11Featured Books

  • Security Studies: An Introduction book cover

    Security Studies

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Paul D. Williams, Matt McDonald

    Security Studies: An Introduction, 3rd edition, is the most comprehensive textbook available on the subject, providing students with an essential grounding in the debates, frameworks, and issues on the contemporary security agenda. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge

  • Understanding International Diplomacy: Theory, Practice and Ethics book cover

    Understanding International Diplomacy

    Theory, Practice and Ethics, 2nd Edition

    By Corneliu Bjola, Markus Kornprobst

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. This second edition has been revised and updated, with new material on such key contemporary issues as Syria, Ukraine, migration and the South China Sea. The text summarizes…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy: Interactions between National and Local Levels book cover

    Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy

    Interactions between National and Local Levels

    Edited by Landon E. Hancock, Christopher Mitchell

    This volume searches for pragmatic answers to the problems that continue to beset peacebuilding efforts at all levels of society, with a singular focus on the role of legitimacy. Many peacebuilding efforts are hampered by their inability to gain the support of those they are trying to help at the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • International Negotiation and Mediation in Violent Conflict: The Changing Context of Peacemaking book cover

    International Negotiation and Mediation in Violent Conflict

    The Changing Context of Peacemaking

    By Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall

    This collection of essays situates the study and practice of international mediation and peaceful settlement of disputes within a changing global context. The book is organized around issues of concern to practitioners, including the broader regional, global, and institutional context of mediation…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management

  • US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case For Restraint book cover

    US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

    The Case For Restraint

    Edited by A. Trevor Thrall, Benjamin H. Friedman

    This book challenges the dominant strategic culture and makes the case for restraint in US grand strategy in the 21st century. Grand strategy, meaning a state’s theory about how it can achieve national security for itself, is elusive. That is particularly true in the United States, where the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War book cover

    Understanding Quality Peace

    Peacebuilding after Civil War

    Edited by Madhav Joshi, Peter Wallensteen

    This book provides an analytical framework for understanding how the concept of quality peace can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding, using social science, statistics, and case studies. Including contributions from more than 20 researchers and practitioners, it argues that the quality…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management

  • Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters book cover

    Crisis Communication

    Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters

    By Kjell Brataas

    Crisis Communication is an in-depth examination of recent tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred around the globe. The book covers three types of incidents: natural catastrophes, accidents and terror attacks. It focuses on the communication aspect of each incident and provides…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Resource Conflict: The Role of Scarcity book cover

    Climate Change and Resource Conflict

    The Role of Scarcity

    By Judith M. Bretthauer

    This book examines the links between climate change and resource scarcity to violent conflict. Does climate change cause conflicts? This book analyses the economic, political and social conditions under which countries with low levels of freshwater or arable land experience armed conflict. There…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active Violence — Assessing, Negotiating, and Assaulting book cover

    Countering New(est) Terrorism

    Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active Violence — Assessing, Negotiating, and Assaulting

    By Bruce Oliver Newsome, James W. Stewart, Aarefah Mosavi

    How should we analyze and assess new terrorist behaviors? What are the particular risks and challenges from new terrorism? Should we negotiate with terrorists, and, if so, how? When should we use force against terrorists? Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22
    CRC Press

  • International Security Studies: Theory and Practice book cover

    International Security Studies

    Theory and Practice

    By Peter Hough, Shahin Malik, Andrew Moran, Bruce Pilbeam

    This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge

  • Secret Intelligence: A Reader book cover

    Secret Intelligence

    A Reader

    Edited by Richard J. Aldrich, Christopher Andrew, Christopher Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich, Wesley Wark, Wesley K. Wark

    This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence. The subject of secret intelligence has never enjoyed a higher profile.…

    Paperback – 2008-12-01
    Routledge