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  • Series: Elgar Research Reviews in Social and Political Science x
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Steven Vertovec

Processes of social change brought about by international migration usually entail multiple kinds of diversification affecting ethnicities and identities, languages, gender balances, social statuses, skills and more. Written by a leading figure in the field, this research review draws together key social scientific studies addressing varieties of migration-driven diversification.
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James A. Beckford

The complex and changing relations between religion and migration are central to many urgent questions about diversity, inequality and pluralism. This wide-ranging research review explores these questions in different periods of history, in different regions of the world and in different traditions of faith. The emphasis is on how religions inspire, manage and benefit from migration as well as on how the experience of migration affects religious beliefs, identities and practices. The review discusses articles which examine the interface between religion and migration at levels of analysis ranging from the local to the global, and from the individual to the faith community.
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Bo Rothstein

Political corruption is a problem as old as society itself. As a fixture of political science and related disciplines, however, it is new and rapidly-developing, having only received very modest coverage until the late 1990s. The recent shattering of the taboo surrounding the discussion of corruption, largely attributed to its re-definition as an economic problem, has resulted in a torrent of new material on the subject. This research review offers a comprehensive examination of political corruption distilled from the best papers in the field.
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Robert J. Franzese Jr.

This research review offers a 34-article tour of recent advances and the current state of 5 important and booming areas of empirical methodology: Bayesian methods; modelling of temporal duration, dependence, and dynamics; network-analytic methodology; text, classification, and big-data analytic methods; methods for nonparametric and design-based causal inference. The prominent articles discussed in this review are written by leading scholars and break new ground, providing definitive statements of the current best practices in those respective areas. It describes the cutting-edge profile of modern empirical methodology for applied empirical analysis in political science. This is an essential resource for those studying and researching political methodology.
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Graeme Hugo

In this research review, Professor Hugo draws together key articles and papers by leading scholars and agencies which investigate the current and future effects of climate change on migration. Topics covered include the impact of climate change on the movement of people within and across countries, the economic and social effects of the forced displacement and resettlement of migrants, the flows of migration resulting from environmental disasters, the risks of conflict and the implications of climate change for vulnerable areas e.g deltas, atolls and coastal regions. The review concludes with an examination of what the policy responses of governments and international agencies are and should be.
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Rainer Baumann, Peter Mayer and Bernhard Zangl

The history of international relations has been shaped by a sequence of ‘Great Debates’, in which leading scholars of the field advanced, challenged, and defended views about the assumptions that should inform the study of world politics. In this authoritative collection, the editors bring together for the first time the most important contributions to these inspiring intellectual exchanges and provide an excellent overview of the discipline’s development since its inception in the early 20th century.
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Susanne Becken

This research review is a unique analysis of important academic contributions made in the field of tourism and the environment in the last 30 years. Dr Becken has carefully analysed seminal articles which together represent a wide range of theoretical and applied pieces of research and offer detailed examples from different geographical areas.
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Aynsley Kellow and Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen

This highly topical research review explores how environmental science and energy policy relate to international politics and policy. This complex and essentially interdisciplinary subject has been the core about which academics have fiercely debated and, as yet, unsuccessfully reached satisfactory negotiations.
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Geir Hønneland

The Arctic ice cap is melting and scientists are uncertain about how this will affect ecosystems. At the same time, the Arctic is the object of heated political discussion. Who shall extract the oil when the ice disappears? How are marine delimitation lines established? Who will control the new sea routes that are opening up? Who actually owns the Arctic? This research review by a leading academic in the field, brings together some of the most authoritative journal articles on Arctic politics published since the end of the Cold War. The articles discuss circumpolar and regional Arctic governance, including the claim that a ‘scramble for the Arctic’ is underway.
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Peter Dauvergne

This significant collection surveys 41 pioneering and influential articles in the field of environmental politics. It maps the historical trends and current research directions, revealing the most important debates and findings in this energetic area of scholarship. Themes covered include international agreements and state negotiations, global governance, government policymaking, environmental security, the world economy, consumption, civil society and knowledge and justice.