Politics roundup

September 17, 2009

Peace and Conflict Studies

Authors: Charles P. Webel and David P. Barash

Edition: Second

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 544

Price: £34.99

ISBN: 9781412961202

Aiming at a comprehensive exploration of important historical and current world events, covering topics such as terrorism, truth and reconciliation processes, and the clash of civilisations, the authors seek to present an unbiased look at issues in this field of study.

International Relations Theory

Author: Oliver Daddow

Edition: First

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 264

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9781412947435

Designed as a supplement to existing textbooks, this guide is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the subject area and includes pointers on success in course exams, coverage of the key theories in international relations and guidance on the study skills required to successfully complete a course of study in the subject.

The Challenge of Democracy, International Edition

Authors: Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry and Jerry Goldman

Edition: Tenth

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 768

Price: £40.99

ISBN: 9781439081730

This latest edition of this text on US government has been updated to include current discussions, including a balanced retrospective of the George W. Bush presidency, and new comparative features that place the United States in a global context.

Comparative Politics in Transition, International Edition

Author: John McCormick

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: Cengage

Pages: 656

Price: £35.99

ISBN: 9780495568568

Combining a thematic framework with a country-by-country approach, McCormick looks to provide an introduction for students new to the field of political science. Focusing closely on the non-Western world, the book’s latest edition includes a chapter that explores the political influence of Islam.

The European Parliament

Authors: David Judge and David Earnshaw

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 368

Price: £24.99

ISBN: 9780230001428

Examining the political dynamic of the European Parliament within the EU, the authors aim to investigate it in the broader context of comparative legislative analysis, contributing to the debates surrounding the democracy, legitimacy and the “parliamentarisation” of the European Union.

Understanding Third World Politics

Author: B. C. Smith

Edition: Third

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 312

Price: £22.99

ISBN: 9780230223585

Presenting an overview of the political institutions and processes in the third world, this text attempts to critically evaluate the major explanatory frameworks that are used to understand them and includes contemporary examples from around the world.

Will America Change?

Authors: Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies

Edition: First

Publisher: Icon

Pages: 240

Price: £8.99

ISBN: 9781840468793

The authors aim to show how America’s pre-emptive response has led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pointing to examples from Vietnam onwards, they demonstrate how the US has embraced militarism and used its power to make the world secure for its own interests.

The Politics of Global Regulation

Editors: Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 312

Price: £16.95

ISBN: 9780691139616

Via a series of case studies, this text aims to illustrate the challenges faced in a global economy in which regulation by public and private organisations is increasingly being controlled by special interests or small groups of powerful firms.

Security Studies: An Introduction

Editor: Paul D. Williams

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 568

Price: £22.99

ISBN: 9780415425629

Exploring the main theoretical approaches within security studies, including realism and international political sociology, Williams aims to explain the concepts underpinning modern debates in the field including terrorism and the security dilemma.

The United Nations and Human Rights

Author: Julie Mertus

Edition: Second

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 224

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9780415491402

This second edition intends to provide a complete guide to the development, structure and procedures within the UN human rights system, reflecting recent changes that have occurred such as the controversy surrounding the new Human Rights Council and expanded treatment of economic and social rights.

The Ethics of Peacebuilding

Author: Tim Murithi

Edition: First

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Pages: 200

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9780748624485

Murithi questions the role that ethics play in peacebuilding. By analysing the ethics of negotiation, mediation, forgiveness and reconciliation, he seeks to outline the need for effective and sustainable peacebuilding in order to restore conditions in fractured communities around the world.

Human Rights Politics and Practice

Editor: Michael Goodhart

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 480

Price: £24.99

ISBN: 9780199540846

Combining examination of key theoretical issues with case studies in areas such as economic globalisation, genocide and humanitarian intervention, this textbook aims to allow readers to extend their theoretical understanding while also learning about important contemporary developments.

Understanding US/UK Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Edition: Second

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Pages: 400

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9780719077159

Including an examination of recent developments such as the War on Terror and the 2005 terrorist attacks in the UK, this second edition intends to provide readers with an accessible guide to the similarities and differences between the British and American political systems.

World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions

Authors: Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake and Kenneth A. Schultz

Edition: First

Publisher: WW Norton

Pages: 500

Price: £33.99

ISBN: 97803939092

Intended as an introduction to world politics, this text incorporates relevant recent policy debates and seeks to provide an analytical approach based on the techniques of scholars in the field of international relations today.

Measuring Democracy

Author: Gerardo L. Munck

Edition: First

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press

Pages: 200

Price: £14.50

ISBN: 9780801890932

In this text Munck endeavours to assess the methods used to measure democracies. Drawing on his academic research, he encourages fundamental changes in the methodology, and proposes a more open and collaborative relationship between theory and action.

The Politics of Climate Change

Author: Anthony Giddens

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 256

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9780745646930

This text intends to show that at present there is no systematic climate change policy in place, examining the connections between climate change and energy security Lord Giddens also seeks to introduce a range of new concepts and proposals to fill the void.

An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts

Authors: Robert Kolb and Richard Hyde

Edition: First

Publisher: Hart Publishing

Pages: 310

Price: £30.00

ISBN: 9781841137995

Aiming to provide an up-to-date introduction to a topic that is of increasing significance in global society, this text contains a variety of topics including prohibited weapons, occupied territories and International and Non-International armed conflicts.

Exploring British Politics

Authors: Mark Garnett and Philip Lynch

Edition: Second

Publisher: Pearson

Pages: 592

Price: £23.99

ISBN: 9781408204412

Intended to serve as a comprehensive guide to British politics, this book places an emphasis on recent developments in the field and aims to provide new perspectives on the key themes of the health of democracy and the transition from traditional to flexible forms of governance.

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