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Drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions, this book offers a ground breaking reinterpretation of world politics from Yaqing Qin, one of China's leading scholars of international relations.Qin has pioneered the study of constructivism in Chaina and developed a variant of this approach, arguing that culture defined in terms of background knowledge nurtures social theory and enables theoretical innovation.Building open this argument, this book presents the concept of 'relationality', shifting the focus from individual actors to the relations amongst actors.This ontology of relations examines the unfolding processes whereby relations create the identities of actors ang provide motivations for their actions.Appealing to scholars of international relations theory, social theory and Chinese political thought, this exciting new concept will be of particular interest to those who are seeking to bridge Eastern and Western approaches for a truly global international relations project.

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Borders sit at the center of global politics.Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right.This book takes a detailed look at the evolition of border security inthe United States after 9/11.Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news,it reveales border to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades.The book contributes to debates within political science on sovereignty,citizenship,cosmopolitanism,human rights and global justice.In particular, the new politics of borders reveal so sovereignty that is not waning,but changing,expanding beyond the state carapace and engaging certain logics of empire.

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Few figures are more crucial to understanding the upheavals of our contemporary era than Karl Polanyi.In a world riven by social and economic crises, from rising inequality to the decay of democratic institutions and profound technological disruption, Polanyi's path-breaking account of the dynamics of market capitalism and his defence of society and nature against the dangerous tendencies of the market capitalist system are more relevant than ever. 
This book brings together Polanyi's most important articles and essay to give a unique selection of his essential shorter writings, mixing classic text significant but previously little-known pieces.It highlights the coherence and richness of Polanyi's theoretical and political approach, making it indispensable for understanding his overarching intellectual contribution.The volume includes his interwar writings, which deal with the world economic crisis and the socialist alternative to conservative and fascist developments; his reflection on political theory and international situation after the war; and his comparative studies of economic institutions.Polanyi's political writings are complemented and supported by the critique of economic determinism nad what he termed 'our obsolete market mentality'. This book is an invaluable companion to Polanyi's masterpiece, The Great Transformation, and an essential resource for students and scholars of political economy, sociology, history and political philosophy.

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Children often fare the worst when communities face social and environmental changes.The quality of food, water, affection and education that children receive can have major impacts on their subsequent live and their potential to become engaged and productive citizens.At the same time, children often lack both a private and public voice,and are powerless against goverment and private decision-making.In taking a child right-based approach to sustainable development, this volume defines and identifies children as the subjects of development, and explores low their rights can be respected, protected and promoted while also ensuring the ecomonic, social and environmental sustainability of our planet.

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A pioneering comparative study of the two major attemps to bild secular states- where the state's constitutional identity and fundamental character are not based on or derived from any religious the origins, evolution and latterly the decline of secularism as a core principle of the state in India and Turkey.The anti-secular political transformations of the twenty-first century are the rise of a Sunni-Islamist definition of Turkish national identity to hegemonic power, and Hindu nationalism as India's pre-eminent political force. Both secular-state models adopted a similar operational doctrine of state intervention in and regulation of the religious sphere, rather than a Western style separation of church and state.But, Turkish state-secularism took a culturally deracinated and harshly authoritarian from that led to its failure, whereas India's secular state-though flawed in practice-followed a culturally rooted and democratic path that makes secularism indispensable to India's future.

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Southeast Asian Affairs, first published in 1974, is an annual review of significant trends and developments in the region.It provides comprehensive commentaries to further the understanding of not only the region's dynamism but also of its tensions and conflicts.Thematic chapters examine key issues for the region as a whole whilst country-specific chapter provide detailed roundups of the development, and their implications, of the year's events.

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Are politics local?Why?Where?When?How do we measure local versus national politics?And what are the effects?This book provides answers to these questions,within anexplicitly comparative framework, including both advanced and developing democracies.It does so by using a statistically-based and graphical account of party nationalization, providing methodology and data for legislative elections covering scores of parties across dozens of countries. The book devides party nationalization into two dimensions-static and dynamic-to capture different aspects of localism, both with important implications for representation.
Static nationalization measures the consistency in a party's support across the country and thus shows whether parties are able to encompass local concerns into their platform.Dynamic nationalization, in turn, measure the cosistency among the districts in over-time change in electoral result, under the presumption that where districts differ in their electoral responses,local factors must drive politics.Each of the two dimensions, in sum, considers representation from the perspective of the mix of national versus local politics.

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Demicracy urgently needs re-imagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities,argues leading political thinker John Keane.He offers an imaginative, radically new interpretation of the twnty-first-century fate of democracy.The book shows why the current literature on democracy is failing to make sense of many intellectual puzzles and new political trends.It probes a wide range of themes, from the growth of cross-border institutions and capitalist market failures to the greening of democracy, the dignity of children ant the anti-democratic effects of everyday fear, violence and bigotry.Keane develops the idea of 'monitory democracy' to show why periodic free and fair elections are losing their democratic centrality; and why the ongoing struggles by citizens and their representative, in a multiplicity of global setting, to humble the high and mighty and deal with the dangers of arbitrary power, forse us to rethink what we mean by democracy and why it remains a universal ideal. 

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Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law provides the first comprehensive explication of the dynamic interactions between climate change, public health law, and environmental law, both in the United States and internationally.Responding to the climate change and achieving public health protections each require the coordination of the decisions and behavior of large numbers of people.However, they also involve interventions that risk compromising individual rights.The challenges involved in coordinating large-scale responses to public health threats and protecting against the invasion of rights, makes the law indispensable to both of these agendas.Written for the benefit of public health and environmental law professionals and policymakers in the United States and the international public health sector, this volume focuses on the legal components of pursuing public health goals in the midst of a changing climate.It will help facilitate efforts to develop, improve and carry out policy responses at the international, federal,state, and local level.  

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The majority of citizens in the world today do not trust their political representatives, the mainstream political parties, the established political institutions or their goverments. This widespread crisis of legitimacy underlies a series of dramatic changes that have taken place in recent times in the global political landscape, such as the unexpected election of Donald Trump, Brexit, the demise of traditional political parties and the election of a political outsider in France, the transformation of the political system in Spain (including the secessionist movement in Catalonia), the rise of the extreme right in Europe and the nationalist challenges that threaten the European Union.
In this short but wide-ranging book Manuel Castells analyses each of these processes and examines some of the potential causes of people's disaffection towards the institutions of liberal democracy, including the effects of globalization, the impact of media politics and the internet, the increasing corruption of politicians, the insulation of a professional political class from civil society and the critique of the existing order by new social movements.He also examines the impact of global terrorism and war on the xenophobia and racism that are fuelling the surge of extremism among a growing proportion of the population.The fact that many of these trends are present in very different contexts suggests that we are witnessing a deep-seated crisis of the model of democracy that has been the conerstone of stability and civility in the last half century. 

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In this empirically rich collection of essay, a team of leading international scholars explore the way that economic transformation is sustained and challenged by everyday practices across Southeast Asia. Drawing together a body of interdisciplinary scholarship, the authors explore how the emergence of more marketized form of economic policy-making in Southeast Asia impacts everyday life.The book's twelve chapters address topics such as domestic migration, trade union politics in Myanmar, minning in the Philippines, halal food in Singapore,Islamic finance in Malaysia,education reform in Indonesia, street vending in Malaysia, regional migration between Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia, and Southeast Asian domestic workers in Hong Kong.
This collection not only enchances understandings of the everyday political economies at work in specific Southeast Asian sites, but makes a major theoretical contribution to the development of an everyday political economy approach in which perspectives from developing economies and non-Westrn actors are taken seriously.