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  1. Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies

    Edited by Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand

    The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies provides a broad overview of the growing field of intelligence studies. The recent growth of interest in intelligence and security studies has led to an increased demand for popular depictions of intelligence and reference works to explain the...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of African Security

    Edited by James J. Hentz

    This new Handbook examines the issues, challenges, and debates surrounding the problem of security in Africa. Africa is home to most of the world's current conflicts, and security is a key issue. However, African security can only be understood by employing different levels of analysis: the...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security

    Edited by Simon Rushton, Jeremy Youde

    This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security. Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become a prominent and rapidly growing field of research. Ongoing debates question whether...

    To Be Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

    Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Craig Daigle

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

    Edited by W. Andy Knight, Frazer Egerton

    This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the Responsibility to Protect norm in world politics, which aims to end mass atrocities against civilians. The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is amongst the most significant norms in global politics. As the authoritative guide to R2P, this...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations

    Edited by Thomas C. Bruneau, Florina Cristiana Matei

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil–military relations. The armed forces are central actors in most societies and are involved in many different roles. Amongst other activities, they engage in peace operations, support the police in...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of European Security

    Edited by Sven Biscop, Richard Whitman

    This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Human Security

    Edited by Mary Martin, Taylor Owen

    This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years. Human security has been part of academic and policy discourses since it was first promoted by the UNDP in its 1994 Human Development Report....

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in...

    Published January 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security

    Edited by Chris Seiple, Dennis R. Hoover, Pauletta Otis

    This Handbook breaks new ground by addressing global security through the lens of religion and examining the role religion plays in both war and peace. In recent years there has been a considerable upsurge of public concern about the role of religion in contemporary violence. However, other than...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

    Edited by Alex Schmid

    This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies. The content of the Handbook is based on the responses to a questionnaire by nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries as well as the...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies

    Edited by Joseph Soeters, Patricia M. Shields, Sebastiaan Rietjens

    This volume offers an overview of the methodologies of research in the field of military studies. As an institution relying on individuals and resources provided by society, the military has been studied by scholars from a wide range of disciplines: political science, sociology, history,...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

    Edited by Karl Cordell, Stefan Wolff

    A definitive global survey of the interaction of race, ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends theoretically grounded, rigorous analysis with empirical illustrations, to provide a state-of-the art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars

    Edited by Edward Newman, Karl DeRouen, Jr.

    This comprehensive new Handbook explores the significance and nature of armed intrastate conflict and civil war in the modern world. Civil wars and intrastate conflict represent the principal form of organised violence since the end of World War II, and certainly in the contemporary era. These...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War

    Just War Theory in the 21st Century

    Edited by Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans, Adam Henschke

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  16. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

    Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Craig Daigle

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  17. Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding

    Edited by Roger Mac Ginty

    This new Routledge Handbook offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the meanings and uses of the term ‘peacebuilding’, and presents cutting-edge debates on the practices conducted in the name of peacebuilding. The term ‘peacebuilding’ has had remarkable staying power. Other terms,...

    Published January 21st 2013 by Routledge

  18. Routledge Handbook of International Statebuilding

    Edited by David Chandler, Timothy D. Sisk

    This new Handbook offers a combination of theoretical, thematic and empirical analyses of the statebuilding regime, written by leading international scholars. Over the past decade, international statebuilding has become one of the most important and least understood areas of international...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  19. Routledge Handbook of African Politics

    Edited by Nic Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler

    Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa’s politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features...

    Published March 8th 2013 by Routledge

  20. Routledge Handbook of African Security

    Edited by James J. Hentz

    This new Handbook examines the issues, challenges, and debates surrounding the problem of security in Africa. Africa is home to most of the world's current conflicts, and security is a key issue. However, African security can only be understood by employing different levels of analysis: the...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  21. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy

    History, Politics, Society

    Edited by Andrea Mammone, Giuseppe A. Veltri, Giap Parini

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many of the leading scholars of Italian politics & society, the Handbook features over 30 chapters which are organized to provide...

    To Be Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  22. Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture

    Edited by Sarah Colvin

    The Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture offers a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany in the 21st century. It gathers the expertise of internationally leading scholars of German culture, politics, and society to explore and explain historical pathways to contemporary...

    To Be Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  23. Routledge Handbook of European Elections

    Edited by Donatella M. Viola

    This Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the European Parliamentary Elections. The opening section analyzes the European Parliament’s evolution, profile and political dynamics while the rest of the Handbook focuses on an analysis of Euro-elections in all EU member states. Each of the...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  24. The Routledge Handbook of European Security

    Edited by Sven Biscop, Richard Whitman

    This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of...

    Published August 5th 2012 by Routledge

  25. Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

    Edited by Graeme Gill, James Young

    There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it. This Handbook is the first single volume which gives both a broad survey of the literature as well as highlighting the cutting edge research in the area. Through both empirical data and theoretical...

    Published August 31st 2012 by Routledge

  26. Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism

    Edited by John Loughlin, John Kincaid, Wilfried Swenden

    Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  27. Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

    Performance, Policy, Power

    Edited by Knud Erik Jørgensen, Katie Verlin Laatikainen

    While the EU has championed "effective multilateralism" and experienced a dramatic internal reform process to improve its performance in external relations, broader multilateral processes have also undergone dramatic change. This handbook addresses the increasingly contested issue of profound...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  28. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security

    Edited by Chris Seiple, Dennis R. Hoover, Pauletta Otis

    This Handbook breaks new ground by addressing global security through the lens of religion and examining the role religion plays in both war and peace. In recent years there has been a considerable upsurge of public concern about the role of religion in contemporary violence. However, other than...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  29. Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy

    Edited by Steven W. Hook, Christopher M. Jones

    No nation has maintained such an immense stature in world politics as the United States has since the Cold War’s end. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, prompting the global war on terrorism and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, along with American economic and "soft power" primacy, there...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  30. Routledge Handbook of International Organization

    Edited by Bob Reinalda

    This Handbook brings together scholars whose essays discuss significant issues with regard to international organization as a process and international organizations as institutions. Although the focus is on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are discussed...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge

  31. Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption

    Edited by Paul Heywood

    Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political worlds has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries – in both the developed as well as...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  32. Routledge Handbook of Public Policy

    Edited by Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Xun Wu

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the Handbook covers all aspects of the policy process including: Theory – from rational choice to the new institutionalism Frameworks –...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  33. Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

    Edited by Paul G. Harris

    This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  34. Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics

    Edited by Peter Kingstone, Deborah J. Yashar

    Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics. The region’s experiments with installing and deepening democracy and promoting alternative modes of economic development have generated intriguing and enduring empirical puzzles. In turn, Latin America’s...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge