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  • Breaking Patterns of Conflictby John Coakley; Jennifer Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    External powers commonly play a major role in efforts to break patterns of conflict and to instal stable and durable peace settlements. They do this not just by underwriting security arrangements, but also by being available to intervene at critical moments. This book considers the special (but by no means unique) case where the conflict is located... more...

  • UN Peacebuilding Architectureby Cedric de Coning; Eli Stamnes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Since its establishment, the UN's Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) has been involved in peacebuilding processes in more than 20 countries. This edited volume takes stock of the overall impact of the PBA during its first decade in existence, and generates innovative recommendations for how the architecture can be modified and utilized to create more... more...

  • Securing Healthby Suzanne Hindmarch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a critical inquiry into the framing of health and disease as a security issue. In particular, the book examines what happens in the United Nations when the ostensibly ?low? politics of global health meet the ?high? politics of security, and when the logic of security comes to shape global health initiatives. It offers a critical... more...

  • Taking Sides in Peacekeepingby Emily Paddon Rhoads

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This volume examines how a transformation in the interpretation of impartiality has signified a radical shift in the very nature of peacekeeping and in the UN's role as guarantor of international peace and security. more...

  • The Internationalization of Internal Conflictsby Amy L. Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    Internal security crises, from environmental disaster, extreme poverty and deprivation, armed conflicts, or ethnic or religious conflict, provide sites of opportunity for those seeking to internationalize conflicts. Domestic conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia have started as internal problems, but have taken on regional and international... more...

  • National Securityby Donald M. Snow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 98.95

    This text analyzes the history, evolution, and processes of national security policies. It examines national security from two fundamental fault lines--the end of the Cold War and the evolution of contemporary terrorism, dating from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tracing their path up to the Islamic State (ISIS) and beyond. The book considers how... more...

  • Cultural Politics of Targeted Killingby Kyle Grayson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    The deployment of remotely piloted air platforms (RPAs) - or drones - has become a defining feature of contemporary counter-insurgency operations. Scholarly analysis and public debate has primarily focused on two issues: the legality of targeted killing and whether the practice is effective at disrupting insurgency networks, and the intensive media... more...

  • Paradigms of Peaceby Timo Kivimäki

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 92.00 US$ 75.44

    Knowledge can create peaceful realities in addition to serving as an intellectual tool for peace-making. This is why pragmatist assessment of social science should avoid looking exclusively at the instrumental value of different paradigms. This book investigates the realities that positivism, anti-determinism, symbolic interactionism, social constructivism... more...

  • Climate Change and Resource Conflictby Judith M. Bretthauer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the links between climate change and resource scarcity to violent conflict. Does climate change cause conflicts? This book analyses the economic, political and social conditions under which countries with low levels of freshwater or arable land experience armed conflict. There are strong theoretic arguments linking climate change... more...

  • The US Commitment to NATO in the Post-Cold War Periodby Yanan Song

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 116.14

    This book examines the continuing US commitments to NATO in the post-Cold War era. The initial focus is on the recommitment decisions of the Clinton administration. It also extensively explores the US operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan and, in particular, Libya. The case study on Libya is especially important in exploring the Obama administration?s... more...