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  • Criminalizing Dissent

    The Liberal State and the Problem of Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Rob Watts

    While liberal-democratic states like America, Britain and Australia claim to value freedom of expression and the right to dissent, they have always actually criminalized dissent. This disposition has worsened since 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession. This ground-breaking study shows that just as…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29 
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent

  • NATO’s Democratic Retrenchment

    Hegemony after the Return of History, 1st Edition

    By Henrik Larsen

    Exploring NATO’s post-Cold War determination to support democracy abroad, this book addresses the alliance’s adaptation to the new illiberal backlashes in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Afghanistan after the alleged ‘return of history’. The book addresses the question of what has driven…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Modern Security Studies

  • Tactical Constructivism, Method, and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brent J. Steele, Harry Gould, Oliver Kessler

    This is a book on methods, how scholars embody them and how working within, from or against constructivism has shaped that use and embodiment. A vibrant cross-section of contributors write of interdisciplinary encounters, first interactions with the ‘discipline’ of International Relations, discuss…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    New International Relations

  • Critical Geopolitics and Regional (Re)Configurations

    Interregionalism and Transnationalism Between Latin America and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heriberto Cairo, Breno Bringel

    This book seeks to develop our understanding of the contemporary geopolitical reconfigurations of two regions of the world system with high cultural affinity and traditional close relations: Latin America and Europe. Relations between Latin America and Europe have been interpreted generally in…

    Hardback – 2019-07-08 
    Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

  • Interest Group Design

    The Foundation and Evolution of Common Cause, 1st Edition

    By Marcie L. Reynolds

    In Interest Group Design, Marcie L. Reynolds examines the evolution of Common Cause, the first national government reform lobby. Founded in 1970 by John W. Gardner, the organization gained influence with Congress and established an organizational culture that lasted several decades. External and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-27 
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

    1st Edition

    By Philip Streich

    What explains the ebb and flow of the Sino-Japanese rivalry? Why do the two states sometimes choose to escalate or de-escalate the rivalry? Does domestic politics play a role? Examining the historic and contemporary relationship between China and Japan through the lens of the interstate rivalry…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Politics in Asia

  • Methodology and Emotion in International Relations

    Parsing the Passions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov

    This volume offers a state-of-the-art study of the diverse methodological approaches and issues in the study of emotions in international relations research. While interest in emotion and affect in IR has grown in recent years, there remains an absence of sustained engagement with questions of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-24 

  • Hamas, the EU and the Palestinian Elections

    A Performance in Politics, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Charrett

    This book addresses how institutional and diplomatic rituals shaped the European Union’s sanction of Hamas after the latter’s success in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. Through a lens of performance and performativity it explains how socialisation and the duress of performative rituals…

    Hardback – 2019-06-21 

  • International Law and Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Owen Taylor

    This book explores the historical inter-relations between international law and revolution, with a focus on how international anti-capitalist struggle plays out through law. The book approaches the topic by analysing the meaning of revolution and what revolutionary activity might look like, before…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Trade Unions and European Integration

    A Question of Optimism and Pessimism?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes M Kiess, Martin Seeliger

    Trade Unions and European Integration brings together pessimists and optimists on trade unionism under the contemporary pressures of European integration. The Great Recession has brought new attention to structural problems of the European integration process, specifically monetary integration…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • South Korean Identity and Global Foreign Policy

    Dream of Autonomy, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Flamm

    In the 20th century, South Korea was usually seen as a ‘shrimp amongst whales’, a minor player with limited agency in regional and global affairs. Korea’s risen status as a ‘middle power’ today, however, begs the question about related changes in the South Korean identity or ‘sense of self’ in the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05 
    Role Theory and International Relations

  • Reconfigurations of Political Space in the Caucasus

    Power Practices, Governance and Transboundary Flows, 1st Edition

    Edited by Franziska Smolnik, Andrea Weiss

    In order to analyse configurations of power that transcend the territorial trap, the Caucasus is an excellent case in point. Its past and present exhibit an extraordinary richness in power practices of diverse forms that intersect on various scales. This comprehensive volume offers an innovative…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04 

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