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  • Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

    Five Years After 9/11

    Edited by Everette B. Penn

    No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Externalizing Migration Management

    Europe, North America and the spread of 'remote control' practices

    Edited by Ruben Zaiotti

    The extension of border controls beyond a country’s territory to regulate the flows of migrants before they arrive has become a popular and highly controversial policy practice. Today, remote control policies are more visible, complex and widespread than ever before, raising various ethical,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Doomsday or Deterrence?

    On the Antinuclear Issue

    By Ferenc Fehér, Agnes Heller

    Doomsday or Deterrence? argues against the majority of premises and conclusions of the antinuclear argument as existed in 1986 when this study was first published. Fehér and Heller’s study claims that social changes are important to curb technology trends that lean toward the construction of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22 
    Routledge Revivals

  • US Foreign Policy and Global Standing in the 21st Century

    Realities and Perceptions

    Edited by Efraim Inbar, Jonathan Rynhold

    This book examines US foreign policy and global standing in the 21st Century. The United States is the most powerful actor in world politics today. Against this backdrop, the present volume examines how the foreign policies pursued by Presidents’ George W. Bush and Barack Obama have affected elite…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 
    BESA Studies in International Security

  • Dictionaries of Contemporary Politics

    By Various

    First published between 1988 and 1991, these dictionaries provide guides to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of South America, Southern Africa, Central America and the Carribbean. The titles in this series will be valuable resources for…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals:Dictionaries of Contemporary Politics

  • The USA and Canada 2016

    18th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 18th edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: - US-Canadian economic…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    The Europa Regional Surveys of the World

  • US Taiwan Policy

    Constructing the Triangle

    By Øystein Tunsjø

    The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Asian Security Studies

  • Anti-Americanism and the Limits of Public Diplomacy

    Winning Hearts and Minds?

    By Stephen Brooks

    Contrary to the view held by many who study American foreign policy, public diplomacy has seldom played a decisive role in the achievement of the country's foreign policy objectives. The reasons for this are not that the policies and interventions are ill-conceived or badly executed, although this…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • American Grand Strategy and Corporate Elite Networks

    The Open Door since the End of the Cold War

    By Bastiaan Van Apeldoorn, Naná de Graaff

    This book presents a novel analysis of how US grand strategy has evolved from the end of the Cold War to the present, offering an integrated analysis of both continuity and change. The post-Cold War American grand strategy has continued to be oriented to securing an ‘open door’ to US capital around…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Walzer, Just War and Iraq

    Ethics as Response

    By Ronan O'Callaghan

    In recent years questions of ethical responsibility and justice in war have become increasingly significant in international relations. This focus has been precipitated by United States (U.S.) led invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In turn, Western conceptions of ethical responsibility have been…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26

  • War and Intervention in the Transnational Public Sphere

    Problem-solving and European identity-formation

    By Cathleen Kantner

    The post-Cold War era saw an unexpected increase in intra-state violence against ethnic and religious groups, brutal civil wars and asymmetric conflicts. Those crises posed fundamental questions for the European Union and its member states, to which Europe has so far proven unable to develop…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

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