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  1. The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

    Edited by Marc Herzog, Philip Robins

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This work seeks to develop a new concept with which to analyse the actions and activities of states that tend to be relatively ignored by the discipline of International Relations (IR). As a discipline, IR has a tendency to lean towards the analytically safe. Given the current and recent dynamism...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Pact with the Devil

    Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the American Promise

    By Tony Smith

    Despite the overwhelming opposition on the left to the war in Iraq, many prominent liberals supported the war on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the war would rid the world of a brutal dictator and liberate the Iraqi people from totalitarian oppression, paving the way for a democratic...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

    Edited by Nicholas J. Kiersey, Iver B. Neumann

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts – popular or otherwise – for the phenomena that make up the core of...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cosmopolitan Government in Europe

    Citizens and Entrepreneurs in Postnational Politics

    By Owen Parker

    Series: Interventions

    The invocation of ‘the market’ has been omnipresent in media discussions of ‘crisis Europe’. On the one hand, ‘the market’ is presented as that to which EU member states must collectively respond. It is the very purpose of a post-national government and that which dictates individual and collective...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Theories of International Relations

    Edited by Siegfried Schieder, Manuela Spindler

    This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR by examining the work of key reference theorists. The chapters are all written to a common...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

    By Jens Bartelson

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological status of the state and the modus operandi of the international system as a whole....

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Security Unbound

    Enacting Democratic Limits

    By Jef Huysmans

    Series: Critical Issues in Global Politics

    Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Realism Reader

    Edited by Colin Elman, Michael Jensen

    The Realism Reader provides broad coverage of a centrally important tradition in the study of foreign policy and international politics. After some years in the doldrums, political realism is again in contention as a leading tradition in the international relations sub-field. Divided into three...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge