Peace and Conflict Studies
Authors: Charles P. Webel and David P. Barash
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
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
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
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
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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
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
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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
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
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
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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
Publisher: WW Norton
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.
Author: Gerardo L. Munck
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press
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
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
Publisher: Hart Publishing
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
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.