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South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council: The Fate of the Liberal Order

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council: The Fate of the Liberal Order

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eduard Jordaan
October 08, 2019

This book provides a detailed analysis of South Africa’s actions on the UN Human Rights Council, examining the country’s positions on civil and political rights, economic rights and development, social groups whose rights are frequently violated as well as abuses in specific countries. The most...

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and "American Music"

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yoshiomi Saito
September 05, 2019

From the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, jazz was harnessed as America’s "sonic weapon" to promote an image to the world of a free and democratic America. Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and other well-known jazz musicians were sent throughout the world - including to an array of...

The Duty of Care in International Relations: Protecting Citizens Beyond the Border

The Duty of Care in International Relations: Protecting Citizens Beyond the Border

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nina Graeger, Halvard Leira
July 09, 2019

This book offers a first overarching look at the relationship between states and their citizens abroad, approached through the concept 'Duty of Care'. How can society best be protected, when increasing numbers of citizens are found outside the borders of the state? What are the limits to care – in...

American Hegemony in the 21st Century: A Neo Neo-Gramscian Perspective

American Hegemony in the 21st Century: A Neo Neo-Gramscian Perspective

1st Edition

Jonathan Pass
February 05, 2019

For many years now debates over America hegemony and its supposed decline have circulated academic circles. The neo-Gramscians have greatly enriched our knowledge in this field, developing some key theoretical tools and concepts, yet ontological inconsistencies, notably the downgrading of structure...

Norm Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention: How Bosnia Changed NATO

Norm Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention: How Bosnia Changed NATO

1st Edition

Yuki Abe
January 04, 2019

NATO, an organisation brought together to function as an anti-communist alliance, faced existential questions after the unexpected collapse of the USSR at the beginning of the 1990s. Intervention in the conflict in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 gave it a renewed sense of purpose and a redefining of...

New Geographies of Global Policy-Making: South-South Networks and Rural Development Strategies

New Geographies of Global Policy-Making: South-South Networks and Rural Development Strategies

1st Edition

Carolina Milhorance
October 05, 2018

International institutions and agencies from the Global North are no longer the sole initiators of development norms and best practices. The proliferation of exports and imports of social, economic and policy management models have called for a rethinking of South–South relations. To date, most...

Joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Deterrence, Non-Proliferation and the American Alliance

Joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Deterrence, Non-Proliferation and the American Alliance

1st Edition

John Baylis, Yoko Iwama
July 26, 2018

What were the calculations made by the US and its major allies in the 1960s when they faced the signing of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)? These were all states with the technological and financial capabilities to develop and possess nuclear weapons should they wish to do so. In the end, only...

Small States and Hegemonic Competition in Southeast Asia: Pursuing Autonomy, Security and Development amid Great Power Politics

Small States and Hegemonic Competition in Southeast Asia: Pursuing Autonomy, Security and Development amid Great Power Politics

1st Edition

Chih-Mao Tang
March 29, 2018

In the last few decades, Southeast Asia has become generally more peaceful and more prosperous, with progress in economic development, regional cooperation and integration. ASEAN in particular plays a leading role within and beyond the region in promoting multilateral cooperation in both security...

Empires of Knowledge in International Relations: Education and Science as Sources of Power for the State

Empires of Knowledge in International Relations: Education and Science as Sources of Power for the State

1st Edition

Anna Wojciuk
March 29, 2018

This volume offers the first systematic account of how education and science have become sources of power for the states in international relations and what factors have effected this development. Drawing together extensive empirical data on the USA, the EU, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and China,...

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?

1st Edition

Christopher A. Morrissey
March 12, 2018

The world continues to be threatened by non-state, religiously-rationalized violence. While some fail to the see the connections between the United States’ intervention in the Middle East and this ongoing threat, the non-state perpetrators of terror consistently identify American meddling as one of...

U.S. Security Cooperation with Africa: Political and Policy Challenges

U.S. Security Cooperation with Africa: Political and Policy Challenges

1st Edition

Robert J. Griffiths
January 24, 2018

As Africa’s strategic importance has increased over the past decade and a half, United States security cooperation with the continent has expanded. The most visible dimension of this increased engagement was the establishment of the U.S. Military Command for Africa (AFRICOM). Some critics are...

Resistance, Power and Conceptions of Political Order in Islamist Organizations: Comparing Hezbollah and Hamas

Resistance, Power and Conceptions of Political Order in Islamist Organizations: Comparing Hezbollah and Hamas

1st Edition

Maren Koss
January 11, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Islamist organizations' conceptions of political order based on a comparative case study of the Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah and the Sunni Palestinian Hamas. Connecting Islamism research, Critical Constructivist norm research, and resistance studies from...

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