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  • Just American Wars

    Ethical Dilemmas in U.S. Military History

    By Eric Patterson

    This book examines the moral choices faced by US political and military leaders in deciding when and how to employ force, from the American Revolution to the present-day. Specifically, the book looks at discrete ethical dilemmas in various American conflicts from a just war perspective. For example…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17 
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Human Rights and America's War on Terror

    Edited by Satvinder S. Juss

    This volume examines the success of the 9/11 attacks in undermining the cherished principles of western democracy, free speech and of tolerance, which were central to US values. It is argued that this has led to the US fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to sanctioning the use of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-08 
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism

    From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World

    By Jeffrey Kaplan

    This book focuses on religiously driven oppositional violence through the ages. Beginning with the First Century Sicari, it examines the commonalities that link apocalypticism, revolution and terrorism occurring in Judaism, Christianity and Islam past and present. It is divided into two sections,…

    Paperback – 2018-10-03 
    Political Violence

  • Special Relationships in World Politics

    Inter-state Friendship and Diplomacy after the Second World War

    By Kristin Haugevik

    Claims of inter-state ‘specialness’ are commonplace in international politics. But how do some relationships between states come to be seen and categorized as ‘special’ in the first place? And what impact, if any, do recurring public representations of specialness have on states’ political and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04 
    New International Relations

  • Removal of the Property Qualification for Voting in the United States

    Strategy and Suffrage

    By Justin Moeller, Ronald F. King

    In colonial America, democracy was centered in provincial assemblies, and based on the collection of neighbors whose freehold ownership made them permanent stakeholders in the community. The removal of the property qualification for voting in the United States occurred over three-quarters of a…

    Hardback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism

    Negative stereotypes about Americans and their consequences.

    By Brendon O'Connor

    Beyond Anti-Americanism presents a case for seeing anti-Americanism as principally a counterproductive prejudice. Brendon O'Connor argues that while there are many reasons to be frustrated with American policies, politics and even American society, a crucial distinction should be drawn…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Christianity’s Role in United States Global Health and Development Policy

    To Transfer the Empire of the World

    By John Blevins

    In recent years, the role of religion in influencing international health policy and health services provision has been seen as increasingly important. This book provides a social history of the relationship between religion and America's international health policy and practice from the latter…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27 
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Public Debt and the Common Good

    Philosophical and Institutional Implications of Fiscal Imbalance

    By James Odom

    The American national debt stands at $20.49 trillion as of January 2018, or roughly $63,000 for every person in the United States. The national debt has grown six-fold in the past 25 years, and borrowing only has accelerated in recent administrations. What are the factors driving such unrestrained…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • US-India Relations


    By Atul Bhardwaj

    This book examines India-America relations during the period 1942-1962 and critically examines the orthodoxy that assigns a limited role to America in shaping the imagination of post-colonial India. Integrating the security, political and economic elements of the Indo-American relationship it…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • US National Security Reform

    Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947

    Edited by Heidi B. Demarest, Erica D. Borghard

    This collection of essays considers the evolution of American institutions and processes for forming and implementing US national security policy, and offers diverse policy prescriptions for reform to confront an evolving and uncertain security environment. Twelve renowned scholars and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11 
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Ideologies of US Foreign Policy

    From Pearl Harbour to the Present

    By John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian

    The current Bush administration has frequently been labelled one of the most ideologically driven administrations in recent American history, its Iraq policy often said to represent the triumph of ideology over sensible policy advice. The name almost always given to the ideology that has supposedly…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04 
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • New Directions in Africa–China Studies

    Edited by Chris Alden, Daniel Large

    Despite the accumulation of studies drawing from other fields, China–Africa studies still bears the hallmarks of its origins and popularization in IR – in Western and Chinese scholarship, and in this continues to shape subsequent work on it. New Directions in Africa–China Studies takes a step back…

    Paperback – 2018-07-02 

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