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  1. Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia

    Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia

    Edited by Jehoon Park, T. J. Pempel, Heungchong Kim
    The prospects and value of economic integration and regionalism in Asia are increasingly evident in what could turn out to be ‘the Asian Century’. It is within this context that this important book explores the critical economic issues, security concerns and political themes pertinent to Asia in general, and to East Asia in particular. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  2. Good Governance in the 21st Century

    Good Governance in the 21st Century

    Edited by Joachim Ahrens, Rolf Caspers, Janina Weingarth
    This book explores the interdependences of economic globalisation, political tensions, and national policymaking whilst analysing opportunities for governance reform at both national and international levels. It considers how governance mechanisms can be fashioned in order to both exploit the opportunities of globalization and cope with the numerous potential conflicts and risks. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Trafficking and Human Rights

    Trafficking and Human Rights

    Edited by Leslie Holmes
    Human trafficking is widely considered to be the fastest growing branch of trafficking. It has moved rapidly up the agenda of states and international organisations since the early-1990s, not only because of this growth, but also as its implications for security and human rights have become clearer. This fascinating study by European and Australian specialists provides original research findings on human trafficking, with particular reference to Europe, South-East Asia and Australia. A major focus is on how many states and organisations act in ways that undermine trafficking victims’ rights. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Terrorism and Social Exclusion

    Terrorism and Social Exclusion

    Edited by David Wright-Neville, Anna Halafoff
    Recent thinking on globalization places risk at the centre of contemporary life. Yet what if our perception of risk is misplaced? What if the greatest risk is not terrorism itself but the conditions that allow terrorism to flourish? This fascinating book illustrates that elevated perceptions of terrorism-related risks are having a deleterious impact on many societies, exacerbating feelings of exclusion among individuals and groups. Via their exploration of various societies, the expert contributors show that as a causal factor of terrorism, social exclusion can be remedied by inclusive, participatory and deliberative measures. They prescribe a recalibration of counter-terrorism policies to unite rather than divide multicultural societies. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. 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
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  8. Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Standardization

    Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Standardization

    Kristina Tamm Hallström, Magnus Boström
    This enriching book provides a novel analysis of the organizational processes behind the establishment, maintenance, and challenges of non-state authority. In doing so, it compares three transnational, multi-stakeholder standard-setting processes: those of the Forest Stewardship Council, the Marine Stewardship Council, and the International Organization for Standardization on the subject of social responsibility (ISO 26000). The authors theorize the fragility of authority defined as legitimate power. They examine the problematic nature of the long-term transnational multi-stakeholder work upon which this authority is based, including the risks of being ruled out by competing rule setters or being split apart by the centrifugal forces inherent in the multi-stakeholder logics. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. The Militarization of the Persian Gulf

    The Militarization of the Persian Gulf

    Hossein Askari, Amin Mohseni, Shahrzad Daneshvar
    The Persian Gulf is arguably the most militarized region in the world. The authors of this insightful book examine military expenditures, arms imports and military deployment to analyze how and why this came to be. Muslim teachings have much to say about peace, war and economics, and this book explores the ways in which Islamic thought affects military and economic developments. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Explaining Civil War

    Explaining Civil War

    Syed Mansoob Murshed
    This book explores the pre-conditions for conflict in terms of growth failure and critically appraises the greed and grievance theories common to conflict literature. It is argued that various institutional mechanisms of restraint that can be labeled the ‘social contract’ are crucial for violent conflict avoidance. The reasons underpinning the instability of treaties ending civil wars, post-conflict reconstruction issues, liberal peace theory, and how globalization and conflict relate are also examined. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  11. Nations of Immigrants

    Nations of Immigrants

    Edited by John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen, Stine Neerup
    This timely book examines the immense surges in immigration since the mid-1990s in Australia and the United States, two of the world’s most important settler-receiving countries. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century

    Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century

    Edited by Michael Heazle, Martin Griffiths, Tom Conley
    This book explores the emerging challenges to foreign policymaking in liberal democracies and the adequacy of the ‘marketplace of ideas’ in responding to the challenges. Looking at foreign policy challenges as diverse as democratisation, globalisation, climate change and the role of values in environmental debate to the Iraq invasion and the war on drugs, each of the contributors critically examines how key global issues are framed in public debate across three of the world’s most mature liberal democracies: the US, the UK, and Australia. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. A Grand Design for Peace and Reconciliation

    A Grand Design for Peace and Reconciliation

    Edited by Yoichiro Murakami, Thomas J. Schoenbaum
    Scholars from Japan and a range of other countries explore in this book the still-unfinished effort to achieve the reconciliation of old enmities left over from past wars in East Asia. They present concrete policy proposals for a ‘grand design’ of peace based on the Japanese concept of ‘kyosei’, a word roughly translated as ‘conviviality’. A positive peace through kyosei means not only the absence of violence, but also the amelioration of past injustices, exploitation and oppression. The diversity of disciplines represented in the volume—international law and politics, history, philosophy and theology – enrich the contributors’ search for an intellectually appropriate, practically transformative and viable grand theory of peace in the twenty-first century. Chapters address issues such as security in North–South conflict situations, foreign policy strategies for Japan, the perspective of comparative religions, and current skepticism for the possibility of peace and reconciliation. These insightful and compelling analyses will be of great interest to students and researchers of East Asia and the politics of peace in general. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. The Media and Political Change in Southeast Asia

    The Media and Political Change in Southeast Asia

    Jonathan Woodier
    Jonathan Woodier’s latest work considers what impact the media has upon the democratization process in Southeast Asia. Has the media had a liberalizing effect or become subject to elite control in Southeast Asia and, if so, why? What role does the global media play in this process, particularly given its conglomerization and commoditization? By examining the communications media and its relationship to political change in Southeast Asia, this fascinating study will endeavour to provide both a regional comparative analysis and a more balanced interpretation of the mass communication media in the wake of September 11, 2001. The book also investigates the durability of authoritarian regimes and the enduring capacity of the media-controlled state alongside the growing sophistication of political communications – particularly the use of PR consultants. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  15. International Terrorism and Threats to Security

    International Terrorism and Threats to Security

    Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Cary Cooper
    This original collection examines the managerial and organizational implications of international terrorism and threats to security. When Islamic terrorists flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center on 9/11, it changed much of the world forever. The number of deaths and the financial losses resulting from the attack was unprecedented. 9/11 highlighted how risky life in organizations had become. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  16. Peace in Northeast Asia

    Peace in Northeast Asia

    Thomas J. Schoenbaum
    This book takes an in-depth look at Japan’s long-festering territorial and maritime disputes with its three neighbors – China, South Korea and the Russian Federation. Japan has established friendly relations with all three former adversaries since the end of World War II, but these sovereignty issues remain. All three disagreements have recently flared into potentially violent incidents that could erupt again at any time. The book explores each situation and proposes concrete compromise solutions to each of the outstanding disputes. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Peace Movements and Pacifism after September 11

    Peace Movements and Pacifism after September 11

    Edited by Shin Chiba, Thomas J. Schoenbaum
    Noted international scholars from a range of disciplines present in this book Japanese and East Asian perspectives on the changed prospects for international peace post September 11. Because East Asia has not been preoccupied with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the authors’ views serve as a balance to the war on terror declared in the United States. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Imagining Globalisation in China

    Imagining Globalisation in China

    Nick Knight
    This comprehensive book analyses debates on globalisation in China, focusing on the consequences of globalisation for the ideological, political and cultural realms. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  19. Counter-Terrorism and the Post-Democratic State

    Counter-Terrorism and the Post-Democratic State

    Edited by Jenny Hocking, Colleen Lewis
    The ‘war on terror’ and ongoing terrorist attacks around the world have generated a growing body of literature on national and international measures to counteract terrorist activity. This detailed study investigates an aspect of contemporary counter-terrorism that has been largely overlooked; the impact of these measures on the continued viability of the democratic state. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror

    Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror

    Edited by Maurice Mullard, Bankole A. Cole
    This book explores globalisation and the war on terror in a world that is becoming increasingly and significantly polarised and in which dialogue is undermined. The authors contend that citizenship does not obey a static definition, and that its meaning is located in changing economic, social and political contexts. Equally, civil, political and social rights are continually being politically defined. The war on terror has, the book argues, influenced issues of civil liberties and prioritised the need for ‘security’ over and above the protection of human rights: it has redefined the meaning of the rule of law. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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