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New Reference Books

  • EU Security Strategies

    Extending the EU System of Security Governance

    Edited by Spyros Economides, James Sperling

    This volume offers a coherent analysis of the European Union’s security strategies within a comparative framework. If the EU is to survive and prosper as an effective security actor, it requires that greater attention be devoted to taking a cohesive and common position on the relationship…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Security and Strategy

  • China and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute

    Escalation and De-escalation

    By Balazs Szanto

    This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute from a foreign policy perspective, focusing on three key stakeholders: China, Japan and the United States. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute is a prominent territorial dispute between China and Japan. This book critically assesses that dispute…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Asian Security Studies

  • Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution

    Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement

    By Jay Rothman

    This book explores the process of assessing success in the field of conflict resolution, with a focus on the Action Evaluation method pioneered by the author. Since the early days of the field of conflict resolution, researchers and practitioners have been trying to determine how to define and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Universities and Conflict

    The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

    Edited by Juliet Millican

    This book uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance. While a body of work dealing with the role of education in conflict does exist, this is almost entirely concerned with compulsory education and schooling…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism

    Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives

    Edited by Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz

    This volume examines how both victims and perpetrators of terrorism are relevant to our understanding of political violence. While the perpetrators of political violence have been the subject of significant academic research, victims of terrorism and political violence have rarely featured in this…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07
    Routledge
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, Joseph Chinyong Liow

    The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions by exploring the geopolitical links between each of them. The Handbook is divided into four…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27
    Routledge

  • Israel, Strategic Culture and the Conflict with Hamas

    Adaptation and Military Effectiveness

    By Niccolò Petrelli

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of ‘strategic culture’ on Israeli military operations against Hamas between 1987 and 2014. It has often been argued that Israeli policies and military operations against Hamas have proven tactically effective, but strategically disastrous,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • China and Nordic Diplomacy

    Edited by Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Marc Lanteigne

    This book seeks to explore Nordic approaches to China and the idea of sub-regional diplomacy. China’s multi-tiered approach to Europe can be seen vividly in the Nordic sub-region, which has been engaging Beijing through a variety of different means corresponding to the political and economic…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Asian Security Studies

  • Peacekeeping and the African Union

    Building Negative Peace

    By Jude Cocodia

    This book offers a detailed examination of the effectiveness of the peacekeeping operations of the African Union. Despite its growing reputation in peacekeeping and its status as the oldest continental peacekeeper, the performance of the African Union (AU) has hitherto not been assessed. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Cass Series on Peacekeeping

  • Environmental Security in the Anthropocene

    Assessing Theory and Practice

    By Judith Nora Hardt

    This book provides a critical assessment of the theories and practice of environmental security in the context of the Anthropocene. The work analyses the intellectual foundations, the evolution and different interpretations, strengths and potential of the link between environment and security, but…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge
    Critical Security Series

  • Power Relations in the Twenty-First Century

    Mapping a Multipolar World?

    Edited by Donette Murray, David Brown

    This volume critiques contemporary power trends by examining key bilateral dynamics between five putative ‘poles’ of the multipolar order in the twenty-first century. Written by emerging scholars and established academics, this work provides a timely and authoritative analysis of one of the most…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • US Naval Strategy and National Security

    The Evolution of American Maritime Power

    By Sebastian Bruns

    This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War

    Edited by N.A.J. Taylor, Robert Jacobs

    This edited volume reconsiders the importance of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from a post-Cold War perspective. It has been argued that during the Cold War era scholarship was limited by the anxiety that authors felt about the possibility of a global thermonuclear war, and the role their…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

    Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations

    By Franzisca Zanker

    The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes and the relationship this has with civil…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism

    Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe

    By Michael Fredholm

    This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Modern Maritime Piracy

    Genesis, Evolution and Responses

    By Robert C. McCabe

    This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions – southeast Asia and northeast Africa – from the late twentieth century to the modern day. These case studies present a detailed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • World Peace Through Law

    Replacing War with the Global Rule of Law

    By James Taylor Ranney

    This book deals with the history and future of the concept of ‘world peace through law’ (WPTL), which advocates replacing the use of international force with the global rule of law. WPTL calls for replacing war with the global rule of law by arms reductions, including the abolition of nuclear…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria

    The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017

    By Akali Omeni

    This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars

    External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy

    By Adam Lockyer

    This book examines the impact of foreign intervention in the course and nature of warfare in civil wars. Throughout history, foreign intervention in civil wars has been the rule rather than the exception. The involvement of outside powers can have a dramatic impact on the course and nature of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict

  • North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order

    A Comparative Perspective

    By Patrick McEachern, Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern

    This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • The Military and Liberal Society

    Societal-Military Relations in Western Europe

    By Tomas Kucera

    This book describes to what extent and in what ways the military policies of Western European societies are determined by liberal ideology. A wide variety of issues affected by liberal ideology, including conscription, conscientious objection, military mission, military ethics and the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

    Pathways to Local Compliance with International Police Reform

    By Birte Julia Gippert

    This book analyses the role of legitimacy in explaining local actors’ compliance with international peacebuilding operations. The book provides a comparative, micro-level study of local actors’ reasons for compliance with or resistance to international peacebuilding. Specifically, it analyses three…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • George W. Bush's Foreign Policies

    Principles and Pragmatism

    By Donette Murray, David Brown, Martin A. Smith

    This book offers a fresh assessment of George W. Bush’s foreign policies. It is not designed to offer an evaluation of the totality of George W. Bush’s foreign policy. Instead, the analysis will focus on the key aspects of his foreign and security policy record, in each case considering the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Civilians and Warfare in World History

    Edited by Nicola Foote, Nadya Williams

    This book explores the role played by civilians in shaping the outcomes of military combat across time and place. This volume explores the contributions civilians have made to warfare in case studies that range from ancient Europe to contemporary Africa and Latin America. Building on philosophical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

New Professional Books

  • Contemporary Just War

    Theory and Practice

    By Tamar Meisels

    This book offers a renewed defense of traditional just war theory and considers its application to certain contemporary cases, particularly in the Middle East. The first part of the book addresses and responds to the central theoretical criticisms levelled at traditional just war theory. It offers…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Just War Thinkers

    From Cicero to the 21st Century

    Edited by Daniel R. Brunstetter, Cian O’Driscoll

    This volume offers a set of concise and accessible introductions to the seminal figures in the historical development of the just war tradition. In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war? And what limits should apply to the conduct of any such war? The just…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Railway Security

    Protecting Against Manmade and Natural Disasters

    By Richard R. Young, Gary A. Gordon, Jeremy F. Plant

    This book provides an overview and assessment of the security risks, both manmade and natural, facing the railways and rail networks. Railroads face significant threats from disasters, but with situational awareness and coordinated effort these can often be substantially minimized. Transportation…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge

  • Strategy Before Clausewitz

    Linking Warfare and Statecraft, 1400-1830

    By Beatrice Heuser

    This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge strategic analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the early history of strategic thinking. There is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before Napoleon and Clausewitz. The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Russia’s New Ground Forces

    Capabilities, Limitations and Implications for International Security

    By Igor Sutyagin, Justin Bronk

    This Whitehall Paper provides an in-depth analysis of Russia’s Ground Forces, including airborne and naval troops. It examines their role in Russian foreign policy, reforms to units’ equipment and operational roles, performance during combat operations against Ukraine, and current unit deployment…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Social Movements and Civil War

    When Protests for Democratization Fail

    By Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker, Bogumila Hall, Emin Poljarevic, Daniel P. Ritter

    This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements’ struggles for democracy end up in civil war.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict

  • China’s Eurasian Pivot

    The Silk Road Economic Belt

    By Raffaello Pantucci, Sarah Lain

    This Whitehall Paper is an examination of China’s relations over its western borders, looking at the interplay between China’s relations with South and Central Asia, and its relations with other great adjacent powers. Based on a two-year research project that included travel and workshops in South…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa

    Myths and Realities

    Edited by Cathy Haenlein, M L R Smith

    A worldwide surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species. This crisis also threatens the security of human beings in ways ignored until recently by decision-makers slow to begin to treat what is typically viewed as a ‘conservation issue’ as serious crime.…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Target Markets

    North Korea’s Military Customers

    By Andrea Berger

    A UN arms embargo has been in place against North Korea for nearly a decade, as part of a broader sanctions regime designed to deny it the goods and funds needed to fuel its nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile programmes. Yet despite these sanctions, a host of state and non-state actors continue…

    Paperback – 2016-01-04
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

New Textbook

  • Introduction to Intelligence Studies

    2nd Edition

    By Carl J. Jensen, III, David H. McElreath, Melissa Graves

    Introduction to Intelligence Studies provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues confronting the United States today. Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States Intelligence Community has undergone an extensive overhaul. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge

  • Cybersecurity Ethics

    An Introduction

    By Mary Manjikian

    This new textbook offers an accessible introduction to the topic of cybersecurity ethics. The book is split into three parts. Part I provides an introduction to the field of ethics, philosophy and philosophy of science, three ethical frameworks – virtue ethics, utilitarian ethics and communitarian…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge

  • Theories of Terrorism

    An Introduction

    By Daniela Pisoiu, Sandra Hain

    This new textbook provides students with a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological introduction to terrorism studies. The book identifies the main theories proposed in the field of terrorism studies as they relate to several issues: why and how individuals and organizations get…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • War, Conflict and Human Rights

    Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

    War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative inter-disciplinary textbook, combining aspects of law, politics and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict. This third edition has been fully revised and updated, and contains a completely new chapter on…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

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