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  1. International Law & the Use of Force

    2nd Edition

    By Anthony Arend, Robert J. Beck

    How does international law restrict the use of force by states? What are the legal implications of using force? This is the second edition of a bestselling textbook first published in 1993. It is fully revised and updated to cover recent key disputes such as Somalia and Rwanda. ...

    To Be Published April 30th 2016 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Companion to International Relations

    Edited by Alasdair Blair, Steven Curtis

    Routledge Companion to International Relations provides students with clearly written, authoritative and comprehensive information and analysis of all aspects of international relations. It is designed as a one-stop text which will be an invaluable reference point and revision guide throughout...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  3. Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

    By Jens Bartelson

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    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....

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Security Unbound

    Enacting Democratic Limits

    By Jef Huysmans

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    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...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Global Politics

    A New Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss

    The 2nd edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction continues to provide a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Claiming the International

    Edited by Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney

    Series: Worlding Beyond the West

    This book explores the possibilities of alternative worldings beyond those authorized by the disciplinary norms and customs of International Relations. In response to the boundary-drawing practices of IR that privilege the historical experience and scholarly folkways of the "West," the...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Classics of International Relations

    Essays in Criticism and Appreciation

    Edited by Henrik Bliddal, Casper Sylvest, Peter Wilson

    Classics of International Relations introduces, contextualises and assesses 24 of the most important works on international relations of the last 100 years. Providing an indispensable guide for all students of IR theory, from advanced undergraduates to academic specialists, it asks why are these...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Feminist International Relations

    'Exquisite Corpse'

    By Marysia Zalewski

    Series: Interventions

    This book offers a contemporary intervention in the field of feminism/international relations. Partly inspired by Surrealism, the book is written in a series of vignettes and draws on a variety of approaches inviting readers in to inhabit the text. It is a politically engaged book, though one which...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Exile

    By Elizabeth Dauphinee

    Series: Interventions

    "The most thought-provoking and refreshing work on Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia in a long time.It is certainly an immense contribution to the broadening schools within international relations." Times Higher Education (THE). Written in both autoethnographical and...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Alternative Accountabilities in Global Politics

    The Scars of Violence

    By Brent J. Steele

    Series: Interventions

    In fields such as politics, international relations, public administration and international law, there is a rapidly growing interest in the topic of ‘accountability’. In this innovative new work, Steele shows how we might recognize how an alternative form of accountability in global politics has...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Deconstructing International Politics

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: Interventions

    Michael Dillon is internationally regarded for his contributions by political philosophers, international relations scholars and security studies experts, as well as by philosophers more broadly. It is difficult to overrate his importance to the development of critical deconstructive approaches not...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Celebrity Humanitarianism

    The Ideology of Global Charity

    By Ilan Kapoor

    Series: Interventions

    In the last two decades especially, we have witnessed the rise of ‘celebrity’ forms of global humanitarianism and charity work, spearheaded by entertainment stars, billionaires, and activist NGOs (e.g. Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Bill Gates, George Soros, Save Darfur, Medeçins Sans...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  13. The Postcolonial Subject

    Claiming Politics/Governing Others in Late Modernity

    By Vivienne Jabri

    Series: Interventions

    This book places the lens on postcolonial agency and resistance in a social and geopolitical context that has witnessed great transformations in international politics. What does postcolonial politics mean in a late modern context of interventions that seek to govern postcolonial populations?...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Civilizational Politics in World Affairs Trilogy

    Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein

    This package offers a trilogy of important titles edited by Peter J Katzenstein: Civilizations in World Politics A highly original and readily accessible examination of the cultural dimension of international politics, this book provides a sophisticated and nuanced account of the relevance of...

    Published March 19th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Timelines

    A Political History of the Modern World

    By John Rees

    War and revolution, economic crises and political conflict are the very stuff of modern history. This guide to the last 100 years of great power conflict, social rebellion, strikes and protests gives us the essential history of the world in which we live. Based on the Timeline TV series this is a...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Europe's Encounter with Islam

    The Secular and the Postsecular

    By Luca Mavelli

    Series: Interventions

    In the last few years, the Muslim presence in Europe has been increasingly perceived as ‘problematic’. Events such as the French ban on headscarves in public schools, the publication of the so-called ‘Danish cartoons’, and the speech of Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg have hit the...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Anglo-America and its Discontents

    Civilizational Identities beyond West and East

    Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein

    Anglo-America is a clearly identifiable part of what is commonly referred to as the West. The West exists, this book argues, in the form of multiple traditions that have currency in America, Europe, the Americas, and a few outposts in the Southern hemisphere. Led by the British Empire until the...

    Published March 8th 2012 by Routledge

  18. Sinicization and the Rise of China

    Civilizational Processes Beyond East and West

    Edited by Peter J. Katzenstein

    China’s rise and processes of Sinicization suggest that recombination of new and old elements rather than a total rupture with or return to the past is China’s likely future. In both space and time, civilizational politics offers the broadest social context. It is of particular salience in China....

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  19. Power and Progress

    International Politics in Transition

    By Jack Snyder

    Series: Security and Governance

    Jack Snyder is a leading American international relations scholar with an international reputation for his research on IR theory and US Foreign policy. This book collects many of his most important essays into a single volume. Exploring a liberal realist theory of international politics, the book...

    Published February 15th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Thinking International Relations Differently

    Edited by Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney

    Series: Worlding Beyond the West

    A host of voices has risen to challenge Western core dominance of the field of International Relations (IR), and yet, intellectual production about world politics continues to be highly skewed. This book is the second volume in a trilogy of titles that tries to put the "international" back into IR...

    Published February 7th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Introduction to Global Politics

    2nd Edition

    By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor

    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Introduction to Global Politics places an increased emphasis on the themes of continuity and change. It continues to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory&...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  22. International Economic Relations since 1945

    By Catherine R. Schenk

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The international economy since 1945 has endured dramatic changes in its balance of power, from the early period of prosperity for industrialised nations, to the 2008/9 global crisis. In this volume Catherine Schenk outlines these huge changes, examines how the world’s economic leaders have tried...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  23. The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations

    Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics

    By Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

    Series: New International Relations

    This volume ws the winner of The International Studies Association Theory Section Book Award 2013, presented by the International Studies Association and The Yale H. Ferguson Award 2012, presented by International Studies Association-Northeast. There are many different scientifically...

    Published July 14th 2010 by Routledge

  24. Issues In International Relations

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Trevor C. Salmon, Mark F. Imber

    Students come to study International Relations at university driven by a variety of motives and active concern to study great contemporary issues, such as the causes and persistence of war, threats of nuclear proliferation and terrorism, the persistence of global poverty amid globalization’s riches...

    Published June 6th 2008 by Routledge