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New International Relations Titles Published January to April 2011

A selection of our new titles published in International Relations recently,including the titles Humanitarianism Contested by Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss, Hegemony and Democracy by Bruce Russett, The Organization of American States by Mônica Herz and The International Trade Centre by Stephen Browne and Sam Laird. You can view the whole list of titles below.

Many of these titles are available either as hard copy or electronic inspection copies. If you see a title you would like to inspect for course use, please use the link on the book's page and fill out the request form. If you prefer, you can email us to request the book, and include the book title, your name, institution, course name and course enrolment.

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  1. Routledge Handbook of International Law

    Edited by David Armstrong

    The Routledge Handbook of International Law provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of international politics and international law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a state of the art overview of the most significant areas within the field. This highly...

    Published January 18th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Humanitarianism Contested

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    By Michael Barnett, Thomas G. Weiss

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Security Studies

    A Reader

    Edited by Christopher W. Hughes, Yew Meng Lai

    This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies. The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War...

    Published February 18th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Pragmatism in International Relations

    Edited by Harry Bauer, Elisabetta Brighi

    Series: New International Relations

    This collection of essays introduces pragmatism to the study of international relations and evaluates its potential for the theory and practice of global politics. Seeking to reorient the discipline of International Relations (IR) towards practices and problematic situations, the editors of this...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Role Theory in International Relations

    Edited by Sebastian Harnisch, Cornelia Frank, Hanns W Maull

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Role Theory in International Relations provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of recent theoretical scholarship on foreign policy roles and extensive empirical analysis of role behaviour of a variety of states in the current era of eroding American hegemony. Taking stock of the evolution of...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy

    Edited by Brian J. Hesse

    The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and...

    Published March 4th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Hegemony and Democracy

    By Bruce Russett

    Series: Security and Governance

    Hegemony and Democracy is constructed around the question of whether hegemony is sustainable, especially when the hegemon is a democratic state. The book draws on earlier publications over Bruce Russett’s long career and features new chapters that show the continuing relevance of his scholarship....

    Published March 8th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Politicising Ethics in International Relations

    Cosmopolitanism as Hospitality

    By Gideon Baker

    Series: Routledge Research in International Relations Theory

    The ethics of hospitality – the welcome of the foreigner – is implied in all moral debate in international relations ranging from questions of asylum to those of humanitarian intervention. Why then has there been so little reflection on hospitality in the study of international relations to date?...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. State Sovereignty and Intervention

    A Discourse Analysis of Interventionary and Non-Interventionary Practices in Kosovo and Algeria

    By Helle Malmvig

    Series: New International Relations

    This new volume shows how state sovereignty is more fluid and contested than is usually appreciated within both conventional and constructivist literature. Whereas previous constructivist works have investigated the temporal contingency of state sovereignty, the spatial contingency of this...

    Published February 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Kant and International Relations Theory

    Cosmopolitan Community-building

    By Dora Ion

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    This book challenges popular international relations theories that claim to be based on the political writings of Immanuel Kant, and sheds new light on the philosopher's perspective on peace.Through an analysis of Kant's philosophical work and political traditions of his time, as well as of...

    Published February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Social Justice, Global Dynamics

    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

    Edited by Ayelet Banai, Miriam Ronzoni, Christian Schemmel

    Series: Routledge Research in International Relations Theory

    Many theoretical publications make assumptions about the facts of globalization, and in particular about the role and autonomy of the nation state. These factual claims and assumptions often play an important role in justifying the normative conclusions, yet remain under-explored. This...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  12. The International Trade Centre

    Export Impact for Good

    By Stephen Browne, Sam Laird

    Series: Global Institutions

    In the era of rapid globalization, the ITC plays a significant and wide ranging role working with both governments and trade support institutions to nurture an export culture, this work will provide a much needed overview of this dynamic organization. This book: Details the history of the...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Principles and Political Order

    The Challenge of Diversity

    Edited by Bruce Haddock, Peri Roberts, Peter Sutch

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    An ideal new multi-disciplinary volume for students and scholars of philosophy, contemporary political theory, and international relations. This volume offers key insights into the work of the chief figures in the contemporary debate surrounding thin universalism and presents a...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination

    By Scott G Nelson

    This volume examines and critiques several of the classical theoretical foundations of domestic and international organization, concentrating on the contestable conceptions of community, order, justice, freedom, responsibility and wealth developed by the major political theorists of the modern...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  15. Corruption and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Selling the Peace?

    Edited by Dominik Zaum, Christine Cheng

    Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping

    This edited volume explores and evaluates the roles of corruption in post-conflict peacebuilding. The problem of corruption has become increasingly important in war to peace transitions, eroding confidence in new democratic institutions, undermining economic development, diverting scarce public...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  16. Security, Risk and the Biometric State

    Governing Borders and Bodies

    By Benjamin J. Muller

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines a series of questions associated with the increasing application and implications of biometrics in contemporary everyday life. In the wake of the events of 9/11, the reliance on increasingly sophisticated and invasive technologies across a burgeoning field of applications has...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect

    Interrogating Theory and Practice

    Edited by Philip Cunliffe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This edited volume critically examines the widely supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the claim that it embodies progressive values in international politics. Since the United Nations World Summit of 2005, a remarkable consensus has emerged in support of the...

    Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge

  18. The Organization of American States (OAS)

    Global Governance Away From the Media

    By Mônica Herz

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional multifunctional organization. This work provides a clear and comprehensive discussion of this important body, dealing with security, technical cooperation, and the construction of democratic institutions. Providing an...

    Published April 12th 2011 by Routledge