Global Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137349271
Category: Political Science
Page: 616
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This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Global Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137349262
Category: Political Science
Page: 616
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In this extensively revised new edition of Global Politics, internationally renowned author Andrew Heywood provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. This edition is fully updated to cover key developments, from the Arab Spring to the global financial crisis, and provides enhanced coverage of current issues like international migration. An entirely new chapter on the importance and impact of theory at the end of the book revisits key perspectives, and addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in global politics. Written with outstanding clarity and drawing on an exceptionally wide range of theoretical perspectives throughout, each chapter is packed with innovative features to aid study and reinforce learning. To complement this textbook, there is a companion website with resources for both lecturers and students. Exam questions, PowerPoint slides, online-only case-studies, self-test questions, and more, can be found at https://he.palgrave.com/companion/Heywood-Global-Politics/

Global Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403989826
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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This book is a major new introduction to international relations/global politics. Written by a leading textbook author, it is engaging, stimulating and forward-looking, covering all the topics and theory students require at an introductory level.

Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137272449
Category: Political Science
Page: 520
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Its lively, engaging style and authoritative and comprehensive coverage have made this highly successful text the first choice introduction to politics for students and instructors alike. The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events. With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection: - Full-page Politics in Action boxes examine major political events from around the world and reflect on their significance for political science. - Debating boxes introduce the key controversies within politics and highlight arguments both for and against a particular proposition. - Illustrated Key Thinker profiles give detail about important figures and their ideas - Concept boxes offer a fuller discussion of important political terms and concepts, particularly those with complex or contested meanings

European Union Politics


Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137453400
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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This second edition of European Union Politics provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. It gives readers a sense of the colour and flavour of EU politics, while systematic coverage of different theoretical perspectives encourages a more sophisticated understanding of the EU's development and function.

A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory of Global Politics


Author: Dirk Nabers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137528079
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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This book develops a discourse theory of crisis and change in global politics. Crisis is conceptualized as structural dislocation, resting on difference and incompleteness. Change is seen as the continuous but ultimately futile effort to gain a full identity. The incompleteness and contingent character of the social represents the most important condition for democratic politics to become possible and for a theory of crisis and change to become conceivable. In this new understanding, crisis loses its everyday meaning of a periodically occurring event. Instead, crisis becomes an omnipresent feature of the social fabric. It represents the absence of ground, of social foundation, and it rests within the subject as well as within the social whole.

Contemporary Europe


Author: Richard Sakwa,Anne Stevens
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230367194
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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This fully revised third edition provides a wide-ranging introduction to political, economic and social life across the whole continent. Ideal for students new to the subject, this popular text stimulates fresh thinking on issues and debates.

Foucault and the Modern International

Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics
Author: Philippe Bonditti,Didier Bigo,Frédéric Gros
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137561580
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.

Key Concepts in Politics


Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312233815
Category: Political Science
Page: 281
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Concepts are the "tools" with which we think, criticize, argue, explain, and analyze. Political concepts are nothing less than building-blocks of political understanding: the political world means what our concepts tell us it means. But political concepts are notoriously slippery and subject to controversy. Indeed, political debate is often a debate about the correct use of political terms. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The introduction explains how political concepts are used and why they are so often abused. The book is arranged thematically, in an easy to use way, to be a vital companion for students throughout their course of study, and especially useful as a revision aid.

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy

Oil, War, and Global Polity
Author: C. Bina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137106972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
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A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy is a groundbreaking volume of theory and strategy on political economy and polity of the twenty-first century. Distilled in concrete terms, it elucidates the enigma of oil in view of the centrality of global social relations.

Democracy at Large

NGOs, Political Foundations, Think Tanks and International Organizations
Author: Boris Petric
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113703274X
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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The movement of human rights and democratic values generates an industry of aid. As a result, democracy programs become symbolic and material resources, which enter into the local political game. A country's politics is transformed through the circulation and use of the kind of resources generated by the aid that transnational networks provide. Democracy at Large analyzes the transnationalization of politics in societies that employ programs of democracy promotion in order to understand how new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level. It draws upon both anthropology and political science as well as field research carried out in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Romania, Cuba, Bolivia, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Political Theory

An Introduction
Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137437286
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
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The fourth edition of this highly successful and accessible text has been substantially revised and updated and includes extra coverage throughout on non-western approaches and international political theory.

Contemporary British Politics


Author: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins,Robert Leach
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349148210
Category: Great Britain
Page: 452
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The third edition of this leading textbook has been comprehensively updated and substantially revised to provide the first definitive introduction to British politics and government under New Labour. As well as according greater attention to the growing role of the European Union in British politics, this edition contains systematic comparisons between constitutional arrangements in the United Kingdom and in other leading democratic political systems. The book has been substantially redesigned with the addition of many new features.

Health for Some

The Political Economy of Global Health Governance
Author: S. MacLean,S. Brown,P. Fourie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230244394
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
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Poverty and inequality are among the most significant determinants of health. Increased inequality gaps associated with globalization have serious implications for global health. Global changes in political economy shape global health influencing who bears the burden from epidemics, unhealthy environments and lack of access to health care.

Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance


Author: S. Rushton,O. Williams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299474
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
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This book argues that the new actors in global health constitute a 'private turn' in global health governance, and provides theoretical and practical grounds for viewing global health partnerships and philanthropic foundations as closely aligned in their ideational and material approaches to a range of important issues and crises.

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations


Author: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828012
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Conflicts involving religion have returned to the forefront of international relations. And yet political scientists and policymakers have continued to assume that religion has long been privatized in the West. This secularist assumption ignores the contestation surrounding the category of the "secular" in international politics. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations shows why this thinking is flawed, and provides a powerful alternative. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd argues that secularist divisions between religion and politics are not fixed, as commonly assumed, but socially and historically constructed. Examining the philosophical and historical legacy of the secularist traditions that shape European and American approaches to global politics, she shows why this matters for contemporary international relations, and in particular for two critical relationships: the United States and Iran, and the European Union and Turkey. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations develops a new approach to religion and international relations that challenges realist, liberal, and constructivist assumptions that religion has been excluded from politics in the West. The first book to consider secularism as a form of political authority in its own right, it describes two forms of secularism and their far-reaching global consequences.

Where Are All Our Sheep?

Kyrgyzstan, A Global Political Arena
Author: Boris Petric
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782387846
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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After the collapse of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan chose a path of economic and political liberalization. Only a few years later, however, the country ceased producing anything of worth and developed a dependence on the outside world, particularly on international aid. Its principal industry, sheep breeding, was decimated by reforms suggested by international institutions providing assistance. Virtually annihilated by privatization of the economy and deserted by Moscow, the Kyrgyz have turned this economic "opening up" into a subtle strategy to capture all manner of resources from abroad. In this study, the author describes the encounters, sometimes comical and tinged with incomprehension, between the local population and the well-meaning foreigners who came to reform them.

The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 2

Perspectives, Cases and Methods
Author: Maximilian Mayer,Mariana Carpes,Ruth Knoblich
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364255010X
Category: Political Science
Page: 302
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An increasing number of scholars have begun to see science and technology as relevant issues in International Relations (IR), acknowledging the impact of material elements, technical instruments, and scientific practices on international security, statehood, and global governance. This two-volume collection brings the debate about science and technology to the center of International Relations. It shows how integrating science and technology translates into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches and empirical puzzles, and thereby offers a state-of-the-art review of various methodological and theoretical ways in which sciences and technologies matter for the study of international affairs and world politics. The authors not only offer a set of practical examples of research frameworks for experts and students alike, but also propose a conceptual space for interdisciplinary learning in order to improve our understanding of the global politics of science and technology. The second volume raises a plethora of issue areas, actors, and cases under the umbrella notion techno-politics. Distinguishing between interactional and co-productive perspectives, it outlines a toolbox of analytical frameworks that transcend technological determinism and social constructivism.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations
Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198739850
Category: Globalization
Page: 610
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Now in its seventh edition, this contributed textbook introduces students to the history, theory, structures, and key issues in international relations. Fully updated and revised in light of recent developments in world politics, new chapters on feminism, race, international organizations,and NGOs ensure the text continues to cover topics that define the issues today and for the next generation.

The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies

Implications for Geopolitics, Human Enhancement and Human Destiny
Author: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023030494X
Category: Political Science
Page: 339
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Examines key trends in emerging strategic technologies and the implications for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues that future evolution into transhumans is inevitable. In preparation, the global community is urged to establish strict moral and legal guidelines balancing innovation with the guarantee of dignity for all.