2020

Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era

Allison-Reumann, Laura, Matera, Margherita, Murray, Philomena. “Differentiated disintegration and third countries: The implications of Brexit for relations between the EU, the UK and Australia,” in G√§nzle, Stefan; Leruth, Benjamin and Trondal, Jarle (eds.,). Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era. Routledge, 2020.

Assessing the consequences of Brexit on EU policies, institutions and members, this book discusses the significance of differentiation for the future of European integration. This book theoretically examines differentiated integration and disintegration, focuses on how this process affects key policy areas, norms and institutions of the EU, and analyses how the process of Brexit is perceived by and impacts on third countries as well as other organisations of regional integration in a comparative perspective. This edited book brings together both leading and emerging scholars to integrate the process of Brexit into a broader analysis of the evolution, establishment and impact of the EU as a system of differentiation. More information…

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History

Lynch, Timothy. “Defense and Foreign Policy,” in Baker, Paula and Critchlow, Donald T. (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of American Political History. Oxford University Press, 2020.

The history of American foreign and defence policy is framed by an enduring debate over the appropriate role of federal power in national politics. From the very beginning, parties formed around the role of the armed forces and how America should conduct its diplomacy. Competition between the branches of government, and the parties therein, over who should direct foreign and defence policy is central to their history. This chapter charts the contours of that competition, most notably between the president and Congress, and then considers the ideas that have driven these often overlapping public policies. More information…

Questioning Indigenous-Settler Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Maddison, Sarah and Nakata, Sana (eds.,). Questioning Indigenous-Settler Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, 2020.

This book examines contemporary Indigenous affairs through questions of relationality, presenting a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the what, who, when, where, and why of Indigenous-settler relations. It also explores relationality, a key analytical framework with which to explore Indigenous-settler relations in terms of what the relational characteristics are; who steps into these relations and how; the different temporal and historical moments in which these relations take place and to what effect; where these relations exist around the world and the variations they take on in different places; and why these relations are important for the examination of social and political life in the 21st century. More information…

Social Standards in EU and US Trade Agreements

Postnikov, Evgeny. Social Standards in EU and US Trade Agreements. Routledge – Taylor & Francis, 2020.

This book examines the causes and consequences of social standards in US and EU preferential trade agreements (PTAs). PTAs are the new reality of the global trading system. Pursued by both developed and developing countries, they increasingly incorporate labor and environmental issues to prevent a race to the bottom in social regulation and counter-protectionism. Using principal-agent theory to explore why US PTAs have stricter social standards than those signed by the EU, Postnikov argues that the level of institutional insulation of trade policy executives from interest groups and legislators determines the design of social standards. More information…

Why We Remake: The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes

Rosewarne, Lauren. Why We Remake: The Politics, Economics and Emotions of Film and TV Remakes. Routledge, 2020.

This examination of film and television remakes focuses explicitly on why – since the dawn of cinema – studios have remade films over and over again. Each chapter provides insight into the business of Hollywood, the motivations of filmmakers and also the pleasures for audiences, and offers a separate explanation for the whys of remaking… This unique examination of the industrial activity of remaking will be of great interest to academics and students working in the areas of film and adaptation studies, narrative, media discourse, transmedia storytelling, American cinema and cultural studies. More information…