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Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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  1. History and International Relations

    By Thomas W. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book is a major contribution to the debate about philosophy and method in history and international relations. The author analyses IR scholarship from classical realism to quantitative and postmodern work....

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Small States and International Security

    Europe and Beyond

    Edited by Clive Archer, Alyson J.K. Bailes, Anders Wivel

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book explains what ‘small’ states are and explores their current security challenges, in general terms and through specific examples. It reflects the shift from traditional security definitions emphasizing defence and armaments, to new security concerns such as economic, societal and...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Agency, Structure and International Politics

    From Ontology to Empirical Inquiry

    By Gil Friedman, Harvey Starr

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    The concepts of agency and structure are of increasing and defining importance to international relations and politics as fields of enquiry and knowledge. This is the first book to explore the two concepts in depth in that context.The agent-structure problem refers to questions concerning the...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty

    Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance

    By Jessica M. Shadian

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Interest in Arctic politics is on the rise. While recent accounts of the topic place much emphasis on climate change or a new geopolitics of the region, the history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Arctic politics reaches back much further in time. Drawing out the complex relationship...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Securitizations of Citizenship

    Edited by Peter Nyers

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Securitizations of Citizenship investigates how the fate of citizenship is now caught up in a dramatic and dangerous process of securitizing political communities. In the nervous state of affairs of the post-9/11 period, technologies of surveillance and control are rapidly proliferating, creating...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. United Nations Reform

    Heading North or South?

    By Spencer Zifcak

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book examines recent attempts at reform within the United Nations in the wake of the institutional crisis provoked by the invasion of Iraq. It contends that efforts at reform have foundered owing to fundamental and bitter political disagreements between the nations of the global North and...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Anglo-American Relations

    Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Steve Marsh, Alan P. Dobson

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book provides an examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations. Sometimes controversially referred to as the Special Relationship, Anglo-American relations constitute arguably the most important bilateral relationship of modern times. However, in recent years, there have been frequent...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy

    China, Russia, and the United States' Pursuit of Relevancy and Power

    By Gregory O. Hall

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy examines the American, Chinese, and Russian (Big 3) competition for power and influence in the Post-Cold War Era. With the ascension of regional powers such as India, Iran, Brazil, and Turkey, the Big 3 dynamic is an evolving one, which cannot be ignored because...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Political Loyalty and the Nation-State

    Edited by Andrew Linklater, Michael Waller

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Political Loyalty and the Nation-State examines the gradual weakening of the state's ability to order the political allegiances of its subjects. At the focal centre of the book lies the question of the extent to which it is possible to invest political principles, such as the rules and procedures...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations

    The Case of Italy

    By Elisabetta Brighi

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book offers a re-examination of foreign policy, in its relation with domestic politics and international relations (IR). Bringing together a vast body of literature from IR, foreign policy analysis, comparative politics and public policy, this book systematically reconceptualises foreign...

    Published September 5th 2013 by Routledge