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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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Globalization, Multipolarity and Great Power Competition

Globalization, Multipolarity and Great Power Competition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hanna Samir Kassab
July 15, 2022

In his new book, Hanna Samir Kassab examines changes and trends in international politics and the competition between great powers for control of the international system. He argues that the increase in geopolitical, economic, nationalist, and resource competition between three great powers, the ...

Positive Security Collective Life in an Uncertain World

Positive Security: Collective Life in an Uncertain World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Ali Bilgic
June 10, 2022

This book critically conceptualises positive security and explores multiple areas in global politics where positive security can be studied as an alternative to the existing understandings and practices of security. Structured through a framework on the practice and ethics of everyday security, ...

Rethinking Post-Cold War Russian–Latin American Relations

Rethinking Post-Cold War Russian–Latin American Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Vladimir Rouvinski, Victor Jeifets
June 06, 2022

Today, there is plenty of evidence that Russia has become a prominent external actor in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yet, few books have attempted to better understand the reasons behind Russia´s return and Moscow’s continuous engagement in the region. In order to fill the gap, this volume ...

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

Forthcoming

Edited By Shinji Kawana, Minori Takahashi
May 30, 2022

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 ...

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Agustin Maciel-Padilla
May 30, 2022

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

Forthcoming

Edited By Sachiko Yoshimura
May 30, 2022

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 ...

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction A New Approach to Nonproliferation

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A New Approach to Nonproliferation

1st Edition

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Emad Kiyaei
May 06, 2022

The establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a concept more recently broadened to cover all weapons of mass destruction (WMD), has been before the international community for decades. In this book, two experts from the region explore why the matter remains unresolved, and ...

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

1st Edition

By Hanna Samir Kassab
May 06, 2022

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...

Making Sense of Cyber Capabilities for Small States Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific

Making Sense of Cyber Capabilities for Small States: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

By Francis C. Domingo
March 29, 2022

Domingo explores the potential of cyber capabilities for small states in the Asia-Pacific, the most active region for cyber conflict. He develops a systematic explanation for why Brunei, New Zealand, and Singapore have developed or are developing cyber capabilities. Studies on cyber conflict and ...

The Uneven Offshore World Mauritius, India, and Africa in the Global Economy

The Uneven Offshore World: Mauritius, India, and Africa in the Global Economy

1st Edition

By Justin Robertson, Michael Tyrala
March 25, 2022

Informed by world-systems analysis, this book examines the shifting  patterns of accommodation and resistance to the offshore world, with a particular focus on Mauritius as a critical but underappreciated offshore node mediating foreign investment into India and Africa. ...

Perspectives on the State Borders in Globalized Africa

Perspectives on the State Borders in Globalized Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Yuichi Sasaoka, Aimé Raoul Sumo Tayo, Sayoko Uesu
February 25, 2022

Assessing the different kinds of borders between African nations, the contributors present a borderland and trans-region approach to understanding the challenges and opportunities facing the peoples of the African continent. Africa faces rampant violence, terrorism, deterioration of ...

Mega-regionalism and Great Power Geo-economic Competition

Mega-regionalism and Great Power Geo-economic Competition

1st Edition

By Xianbai Ji
February 01, 2022

The regional trade governance architecture is in flux. The latest wave of regionalism in the form of mega-regional trade partnerships between countries with major shares of the world economy occurred in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09. The most systematically important ...

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