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  1. Pope Benedict XVI and the Politics of Modernity

    Edited by Marc D. Guerra

    In Benedict XVI and the Politics of Modernity, distinguished scholars from North America and Europe examine Pope Benedict XVI’s searching reflections on the challenges and prospects facing modern Western society. For more than five decades, Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI has made the subject of...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. European Union Intergovernmental Conferences

    Domestic preference formation, transgovernmental networks and the dynamics of compromise

    By Paul W. Thurner, Franz Urban Pappi

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    This book provides a detailed examination of the complex negotiation processes surrounding intergovernmental conferences in the European Union. Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and its ‘appendix’, the Treaty of Nice in 2002, any reform of the constitutional framework of the European Union...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Origin of Electoral Systems in the Postwar Era

    A worldwide approach

    By Krister Lundell

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book explores and presents the influence of contextual factors on the choice of electoral systems for parliamentary elections in both democracies and non-democracies around the world. Taking a macroscopic approach, the author focuses on structural explanations, with an emphasis on general...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Role Theory and the Cognitive Architecture of British Appeasement Decisions

    Symbolic and Strategic Interaction in World Politics

    By Stephen G. Walker

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    Appeasement is a controversial strategy of conflict management and resolution in world politics. Its reputation is sullied by foreign policy failures ending in war or defeat in which the appeasing state suffers diplomatic and military losses by making costly concessions to other states. Britain’s...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Critical Border Studies

    Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda

    Edited by Noel Parker, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Critical Terrorism Studies since 11 September 2001

    What Has Been Learned?

    Edited by David Miller, Jessie Blackbourn, Helen Dexter, Rani Dhanda

    Academic studies of ‘terrorism’ grew exponentially in number after the September 11 attacks. The problem was that much of this work of ‘orthodox’ terrorism studies was biased, often shoddily researched and was too closely identified with the power centres of Western states. Its denizens were often...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Inventive Methods

    The Happening of the Social

    Edited by Celia Lury, Nina Wakeford

    Series: CRESC

    Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 'Whither regional studies?'

    Edited by Andy Pike

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Regional studies are at a vibrant conjuncture. ‘Regions’ continue to provide a conceptual and analytical focus for often overlapping concerns with economic, social, political, cultural and ecological change. In the context of increased interest in inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches, ‘regions’...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge