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.
This book questions whether the institutions and practices of the emerging EU diplomatic system conform to established standards of the state-centric diplomatic order; or whether practice is paving the way for innovative, even revolutionary, forms of diplomatic organisation.
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.
The issues and themes he develops in this book continue to have relevance to modern day concerns with power and its distribution in the international system. Michael Cox's critical introduction provides the reader with background information about the author, the context for the book, its main themes and contemporary relevance.
Investigates whether strategic norms and beliefs held in different countries have become more similar since 1989 and explores the implications for the viability of a common European Security and Defence Policy. This work argues that national strategic cultures, although distinct, have been subject to three learning mechanisms since 1989.
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.