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Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics


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International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Laws of Politics Their Operations in Democracies and Dictatorships

Laws of Politics: Their Operations in Democracies and Dictatorships

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alfred G. Cuzán
August 17, 2021

Drawing on classic and contemporary scholarship and empirical analysis of elections and public expenditures in 80 countries, the author argues for the existence of primary and secondary laws of politics. Starting with how basic elements of politics—leadership, organization, ideology, resources, and...

Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks

Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Radomir Compel, Rosalie Arcala-Hall
June 30, 2021

The concept of risk in global life has not been fully understood and explored and this book attempts to examine what it entails in the fast changing, interconnected and complex world. The foundation of safety systems, risk has been considered as relatively simple, predictable, and therefore, ...

Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon At the Edge of Ecological Collapse

Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon: At the Edge of Ecological Collapse

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Joana Castro Pereira, Eduardo Viola
June 01, 2021

This book provides an analysis of the recent governance of the Amazon in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia with a particular focus on deforestation processes, demonstrating that current policies and political and socioeconomic dynamics in the four countries are risking the forest’s resilience. The...

The Frontiers of Public Diplomacy Hegemony, Morality and Power in the International Sphere

The Frontiers of Public Diplomacy: Hegemony, Morality and Power in the International Sphere

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Colin R. Alexander
May 21, 2021

Through an analysis of the many peripheries of the international system where power dynamics are most apparent, this edited volume provides one of the most formidable critical inquiries into public diplomacy’s relationship with hegemony, morality and power. To this end, the examination of public ...

Changing Arms Control Norms in International Society

Changing Arms Control Norms in International Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kenki Adachi
April 27, 2021

When states’ survival is at stake, do states behave according to norms, do states refrain from using certain weapons based on norms against their use? Adachi presents a comprehensive analytical framework for analysing norm dynamics, incorporating the existing literature, while expanding the norm ...

Social Media Impacts on Conflict and Democracy The Techtonic Shift

Social Media Impacts on Conflict and Democracy: The Techtonic Shift

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lisa Schirch
April 27, 2021

Social media technology is having a dramatic impact on social and political dynamics around the world. The contributors to this book document and illustrate this "techtonic" shift on violent conflict and democratic processes. They present vivid examples and case studies from countries in Africa, ...

Operational Code Analysis and Foreign Policy Roles Crossing Simon’s Bridge

Operational Code Analysis and Foreign Policy Roles: Crossing Simon’s Bridge

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mark Schafer, Stephen G. Walker
March 23, 2021

In this book, senior scholars and a new generation of analysts present different applications of recent advances linking beliefs and decision-making, in the area of foreign policy analysis with strategic interactions in world politics. Divided into five parts, Part 1 identifies how the beliefs in ...

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

1st Edition

By Agustin Maciel-Padilla
November 30, 2020

Unlike other analyses which aim to explain the notion of national security in Mexico and at the same time address the security challenges facing the country, this short text describes the distinction between national, internal and public security in Mexico. It is the first book to provide detailed ...

United Nations Financial Sanctions

United Nations Financial Sanctions

1st Edition

Edited By Sachiko Yoshimura
November 30, 2020

This book presents insightful perspectives on the invocation, implementation and application of UN-approved financial sanctions and related issues. With contributions from academics, diplomats and UN panel experts, Yoshimura offers an analysis of how the UN financial sanctions have evolved, the ...

Exploring Base Politics How Host Countries Shape the Network of U.S. Overseas Bases

Exploring Base Politics: How Host Countries Shape the Network of U.S. Overseas Bases

1st Edition

Edited By Shinji Kawana, Minori Takahashi
November 26, 2020

This book sheds light on the mechanisms of base politics that surround US overseas military bases, comparing several countries across different regions. Analysing cases from Japan, Greenland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Singapore, the contributors paint a detailed and ...

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

1st Edition

By Hanna Samir Kassab
July 14, 2020

This book explains the development of the international system’s present-day balance of power by exploring three central questions: (1) Under what conditions has the international system order evolved from a unipolar system to the current multipolar system? (2) What are its major states? (3) How do...

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited By Kai He
May 06, 2020

In the 1990s there was a wave of multilateralism in the Asia Pacific, led primarily by ASEAN. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, however, many non-ASEAN states have attempted to seize the initiative, including the USA, Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. Kai He and his contributors ...

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