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International Relations

Globalization: The Essentials (Second Edition)

A concise exploration of globalization and its role in the contemporary eraDriven by technological advancements and global corporations, more and more people are swept up by globalizing processes, creating new winners and losers.Globalization: The Essentialsexplores the flows, structures, processes, and consequences of globaliza...

Slavery in the Islamic World (1st ed.)

This edited volume determines where slavery in the Islamic world fits within the global history of slavery and the various models that have been developed to analyze it. To that end, the authors focus on a question about Islamic slavery that has frequently been asked but not answered satisfactorily, namely, what is Islamic about...

Migrants Before the Law (1st ed.)

This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fi...

Lobbying in the European Union (1st ed.)

This book sheds new light on how lobbying works in the European Union. Drawing on the first-hand professional experience of lobbyists, policymakers, and corporate and institutional stakeholders, combined with a sound academic foundation, it offers insights into successful lobbying strategies, such as how alliances are formed by ...

Christianity’s Role in United States Global Health and Development Policy: To Transfer the Empire of the World (Hardback)

In recent years, the role of religion in influencing international health policy and health services provision has been seen as increasingly important. This book provides a social history of the relationship between religion and America's international health policy and practice from the latter 19th century to the present. The b...

Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics

Secret Wars is the first book to systematically analyze the ways powerful states covertly participate in foreign wars, showing a recurring pattern of such behavior stretching from World War I to U.S.-occupied Iraq. Investigating what governments keep secret during wars and why, Austin Carson argues that leaders maintain the secr...

Opium’s Long Shadow: From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control

The League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, created in 1920, culminated almost eight decades of political turmoil over opium trafficking, which was by far the largest state-backed drug trade in the age of empire. Opponents of opium had long struggled to rein in the profitable drug....

Understanding Israel: Political, Societal and Security Challenges (Hardcover)

The State of Israel is an unlikely powerhouse in a troubled region. Since 1948, Israel has retained its status as a democratic state without interruption. An investor-friendly environment and skilled workforce have led to a thriving economy, whilst the Israel Defense Forces are one of the most powerful armed forces in the world....