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  1. The Internationalization of Communal Strife (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Manus I. Midlarsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this edited collection argues that conflicts have a growing tendency both to intensify and to lengthen, thus increasing the likelihood of external actors being drawn into the on-going violence. Here, leading experts in comparative and international politics examine this...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

    By Nikolaos Biziouras

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

    By Mark Fitzpatrick

    Series: Adelphi series

    Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal – the fastest growing in the world – raises concerns on many grounds. Although far from the scale of the Cold War, South Asia is experiencing a strategic arms race. And the more weapons there are, the more potential for theft, sabotage and nuclear terrorism. Worries that...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Food Security in Asia

    Challenges, Policies and Implications

    By Monika Barthwal-Datta

    Series: Adelphi series

    The spike in global food prices in 2007–08 not only led to riots on several continents; it also reawakened fears about the world’s future ability to feed itself, as growing populations place greater demands on agricultural systems operating in increasingly difficult environmental and climatic...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Arctic Opening

    Insecurity And Opportunity

    By Christian LeMiere, Jeffrey Mazo

    Series: Adelphi series

    The Arctic is opening. Global warming is leading to seasonal sea-ice retreat, which in turn opens hitherto impassable shipping routes and new areas for resource exploitation. Such changes are elevating the Arctic’s geostrategic value and stoking inter-state competition. The admission of five Asian...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

    Iraq and Afghanistan

    Edited by Steven Carlton-Ford, Morten G. Ender

    This new handbook provides an introduction to current sociological and behavioral research on the effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan represent two of the most interesting and potentially troubling events of recent decades. These two wars-so similar in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Security Practices in South Asia

    Securitization Theory and the Role of Non-State Actors

    By Monika Barthwal-Datta

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book explores the ways in which non-state actors (NSAs) in South Asia are involved in securitizing non-traditional security challenges in the region at the sub-state level. South Asia is the epicentre of some of the most significant international security challenges today. Yet, the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security under International Law

    The Distorted Mirrors

    By Dace Winther

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book explores the scope and limits of what is appropriate for regional action in the maintenance of peace and security. It offers a comparative study of legal regulation of the use of force in the maintenance of peace and security of different security regions in the context of the UN system...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Pakistan's Stability Paradox

    Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions

    Edited by Ashutosh Misra, Michael E. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Pakistan, with the second largest Muslim population in the world, is a crucial country in the international system. It is an ally of the United States in the global ‘war on terror’ but is also regarded as a major bastion of some of the most active jihadist organisations. This book highlights and...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge