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The Routledge Global Cooperation Series develops innovative approaches to understanding, explaining and answering one of the most pressing questions of our time – how can cooperation in a culturally diverse world of nine billion people succeed? This interdisciplinary series is edited by the Founding Directors of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research Tobias Debiel, Claus Leggewie and Dirk Messner.

Trust in International Relations

Hiski Haukkala, Carina van de Wetering, Johanna Vuorelma (eds.)

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
188 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-1386-3008-6

Trust is a core concept in International Relations (IR), representing a key ingredient in state relations. It was only relatively recently that IR scholars began to probe what trust really is, how it can be studied, and how it affects state relations. In the process three distinct ways of theorising trust in IR have emerged: trust as a rational choice calculation, as a social phenomenon or as a psychological dimension. Trust in International Relations explores trust through these different lenses using case studies to analyse the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The case studies cover, among others, the relations between the United States and India, ASEAN and Southeast Asian coutnries, The European Union and Russia and Turkey’s relations with the West.

This book provides insights with real-world relevance in the fields of crisis and conflict management, and will be of great interest for students and scholars of IR, security studies and development studies who are looking to develop a more sophisticated understanding of how different theories of trust can be used in different situations.

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Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation

Otto Kallscheuer and Elisabetta Nadalutti (eds.)

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
182 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-71907-1

This book explores the nature of regions and how they function, particularly at the local and micro-level. Whilst recent years have seen a resurgence in debates around the roles which regions can play in development, the focus has tended to be on 'macro' regional institutions such as the EU, ASEAN, ECOWAS or MERCOSUR. In contrast, this book offers a nuanced analysis of the important field of sub-regionalism and sub-national cross-border cooperation.

Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation takes a fresh look at both theoretical and empirical approaches to ‘region-making’ through cooperation activities at the micro-level across national borders in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The book aims to explore the role that institutional dynamics play at the micro-level in shaping local and global ties, investigate what the formal and informal integration factors are that bolster regionalism and regionalization processes, and to clarify to what extent, and under what conditions, cooperation at the micro-level can be instrumental to solving common problems.

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The Globalization of Foreign Aid

Liam Swiss

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
174 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-56984-3

Why do aid agencies from wealthy donor countries with diverse domestic political and economic contexts arrive at very similar positions on a wide array of aid policies and priorities? This book suggests that this homogenization of policy represents the effects of common processes of globalization manifest in the aid sector. The author argues that we need to examine macro-level globalizing influences at the same time as understanding the micro-level social processes at work within aid agencies, in order to adequately explain the so-called ‘emerging global consensus’ that constitutes the globalization of aid.
The book explores how global influences on aid agencies in Canada, Sweden, and the United States are mediated through micro-level processes. Using a mixed-methods approach, the book combines cross-national statistical analysis at the global level with two comparative case studies which look at the adoption of common policy priorities in the fields of gender and security.

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Public Participation in African Constitutionalism

Edited by Tania Abbiate, Markus Böckenförde, Veronica Federico

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
318 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-74587-2

This book aims to provide a systematic overview of participation forms and mechanisms across Africa, and a critical understanding of the impact of public participation in constitution-making processes, digging beneath the rhetoric of public participation as being at the heart of any successful transition towards democracy and constitutionalism. Using case studies from Central African Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the book investigates various aspects of participatory constitution making: from conception, to processes, and specific contents that trigger ambivalent dynamics in such processes. 

Public Participation in African Constitutionalism questions the abstract glorification of public participation  as theoretical and empirical perspectives are used to explain what public participation does in concrete terms and to identify what lessons might be drawn from those experiences.

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Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility

Edited by Cornelia Ulbert, Peter Finkenbusch, Elena Sondermann and Tobias Debiel

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
210 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-70743-6

Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility investigates how actors in our globally connected world negotiate, delegate and distribute responsibility. This book asks how moral duties can be defined beyond the territorial and legal confines of the nation-state and how the moral agency of individual and collective actors can be enhanced. It analyzes how obligations and accountability mechanisms can be established for a post-national world, in which responsibility remains vague, ambiguous and contested. Using both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the book explores the politics of responsibility that plays out as responsibility relationships emerge, develop and change. This book is perfect for scholars of international relations, politics, philosophy and political economy with an interest in the increasingly popular topics of moral agency and responsibility.

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American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers

Edited by Salvador Santino F. Regilme and James Parisot

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
288 pages I 2018 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-69381-4

Over the last decade, the United States' position as the world's most powerful state has appeared increasingly unstable. The US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, non-traditional security threats, global economic instability, the apparent spread of authoritarianism and illiberal politics, together with the rise of emerging powers from the Global South have led many to predict the end of Western dominance on the global stage. This book brings together scholars from international relations, economics, history, sociology and area studies to debate the future of US leadership in the international system. The book analyses the past, present and future of US hegemony in key regions in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Africa – while also examining the dynamic interactions of US hegemony with other established, rising and re-emerging powers such as Russia, China, Japan, India, Turkey and South Africa.
American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers explores how changes in the patterns of cooperation and conflict among states, regional actors and transnational non-state actors have affected the rise of emerging global powers and the suggested decline of US leadership.

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Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law

Manjiao Chi

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
210 pages I 2017 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-18788-7

This book presents an important systematic study of the issue of sustainable development in the international investment law system that are insufficiently compatible. The author Manjiao Chi, who is an alumni fellow of the Centre, uses conceptual, normative and governance perspectives to explore the challenges and possible solutions for making international investment law more compatible with sustainable development.
Chi suggests that to effectively address the sustainable development concerns associated with transnational investment activities, the international investment agreements system should be reformed. Such reform should feature redesigning the provisions of the agreements, improving the structure of international investment agreements, strengthening the function of soft law, engaging non-state actors and enhancing the dispute settlement mechanism.
The book is primarily aimed at national and international treaty and policy-makers, lawyers and scholars. It is also suitable for graduate students studying international law and policymaking.

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World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

Edited by Tobias Berger and Alejandro Esguerra

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
236 pages I 2017 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-63057-4

Almost all global challenges – such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the spread of infectious disease – imply objects that move. Using the concept of translation, this volume addresses the question how objects of world politics are constituted, how they move and how they change while moving.
The book conceptualizes 'translation' for International Relations by drawing on theoretical insights from Literary Studies, Postcolonial Scholarship and Science and Technology Studies. The individual chapters explore how the concept of translation opens new perspectives on development cooperation, the diffusion of norms and organizational templates, the performance in and of international organizations or the politics of international security governance.
Combining empirically grounded case studies with methodological reflection and theoretical innovation, this book constitutes an excellent resource for students and scholars in the fields of Politics, International Relations, Social Anthropology, Development Studies and Sociology.

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Democracy and Climate Change

Frederic Hanusch

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
288 pages I 2017 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-0-415-37116-2

Climate change is a global challenge that does not only require a global but also a determined and long-term political approach. The book Democracy and Climate Change explores how democratic principles can influence different governments in their responses to climate change. Based on a a general concept of democratic efficacy, the book provides an empirical analysis of the impact of democratic quality on climate change strategies in about 40 countries. The specific case study of Canada’s Kyoto Protocol process is then used to explain the mechanisms of democratic influence in depth. The author demonstrates with his analysis that stronger democratic qualities and the interplay of dimensions such as transparency, independence or creativity are indispensable to tackle climate change.
The publication offers a broad spectrum of research with new exciting avenues of enquiry and is aimed in particular at researchers with an interest in comparative politics, democracy studies and environmental policies.

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Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

Claudia Derichs

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
202 pages I 2017 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-18874-7

Whereas Area Studies and cross-border cooperation research conventionally demarcates groups of people by geographical boundaries, individuals might in fact feel more connected by shared values and principles than by conventional spatial dimensions. Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation asks what norms and principles lead to the creation of knowledge about cross-border cooperation and connection. It studies why theories, methods, and concepts originate in one place rather than another, how they travel, and what position the scholar adopts while doing research, particularly ‘in the field’.
Taking case studies from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the book links the production of alternative epistemologies to the notion of global cooperation and reassesses the ways in which the concept of connectedness can be applied at the translocal and individual rather than the formal international and collective level.

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Democratization and Memories of Violence

Mneesha Gellman

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
226 pages | 2016 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-95303-1

Ethnic minority communities make claims for cultural rights from states in different ways depending on how governments include them in policies and practices of accommodation or assimilation. However, institutional explanations don't tell the whole story, as individuals and communities also protest, using emotionally compelling narratives about past wrongs to justify their claims for new rights protections.

Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador examines how ethnic minority communities use memories of state and paramilitary violence to shame states into cooperating with minority cultural agendas such as the right to mother tongue education. Shaming and claiming is a social movement tactic that binds historic violence to contemporary citizenship. Combining theory with empirics, the book accounts for how democratization shapes citizen experiences of interest representation and how memorialization processes challenge state regimes of forgetting at local, state, and international levels. Democratization and Memories of Violence draws on six case studies in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador to show how memory-based narratives serve as emotionally salient leverage for marginalized communities to facilitate state consideration of minority rights agendas.

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Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

Frank Adloff

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
182 pages | 2016 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-911123

This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay 'The Gift' (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and normatively orientated action that forms the basis of sociology. This conceptual dichotomization has caused forms of social interaction (that cannot be localized either on the side of self-interest or on that of morality) to be overlooked or taken little notice of. The book argues that it is the logic of the gift and its reciprocity that accompany and structure all forms of interaction, from the social micro to the macro-level. It demonstrates that in modern societies agonistic and non-agonistic gifts form their own orders of interaction.

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Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation

Edited by Volker Heins, Kai Koddenbrock and Christine Unrau

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
230 pages | 2016 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-13-896337

Humanitarianism as a moral concept and an organized practice has become a major factor in world society. It channels an enormous amount of resources and serves as an argument for different kinds of interference into the "internal affairs" of countries and regions. At the same time, and for these very reasons, it is an ideal testing ground for successful and unsuccessful cooperation across borders.
Humanitarianism and the Challenges of Cooperation examines the multiple humanitarianisms of today as a testing ground for new ways of global cooperation. General trends in the contemporary transformation of humanitarianism are studied and individual cases of how humanitarian actors cooperate with others on the ground are investigated. This book offers a highly innovative, empirically informed account of global humanitarianism from the point of view of cooperation research in which internationally renowned contributors analyse broad trends and present case studies based on meticulous fieldwork.

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Peacebuilding in Crisis: Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation

Edited by Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held and Ulrich Schneckener

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
264 pages | 2 B/W Illus. | 2016 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-13-885859-6

The 1990s saw a constant increase in international peace missions, predominantly led by the United Nations, whose mandates were more and more extended to implement societal and political transformations in post-conflict societies. However, in many cases these missions did not meet the high expectations and did not acquire a sufficient legitimacy on the local level. Written by leading experts in the field, this edited volume brings together 'liberal' and 'post-liberal' approaches to peacebuilding. Besides challenging dominant peacebuilding paradigms, the book scrutinizes how far key concepts of post-liberal peacebuilding offer sound categories and new perspectives to reframe peacebuilding research. It thus moves beyond the 'liberal'-'post-liberal' divide and systematically integrates further perspectives, paving the way for a new era in peacebuilding research which is theory-guided, but also substantiated in the empirical analysis of peacebuilding practices.
This book will be essential reading for postgraduate students and scholar-practitioners working in the field of peacebuilding. By embedding the subject area into different research perspectives, the book will also be relevant for scholars who come from related backgrounds, such as democracy promotion, transitional justice, statebuilding, conflict and development research and international relations in general.

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Global Cooperation and the Human Factor in International Relations

Edited by Dirk Messner and Silke Weinlich

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
272 pages | 27 B/W Illus. | 2016 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-13891299-1

This book aims to pave the way for a new interdisciplinary approach to global cooperation research. It does so by bringing in disciplines whose insights about human behaviour might provide a crucial yet hitherto neglected foundation for understanding how and under which conditions global cooperation can succeed. As the first profoundly interdisciplinary book dealing with global cooperation, it provides the state of the art on human cooperation in selected disciplines (evolutionary anthropology and biology, decision-sciences, social psychology, complex system sciences), written by leading experts. The book argues that scholars in the field of global governance should know and could learn from what other disciplines tell us about the capabilities and limits of humans to cooperate. This new knowledge will generate food for thought and cause creative disturbances, allowing us a different interpretation of the obstacles to cooperation observed in world politics today. It also offers first accounts of interdisciplinary global cooperation research, for instance by exploring the possibilities and consequences of global we-identities, by describing the basic cooperation mechanism that are valid across disciplines, or by bringing an evolutionary perspective to diplomacy.

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Tobias Debiel
Claus Leggewie
Dirk Messner

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Patricia Rinck, M.A.
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