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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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11-20 of 65 results in New International Relations
  1. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance

    Edited by Michael J. Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark T. Nance

    Series: New International Relations

    Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. European Integration and Postcolonial Sovereignty Games

    The EU Overseas Countries and Territories

    Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Ulrik Pram Gad

    Series: New International Relations

    This book examines how sovereignty works in the context of European integration and postcolonialism. Focusing on a group of micro-polities associated with the European Union, it offers a new understanding of international relations in the context of modern sovereignty. This book offers a...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Dao of World Politics

    Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

    By L. H. M. Ling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. International Orders in the Early Modern World

    Before the Rise of the West

    Edited by Shogo Suzuki, Yongjin Zhang, Joel Quirk

    Series: New International Relations

    This book examines the historical interactions of the West and non-Western world, and investigates whether or not the exclusive adoption of Western-oriented ‘international norms’ is the prerequisite for the construction of international order. This book sets out to challenge the Eurocentric...

    Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge