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  • Sovereignty, State Failure and Human Rights

    Petty Despots and Exemplary Villains

    By Neil A. Englehart

    This book argues that the effectiveness of the state apparatus is one of the crucial variables determining human rights conditions, and that state weakness and failure is responsible for much of the human rights abuses we see today. Weak states are unable to control their own agents or to police…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge Studies in Human Rights

  • The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System

    Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights

    By Surya P. Subedi, QC

    The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The score card of the UN human rights mechanisms appears…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Human Rights and International Law

  • The Contentious Politics of Statebuilding

    Strategies and Dynamics

    By Outi Keränen

    The book examines the dynamics between domestic and international statebuilding actors. While the dynamics between "local" and "international" statebuilding actors have been previously theorised through concepts such as hybridity and friction, there have been few attempts to develop conceptual…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • The Art of World-Making

    Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his Critics

    Edited by Harry D. Gould

    On its face, The Art of World-Making focuses on honouring the career of Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his contributions to the study of International Relations; of equal importance, however, while using Onuf’s work as their touchstone, the contributions to this volume range widely across IR theory,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18 

  • The Ukrainian Crisis

    The Role of, and Implications for, Sub-State and Non-State Actors

    Edited by Tracey German, Emmanuel Karagiannis

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine continues with little sign of a negotiated resolution. Crimea has been absorbed into the Russian Federation, and celebrates the third anniversary of its ‘integration’ in March 2017. The ongoing nature of the conflict contrasts with a lack of academic exploration of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 

  • The Global Governance of Genetic Resources

    Institutional Change and Structural Constraints

    By Florian Rabitz

    Multi-institutional governance architectures are increasingly common in world politics, yet how do they evolve over time? This book develops a fresh conceptual approach by distinguishing two main types of institutional change and by proposing the strategic context within which governments make…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Global Environmental Governance

  • Russia, Ukraine and Contemporary Imperialism

    Edited by Boris Kagarlitsky, Radhika Desai, Alan Freeman

    This book is a unique contribution to scholarship on the sources of the conflict in Ukraine. Bringing together writers from Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, it was provoked by a gathering of scholars and activists from all over Ukraine, held in Yalta, Crimea just…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 

  • Negotiating the Environment

    Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN

    By Lauren Eastwood

    Civil society participants have voiced concerns that the environmental problems that became apparent at the multilateral environmental agreements of the 1992 Rio processes are not serving to ameliorate global environmental problems. These concerns raise significant questions regarding the utility…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge Research in Global Environmental Governance

  • Inside the United Nations

    Multilateral Diplomacy Up Close

    By Gert Rosenthal

    Inside the United Nations illustrates some of the parameters surrounding consensus-building at the United Nations, seeking to provide new insights beyond what is already known. The author spent twelve years as P.R of Guatemala at the UN, offering him privileged observatories in all three of the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28 
    Global Institutions

  • International Organizations and Military Affairs

    By Hylke Dijkstra

    From the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to the NATO International Staff and the European External Action Service, international bureaucrats make decisions that affect life and death. In carrying out their functions, these officials not only facilitate the work of the member states, but…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Global Institutions

  • Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific

    Evolving Interests and Strategies

    Edited by Steven B. Rothman, Utpal Vyas, Yoichiro Sato

    This volume discusses the relationship between economics, geopolitics and regional institutional growth and development in the Asia-Pacific region. How do states (re)define their relationships amid the current global power transition? How do rival actors influence the rules and formation of new…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Asian Security Studies

  • Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees

    Edited by Susan Kneebone

    This collection focuses on regional approaches to refugee protection, and specifically upon the norms, and the norm entrepreneurs of those approaches. It considers how recent crises in refugee protection (such as the Syrian and Andaman Sea crises) have highlighted the strengths and limits of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 

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