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  • The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty

    A View From Europe

    By João Carlos Espada

    João Carlos Espada’s provocative survey of a group of key Anglo-American and European political thinkers argues that there is a distinctive, Anglo-American tradition of liberty that is one of the core pillars of the Free World. Giving a broad overview of the tradition through summaries of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge

  • Close Combat Privatization

    Exploring Ethical Dimensions of the Armed Contractor Phenomenon

    By David M. Barnes

    While privatization is not a new concept for the U.S. military, the public debate on military privatization is limited, focused on legal, financial, and pragmatic concerns, such as oversight. Missing is a critical assessment of the ethical dimensions of military privatization in general; more…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • Vulnerability

    Challenging Bioethics

    By Henk ten Have

    Alongside globalization, the sense of vulnerability among people and populations has increased. We feel vulnerable to disease as new infections spread rapidly across the globe, while disasters and climate change make health increasingly precarious. Moreover, clinical trials of new drugs often…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Juliet Pietsch, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Karp

    Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world’s share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of "authoritarian great powers", especially in light of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 
    Routledge

  • Ethics and Experiments

    Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals

    Edited by Scott Desposato

    For most of political science's history, discussions about professional ethics had nothing to do with human subjects. Professional ethics involved integrity in the classroom, fair tenure and promotion rule, and the careful avoidance of plagiarism. As most research was observational, there was…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • Super Soldiers

    The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

    By Jai Galliott, Mianna Lotz

    The Spartan City State produced what is probably one of the most iconic and ruthless military forces in recorded history. They believed that military training and education began at birth. Post-World War II saw a shift to army tanks, fighter jets and missiles that would go on to fight the next huge…

    Hardback – 2015-10-23
    Routledge

  • Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama

    “Suddenly,…All the Truth Was Coming Out”

    By David A.J. Richards

    David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,…All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Legitimacy and Drones

    Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

    By Steven J. Barela

    Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance “dronesâ€�, have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-02
    Routledge

  • The Shadow of Kenyan Democracy

    Widespread Expectations of Widespread Corruption

    By Dominic Burbidge

    Why has democracy failed to reduce corruption in Kenya? Framing the challenge in game theoretical terms, Dominic Burbidge examines how mutual expectations between citizens dictate the success or failure of political reforms. Since 1992, Kenya has conducted multiparty elections with the hope of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-02
    Routledge

  • Morality Policies in Europe

    Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

    Edited by Christoph Knill

    The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • The Legitimate Use of Military Force

    The Just War Tradition and the Customary Law of Armed Conflict

    By Howard M. Hensel

    Throughout human history, scholars, statesmen and military leaders have attempted to define what constitutes the legitimate use of armed force by one community against another. Moreover, if force is to be used, what normative guidelines should govern the conduct of warfare? Based upon the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge
    Justice, International Law and Global Security

  • Ethics in Public Policy and Management

    A global research companion

    Edited by Alan Lawton, Zeger van der Wal, Leo Huberts

    Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion showcases the latest research from established and newly emerging scholars in the fields of public management and ethics. This collection examines the profound changes of the last 25 years, including the rise of New Public…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

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