflicts in the contemporary world including the role of myths, the mass media and the ethnification of identities as contributors to ethnic conflicts and wars. This work provides an overview of the conflict and peace processes in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East.
The classical doctrine of sovereignty is widely seen as totalitarian, producing external aggression and internal repression. This book attempts to challenge the trend in international relations scholarship - the common antipathy to sovereignty. It is suitable for students of political science, international relations, security studies, and others.
As the topic of political Islam gains increased visibility in international politics and current affairs, it has become more difficult to navigate the vast literature that is devoted to explaining this phenomenon. This reader provides the student with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of political Islam.
Undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation's call for research associated with 9/11 terrorist attacks, this volume contains research addressing the immediate role and utility of geographical information and technologies in emergency management.
This work provides a context for understanding what globilization means for human society. It describes the underlying processes which have led to globilization and then sets out the present stage in the evolution of these processes in three vital areas.
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.
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.
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.
This is a major new textbook on International Relations theory which combines coverage of the main contending theories and approaches with cross-cutting coverage of key current issues and debates; of the philosophical foundations of IR theory; and of why different theories are addressed to different research agendas.
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.
This text provides senior undergraduates and graduate students with an accessible but challenging introduction to the debate on 'governmentality' and the continued relevance of this body of work for the study of global politics.