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New International Relations

Series Editor: Richard Little, Iver B. Neumann, Jutta Weldes

The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years. This series covers the major issues that have emerged and reflects the latest academic thinking in this particularly dynamic arena.

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1-10 of 61 results in New International Relations
  1. Alker and IR

    Global Studies in an Interconnected World

    Edited by Renée Marlin-Bennett

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations have rarely been considered a synthesis of humanistic and social sciences approaches to understand the complex connections of a global, and globalizing, world. One of the few scholars to have accomplished this creative blend was Hayward R. Alker. Alker and IR presents a set...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. China in UN Security Council Decision-Making on Iraq

    Conflicting Understandings, Competing Preferences

    By Suzanne Xiao Yang

    Series: New International Relations

    With the rupture of the UN Security Council in March 2003 over the US spearheaded intervention in Iraq, the attempts made to subject the use of force to the rule of law had failed. Widespread Europe-US disagreement of the role of the UNSC has hindered more effective decisions for China and its...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Constructing Global Enemies

    Hegemony and Identity in International Discourses on Terrorism and Drug Prohibition

    By Eva Herschinger

    Series: New International Relations

    Constructing Global Enemies asks how and why specific interpretations of international terrorism and drug abuse have become hegemonic at the global level. The book analyses the international discourses on terrorism and drug prohibition and compares efforts to counter both, not only from a...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Arguing Global Governance

    Agency, Lifeworld and Shared Reasoning

    Edited by Corneliu Bjola, Markus Kornprobst

    Series: New International Relations

    This book deals with the questions of how global governance can and ought to effectively address serious global problems, such as financial instability, military conflicts, distributive injustice and increasing concerns of ecological disasters. Providing a unified theoretical framework, the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. International Relations and Identity

    A Dialogical Approach

    By Xavier Guillaume

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations and Identity examines the issue of collective political identity formation and expands the concept of the international beyond the notion of states. Providing a dialogical approach to questions of identity and alterity in International Relations, the author considers how...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War

    Representing the West

    By Andreas Behnke

    Series: New International Relations

    This book analyses the way in which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defines the West after the end of the Cold War and the demise of its constitutive ‘Other’, the Soviet Union. The book offers a theoretical critique of liberal approaches to security, and focuses on NATO’s...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ontological Security in International Relations

    Self-Identity and the IR State

    By Brent J. Steele

    Series: New International Relations

    The central assertion of this book is that states pursue social actions to serve self-identity needs, even when these actions compromise their physical existence. Three forms of social action, sometimes referred to as ‘motives’ of state behaviour (moral, humanitarian, and honour-driven) are...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Emancipatory International Relations

    Critical Thinking in International Relations

    By Roger D. Spegele

    Series: New International Relations

    International relations theory is witnessing a veritable explosion of works within the areas of modernism and postmodernism, yet there has been no attempt to compare these theories and their sources according to a common criterion or logical form. This author argues that while these...

    Published May 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Liberalism and War

    The Victors and the Vanquished

    By Andrew Williams

    Series: New International Relations

    Military power is now the main vehicle for regime change. The US army has been used on more than 30 different occasions in the post-Cold War world compared with just 10 during the whole of the Cold War era. Leading scholar Andrew Williams tackles contemporary thinking on war with this...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Constructing Sovereignty between Politics and Law

    By Tanja E. Aalberts

    Series: New International Relations

    This book explores the interplay between sovereignty, politics and law through different conceptualizations of sovereignty. Despite developments such as European integration, globalization, and state failure, sovereignty proves to be a resilient institution in contemporary international politics....

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge