Europa publishes a number of one-off Handbooks and monographs addressing the latest developments in international relations, politics and economics. This year several titles have received particular acclaim including the Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa which was featured in the global development pages of The Guardian (read the full article here).
For 2013 the focus of commissioning has turned to the East. Exciting forthcoming titles include the Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics and The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resource Quest is Reshaping the World. The Hungry Dragon has already received several excellent reviews which you can read here.
Foreign direct investment and food and water security
According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but...
Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge
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The Politics of the Olympics: A Survey provides information on and analysis of the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. It is argued and demonstrated throughout the book that sport and politics have been and are intimately connected and nowhere is this relationship more...
Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge
Towards European Best Practices
The European Union (EU) has a compliance problem: there are persistent failures in the implementation of EU rules and policies by the member states. This book examines how policy implementation may be improved. It explains the nature of policy mistakes, proceeds to consider how individual public...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
from Silk Road to Arab Spring
This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines their relationship in key areas that include energy, trade, arms sales, culture and...
Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge
This Handbook looks at how China is governed, how its domestic political system functions and the critical issues that it currently faces. Governed by the world’s largest political party in the world’s longest-ruling Communist regime, China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
How China’s Resource Quest is Reshaping the World
This book explores China’s quest for energy sources, raw materials and natural resources around the world, with a specific emphasis on oil. China’s ubiquitous presence in Africa, Asia and Latin America is reshaping the world with regards to economics, politics and national security. It offers a...
Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge
This unique collection of data includes concise definitions and explanations on all aspects of the European Union. It explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance of the institutions, member countries, programmes and policies, treaties and personalities. It...
Published February 18th 2013 by Routledge
Africa’s international relations have often been defined and oriented by the dominant international and geopolitical agendas of the day. In the aftermath of colonialism the Cold War became a dominant paradigm that defined the nature of the continent’s relationship with the rest of the world. The...
Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge
First International Democracy Report
The democratization of international organizations is a theme increasingly debated all over the world. This is the first work on international democracy that systematically assesses the dynamics of democratization affecting most international organizations; consisting of chapters written by experts...
Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge
International Relations and Security Perspectives
The economic growth of East and South-East Asia in the context of the global financial crisis has strengthened the view that this region is emerging in the 21st century as the most economically vibrant region in the world. With some of the largest economies, and generally high economic growth rates...
Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge
Governance in the Middle East and North African will be essential reading for scholars, activists and policy makers. This new Handbook presents the first comprehensive framework of the question of governance in the Middle East in its various forms and manifestations: political,...
Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge