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Staff Publications: older books

Below are some books published from members of the Department.
There is also a page of new books| and a list of recent articles and chapters|.


The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda
|(Oxford University Press, 2011)
Fawaz A Gerges

In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism.


The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches
|(Routledge, Oct 2011)
Chris Alden and Amnon Aran

This exciting new book aims to re-invigorate the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations, and provide a concise and accessible account of key areas in foreign policy analysis that are often ignored. The work examines: foreign policy and bureaucracies, domestic sources of foreign policy, foreign policy and the state, foreign policy and globalization, and, foreign policy and change. This work builds on and expands the theoretical canvas of foreign policy analysis, shaping its ongoing dialogue with international relations and offering an important introduction to the field. It is essential reading for all students of foreign policy and international relations.


The New Economic Diplomacy: decision-making and negotiation in international economic relations|
(3rd edition 2011, Ashgate)
Bayne, N. and Woolcock, S. (eds)

This book explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically; how they negotiate internationally; and how these processes interact. It documents the transformation of economic diplomacy in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to the end of the Cold War, the advance of globalisation and the growing influence of non-state actors like private business and civil society.


Militias and the Challenges of Post-Conflict Peace: Silencing the Guns
|(Zed Books, London 2011)
Chris Alden, Monika Thakur and Matthew Arnold

Bringing together the lessons learned from four intensively-researched case studies - the Democratic Republic of Congo, Timor-Leste, Afghanistan and Sudan - the book argues that the overly rigid 'cookie-cutter' approach to demilitarisation, developed and commonly implemented presently by the international community, is ineffective at meeting the myriad of challenges involving militias. In doing so, the authors propose a radical new framework for demilitarization that questions conventional models and takes into account on-the-ground realities.


Developments in European Politics, 2nd edition
|(Palgrave Macmillan, May 2011)
Edited by Erik Jones, Paul Heywood, Martin Rhodes and Ulrich Sedelmeier

Developments in European Politics brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to give an up-to-date and systematic analysis of European political developments – in institutions, processes and policy – at both national and regional levels. It provides wide-ranging and clear analysis of the factors influencing European politics, from the Europeanization of national politics to the broader forces of globalization, immigration, climate change and international terrorism.

Developments in European Politics

Economic Diplomat
|(The Memoir Club, 2011)
Sir Nicholas Bayne KCMG

From the confrontational atmosphere of the Cold War to the era of globalisation, international economic relations have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In this book Nicholas Bayne gives an insider's account of it all. As a former British Foreign Service officer and seasoned academic, he offers a rare unbroken perspective on the political forces shaping the world economic system.


Bayne memoirs

Islamist Terror and Democracy in the Middle East
|(Cambridge University Press, May 2011)
Katerina Dalacoura

An investigation of the connections between the lack of democracy in the Middle East and Islamist terrorism. The author argues that there is no consistent causal link between repression and political exclusion and Islamist terrorism and highlights alternative explanations.



KD Islamist Terror

The Global 1989: continuity and change in world politics
|(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
George Lawson, Chris Armbruster and Michael Cox (eds)

This volume leads the way in defining how 1989 can be assessed both in terms of its world historical impact and in terms of its contribution to the shape of contemporary world politics.

The Global 1989

Genocide and the Europeans|
(Cambridge University Press, Oct 2010)
Karen E Smith

The first book to consider the attitudes of European governments towards genocide and the 1948 Genocide Convention. Describes European confusion surrounding the definition of genocide, and differing European views on what action is required of states in the event of genocide.

KES Genocide and the Europeans

The South in World Politics
|(Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Chris Alden, Sally Morphet and Marco Antonio

This book is a timely analysis of the influence and effectiveness of developing states in shaping the international order from the politics of the Cold War to the challenges of globalization and the rising power of emerging economies. Serving as a mobilizing symbol for a diverse set of developing countries, the idea of the South is part of a strategy for managing relations with the more powerful industrialized North through collective activism in multilateral and regional organizations. Key themes addressed by the book include the dynamic role of leading states like India, Brazil and China, the growing importance of regional organizations and the rise of Southern civil society in shaping the political agenda and the ideological outlook of the global South. Finally, the book focuses on the implications of a raft of new challenges for the security and economic aspirations of developing states.

CA South in World Politics

Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought: Beyond Antigone?
|(Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2010)
Kimberly Hutchings and Juija Pulkkinen (eds)

This book offers a new generation of feminist readings of Hegel from leading scholars in the field.


Global Ethics: an introduction
|(Polity Press, Cambridge, 2010)
Kimberly Hutchings

An accessible introduction to the field of global ethics for students of politics, international relations and globalisation. It offers an overview and assessment of key perspectives in global ethics and their implications for substantive moral issues in global politics.

Global Ethics

Capital Ideas: The IMF and the Rise of Financial Liberalization
|(Princeton University Press, 2010)
Jeffrey M Chwieroth

This book provides an important case study of how international organizations work and evolve.

JC Capital Ideas

Practical Judgement in International Political Theory|
(Routledge, 2010)
Chris Brown

These essays include influential statements on the role of normative theory and international ethics, the so-called 'cosmopolitan-communitarian debate' and anti-foundationalist thought in international relations. 

CJB Practical Judgement

Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War from Heraclitus to Heisenberg| 
(Hurst & Co, 2010)
Christopher Coker

This is a book on contemporary conflict in which the author invokes philosophy to help understand the problems that we face in fighting war today.

Christopher Coker book

America, the UN and Decolonisation|
(Routledge, 2010)
John Kent

This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War.