International Relations Products

  • Extracting Accountability from Non-State Actors in International Law

    Assessing the Scope for Direct Regulation

    By Lee James McConnell

    The human rights of communities in many resource-rich, weak governance States are adversely affected not only by the acts of States and their agents, but also by powerful non-State actors. Contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, privatisation, and the proliferation of internal armed conflict…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    Human Rights and International Law

  • Third World Quarterly Reader

    From Modernization to Globalization, a continuing conversation

    Edited by Shahid Qadir

    For over 35 years, Third World Quarterly has been the pre-eminent journal in the field of development studies. This Reader contains the most important and influential articles in the journal’s history and provides a complete overview of the field of development studies from the original debates to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Lebanon after the Syrian Withdrawal

    External Intervention, Power-Sharing and Political Instability

    By Ohannes Geukjian

    Lebanon experienced serious instability and ethno-national conflict following the Syrian withdrawal in 2005 compounded by the Arab Spring which led to regional instability and civil war in Iraq and Syria. Why did consociational democracy fail? Was failure inevitable? What impact could external…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Political Risk

    Concepts, Theories, Challenges

    By Cecilia Emma Sottilotta

    Political Risk was first introduced as a component for assessing risk not directly linked to economic factors following the flow of capital from the US to Europe after the Second World War. However, the concept has rapidly gained relevance since, with both public and private institutions developing…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Geopolitics

    3rd Edition

    By Colin Flint

    This new updated edition of Introduction to Geopolitics presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs. Using new pertinent case studies and guided exercises the title…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Indian Ocean and Maritime Security

    Competition, cooperation and threat

    Edited by Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik, William Nunes

    This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the ‘string of pearls’ — a reference to…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge India

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Apology

    By Loramy Gerstbauer

    The idea of contrition in international relations is relatively new territory and has garnered both praise and concern. On the one hand, public apologies and other forms of contrition have become fashionable, starting with celebrity diplomats and extending to politicians and entire nation-states.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Digital Political Economy and Virtual Globalization

    Edited by Gillian Youngs

    This work brings prime concepts together that define the world we now live in – virtuality and globalization – to explain the nature of digital political economy. Its central focus is the interconnected exploration of the theoretically rich fields of virtuality and globalization studies to produce…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Political Communication

  • What Is Global Studies?

    Theory & Practice

    Edited by Manfred B. Steger, Amentahru Wahlrab

    What is Global Studies, and how does it relate to globalization? Responding to this frequently asked question, Manfred B. Steger and Amentahru Wahlrab provide the first comprehensive overview of this emerging field. Authoritative and accessible, this primer speaks to students and instructors…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Geopolitical Identities in Post-Soviet Russia

    The Russian World and Other Imaginary Places

    By Mikhail D. Suslov

    Studying the panoply of geopolitical concepts in post-Soviet Russian political debates The Russian World and Other Imaginary Places argues that the ’return of geopolitics’ and decline in communist ideology has meant geopolitics play a much stronger role in both political ideology and identity…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Post-Soviet Politics

  • State Building as a Chimera

    World Politics Beyond State-Centrism

    By Daniel Biro

    Why do international state-building efforts so often fail? From Somalia and Lebanon to Afghanistan and Iraq, recent state-building practices have led to consequences so perverse that it is impossible not to question whether the entire process ought not to be rethought. In this book Daniel Biro…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Migrant Workers in Russia

    Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

    Edited by Anna-Liisa Heusala, Kaarina Aitamurto

    Russia has a very large pool of economic migrants, up to 25% of the workforce according to some estimates. Although many migrants, many from former Soviet countries which are now independent, entered Russia legally, they frequently face bureaucratic obstacles to legal employment and Russian…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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