Complex Sovereignty

Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Edgar Grande,Louis W. Pauly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780802095282
Category: Political Science
Page: 348
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. Editors Edgar Grande and Louis W. Pauly and the contributors to this volume elucidate the meaning of ?complex sovereignty? through a set of conceptual and empirical studies.

Religion, Education and Governance in the Middle East

Between Tradition and Modernity
Author: Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409471918
Category: Political Science
Page: 228
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The Middle East is a key geopolitical strategic region in the international system but its distinctive cultural and political divisions present a mosaic of states that do not lend themselves to simplistic interpretations. A thoughtful analysis of the Middle East requires an understanding of the synergism between tradition and modernity in the region as it adapts to a globalizing world. Religious education and activism continue to remain a significant factor in the modernization process and the development of modern governance in the states of the Middle East. This interdisciplinary book explores the historical and contemporary role of religious tradition and education on political elites and governing agencies in several major states as well as generally in the region. The relationship between democracy and authority is examined to provide a better understanding of the complexity underlying the emergence of new power configurations. As the region continues to respond to the forces of change in the international system it remains an important and intriguing area for analysts.

Political Representation and European Union Governance

Author: Peter Mair,Jacques Thomassen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317986636
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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This book confronts and discusses different conceptions of political representation with respect to their application to the system of multi-level governance in the European Union. Political representation is an essentially contested concept. Its meaning has evolved with the development of representative democracy at the level of the nation state, and normative theories of political representation often evolved as a reflection on developing practices rather than the other way around. Since the EU is not a conventional nation state, and since the effectiveness and legitimacy of classic notions of political representation at the level of the national state has also become a matter of dispute, the EU has become a playground for the development of alternative or additional conceptions of democracy. The contributions to this volume evaluate these alternative conceptions with regard to both their effectiveness and their legitimacy, and combine both conceptual and empirical analyses. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.

The Transnational Governance of Violence and Crime

Non-State Actors in Security
Author: A. Jakobi,K. Wolf
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137334428
Category: Social Science
Page: 279
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Building upon a range of case studies that range from civil war to maritime security and cyber crime, the contributors analyse how non-state actors can and should be involved in contributing to state and human security.

The Organization of European Security Governance

Internal and External Security in Transition
Author: Ursula C. Schroeder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113674522X
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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The Organization of European Security Governance investigates what impact the changing nature of security challenges has had on the organization of security governance in Europe. As the most pervasive security challenges today are difficult to classify as either internal or external, the traditional divide between domestic and international security has become blurred. In response, European leaders have emphasized the need to develop comprehensive and horizontal approaches to security in the European Union. But has the European Union been able to deliver a coherent response to this new security environment? In a detailed comparative study of two crucial policy fields - EU counter-terrorism and post-conflict crisis management – the book outlines the scope of the ongoing transformation of Europe's security order, examines its challenges and explains its defects. This important volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Security Studies and European Politics.

Governance Without a State?

Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood
Author: Thomas Risse
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231521871
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Governance discourse centers on an "ideal type" of modern statehood that exhibits full internal and external sovereignty and a legitimate monopoly on the use of force. Yet modern statehood is an anomaly, both historically and within the contemporary international system, while the condition of "limited statehood," wherein countries lack the capacity to implement central decisions and monopolize force, is the norm. Limited statehood, argue the authors in this provocative collection, is in fact a fundamental form of governance, immune to the forces of economic and political modernization. Challenging common assumptions about sovereign states and the evolution of modern statehood, particularly the dominant paradigms supported by international relations theorists, development agencies, and international organizations, this volume explores strategies for effective and legitimate governance within a framework of weak and ineffective state institutions. Approaching the problem from the perspectives of political science, history, and law, contributors explore the factors that contribute to successful governance under conditions of limited statehood. These include the involvement of nonstate actors and nonhierarchical modes of political influence. Empirical chapters analyze security governance by nonstate actors, the contribution of public-private partnerships to promote the United Nations Millennium Goals, the role of business in environmental governance, and the problems of Western state-building efforts, among other issues. Recognizing these forms of governance as legitimate, the contributors clarify the complexities of a system the developed world must negotiate in the coming century.

The Making of Informal States

Statebuilding in Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria
Author: D. Isachenko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230392067
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Using the cases of Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria, the author examines state-building as practiced by informal states. Exploring symbolic and economic dimensions of state-building projects and using insights from political sociology, she investigates how they function under circumstances of non-recognition.

Back to Basics

State Power in a Contemporary World
Author: Martha Finnemore,Judith Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199339716
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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No scholar better exemplifies the intellectual challenges foisted on the Neorealist school of international relations than prominent scholar Stephen Krasner (Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department 2005-2007). Throughout his career he has wrestled with realism's promises and limitations. Krasner has always been a prominent defender of realism and the importance of power understood in material terms, whether military or economic. Yet realist frameworks rarely provided a complete explanation for outcomes, in Krasner's analyses, and much of his work involved understanding power's role in situations not well explained by realism. If states seek power, why do we see cooperation? If hegemony promotes cooperation why does cooperation continue in the face of America's decline? Do states actually pursue their national interests or do domestic structures and values derail the rational pursuit of material objectives? Krasner's explanations were as diverse as were the problems. They pushed, to use his phrase, "the limits of realism." Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Back to Basics asks scholars to reflect on the role power plays in contemporary politics and how a power politics approach is influential today. The arguments made by the authors in this volume speak to one of three themes that run through Krasner's work: state power and hegemony; the relationship between states and markets; conceptions of the nation state in international politics. These themes appeared regularly in Krasner's scholarship as he wrestled, over his career, with fundamental questions of inter-state politics. Contributors largely agree on the centrality of power but diverge substantially on the ways power is manifest and should be measured and understood. Many of the contributors confronted the same intellectual dilemmas as Krasner in struggling to define power and its relationship to interests, yet their responses are different. Together, these essays explore new ways of thinking about power's role in contemporary politics and demonstrate the concepts continued relevance for both policy and theory.

Transdisziplinäre Governanceforschung

gemeinsam hinter den Staat blicken
Author: Sybille De La Rosa,Ulrike Höppner,Matthias Kötter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783832936709
Category: Public administration
Page: 289
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Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft
Author: Aron Buzogány,Rolf Frankenberger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783832930646
Category: Europe, Eastern
Page: 291
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The Balancing Act

National Identity and Sovereignty for Britain in Europe
Author: Atsuko Ichijo
Publisher: Societas
Category: Political Science
Page: 151
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This book is a careful examination of the historical formation of Britain as a conglomerate state and of key moments in its interrelations with the European powers. The author relates this to the governing discourses of politicians, the mass media and of the British people. There emerges the centrality of the rhetoric of sovereignty to political elites and to the population at large, one that conceives of Britain's engagement with Europe as a zero-sum game. A second related theme is the power of geographical images - of Britain as an island, in giving sustenance to this idea of the British nation as by nature separate and autonomous. It follows then that the European Union is seen as 'other' and that involvement in European decision-making tends to be viewed in terms of threat rather than of possibility.Dr Ichijo argues that the concept of sovereignty that underlies this is somewhat naive, since nation-states are not autonomous, economically, militarily or politically, in an increasing


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Global Liberalism and Political Order

Toward a New Grand Compromise?
Author: Steven Bernstein
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480283
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
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Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.

Innovative governance in the European Union

the politics of multilevel policymaking
Author: Ingeborg Tömmel,Amy Verdun
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 363
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Do the traditional tools of governance make sense in the decidedly nontraditional political entity that is the European Union? Or are the realities of the unique EU system generating new, and sometimes eclectic approaches to policymaking? Responding to these questions, Innovative Governance in the European Union explores the emergence and development of governance approaches in a wide range of policy areas.The book¿s strong conceptual framework coupled with extensive empirical studies allows systematic comparison across EU policy areas. It also sheds light on the politics of policymaking in the context of the incentives and constraints set by the EU¿s institutional structure. Taken as a whole, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the forms of governance now emerging in the European Union.

World history in brief

major patterns of change and continuity
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN: 9780321488312
Category: History
Page: 712
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With its brief, global (rather than West-centered) approach,World History in Brief, Sixth Edition,seeks to show how different civilizations developed in a global context. Rather than overwhelm students, the chief goal ofWorld History in Briefis to present the big picture, to facilitate comparison and assessment of change, and to highlight the major developments in the world's history. This text also emphasizes the global interactions of major civilizations so that students can compare and assess changes in the patterns of interaction and the impact of global forces such as migration and technology exchange. The compact size of this text gives instructors the opportunity to take advantage of additional supplementary readings.

Playing the identity card

surveillance, security and identification in global perspective
Author: Colin J. Bennett,David Lyon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415465649
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 287
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National identity cards are in the news. While paper ID documents have been used in some countries for a long time, today's rapid growth features high-tech IDs with built-in biometrics and RFID chips. Both long-term trends towards e-Government and the more recent responses to 9/11 have prompted the quest for more stable identity systems. Commercial pressures mix with security rationales to catalyze ID development, aimed at accuracy, efficiency and speed. New ID systems also depend on computerized national registries. Many questions are raised about new IDs but they are often limited by focusing on the cards themselves or on "privacy." Playing the Identity Card shows not only the benefits of how the state can "see" citizens better using these instruments but also the challenges this raises for civil liberties and human rights. ID cards are part of a broader trend towards intensified surveillance and as such are understood very differently according to the history and cultures of the countries concerned.

Global Health Governance and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Author: Wolfgang Hein,Sonja Bartsch,Lars Kohlmorgen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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The devastating effects of HIV/AIDS have propelled a multiplicity of activities at global, national and local level. This book is based on in-depth studies of the major global institutions in health, the role of pharmaceutical corporations, the functions of NGOs, and national responses to HIV/AIDS in two key case studies: Brazil and South Africa.