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  1. Civilization and War

    Civilization and War

    Brett Bowden
    Civilization and war were born around the same time in roughly the same place – they have effectively grown up together. This challenges the belief that the more civilized we become, the less likely the resort to war to resolve differences and disputes. The related assumption that civilized societies are more likely to abide by the rules of war is also in dispute. Where does terrorism fit into debates about civilized and savage war? What are we to make of talk about an impending ‘clash of civilizations’? In a succinct yet wide ranging survey of history and of ideas that calls in to question a number of conventional wisdoms, Civilization and War explores these issues and more whilst outlining the two-way relationship between civilization and war. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. Asian Security and the Rise of China

    Asian Security and the Rise of China

    David Martin Jones, Nicholas Khoo, M. L.R. Smith
    East Asia is without question a region of huge economic, political and security significance. Asian Security and the Rise of China offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of the international politics of the Asia-Pacific since the end of the Cold War, seeking to address the overarching question of how we can most convincingly explain the central dynamics of Asia’s international relations. Via a realist perspective on the dynamics and frictions associated with accommodating the rise of powerful states, this timely book addresses the core issue in contemporary Asian politics: the rise of China. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. Extraordinary Cities

    Extraordinary Cities

    Peter J. Taylor
    In this innovative, ambitious and wide-ranging book, Peter Taylor demonstrates that cities are the epicenters of human advancement. In exploring cities as sites through which economies flourish, by harnessing the creative potential of myriad communication networks, the author considers cities from varying temporal and spatial perspectives. Four stories of cities are told: the origins of city networks; the domination of cities by world-empires; the genesis of a singular modern creative interval in which innovation culminates in today’s globalised cities; and finally, the need for cities to act as centres for human creativity to produce a more resilient global society in the current crisis century. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  4. Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States

    Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States

    Edited by Graham K. Brown, Arnim Langer
    The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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  5. Knowledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics

    Knowledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics

    Chengxin Pan
    Knowledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics is the first systematic and deconstructive analysis of contemporary Western representation of China’s rise. Setting itself apart from the mainstream empiricist literature, its critical interpretative approach and unconventional and innovative perspective will not only strongly appeal to academics, students and the broader reading public, but also likely spark debate in the field of Chinese international relations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Good Government

    Good Government

    Edited by Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein
    In all societies, the quality of government institutions is of the utmost importance for the well-being of its citizens. Problems like high infant mortality, lack of access to safe water, unhappiness and poverty are not primarily caused by a lack of technical equipment, effective medicines or other types of knowledge generated by the natural or engineering sciences. Instead, the critical problem is that the majority of the world’s population live in societies that have dysfunctional government institutions. Central issues discussed in the book include: how can good government be conceptualized and measured, what are the effects of ‘bad government’ and how can the quality of government be improved? Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  7. Making Fishery Agreements Work

    Making Fishery Agreements Work

    Geir Hønneland
    Why do people obey the law? And why do states abide by their international commitments? These are among the questions raised in this important book. The setting is the Barents Sea, home to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the planet, including the world’s largest cod stock. Norway and Russia manage these fish resources together, in what appears to be a successful exception to the rule of failed fisheries management: stocks are in good shape, institutional cooperation is expanding and takes place in a constructive atmosphere. The author argues that post-agreement bargaining helps activate norms and establish standard operating procedure that furthers precautionary fisheries management. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 35.00   Web: $ 28.00
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  8. The Politics of Accounting Regulation

    The Politics of Accounting Regulation

    Sebastian Botzem
    The global financial crisis underlines the relevance of accounting standards as much more than instrumental rules for corporate reporting. This important book details the accounting standards that embody societal and professional values and contribute to the distribution of financial benefits that put international harmonization of standards into the limelight. Sebastian Botzem reveals that international standards have emerged after decades of contest and political bargaining, which resulted in closely aligned standards, voluntary consultation procedures and a network structure comprising actors mainly stemming from global auditing firms, regulators and international organizations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. International Handbook on Informal Governance

    International Handbook on Informal Governance

    Edited by Thomas Christiansen, Christine Neuhold
    Acknowledging that governance relies not only on formal rules and institutions but to a significant degree also on informal practices and arrangements, this unique Handbook examines and analyses a wide variety of theoretical, conceptual and normative perspectives on informal governance. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 272.00   Web: $ 244.80
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 78.00   Web: $ 62.40
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  10. Research Handbook on the Law of International Organizations

    Research Handbook on the Law of International Organizations

    Edited by Jan Klabbers, Åsa Wallendahl
    This pioneering Research Handbook with contributions from renowned experts, provides an overview of the general doctrines making up the law of international organizations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  11. The Handbook of Globalisation, Second Edition

    The Handbook of Globalisation, Second Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Michie
    With contributions from the leading commentators in the field and an over-arching introduction from the editor, the concerns of this updated and revised Handbook are two-fold. Firstly, to redefine the concept of globalisation and dispel the haze that surrounds it through a systematic and thorough examination of the debate. Secondly, to advance the frontiers of current critical thinking on the role and impact of globalisation, on the winners and losers in the process, and on the implications for society, the economy and governance. Learn More
  12. Mirages of International Justice

    Mirages of International Justice

    Matthew Parish
    Since the end of the Cold War there has been an explosion of international courts and tribunals that sit apart from domestic legal systems, yet they are often woefully inadequate for their stated purposes. This book explores common problems across these courts, and applies a constructivist theory of international relations to explain their operation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  13. The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

    The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

    Edited by Christopher J. Coyne, Rachel L. Mathers
    By defining political economy and war in the broadest sense, this unique Handbook brings together a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars from economics, political science, sociology, and policy studies to address a multitude of important topics. These include an analysis of why wars begin, how wars are waged, what happens after war has ceased, and the various alternatives to war. Other sections explore civil war and revolution, the arms trade, economic and political systems, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation building. Policymakers as well as academics and students of political science, economics, public policy and sociology will find this volume to be an engaging and enlightening read. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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  14. Democracy and Dissent

    Democracy and Dissent

    Frank Vibert
    Frank Vibert expertly examines the fundamental issues involved in attempts to rethink international institutions and their rule making procedures. He analyses the basic problems with the existing system and the main approaches to its reform. The book rejects the idea that there are any simple institutional ‘fixes’ for current problems – such as relying on the G20 to coordinate global rule making and also rejects more ambitious attempts to prescribe new general organizing principles for world governance. It calls instead for specific remedies for specific problems. The author recommends new procedures for all international rule making so that both expert groups and governments are subject to much stronger external checks on what they do. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court

    Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court

    Errol P. Mendes
    This authoritative book addresses the greatest challenge facing the International Criminal Court since its historic establishment in 1998: reconciling the demand for justice for the most serious crimes known to humanity with the promotion of sustainable peace in conflict areas around the world. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  16. Global Threats, Global Futures

    Global Threats, Global Futures

    Thayer Scudder
    Global threats can be expected to cause a global environmental crisis and declining living standards for most people. Threats analyzed include poverty, cultural, economic, political and religious fundamentalism, consumption, population increase and degradation of the global ecosystem. Chapters on the United States, China and Zambia illustrate difficulties that high, middle and low income countries face in addressing such threats. The final chapter examines the type of transformational change required just to reduce the rate and magnitude of future decline. Learn More
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  17. Worlds in Transition

    Worlds in Transition

    Joseph A. Camilleri, Jim Falk
    The book’s detailed analysis of five strategic sectors (economy, environment, health, information and security) points to an intricate and rapidly evolving interplay of geopolitical, cultural and ecological spaces. It shows that the normative ethos and politico-legal institutions of the modern epoch are gradually being eroded. Despite competing trends and countertrends the authors discern the slow, at times ambiguous, often contentious but unmistakable emergence over the last several decades of a new governance regime, one which is striving for a leap in human reflexivity in response to the challenges of a stressed world that is simultaneously singular and plural. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  18. Handbook on Trade and the Environment

    Handbook on Trade and the Environment

    Edited by Kevin P. Gallagher
    In this comprehensive reference work, Kevin Gallagher has compiled a fresh and broad-ranging collection of expert voices commenting on the interdisciplinary field of trade and the environment. For over two decades policymakers and scholars have been struggling to understand the relationship between international trade in a globalizing world and its effects on the natural environment. The authors in this Handbook provide the tools to do just that. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 229.00   Web: $ 206.10
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  19. Governance and Nationbuilding

    Governance and Nationbuilding

    Kate Jenkins, William Plowden
    Governance and Nationbuilding describes how aid donors have attempted to improve the performance of government in developing countries and countries in crisis. Kate Jenkins and William Plowden review the widespread lack of success, tracing the history of international government intervention, the roles of donors and recipient countries, the ways in which expert advice and support have been provided, and the donors’ own evaluation of their work. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  20. The Politics of Globalisation and Polarisation

    The Politics of Globalisation and Polarisation

    Maurice Mullard
    This book deals with the nature of contemporary globalisation. Maurice Mullard aims to show that globalisation is not an inescapable, unstoppable process somehow beyond human control, rather that it represents, and is being shaped by, a series of deliberate policy choices and policy decisions. The emphasis of this fascinating work is on how these policy choices are creating new forms of economic inequalities and also political elites that distort the democratic process. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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