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  • China’s Use of Military Force in Foreign Affairs

    The Dragon Strikes

    By Markus B. Liegl

    This book explains why China has resorted to the use of large-scale military force in foreign affairs. How will China use its growing military might in coming crisis and existing conflicts? This book contributes to the current debate on the future of the Asia-Pacific region by examining why China…

    Hardback – 2017-03-21 
    Asian Security Studies

  • The Politics of Expertise in International Organizations

    How international bureaucracies produce and mobilize knowledge

    Edited by Annabelle Littoz-Monnet

    This edited volume advances existing research on the production and use of expert knowledge by international bureaucracies. Given the complexity, technicality and apparent apolitical character of the issues dealt with in global governance arenas, ‘evidence-based’ policy-making has imposed itself as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Global Institutions

  • The Value of Resilience

    Securing life in the twenty-first century

    By Chris Zebrowski

    The Value of Resilience represents one of the first systematic studies of resilience in the field of security studies. At the turn of the twenty-first century, resilience has become a ‘buzz-word’ within fields as diverse as network engineering, ecosystems management, child psychology and military…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01 

  • Friendship in Politics

    Theorizing Amity in and between States

    Edited by Preston King, Graham M. Smith

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical answers. Today, friendship and politics are most commonly viewed as distinct and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 

  • War in International Society

    By Lacy Pejcinovic

    Is war an institution of international society and how is it constituted as such across the evolution of international society? This book is an inquiry into the purpose of war as a social institution, as originally put forward by Hedley Bull. It offers a comprehensive examination of what is…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    New International Relations

  • International Relations Theory and European Security

    We Thought We Knew

    Edited by Lorenzo Cladi, Andrea Locatelli

    This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society

    Drones, Rendition and Invasion

    By Wali Aslam

    This book evaluates American foreign policy actions from the perspective of great power responsibility, with three case studies: Operation Iraqi Freedom, American drone strikes in Pakistan and the post- 9/11 practice of extraordinary rendition. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    New International Relations

  • International Intervention in a Secular Age

    Re-Enchanting Humanity?

    By Audra Mitchell

    International intervention is not just about ‘saving’ human lives: it is also an attempt to secure humanity’s place in the universe. This book explores the Western secular beliefs that underpin contemporary practices of intervention—most importantly, beliefs about life, death and the dominance of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 

  • The Anti-Pelagian Imagination in Political Theory and International Relations

    Dealing in Darkness

    By Nicholas Rengger

    This volume draws together some of the key works of Nicholas Rengger, focusing on the theme of the 'anti-pelagian imagination' in political theory and international relations. Using both unpublished and previously published pieces, Rengger frames the collection with a detailed introduction that…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24 

  • East-Asian Marxisms and their Trajectories

    Edited by Joyce C.H. Liu, Viren Murthy

    This volume draws together some of the leading scholars to examine how Marxism was interpreted in East Asia, how it impacted on complex historical processes in East-Asian countries, and how to use Marxism to understand East Asia in a global capitalist world, particularly in our contemporary…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21 

  • What's the Point of International Relations?

    Edited by Synne L. Dyvik, Jan Selby, Rorden Wilkinson

    What’s the Point of International Relations casts a critical eye on what it is that we think we are doing when we study and teach international relations (IR). It brings together many of IR’s leading thinkers to challenge conventional understandings of the discipline’s origins, history, and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14 

  • Studying the Agency of Being Governed

    Edited by Stina Hansson, Sofie Hellberg, Maria Stern

    This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency—particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research— by rendering explicit some key challenges, tensions, dilemmas, and confluences that such endeavours elicit. Indeed, the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 

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