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American Grand Strategy under ObamaCompeting Discourses

American Grand Strategy under Obama: Competing Discourses

Georg Löfflmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419765
eISBN:
9781474435192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419765.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book explores the breakdown of the elite consensus on America's role in the world. By emphasising military restraint and 'leading from behind' President Obama challenged the Washington foreign ... More

The Arab World and Western IntelligenceAnalysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Dina Rezk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698912
eISBN:
9781474435253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698912.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book addresses a critical question embedded within a heated debate about the ‘failure’ of American intelligence in a post 9/11 age: have Western experts in some fundamental way failed to ... More

Digital Resistance in the Middle EastNew Media Activism in Everyday Life

Digital Resistance in the Middle East: New Media Activism in Everyday Life

Deborah L. Wheeler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422550
eISBN:
9781474435048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book argues that Internet diffusion and use in the Middle East enables meaningful micro-changes in citizens’ lives, even in states where no Arab Spring revolution occurred. Using ethnographic ... More

Immanence and MicropoliticsSartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze

Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze

Christian Gilliam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417884
eISBN:
9781474435178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417884.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Christian Gilliam argues that a philosophy of ‘pure’ immanence is integral to the development of an alternative understanding of ‘the political’; one that re-orients our understanding of the self ... More

Just EnoughSufficiency As a Demand of Justice

Just Enough: Sufficiency As a Demand of Justice

Liam Shields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748691869
eISBN:
9781474427029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Whether people in some society are able to secure enough food, healthcare or education seems to be an important way of assessing that society. However, as a philosophical ideal sufficiency faces many ... More

The Legacy of IraqFrom the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Benjamin Isakhan (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book critically reflects on the failure of the 2003 intervention to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy, underpinned by free-market capitalism, its citizens free to live in peace and prosperity. ... More

Multiculturalism and InterculturalismDebating the Dividing Lines

Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines

Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, and Ricard Zapata-Barrero (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407083
eISBN:
9781474418706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407083.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the critical debate between multicultural and intercultural approaches in both political theory and practice. Both interculturalism and multiculturalism address the question of how ... More

Obligation in ExileThe Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique

Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique

Ilan Zvi Baron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692309
eISBN:
9781474408714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692309.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Questions arose about what it meant to support a country whose political future the author has no say in as a Diaspora Jew. The questions became all the more pronounced the more I learned about ... More

Post-Liberal Peace TransitionsBetween Peace Formation and State Formation

Post-Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Peace Formation and State Formation

Oliver P. Richmond and Sandra Pogodda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402170
eISBN:
9781474418720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Why is it that states emerging from intervention, peacebuilding and statebuilding over the last 25 years appear to be ‘failed by design’? This book explores the interplay of local peace agency with ... More

Scotland's Referendum and the MediaNational and International Perspectives

Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Neil Blain, David Hutchison, and Gerry Hassan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

On 18 September 2014, a referendum took place in Scotland to determine the question of Scottish independence. Soon after, the independence issue recurred strongly as a topic in the UK general ... More

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