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  • Thinking about War and Peace

    By Denise DeGarmo, E. Duff Wrobbel

    Rich in pedagogy and clearly structured throughout, this textbook combines theoretical analysis with both historical and contemporary examples to explain, compare, and evaluate the various causal theories and moral frameworks that have been most influential in discussions of war. The book: clearly…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29 

  • Reassessing the Responsibility to Protect

    Conceptual and Operational Challenges

    Edited by Brett R. O'Bannon

    This book explores conceptual and operational questions regarding the development and implementation of the Responsibility to Protect. The mass atrocity norm known as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has enjoyed meteoric success since the concept was introduced in 2001. But perhaps precisely…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26 
    Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Security

    Edited by Mary Martin, Taylor Owen

    This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years. Human security has been part of academic and policy discourses since it was first promoted by the UNDP in its 1994 Human Development Report.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22 

  • International Multiparty Mediation and Conflict Management

    Challenges of Cooperation and Coordination

    By Siniša Vuković

    This volume aims to provide a detailed explanation of the effects of cooperation and coordination on international multiparty mediation in conflicts. Contemporary scholarship stresses that the crucial ingredients for a successful multiparty mediation are ‘consistency in interests’ and ‘cooperation…

    Hardback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management

  • Diplomacy and Security Community-Building

    EU Crisis Management in the Western Mediterranean

    By Niklas Bremberg

    This book contributes to the ongoing debate in IR on the role of security communities and formulates a new mechanism-based analytical framework. It argues that the question we need to ask is how security communities work at a time when armed conflicts among states have become significantly less…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge New Diplomacy Studies

  • The Politics of International Intervention

    The Tyranny of Peace

    Edited by Mandy Turner, Florian P. Kühn

    This book critically explores the practices of peacebuilding, and the politics of the communities experiencing intervention. The contributions to this volume have a dual focus. First, they analyse the practices of western intervention and peacebuilding, and the prejudices and politics that drive…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05 
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention

    Aid workers, Agencies and Institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    By Kai Koddenbrock

    This book examines the practices in Western and local spheres of humanitarian intervention, and shows how the divide between these spheres helps to perpetuate Western involvement. Using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a case study – an object of Western intervention since colonial times –&…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07 
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26 

  • Rethinking Democracy Promotion in International Relations

    The Rise of the Social

    By Jessica Schmidt

    This book traces and conceptualises the changing notion of democracy and demonstrates how democracy promotion finds itself at the heart of contemporary international discourses and policies. Democracy promotion is widely considered to constitute a hypocritical and failed ‘grand international…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26 
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • Peacekeeping in Africa

    The evolving security architecture

    Edited by Marco Wyss, Thierry Tardy

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of peacekeeping in Africa. Recent events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali remind us that violence remains endemic and continues to hamper the institutional, social and economic development of the African continent. Over the years, an…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

  • Assessing the Capitalist Peace

    Edited by Gerald Schneider, Nils Petter Gleditsch

    Researchers have recently reinvigorated the idea that key features associated with a capitalist organization of the economy render nation states internally and externally more peaceful. According to this adage, the contract intensity of capitalist societies and the openness of the economy are among…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 

  • Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India

    From Warfare to Welfare?

    By Mona Bhan

    The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan’s fourth…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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