Military as an Economic Actor:Soldiers in Business
International Economic Actors and Human Rights: Adam McBeth
Focusing on the dynamics of irregular immigration in Southern EU Member States, this book analyses how the phenomenon is managed at national and local levels in different legal and political systems. In doing so, it answers vital policy questions regarding the continued existence of irregular migration, pathways to legality, and relations between unauthorized migrants and receiving societies. The author argues that while the economic crisis and migrant flows coming from the South and East of the Mediterranean Sea have called this regime into question, it is the needs of labour markets in Southern Europe and compliance with European Union rules that has had a more dominant effect. The particular manner in which labour markets, political actors, social institutions, and migrants networks intersect are shown to be distinctive features of the migration regime in this region. Describing bordering and debordering practices, from the island of Lampedusa to local communities in distant regions, this book brings fresh insights to urgent areas of debate within the field. It analyses why many irregular immigrants are socially accepted, such as women who perform domestic and care activities, whereas others are rejected and marginalized, as is often the case for asylum seekers, despite having permission to reside. Drawing together twenty years of research and addressing the current crisis, it will appeal to policy-makers, students and scholars of migration. Maurizio Ambrosini is Professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan and chargé denseignement at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France. In addition to writing several books in Italian and articles in various languages, he is the author of Irregular Immigration and Invisible Welfare (Palgrave 2013) and edited Europe: No Migrants land? (ISPI, 2016).
This book studies the developments of the Brexit process between June 2016 and June 2017. The British electorates decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 marks a major point in post war British politics, for it overturns the core policy of all preceding British governments since the early 1960s. The referendum brought down one Prime Minister, David Cameron, and bequeathed to his successor, Theresa May, the considerable challenge of negotiating the UKs departure from the EU. The magnitude of the task is colossal. While the time frame to secure the terms of the exit is short, the exact form of Brexit remains unclear to this day. With this book the author sets the context for the negotiations. He introduces the actors and the negotiating teams and highlights the key issues and considerations of both sides. While some works just focus on the interplay between Brussels and London, neglecting the internal regional dimension and the role and interests of the devolved administrations in the negotiations, the author looks specifically at Northern Ireland, the part of the UK that will be affected most by Brexit - in terms of both its economic and political significance. The book concludes with consideration of the impact of the 2017 general election on the negotiations. It will be of interest to students, scholars, policy makers and the wider reader interested in British politics and the future of the EU. Lee McGowan is Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University Belfast, UK.
Social Capital in Development Planning updates and advances the debate on social capital, through the analysis of the application of the concept of social capital to programs for sustainable and smart socio-economic development; empirical findings; and a new paradigm for development planning. Author Raffaella Y. Nanetti: Raffaella Y. Nanetti is Professor Emerita of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, where she taught courses in international and community development. She is Senior Researcher at Esoc-Lab, London and Associate at the National Research Council, Italy. She has directed community projects in the Balkans, Europe, and the USA, and has published extensively. Author Catalina Holguin: Catalina Holguin is Associate Researcher at the Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory, UK. She has a PhD in Social Capital and Education Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. She has experience in European research projects on social capital, social cohesion, EU policies, and multilevel governance. Holguin is currently working on social capital and development in post-conflict societies.
An analysis of Russias response to globalization. This book explores how Russian domestic politics shape this international engagement. Thematically, the focus is on Russias external engagement with areas of policy relating to globalization, namely energy, climate, health, direct foreign investment, finance, and international terrorism. JULIAN COOPER Professor of Russian Economic Studies at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, European Research Institute, University of Birmingham, UK ROBERT LEVGOLD Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, USA, and Director of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative JAKUB M. GODZIMIRSHI Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway NIKITA LONGMAIN Professor in the World Economy Department at St. Petersburg State University, Russia INDRA OVERLAND Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway JULIE WILHELMSEN Research Fellow at the Department for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway ELANA WILSON ROWE Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
Pope Francis confuses many observers because his papacy does not fit neatly into any pre-established classificatory schemes. To gain a deeper appreciation of Franciss complicated papacy, this volume proposes that an interdisciplinary approach, fusing concepts derived from moral theology and the social sciences, may properly situate Pope Francis as a global political entrepreneur. The chapters in this volume ask what difference it makes that he is the first pope from Latin America, how and why different countries in the world respond to him, how his understanding of scripture informs his ideas on economic, social, and environmental policy, and where politics meets theology under Francis. In the end, this volume seeks to provide a more robust understanding of the enigmatic papacy of Francis. Alynna J. Lyon is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, US. Christine A. Gustafson is Associate Dean of the College and Associate Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College, US. Paul Christopher Manuel is Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University, US.
Chaisty looks at the legislative actors and institutions that have shaped economic law making in Russia since 1990. Assessing the influence of partisan, bureaucratic, regional and corporate interests in Russias post-communist parliaments, the book considers Russias political stability and economic development.
This edited volume introduces the political, social and economic intra-Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East by comparatively analyzing the main actors, their ideas, and political interests. As an ethnic group and a nation in the making, Kurds are not homogeneous and united but rather the Kurdish Middle East is home to various competing political groups, leaderships, ideologies, and interests. Although many existing studies focus on the Kurds and their relations with the nation-states that they populate, few studies analyze the Kurdish Middle East within its own debates, conflicts and interests from a comparative perspective across Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. This book analyzes the intra-Kurdish dynamics with historically-grounded, theoretically-informed, and conceptually-relevant scholarship that prioritizes comparative politics over international relations. Emel Elif Tugdar is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan Hewler in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Her research agenda includes ethno-politics, human rights, politics of gender with a major focus on Middle East, specifically Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. Serhun Al is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. His research interests include politics of identity, ethnic conflict, security studies and social movements. His recent publications have appeared in journals such as Ethnopolitics, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Globalizations, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.