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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 98 new and published books in the subject of Contemporary Conflict — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Combating Terrorism in Northern Ireland

    Edited by James Dingley

    Series: Political Violence

    This edited book analyses the lessons which can be drawn from Northern Ireland’s experiences of combating terrorism. The essays in this volume unite analysis and practice in exploring both the conflict in Northern Ireland and the internationally applicable counter-terrorism lessons which can be...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management

    Roles, Institutions, and Policies

    Edited by Eva Gross, Ana E. Juncos

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Conflict prevention and crisis management has become a key activity for the EU since the creation of the Common Security and Defence Policy in 1999. The rapid growth of this policy area, as well as the number of missions deployed beyond the EU’s border raise important questions about the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Threats of Force

    International Law and Strategy

    By Francis Grimal

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Despite recent attempts by scholars to examine the absolute prohibition of threats of force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, threats remain a largely un-chartered area in international law when compared with actual uses of force. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and utilising strategic...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Studies in Gangs and Cartels

    By Robert J. Bunker, John P. Sullivan

    Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials. This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Conflict, Peace, Security and Development

    Theories and Methodologies

    Edited by Helen Hintjens, Dubravka Zarkov

    Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and peace in the context of global economic and geo-political development. It addresses...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. State Violence and the Execution of Law

    Torture, Black Sites, Drones

    By Joseph Pugliese

    State Violence and the Execution of Law examines how law plays a fundamental role in enabling state violence and, specifically, specifically, torture, secret imprisonment, and killing-at-a-distance. Analysing the complex ways in which the U.S. government deploys law in order to consolidate and...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Arab Spring Challenges for Democracy and Security in the Mediterranean

    Edited by Patricia Bauer

    This volume presents essential aspects of Mediterranean politics to be reconsidered in the light of the Arab upheavals since 2010. Taking as its focal point the question of how far European-Mediterranean relations are challenged by the various developments, this book explores the relationship...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Territorial Disputes and Conflict Management

    The art of avoiding war

    By Rongxing Guo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management

    This book examines the problems of boundary demarcation and its impact on territorial disputes, and offers techniques to manage and resolve the resulting conflicts. Historically, most civil conflicts and internal wars have been directly related to boundary or territorial disputes. Cross-border...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century

    Domestic Sources and International Implications

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    Chinese nationalism is powered by a narrative of China's century of shame and humiliation in the hands of imperialist powers and calls for the Chinese government to redeem the past humiliations and take back all "lost territories." The continuing surge of Chinese nationalism in the early 21st...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge