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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. Interpreting Global Security

    Edited by Mark Bevir, Oliver Daddow, Ian Hall

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This edited collection explores the fruitfulness of applying an interpretive approach to the study of global security. The interpretive approach concentrates on unpacking the meanings and beliefs of various policy actors, and, crucially, explains those beliefs by locating them in historical...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A Strategic Understanding of UN Economic Sanctions

    International Relations, Law and Development

    By Golnoosh Hakimdavar

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Economic Sanctions are increasingly used as a legal, non-military technique of combating abusers of international peace. However it remains unclear how the success or failure of these sanctions is measured. This book examines the seldom-explored United Nations’ economic sanctions deliberation...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Politics and the Bomb

    The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements

    By Sara Z. Kutchesfahani

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Epistemic communities represent networks of knowledge-based experts that help articulate cause-and-effect relationships of complex problems, define the self-interests of a state, or formulate specific policies for state decision makers. However, the role of these scientists and...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. International Politics of the Arctic

    Coming in from the Cold

    By Peter Hough

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book offers a wide-ranging account of the emerging issues of international politics in the Artic, and the emerging Geopolitical debates that surround the region. In this thorough but accessible book covering environmental issues, the author examines the Geopolitics of emerging land and...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Transatlantic Relations

    Whither the West?

    By Serena Simoni

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    In light of the Arab Spring and after days of public quarreling that highlighted the divisions among NATO’s members on an agreement to give command of the "no-fly" zone in Libya to the Alliance, it is evident that the U.S. is having problems engaging with its European allies and partners. Why is...

    Published May 5th 2013 by Routledge

  6. New Norms and Knowledge in World Politics

    Protecting people, intellectual property and the environment

    By Preslava Stoeva

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book examines the process of norm development and knowledge creation in international politics, and assesses these processes in case studies on protection from torture, intellectual property rights and climate change. Drawing on the theories of constructivism and the sociology of scientific...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary World

    Social movements, networks and hierarchies

    By Athina Karatzogianni, Andrew Robinson

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace

    Edited by Dale Bagshaw, Elisabeth Porter

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book examines mediation in connection with peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific region, providing practical examples which either highlight the weaknesses within certain mediation approaches or demonstrate best-practice. The authors explore the extent to which current ideas and practices of...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of the Globalization of Law

    Getting from Rights to Justice

    Edited by Alison Brysk

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk’s edited volume aims to assess the institutional and political factors that determine the influence of the...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Securitization of Humanitarian Migration

    Digging moats and sinking boats

    By Scott D. Watson

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book examines how western liberal states are progressively restricting access to refugees and asylum seekers, even though these states have signed international agreements obliging them to offer protection to those fleeing persecution and to advocate the spread of human rights and humanitarian...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge