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The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policy

The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policy

  • Author: Robert J. Pauly,Jr.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131704116X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 354
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Examining the past, present and future formulation and implementation of US foreign policy, this research companion provides a range of interpretations of the topic so that the reader comes away with a clear knowledge of the academic and policy debates that define the field. The volume focuses on American foreign policy from both historical and political science analytical perspectives and divides into three sections: -

The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy

The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy

  • Author: Emilian Kavalski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317043898
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 502
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy draws out the full range of topics and issues that characterise China's external affairs. The volume is intended to provide an overview of Chinese foreign policy that will be relevant both to experts in the field as well as those that are just starting to grapple with Beijing's international outlook. The investigation of Chinese foreign policy offered by the volume is divided into seven parts: - Part I focuses on the historical evolution of Chinese foreign policy by detailing the specific traditions and the altering paradigms of Beijing's external outlook proffered for the explanation and understanding of Chinese foreign policy - Part II discusses the different analytical perspectives proffered for the explanation and understanding of Chinese foreign policy - Part III considers the domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy - Part IV analyses the international impact of Beijing's outreach - Part V of the volume begins the exploration of China's relations with specific international actors - Part VI investigates the regional interactions of Chinese foreign policy - Part VII of the volume draws attention to several issues impacting both the practice and the understanding of Chinese foreign policy This Companion draws a vivid picture of the full spectrum of topics, issues, and relationships that define China's international interactions. The collection therefore provides a relevant point of departure for anyone interested in learning about Beijing's external affairs. Owing to the wide range of themes and ideas, this volume is essential reading for students of Chinese foreign policy.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

  • Author: Professor John Buckley,Dr George Kassimeris
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409499537
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 486
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This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy

  • Author: Kenneth Heydon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131704309X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 592
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This volume provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy. The volume contains a systematic examination of: - specific trade policy instruments (such as tariffs, non-tariff barriers and trade rules) - sectoral concerns (in agriculture, manufacturing and services) - trade linkages (to issues such as the environment and labour standards) - systemic considerations (what role for the WTO?) The organising theme of the volume is that open markets for trade and investment yield large potential gains in human welfare as long as trade policy is conducted as an integral part of broader domestic economic management and regulatory reform, and as long as the particular challenges facing developing countries are effectively addressed. This 'case' is presented on the basis of rigorous analysis of first principles and of empirical experience among key trading nations. An integrated set of original and comprehensive perspectives from a diverse group of experts, linked by a common organisational thread. The contributing authors create an ideal mix of internationally recognised experts together with younger specialists making their mark in trade policy analysis; academics as well as trade policy practitioners; and representatives of both developed and developing countries.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

  • Author: Donald W. Boose
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317041496
  • Category: History
  • Page: 494
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This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.' The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The first part sets the historical stage, with chapters focusing on the main participants. The second part provides details on the tactics, equipment, and logistics of the belligerents. Part III covers the course of the war, with each chapter addressing a key stage of the fighting in chronological order. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last thirty years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research, but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.

The Routledge Research Companion to Border Studies

The Routledge Research Companion to Border Studies

  • Author: Professor Doris Wastl-Walter
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409490165
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 728
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This comprehensive volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of all aspects of borders and border research. It is global in scope and embraces the more traditional strands of the field including geopolitics, migration and territorial identities, and also recently emerging topics such as the role of borders in a seemingly borderless world; creating neighbourhoods, and border enforcement in the post-9/11 era.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms

The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms

  • Author: Dr J Andrew Grant,Dr Scarlett Cornelissen,Professor Timothy M Shaw
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409476561
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 428
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This collection of original essays provides a broad overview of regionalism, together with detailed analyses on the construction, activities, and implications of both established and emerging examples of formal political and economic organizations as well as informal regional entities and networks. Aimed at scholars and students interested in the continuing growth of regionalism, The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms is a key resource to understanding the major debates in the field.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

  • Author: Dr Lee Ward,Dr Ann Ward
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409499154
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 604
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This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. The scope and range of the volume is unparalleled; it will provide the reader with a firm understanding of federalism as issues of federalism promise to play an ever more important role in shaping our world.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health

  • Author: Ted Schrecker
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409409244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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This multinational volume of original contributed papers simultaneously provides an overview of the state of current global health scholarship, reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field, and highlights the most significant issues for research and policy.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership

  • Author: Mr Mikhail A Molchanov,Professor W Andy Knight,Mr Joseph Masciulli
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409499308
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 588
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Discussing the major theories of political leadership with a focus on contemporary challenges that political leaders face worldwide, this research companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for an international readership. The editors combine empirical and normative approaches to emphasize the centrality of political culture, as well as the limits of culture and the universal demands of innovative adaptation.

The Ashgate Research Companion to War

The Ashgate Research Companion to War

Origins and Prevention

  • Author: Dr Oleg Kobtzeff,Professor Hall Gardner
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409476634
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 682
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This Companion brings together 29 essays from leading theorists and historians on the origins of wars, their immediate causes and consequences and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations. The essays are arranged thematically in four parts and include analysis of significant conflicts and consideration of long term, systemic conflicts and highlight the need for interdisciplinary approaches to the study of war as a global phenomenon.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

  • Author: Dr Bob Reinalda
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409489205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 578
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How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes and examines three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and transnational corporations. It illustrates how they play roles alongside nation-states and are interrelated in matters of international regulation and coordination. Accessible and articulately written, this comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art essays is essential for both scholars and practitioners in international relations.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

  • Author: Professor Patrick Hayden
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409499197
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 504
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This indispensable research companion widens the perspective of moral consideration in international relations from 'ethics and international relations' to 'ethics in international relations', redressing the (mis)perception that ethical concepts, principles, norms and rules are not in part constitutive of the international system and the agents acting within that system.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy

The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy

  • Author: Professor Satvinder S Juss
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409472493
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 766
  • View: 4082
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This companion takes stock of the current state of literature on migration law, theory and policy, and sketches out the contours of its future long-term development in what is now a vastly expanded research agenda, thereby providing a definitive and dependable state-of-the-art review of current research in each of the chosen areas.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics

  • Author: James Turner Johnson,Eric D. Patterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317042611
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 472
  • View: 1890
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This Companion provides scholars and graduates, serving and retired military professionals, members of the diplomatic and policy communities concerned with security affairs and legal professionals who deal with military law and with international law on armed conflicts, with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of military ethics. Topics in this volume reflect both perennial and pressing contemporary issues in the ethics of the use of military force and are written by established professionals and respected commentators. Subjects are organized by three major perspectives on the use of military force: the decision whether to use military force in a given context, the matter of right conduct in the use of such force, and ethical responsibilities beyond the end of an armed conflict. Treatment of issues in each of these sections takes account of both present-day moral challenges and new approaches to these and the historical tradition of just war. Military ethics, as it has developed, has been a particularly Western concern and this volume reflects that reality. However, in a globalized world, awareness of similarities and differences between Western approaches and those of other major cultures is essential. For this reason the volume concludes with chapters on ethics and war in the Islamic, Chinese, and Indian traditions, with the aim of integrating reflection on these approaches into the broad consideration of military ethics provided by this volume.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

Conceptual Challenges for Spatial Planning

  • Author: Jean Hillier,Patsy Healey
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754672548
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 501
  • View: 331
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This Companion provides a stimulating and comprehensive overview of planning theory. It brings together authoritative chapters on key issues from a team of respected experts from within and beyond what is narrowly defined as 'planning'. The authors draw on different disciplinary traditions and theoretical frames to explore different ways of conceptualizing spatial planning. The book is divided into four main sections: understandings of place; understandings of governance; imagining futures; and spatial planning and governance in complexity.

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Criminal Law

The Ashgate Research Companion to International Criminal Law

Critical Perspectives

  • Author: Ms Niamh Hayes,Ms Yvonne McDermott,Professor William A Schabas
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409472531
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 600
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This unique Research Companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

  • Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191645869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

The Routledge Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

The Routledge Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

  • Author: Assoc Prof Merje Kuus,Professor Joanne Sharp,Professor Klaus Dodds
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409472663
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 570
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Bringing together leading researchers associated with the different forms of critical geopolitics, this volume produces an overview of its achievements, limitations, and areas of new and potential future development. The Companion is designed to serve as a key resource for an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners interested in the spatiality of politics.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism

  • Author: Mr Duncan Ivison
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409492532
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
  • View: 6225
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This Companion brings together a collection of new essays by leading and emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences on some of the key issues facing multiculturalism today. It offers scholars and students a clear account of the leading theories and critiques of multiculturalism that have developed over the past twenty-five years and a sense of the challenges facing multiculturalism in the future.