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Peter Eicher's original archival research has unearthed remarkable and previously unavailable eye-witness accounts of major historic events, as described in extraordinary dispatches from American diplomats. Spanning the globe and the years from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War, "Emperor Dead" offers a fascinating window on two centuries of world history. Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne and hundreds of other one-time... more...

Corruption is usually understood as hampering political development, economic growth and democratic participation of citizens, but comparing the effects of corruption for different political regimes presents astonishingly complex findings. The ongoing persistence of corruption underlines that it is not only dysfunctional, but can be highly functional as well. This special issue brings together contributions from comparative politics,... more...

Many years after the war on terror began, there is a growing body of literature examining the development, motivation, and effects of this US-led aggression. Virtually absent from these accounts is an examination of the central role that gender, race, class, and sexuality play in the war on terror. This lack of attention reflects a continued resistance by analysts to acknowledge and engage identity-related social issues as central elements within... more...

This book provides a framework for analysing the interplay between securitisation and foreign affairs, reconnecting critical security studies with traditional IR concerns about interstate relations. What happens to foreign policymaking when actors, things or processes are presented as threats? This book explains state behaviour on the basis of a reflexive framework of insecurity politics, and argues that governments act on the... more...

This book seeks to explain two core paradoxes associated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): How have diverse states hung together and stabilized relations in the face of competing interests, divergent preferences, and arguably weak cooperation? How has a group of lesser, self-identified Southeast Asian powers gone beyond its original regional purview to shape the form and content of Asian Pacific and East Asian regionalisms?... more...


As the war on terror rages, another battleground has quickly taken shape and is being waged on daily newscasts around the world. In the Arab world, al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya are leading the fight. But do these news networks simply provide the news? Or, are they, as westerners suspect, tools used by governments and terrorists alike to relay their message to the man on the street as both Arab and Western leaders struggle to win the... more...


1968: The World Transformed provides an international perspective on the most tumultuous year in the era of the Cold War. Authors from Europe and the United States explain why the crises of 1968 erupted almost simultaneously in vastly different cultures and societies. Together, the eighteen chapters provide an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the rise and fall of protest movements worldwide by integrating international relations, the role... more...

Since its accession to the WTO, China had been enjoying a rapid growth in foreign trade, which has become the major driving force behind its surging economic development. However, the outbreak of the financial crisis at the end of 2008 left China with a fragile international market. Although there has been a gradual improvement in the international trading environment since 2010 following a steady recovery of the world economy, multiple challenges for... more...

In the 21st century, new kinds of challenges resulting from interdependence among states and globalization have had a determining impact of the conduct of diplomacy.Diplomacy has become multifaceted, pluri-directional, volatile and intensive, due to the increased complexity in terms of actors, dialogues subjects, modes of communication, and plurality of objectives. This unique text, written by a leading scholar and Foreign Service expert, examines all... more...