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  • Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

    A transformational agenda for an insecure world

    By Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue, Jimena Leiva Roesch

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of seventeen goals and targets agreed by UN member states to frame their policy agendas for the next fifteen years (2015 to 2030). Written by three authors who have been engaged in the development of the SDGs from the beginning,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08 

  • 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 

  • 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 Research in Political Communication

  • 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 

  • South African Foreign Policy

    Identities, Intentions, and Directions

    Edited by David R Black, David Hornsby

    This book considers the identity, direction, and intentions embodied in post-apartheid South African Foreign Policy. It aims to deepen the understanding of this evolving post-apartheid foreign policy through an exploration of the nature and trajectory of key bilateral relationships from both the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 

  • Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation

    Developing and applying knowledge for governance

    Edited by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis, Mathijs van Vliet

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different…

    Paperback – 2016-10-22 
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation

    Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

    By Spencer Barrett Meredith, III

    Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-22 
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    Meeting the challenge of biodiversity conservation and governance

    Edited by Marie Hrabanski, Denis Pesche

    Twenty years after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force, the founding of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2012 was the outcome of a long process of setting biodiversity issues at the top of the global environmental agenda.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge Studies in Biodiversity Politics and Management

  • The New Economic Diplomacy

    Decision-Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations, 4th Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Bayne, Stephen Woolcock

    The New Economic Diplomacy explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically, how they negotiate internationally, and how these processes interact. Although the previous edition, published in 2011, was able to reflect the impact…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Global Governance

  • Climate Insurgency

    A Strategy for Survival, With a New Post-Paris Summit Prologue

    By Jeremy Brecher

    Following the Paris Climate Summit, hope surged in some quarters while realism dawned in others. In just the time since this book was first published, the Earth has seen the hottest year on record accompanied by myriad natural and man-made disasters closely related to climate change. Climate…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 

  • Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06 
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change

    Edited by Alan Bloomfield, Shirley V. Scott

    Over recent decades International Relations scholars have investigated norm dynamics processes at some length, with the ‘norm entrepreneur’ concept having become a common reference point in the literature. The focus on norm entrepreneurs has, however, resulted in a bias towards investigating the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Challenges of Globalisation

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