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.
Looks at five countries, in each of which a long struggle for freedom has taken place; in each the people, having shed blood and dreams, are still waiting. This book shows us the lives behind the headlines.
With fear of terrorism, crime and social chaos putting our ideal of individual liberty very much into retreat, how can we maintain the principles we fought so hard to attain? This title takes us through four centuries of civil liberty; how it was constructed, and has been re-thought and re-fought to adapt to new circumstances.
Examines how well United Nations peacekeeping missions work after civil war. Statistically analyzing all civil wars since 1945, this book compares peace processes that had UN involvement to those that didn't. It argues that each mission must be designed to fit the conflict, with the right authority and adequate resources.
Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that US hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. This book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment, justify American claims to world leadership, and buttress the self-esteem of voters.
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.
The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the sovereign state. This book contends that states have never been as sovereign as some have supposed.
The main issues of this work are the construction of US identity, as seen particularly in its foreign policy, and structural issues of identity. It examines the way in which the identity of the USA has been written and rewritten through foreign policies operating in its name.