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Environmental Anarchy

Security in the 21st Century

This book explains why insecurity has become such a ubiquitous feature of life in the twenty-first century and why policymakers, strategic analysts and many scholars are failing to recognise or address its underlying causes.

Bristol Uni Press

Varieties of Austerity

Identifying continuity and variety in crisis-driven austerity restructuring across Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Spain, this important book uncovers how austerity can be categorized into different dynamic types, and exposes the economic, social, and political implications of the varieties of austerity.

Bristol Uni Press

US Foreign Policy

Domestic Roots and International Impact

This textbook provides a valuable introduction to the construction and application of US foreign policy in the modern era, encouraging readers to think about how ideas, institutions and goals have been at work in the foreign policy of recent presidential administrations.

Bristol Uni Press

Outsourcing in the UK

Policies, Practices and Outcomes

In this comprehensive account, Janice Morphet analyses the role and use of outsourcing within the UK public sector since the mid-1970s and illustrates the impact it has had on ideology, policy narratives and public expectations in the present.

Bristol Uni Press

Why Citizen Participation Succeeds or Fails

A Comparative Analysis of Participatory Budgeting

Matt Ryan draws on ten years of research to deliver this landmark comparative review of participatory budgeting, or collective decisions on spending and taxation around the world. With examples of both positive change and notable failure, the book shows when and why citizens achieve this, and how policy makers can foster democratic engagement.

Bristol Uni Press

Between Realism and Revolt

Governing Cities in the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalism

Leading governance theorist Jonathan S. Davies develops a rich comparative analysis of austerity governance and resistance in eight cities, to establish a conjunctural perspective on the rolling crises of neoliberal globalism.

Bristol Uni Press

Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence

Drawing on real-world developments, and including international case studies, this book introduces students to the concept and causes of democratic decay in the modern world.

Bristol Uni Press

Vicarious Warfare

American Strategy and the Illusion of War on the Cheap

This compelling account charts the historical emergence of vicarious warfare and its contemporary prominence. It contrasts its tactical advantages with its hidden costs and potential to cause significant strategic harm.

Bristol Uni Press

Rethinking Peace Mediation

Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Written by international practitioners and scholars, this pioneering work offers insights into the peace mediation practice and explains how multifaceted assistance has become an indispensable part of it. With its policy focus and real-world examples, this is a go-to resource for researchers and advisers involved in peace processes.

Bristol Uni Press

The Gilets Jaunes and the New Social Contract

This book provides a lively account of the gilets jaunes, the yellow vest movement that has shaken France since 2018. Charles Devellennes assesses what lessons can be drawn from their activities and the impact for the contemporary relationship between state and citizen.

Bristol Uni Press

How to Achieve Defence Cooperation in Europe?

The Subregional Approach

This timely analysis of security in Europe identifies the factors that enable and hinder the creation of networks of defence cooperation across the continent.

Bristol Uni Press

What in the World?

Understanding Global Social Change

Moving beyond the limits of parochialism, this book develops a truly global perspective on social change. It brings together renowned scholars from across disciplines and provides a range of promising theoretical approaches, analytical takes and substantive research areas that offer new vistas for understanding change on a global scale.

Bristol Uni Press