Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves by Oliver Kaplan

By Oliver Kaplan

In civil conflicts all over the world, unarmed civilians take huge, immense hazards to guard themselves and confront seriously armed fighters. this isn't simply counterintuitive - it truly is striking. during this publication, Oliver Kaplan explores circumstances from Colombia, with extensions to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and the Philippines, to teach how and why civilians impression armed actors and restrict violence. in keeping with fieldwork and statistical research, the publication explains how neighborhood social association and solidarity allow either covert and overt nonviolent thoughts, together with avoidance, cultures of peace, dispute solution, deception, protest, and negotiation. those 'autonomy' ideas aid civilians maintain their service provider and steer clear of turning into helpless sufferers by means of proscribing the inroads of armed groups.

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The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: The Quest for by Helene Sjursen

By Helene Sjursen

This ebook reorients the research of eu international and safeguard coverage in the direction of the query of democracy. mixing insights from diplomacy and democratic concept, it goals to augment our figuring out of the problems at stake. the most buildings, the institutional surroundings and the approaches that govern decision-making during this area are tested. during this means, the booklet supplementations experiences with a extra conventional specialize in the substance of overseas coverage. What are the democratic demanding situations during this certain box of policy-making?


The universal overseas and protection coverage (CFSP) of the ecu Union (EU) is mostly assumed to be intergovernmental. members to this e-book study the level to which a circulate past intergovernmentalism has taken position, how this manifests itself, and what could be the democratic implications. whereas the EU’s foreign outlook testifies to a quest for democracy, the associations and approaches that govern decision-making are came upon wanting.


This publication used to be initially released as a unique factor of Journal of ecu Public Policy.

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Great Powers and Geopolitics: International Affairs in a by Aharon Klieman

By Aharon Klieman

This ebook provides the theoretical-historical-comparative political framework had to understand the actually dynamic nature of twenty first century worldwide affairs. the writer presents a practical evaluate of the shift from U.S predominance to a brand new mixture of counterbalancing rival middle-tier and assertive local powers, whereas highlighting these geopolitical zones of rivalry most important for destiny foreign balance. The ebook will entice students and coverage makers attracted to knowing the contours of the rising global order, and in picking its imperative shapers and best political actors.

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Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France (Comparative by Regina R. Félix,Scott D. Juall

By Regina R. Félix,Scott D. Juall

Brazil and France have explored each one other’s geographical and cultural landscapes for greater than years. The Brazilian je ne sais quoi has captivated the French from their first stumble upon, and the ingenuity à francesa of French creative and scholarly events has intrigued Brazilians in type. Ongoing Brazil-France interactions have led to a few of the richest cultural exchanges among Europe and Latin America.In Cultural Exchanges among Brazil and France, top overseas students review those reciprocal transnational explorations, from the earliest French interventions in Brazil within the 16th century to the becoming mutual effect that the international locations have exerted on each other within the twenty-first century. unique interdisciplinary essays research cross-cultural interactions and collaborations within the social sciences, highbrow historical past, the clicking, literature, cinema, plastic arts, structure, cartography, and recreation. The comparative cultural approach utilized in those analyses deepens the collective remedy of an important junctures within the lengthy background of usually harmonious, but in addition occasionally ambivalent and infrequently contentious, encounters among Brazil and France.

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Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics: Aggressions and by Kenneth J. Long

By Kenneth J. Long

Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics offers a succinct yet powerful critique of the guidelines of Western international locations towards Muslims, quite the competitive overseas regulations of the USA and the exclusionary household rules of Europe. those rules have already claimed hundreds of thousands of Muslim lives. for many years, rules that depend on battle, exclusion, and ghettoization have brought on clash escalation. The activities of teams similar to the Islamic country and Boko Haram are reactions to this heritage. Their strategies exacerbate unfavourable stereotyping of Muslims usually and Western army suggestions reason many Muslims to pursue survivalist politics that allow and enhance such teams. Anti-Muslim politics in Western international locations takes many kinds past struggle and exclusion, together with racialization, stereotyping, sacrilegious cultural attacks, mass media scapegoating, or even tolerance, which means anything unpalatable short of toleration. The gridlock introduced by way of pluralism and constitutionalism, either in Europe and the us, serves few humans good, however it has locked Muslims into an extremely abusive establishment.

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Constructing Global Enemies: Hegemony and Identity in by Eva Herschinger

By Eva Herschinger

Constructing international Enemies asks how and why particular interpretations of overseas terrorism and drug abuse became hegemonic on the worldwide point. The e-book analyses the foreign discourses on terrorism and drug prohibition and compares efforts to counter either, not just from a modern but additionally from a historic point of view.


Utilising poststructuralist idea of the connection among hegemony and id, Herschinger argues that hegemony is far greater than simply the dominance of a unmarried state in overseas lifestyles; fairly it's the emergence of a hegemonic order that may top be understood because the construction of a brand new collective identification. providing an in-depth dialogue of the method of discourse research, the publication explores how such hegemonies emerge and persist within the box of protection. This serves to provide an explanation for the common confrontation concerning the struggle opposed to overseas terrorism in addition to the winning suppression of counter-hegemonic initiatives within the box of foreign drug prohibition.


Constructing worldwide Enemies could be of curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy and safeguard studies.

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Foreign Policy Analysis: New approaches by Chris Alden,Amnon Aran

By Chris Alden,Amnon Aran

Building at the luck of the 1st variation, this revised quantity re-invigorates the dialog among international coverage research and diplomacy. It opens up the dialogue, situating present debates in international coverage on the subject of modern issues in diplomacy, and offers a concise and available account of key parts in overseas coverage research which are usually overlooked. targeting how overseas coverage selection making impacts the behavior of states within the overseas process, and analysing the connection among coverage, enterprise and actors, the quantity examines:



  • foreign coverage and bureaucracies

  • domestic resources of international policy

  • foreign coverage and the state

  • foreign coverage and globalization

  • foreign coverage and change.

Features of the second one version include:



  • a wider diversity of latest case experiences and examples from round the globe

  • analysis of recent instructions in overseas coverage research together with overseas coverage implementation and the altering media landscape

  • fully up-to-date fabric throughout all chapters to mirror the evolving study schedule within the area.

This moment variation builds on and expands the theoretical canvas of overseas coverage research, shaping its ongoing discussion with diplomacy and delivering an incredible creation to the sector. it really is crucial analyzing for all scholars of overseas coverage and foreign relations.

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Risk Regulation in the United States and European Union: by A. Luedtke,L. Svedin,Thad E. Hall

By A. Luedtke,L. Svedin,Thad E. Hall

Globalization and know-how have altered public fears and altered expectancies of the way executive should still make humans more secure. This publication analyzes how Europeans and american citizens understand and keep watch over possibility. The authors convey how public fears approximately possibility are filtered via political platforms to strain governments to insure opposed to risk.

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Creating International Studies: Angell, Mitrany and the by Lucian M. Ashworth

By Lucian M. Ashworth

via a severe review of the works of Norman Angell and David Mitrany, this e-book explores the liberal roots of the tutorial self-discipline of diplomacy (IR). Ashworth argues that, faraway from being the made from undying realist truths, IR’s origins are rooted in liberal makes an attempt to reform foreign affairs. Norman Angell’s paintings represents the 1st try to boost a finished 'new liberal' method of the matter of world governance, whereas David Mitrany’s exploration of the issues of foreign existence led him to use the left-liberal thought of useful executive to worldwide governance. either writers confirmed the level to which early 20th century liberal writers on overseas affairs had replied the critics of previous 19th century liberal internationalists. The penultimate bankruptcy argues that the realist-idealist 'Great Debate' by no means occurred, and that liberal students equivalent to Angell and Mitrany were unfairly disregarded as 'idealists.' the ultimate bankruptcy evaluates the writings of Angell and Mitrany and claims that the works of either authors could be criticised for theoretical weaknesses universal to the liberal paradigm.

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Global Norms with a Local Face: Rule-of-Law Promotion and by Lisbeth Zimmermann

By Lisbeth Zimmermann

To what quantity are worldwide rule-of-law norms, which exterior actors advertise in post-conflict states, localized? Who makes a decision no matter if international criteria or neighborhood particularities be triumphant? This booklet bargains a brand new method of the talk approximately how the issue among the diffusion of worldwide norms and their localization is handled in international politics. learning the merchandising of kid's rights, entry to public details, and a global fee opposed to impunity in Guatemala, Lisbeth Zimmermann demonstrates that rule-of-law promoting triggers household contestation and thereby adjustments the procedure taken by means of exterior actors, and finally the way during which international norms are translated. despite the fact that, the leeway in neighborhood translation will depend on the precision of worldwide norms. in response to an leading edge theoretical process and an in-depth learn of rule-of-law translation, Zimmermann argues for a shift in norm merchandising from context sensitivity to democratic appropriation, talking to students of diplomacy, peacebuilding, democratization reports, overseas legislation, and political theory.

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