Critical Issues in Global Politics

  • Democracy and Intervention

    By John Macmillan

    This book develops a systematic understanding of the conceptual, ethical, political and theoretical dimensions of intervention in an empirical/historical context.  More specifically, the book aims to provide advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with a systematic and critical…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
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  • Return of Torture

    By Mattias Gardell

    This book provides a brief but wide-ranging history of torture in Europe and America as well as an analysis of its return in the aftermath of the 'war on terror'. During the state of exception declared in the wake of 9/11 2001, the Bush administration judicially sanctioned interrogation techniques…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
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  • Globalization Revisited

    By Grahame Thompson

    Written by one of the leading scholars of global politics, Globalization Revisited is a major new book for students of globalization. It describes and explains the challenges to liberalism and the global order as result of globalizing forces - from financial interconnectedness to the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-19
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  • Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

    By Jens Bartelson

    This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological status of the state and the modus operandi of the international system as a whole.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-07
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  • Security Unbound

    Enacting Democratic Limits

    By Jef Huysmans

    Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is…

    Paperback – 2014-05-05
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  • Resilience

    The Governance of Complexity

    By David Chandler

    Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book…

    Paperback – 2014-04-30
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  • Sustainability

    If It's Everything, Is It Nothing?

    By Heather M. Farley, Zachary A. Smith

    Humans are not living within our ecological means. We are using the earth’s resources at a pace that cannot be maintained. We have already seen evidence of the fallout associated with ecological overconsumption and continued abuse of environmental systems will create increasing challenges both…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
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  • Re-Envisioning Global Development

    A Horizontal Perspective

    By Sandra Halperin

    Re-Envisioning Global Development offers an original conceptualisation of capitalist development from its origins to the present day. Most approaches to understanding contemporary development assume that industrial capitalism was achieved through a process of nationally organised economic growth,…

    Paperback – 2013-04-09
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  • Governmentality

    Critical Encounters

    By William Walters

    First developed by Michel Foucault more than thirty years ago, "governmentality" has become an essential set of tools for many researchers in the social and political sciences today. What is "governmentality"? How does this perspective challenge the way we understand political power and its…

    Paperback – 2012-06-06
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  • International Statebuilding

    The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance

    By David Chandler

    This concise and accessible new text offers original and insightful analysis of the policy paradigm informing international statebuilding interventions. The book covers the theoretical frameworks and practices of international statebuilding, the debates they have triggered, and the way that…

    Paperback – 2010-08-02
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  • Global Ethics

    Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations

    By Mervyn Frost

    This provocative and original book challenges the commonplace that contemporary international interactions are best understood as struggles for power. Eschewing jargon and theoretical abstraction, Mervyn Frost argues that global politics and global civil society must be understood in ethical terms.…

    Paperback – 2008-09-25
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