Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its key role in such hot-button issues such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organization and the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, the apparent failure of the international system to deal with dire situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plight of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world.
Presenting an innovative take on researching early childhood, this book provides an international comparison of the cultural and familial influences that shape the growth of young children. The book presents a unique methodology, and includes chapters on musicality, security, humour and eating.
The interaction between the EU, the US and China is of particular importance to the formation of the international order in the 21st century. This book focuses on the latest developments and examines how critical the interactions between these three players are to future global governance. Jing Men, Wei Shen and their carefully selected contributors, explore how China's ascending role is contrasted with the seemingly declining influence of the US and the EU, and challenges the existing power configuration in the global order. They examine how China's growth and future development trajectory will be a key factor, and why it is still hesitant to the responsibilities it should assume in global governance. The book argues that in order to fully construct a working and productive triangle relationship between the EU, the US and China, and thus establish an effective political and economic global leadership, not only economic and trade cooperation, but more importantly, strategic thinking on global responsibilities should be developed among the three players. This book will appeal to researchers, professors and students of international and comparative politics, as well as international relations. It will also be of interest to officials working within international organisations or national ministries, as well as anyone who has a general interest in international affairs.