Institutions for the Common Good

Author: Bruce Cronin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052153187X
Release Date: 2003-11-27
Genre: History

Cronin asks why states act collectively to protect populations within other states.

Taming the Sovereigns

Author: Kalevi Jaakko Holsti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521541921
Release Date: 2004-01-22
Genre: History

Many analysts claim that international politics has recently entered a new era, following the end of the Cold War and then the events of September 11th. In this book, Kalevi Holsti asks what we mean by 'change' in international politics. How do we identify it? How do we distinguish between significant and unimportant changes? Do we really live in a new era or do we see more continuity than transformation in the texture of international politics? Combining theoretical and empirical argument, Holsti investigates eight major international institutions including the state, sovereignty, territoriality, international law, diplomacy, trade and war. Having identified the types of change these institutions have undergone during the last three centuries, Holsti analyses the sources of those changes and speculates on their consequences. This is a major book, likely to have lasting influence in the study of international politics.

Refugees in International Relations

Author: Alexander Betts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199595624
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191645884
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Genre: Political Science

Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterise this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.

Global good Samaritans

Author: Alison Brysk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015080815486
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Philosophy

In a troubled world where millions die at the hands of their own governments and societies, some states risk their citizens' lives, considerable portions of their national budgets, and repercussions from opposing states to protect helpless foreigners. Dozens of Canadian peacekeepers have died in Afghanistan defending humanitarian reconstruction in a shattered faraway land with no ties to their own. Each year, Sweden contributes over $3 billion to aid the world's poorest citizens and struggling democracies, asking nothing in return. And, a generation ago, Costa Rica defied U.S. power to broker a peace accord that ended civil wars in three neighboring countries--and has now joined with principled peers like South Africa to support the United Nations' International Criminal Court, despite U.S. pressure and aid cuts. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are alive today because they have been sheltered by one of these nations. Global Good Samaritans looks at the reasons why and how some states promote human rights internationally, arguing that humanitarian internationalism is more than episodic altruism--it is a pattern of persistent principled politics. Human rights as a principled foreign policy defies the realist prediction of untrammeled pursuit of national interest, and suggests the utility of constructivist approaches that investigate the role of ideas, identities, and influences on state action. Brysk shows how a diverse set of democratic middle powers, inspired by visionary leaders and strong civil societies, came to see the linkage between their long-term interest and the common good. She concludes that state promotion of global human rights may be an option for many more members of the international community and that the international human rights regime can be strengthened at the interstate level, alongside social movement campaigns and the struggle for the democratization of global governance.

Technology and Security

Author: Brian Rappert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230019706
Release Date: 2007-11-15
Genre: Political Science

Technology and Security takes forward the existing state of academic understanding where security and technology intersect. It assesses the challenges posed by emerging scientific and technological developments for security while understanding how perceptions of security threats are themselves formed in relation to conceptions of science and technology.

Security Cooperation in Africa

Author: Benedikt Franke
Publisher: First Forum Press
ISBN: UOM:39015080856787
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Benedikt Franke assesses the peace and security architecture that is taking shape under the nominal leadership of the African Union, analysing the emerging structures and trends and also rethinking prevailing notions and theoretical assumptions about interstate security relations.

Ein Leben in Krieg und Frieden

Author: Kofi Annan
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110131X
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Krisenmanager an den politischen Brandherden der Welt Kofi Annan war Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen in bewegter Zeit, von 1997 bis 2006. In seine Amtszeit fallen die Konflikte auf dem Balkan, die Anschläge des 11. Septembers 2001 und die anschließenden Kriege in Afghanistan und Irak, die Bürgerkriege im Sudan und Somalia und der Völkermord in Ruanda sowie als großes und dauerhaftes Thema die Krise im Nahen Osten, den er als Bruchlinie der Welt bezeichnet. In einem ebenso politischen wie persönlichen Buch, das den Bogen spannt von seiner Jugend in Ghana bis in die Gegenwart, schildert Annan Erfolge und Schwierigkeiten seiner Vermittlungsbemühungen im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen und die Auseinandersetzung sowohl mit den großen Mächten der Welt wie mit gefährlichen Potentaten und Diktatoren. Kofi Annan gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit der Vereinten Nationen mit dem Ziel, ihre von allen Seiten immer wieder infrage gestellte Rolle in der Weltpolitik zu stärken.

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Author: L. Quayle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137026859
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the interface between the theoretical framework known as the English School and the international and transnational politics of Southeast Asia. The region-theory dialogue it proposes signals productive ways forward for the theory.

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Release Date: 2004
Genre: American literature

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