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Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics


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International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Exploring Base Politics How Host Countries Shape the Network of U.S. Overseas Bases

Exploring Base Politics How Host Countries Shape the Network of U.S. Overseas Bases

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shinji Kawana, Minori Takahashi
November 30, 2020

This book sheds light on the mechanisms of base politics that surround US overseas military bases, comparing several countries across different regions. Analysing cases from Japan, Greenland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Singapore, the contributors paint a detailed and ...

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

Understanding Mexico’s Security Conundrum

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Agustin Maciel-Padilla
November 30, 2020

Unlike other analyses which aim to explain the notion of national security in Mexico and at the same time address the security challenges facing the country, this short text describes the distinction between national, internal and public security in Mexico. It is the first book to provide detailed ...

United Nations Financial Sanctions

United Nations Financial Sanctions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sachiko Yoshimura
November 30, 2020

This book presents insightful perspectives on the invocation, implementation and application of UN-approved financial sanctions and related issues. With contributions from academics, diplomats and UN panel experts, Yoshimura offers an analysis of how the UN financial sanctions have evolved, the ...

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

1st Edition

Hanna Samir Kassab
July 14, 2020

This book explains the development of the international system’s present-day balance of power by exploring three central questions: (1) Under what conditions has the international system order evolved from a unipolar system to the current multipolar system? (2) What are its major states? (3) How do...

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

1st Edition

Kai He
May 06, 2020

In the 1990s there was a wave of multilateralism in the Asia Pacific, led primarily by ASEAN. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, however, many non-ASEAN states have attempted to seize the initiative, including the USA, Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. Kai He and his contributors ...

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction A New Approach to Nonproliferation

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction A New Approach to Nonproliferation

1st Edition

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Emad Kiyaei
April 27, 2020

The establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a concept more recently broadened to cover all weapons of mass destruction (WMD), has been before the international community for decades. In this book, two experts from the region explore why the matter remains unresolved, and ...

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks The Dark Side of Social Media

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks The Dark Side of Social Media

1st Edition

Nilda M. Garcia
March 31, 2020

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks examines the effects of technology on three criminal organizations: the Sinaloa cartel, the Zetas, and the Caballeros Templarios. Using social network analysis, and analyzing the use of web platforms Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Nilda M. Garcia provides ...

International Relations as Politics among People Hermeneutic Encounters and Global Governance

International Relations as Politics among People Hermeneutic Encounters and Global Governance

1st Edition

Hannes Hansen-Magnusson
December 11, 2019

Pioneering a hermeneutic methodology for analyses of global governance, this is the first monograph that makes Hans-Georg Gadamer’s and Paul Ricœur’s hermeneutic philosophy relevant for global politics research. Drawing on the concept of "horizon" as the element that captures the dynamics of ...

Iran in the International System Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

Iran in the International System Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

1st Edition

Heinz Gärtner, Mitra Shahmoradi
December 09, 2019

Drawing on Iran’s history and its relations with great powers and regional neighbours, this book addresses the question of how much continuity and/or change there is in Iranian international relations since the Iranian revolution. Iran has often been at the centre of the political debate on both ...

Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

1st Edition

Masahiko Asada
November 13, 2019

Providing perspectives from a range of experts, including international lawyers, political scientists, and practitioners, this book assesses current theory and practice of economic sanctions, discussing current legal and political challenges faced by the international community. It examines both ...

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council The Fate of the Liberal Order

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council The Fate of the Liberal Order

1st Edition

Eduard Jordaan
September 20, 2019

This book provides a detailed analysis of South Africa’s actions on the UN Human Rights Council, examining the country’s positions on civil and political rights, economic rights and development, social groups whose rights are frequently violated, and abuses in specific countries. The most detailed ...

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century Cultural Diplomacy and

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century Cultural Diplomacy and "American Music"

1st Edition

Yoshiomi Saito
August 30, 2019

From the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, jazz was harnessed as America’s "sonic weapon" to promote an image to the world of a free and democratic America. Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and other well-known jazz musicians were sent around the world – including to an array...

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