Featured books

Download E-books The Return of Culture & Identity in Ir Theory (Critical Perspectives on World Politics) PDF

By Yosef Lapid

In an exam of cultural swap within the post-Cold struggle period, this paintings addresses a chain of questions masking themes reminiscent of the inability of curiosity in tradition and identification in IR concept, and the case for rethinking the modern theoretical achieve of the innovations.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books The Actors in Europe's Foreign Policy PDF

5 years in the past observers may have doubted that nationwide overseas rules might stay of significance: it appeared inevitable that collective eu positions have been turning into ever extra universal and potent. Now the pendulum has swung again with a vengeance. The divided eu responses to the chance of battle with Iraq in 1990-91, and to the warfare within the Balkans have made what occurs within the nationwide capitals look divisive.
The Actors in Europe's international Policy is a well timed survey of the interaction among the ecu Union's universal overseas and safeguard coverage and the normal nationwide overseas regulations of the Union's Member-States. The e-book incorporates a bankruptcy on each one kingdom within the Union in addition to a bankruptcy at the usa in its function because the `thirteenth seat on the table'. there's additionally a bankruptcy at the eu fee, whose position within the exterior kin of the group gradually grew in the course of the 1980's.
This e-book might be useful for college students and students of the ecu Union and of overseas politics. it is going to even be of serious curiosity to practitioners in all international locations interested in Europe's function in overseas affairs.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Facing Death in Cambodia PDF

By Peter Maguire

The Khmer Rouge regime took keep an eye on of Cambodia through strength of hands, then devoted the main brazen crimes because the 3rd Reich: at the least 1.5 million humans murdered among 1975 and 1979. but no participants have been ever attempted or punished. This booklet is the tale of Peter Maguire's attempt to benefit how Cambodia's "culture of impunity" built, why it persists, and the mess ups of the "international neighborhood" to confront the Cambodian genocide. Written from a private and old point of view, Facing loss of life in Cambodia recounts Maguire's starting to be soreness over the space among theories of common justice and political realities.

Maguire records the atrocities and the aftermath via own interviews with sufferers and perpetrators, discussions with overseas and NGO officers, journalistic debts, and executive assets collected in the course of a ten-year odyssey looking for solutions. The publication contains a number of haunting photos from one of the millions taken on the now notorious Tuol Sleng felony (also often called S-21), during which at the least 14,000 males, ladies, and youngsters passed―and from which fewer than a dozen emerged alive.

What he stumbled on increases troubling questions: used to be the Cambodian genocide a preview of the genocidal civil wars that will persist with within the wake of the chilly struggle? Is foreign justice an possible inspiration or a fiction superimposed over an unbearably darkish truth? Did problems with political expediency permit Cambodian leaders to flee prosecution?The Khmer Rouge violated the Nuremberg rules, the United international locations constitution, the legislation of battle, and the UN Genocide conference. but within the decade after the regime's cave in, the perpetrators have been rescued and rehabilitated-even rewarded-by China, Thailand, the USA, and the UN. in response to Peter Maguire, Cambodia holds the major to realizing why contemporary UN interventions in the course of the international have did not hinder atrocities and to implement treaties.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Norms and Nannies: The Impact of International Organizations on the Central and East European States (The New International Relations of Europe) PDF

As they search to affix the West, the significant and East eu states face tough expectancies for family and foreign political habit. Key Western corporations, specially the eu Union and NATO, carry out the promise of club in go back for adherence to express eu norms and criteria. the advantages of club are excessive, producing both excessive strain on governments to undertake Western norms.

In this primary complete quantity at the topic, members learn how this technique operates in quite a few domain names, together with civil-military kin; social, hard work and local relatives; financial and knowledge rules; and international coverage. each one writer considers, inter alia, what norms are generated by way of (or absent from) ecu foreign organisations; how they're communicated to potential contributors; and, most crucial, what influence they've got had at the guidelines and activities of person nations in addition to at the sector as a complete. Drawing from either vital and Southeastern Europe, those on-the-ground stories give you the empirical starting place had to help theories of norm diffusion, constructivism, and liberalism in diplomacy and comparative politics alike.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books The Macmillan Government and Europe: A Study in the Process of Policy Development PDF

By Jacqueline Tratt

This booklet info the advance of British coverage with reference to ecu integration in the course of the Macmillan premiership. it's an account of ways senior ministers and officers tried, in the triple constraints of the British process of presidency, exterior strain and family fiscal and political issues, to strike a harmonious stability among the economic pursuits and the political aspirations of the British humans. The paintings increases basic questions on the function of the cupboard within the British process of government.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China PDF

By Patrick Wright

In 1954, eighteen years sooner than Nixon's momentous stopover at to China, rankings of ecu delegations trigger for Beijing, according to best Minister Chou En-Lai's invitation to "come and notice" the hot China and to have fun the 5th anniversary of the Communist victory. during this delightfully eclectic book--part comedy, half travelogue, and half cultural history--Patrick Wright tells the tale of the notable Britons who made this trip, together with former top Minister Clement Attlee; dapper and self-important thinker A. J. Ayer; the bright younger artist-reporter Paul Hogarth; poet and novelist Rex Warner (a former Marxist who had simply married a Rothschild); and the infuriatingly self-obsessed Stanley Spencer, who emerges because the not likely hero of the tale. utilizing a number of formerly unpublished letters and diaries, Wright captures the impressions--both fallacious and surely insightful--of the delegates as they wandered at the back of the bamboo curtain. jam-packed with comedian element, this ebook can also be a research of China because it has loomed within the British brain: as either the primitive orient of early western philosophy and the fascinating web site of progressive transformation.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Allies at Odds?: The United States and the European Union PDF

Why, regardless of their comparable ambitions, do the coverage personal tastes of the ecu Union and usa diverge on such a lot of multilateral matters? to reply to that query, Allies at Odds? completely examines fresh overseas efforts in fingers regulate, environmental security, human rights, and army cooperation. proof from 20 separate circumstances helps the expectancies of the realist method of foreign politics, which specializes in the function of strength peculiarly. Neither cultural components nor foreign associations have as a lot impact as a few count on. This discovering was once as precise through the Clinton Presidency as throughout the Bush, indicating that concentrating on personalities overlooks extra mammoth and longer-lasting changes among the Atlantic allies.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Regional Orders at Century's Dawn PDF

By Etel Solingen

Etel Solingen offers a complete clarification of overseas coverage according to how states in the course of the international have faced the quick emergence of a world economic climate and overseas associations. a massive improve in diplomacy concept, Regional Orders at Century's sunrise skillfully makes use of a key issue--internationalization--to make clear different contemporary debates, from the inspiration of a democratic peace to the relevance of defense dilemmas, nationalism, and the effect of overseas associations. the writer discusses in wealthy element the center East, Latin America's Southern Cone, and the Korean peninsula, and builds on examples drawn from nearly some other sector of the world.

As Solingen demonstrates, monetary liberalization--with its dramatic political and monetary consequences--invariably draws supporters and detractors, who take part coalitions to improve their agendas. each one coalition's time table, or "grand strategy," has effects in any respect degrees: family, nearby, and foreign. At domestic, coalitions fight to outline the interior allocation and administration of assets, and to undermine their opponents. all through their nearby neighborhoods, coalitions opposing internationalization usually compete for dominance, occasionally militarily. Coalitions favoring internationalization, as an alternative, usually cooperate. on the worldwide point, each one coalition reveals help for its "grand suggestions" from various overseas associations and from competing international monetary traits. Solingen's idea of "grand procedure" proposes greater than a concept of overseas coverage and explains the function of nationalism and ethno-religious revivalism within the politics of liberalization.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Interlocking Dimensions of European Integration (One Europe or Several?) PDF

Eu integration can not be understood as a west eu scan in most cases excited about sensible and monetary coverage cooperation. the problems addressed contain safeguard and defence, in addition to middle issues of ecu society. This quantity explores 3 interlocking dimensions of integration; sensible, territorial, and affiliational. each one size affects how nations around the continent interact with eu integration. this primary quantity within the One Europe or a number of? sequence identifies the schedule of a study programme, funded by way of the British monetary and Social examine Council.

Show description

[...]

Download E-books Die Afghanistaneinsätze der Bundeswehr: Politischer Entscheidungsprozess mit Eskalationsdynamik (Globale Gesellschaft und internationale Beziehungen) (German Edition) PDF

By Ulf von Krause

Dieses Buch handelt von den deutschen Militäreinsätzen in Afghanistan und geht den politischen Entscheidungsprozessen über diese Einsätze nach. Es fragt in der Hauptsache, wie es zu einer Eskalation des deutschen Engagements kommen konnte, welche Faktoren dafür ausschlaggebend waren und wie sich in den politischen Entscheidungen das Verhältnis von Politik und Militär bestimmt.

Show description

[...]