World Politics: The Menu for Choice


Author: David Kinsella,Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111772010
Category: Education
Page: 480
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WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE continues to be a sophisticated and broad theoretical orientation to the study of world politics, giving students the tools they need to adapt to the rapid change associated with international relations. The 10th Edition features 15 chapters, instead of 17, increased coverage of international law and organization, and a new feature on ethics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

South Asia in World Politics


Author: Devin T. Hagerty
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742525870
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
View: 1992

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South Asia in World Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics and international relations of South Asia, a key area encompassing the states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While U.S. interest has long been sporadic and reactive, 9/11 alerted Washington that paying only fitful attention to one of the world's most volatile and populous regions was a recipe for everyday instability, repeated international crises, major and minor wars, and conditions so chronically unsettled that they continue to provide a fertile breeding ground for transnational Islamic terrorism. Exploring the many facets of this dynamic region, the book also assesses U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and explains the importance of Bangladesh and Pakistan, two of only a handful of Islamic states with significant track records as democracies.

Governance and Resistance in World Politics


Author: David Armstrong,James David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Bice Maiguashca
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546997
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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The emergence of global governance in several key areas calls into question conventional understandings of world politics in terms of conflicts of interests between sovereign states under conditions of anarchy. At the same time the new phenomena of anti-globalisation demonstrations, transnational social movements and an emergent global civil society point to important developments in international relations. Leading scholars reflect on the usefulness of thinking about these processes as a dichotomy between the politics of governance and the politics of resistance, and consider its application to several areas of international relations.

International Order and the Future of World Politics


Author: T. V. Paul,Thazha Varkey Paul,John A. Hall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658324
Category: Political Science
Page: 421
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Distinguished scholars assess the emerging international order, examining leading theories, the major powers, and potential problems.

War and Change in World Politics


Author: Robert Gilpin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521273763
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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War and Change in World Politics introduces the reader to an important new theory of international political change. Arguing that the fundamental nature of international relations has not changed over the millennia, Professor Gilpin uses history, sociology, and economic theory to identify the forces causing change in the world order. The discussion focuses on the differential growth of power in the international system and the result of this unevenness. A shift in the balance of power - economic or military - weakens the foundations of the existing system, because those gaining power see the increasing benefits and the decreasing cost of changing the system. The result, maintains Gilpin, is that actors seek to alter the system through territorial, political, or economic expansion until the marginal costs of continuing change are greater than the marginal benefits. When states develop the power to change the system according to their interests they will strive to do so- either by increasing economic efficiency and maximizing mutual gain, or by redistributing wealth and power in their own favour.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations
Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199656177
Category: Political Science
Page: 596
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Please note, this title is not sold seperately. It is only available to purchase in The Globalization of World Politics value pack. Now in its sixth edition, this internationally successful textbook has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, featuring 35 new international case studies including: the BRICs, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Sudanese civil war, drones, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, rise of China, Occupy movement, and Syrian Revolution. A new chapter by Andrew Hurrell on rising powers and the emerging global order ensures the text continues to cover topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation. The unique line-up of expert contributors introduces students to the very best work within history, theory, structures, and key issues in International Relations, providing a launch-pad for those who choose to progress with their IR studies. New to this edition New chapter on 'Rising powers and the emerging global order' by eminent scholar Andrew Hurrell reflects on the transformation in world politics and covers topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation. Now with 35 additional new international case studies, with topics including: the BRICs, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Sudanese civil war, drones, rise of China, the Far North, Occupy movement, the South and East China Seas, and the Syrian Revolution. The chapter on nuclear proliferation has been substantially revised by new contributor, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, with updated coverage of nuclear weapons technology, theoretical debates about nuclear proliferation, and the evolution of non-proliferation efforts, featuring case studies of the nuclearization of Iran and North Korea, Fukushima nuclear disaster, and A.Q. Khan. All chapters have been updated to take account of the latest global events, with particular emphasis on the Arab Spring, effects of the eurozone crisis on globalization, emerging economies, and the rise of the BRICs. The Online Resource Centre, which accompanies the text, has been updated and improved with new video podcasts from the contributors and mindmaps, more case studies, and new PowerPoint slides for adopting lecturers.

The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics


Author: Clifford Bob
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503952
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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This book is an eye-opening account of transnational advocacy, not by environmental and rights groups, but by conservative activists. Mobilizing around diverse issues, these networks challenge progressive foes across borders and within institutions. In these globalized battles, opponents struggle as much to advance their own causes as to destroy their rivals. Deploying exclusionary strategies, negative tactics and dissuasive ideas, they aim both to make and unmake policy. In this work, Clifford Bob chronicles combat over homosexuality and gun control in the UN, the Americas, Europe and elsewhere. He investigates the 'Baptist-burqa' network of conservative believers attacking gay rights, and the global gun coalition blasting efforts to control firearms. Bob draws critical conclusions about norms, activists and institutions, and his broad findings extend beyond the culture wars. They will change how campaigners fight, scholars study policy wars, and all of us think about global politics.

Dilemmas of world politics

international issues in a changing world
Author: John Baylis,Nicholas J. Rengger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 438
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The Dao of World Politics

Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations
Author: L. H. M. Ling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134526989
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and democratic governance by offering a non-Western alternative to hegemonic debates in IR. The book presents the story of world politics by integrating folk tales and popular culture with policy analysis. It does not exclude current models of liberal internationalism but rather brackets them for another day, another purpose. The deconstruction of IR as a singular unifying school of thought through the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic shows a unique perspective on the forces that drive and shape world politics. This book suggests new ways to articulate and act so that global politics is more inclusive and less coercive. Only then, the book claims, could IR realize what the dao has always stood for: a world of compassion and care. The Dao of World Politics bridges the humanities and social sciences, and will be of interest to scholars and students of the global/international, as well as policymakers and activists of the local/domestic.

Governance Without Government

Order and Change in World Politics
Author: James N. Rosenau,Ernst-Otto Czempiel,Steve Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521405782
Category: Law
Page: 311
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Preface Contributors 1. Governance, order and change in world politics James N. Rosenau 2. Governance with government: polyarchy in nineteenth-century European international politics K. J. Holsti 3. The decaying pillars of the Westphalian temple: implications for international order and governance Mark W. Zacher 4. The ‘Triumph’ of neoclassical economics in the developing world: policy convergence and bases of governance in the international economic order Thomas J. Biersteker 5. Towards a post-hegemonic conceptualization of world order: reflections on the relevancy of Ibn Khaldun Robert W. Cox 6. The effectiveness of international institutions: hard cases and critical variables Oran R. Young 7. Explaining the regulation of transnational practices: a state-building approach Janice E. Thomson 8. ‘And Still It Moves’ state interests and social forces in the European Community Linda Cornett and James A. Caporaso 9. Governance and democratization Ernst-Otto Czempiel 10. Micro sources of a changing global order James N. Risenau Index.

Sexualities in World Politics

How LGBTQ claims shape International Relations
Author: Manuela Lavinas Picq,Markus Thiel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131758998X
Category: Political Science
Page: 178
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As LGBTQ claims acquire global relevance, how do sexual politics impact the study of International Relations? This book argues that LGBTQ perspectives are not only an inherent part of world politics but can also influence IR theory-making. LGBTQ politics have simultaneously gained international prominence in the past decade, achieving significant policy change, and provoked cultural resistance and policy pushbacks. Sexuality politics, more so than gender-based theories, arrived late on the theoretical scene in part because sexuality and gender studies initially highlighted post-structuralist thinking, which was hardly accepted in mainstream political science. This book responds to a call for a more empirically motivated but also critical scholarship on this subject. It offers comparative case-studies from regional, cultural and theoretical peripheries to identify ways of rethinking IR. Further, it aims to add to critical theory, broadening the knowledge about previously unrecognized perspectives in an accessible manner. Being aware of preoccupations with the de-queering, disciplining nature of theory establishment in the social sciences, we critically reconsider IR concepts from a particular LGBTQ vantage point and infuse them with queer thinking. Considering the relative dearth of contemporary mainstream IR-theorizing, authors ask what contribution LGBTQ politics can provide for conceiving the political subject, as well as the international structure in which activism is embedded. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender politics, cultural studies and international relations theory.

Emergent Actors in World Politics

How States and Nations Develop and Dissolve
Author: Lars-Erik Cederman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691021485
Category: Political Science
Page: 258
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The disappearance and formation of states and nations after the end of the Cold War have proved puzzling to both theorists and policymakers. Lars-Erik Cederman argues that this lack of conceptual preparation stems from two tendencies in conventional theorizing. First, the dominant focus on cohesive nation-states as the only actors of world politics obscures crucial differences between the state and the nation. Second, traditional theory usually treats these units as fixed. Cederman offers a fresh way of analyzing world politics: complex adaptive systems modeling. He provides a new series of models--not ones that rely on rational-choice, but rather computerized thought-experiments--that separate the state from the nation and incorporate these as emergent rather than preconceived actors. This theory of the emergent actor shifts attention away from the exclusively behavioral focus of conventional international relations theory toward a truly dynamic perspective that treats the actors of world politics as dependent rather than independent variables. Cederman illustrates that while structural realist predictions about unit-level invariance hold up under certain circumstances, they are heavily dependent on fierce power competition, which can result in unipolarity instead of the balance of power. He provides a thorough examination of the processes of nationalist mobilization and coordination in multi-ethnic states. Cederman states that such states' efforts to instill loyalty in their ethnically diverse populations may backfire, and that, moreover, if the revolutionary movement is culturally split, its identity becomes more inclusive as the power gap in the imperial center's favor increases.

America's Strategy in World Politics

The United States and the Balance of Power
Author: Nicholas John Spykman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412817141
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
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Less than a year after the United States entered the Second World War, Nicholas Spykman wrote a book that placed the war effort in the broader context of the 1940s global balance of power. In America's Strategy in World Politics, Spykman examined world politics from a realist geopolitical perspective. The United States, he explained, was fighting for its very survival as an independent country because the conquests of Germany and Japan raised the specter of our geopolitical encirclement by hostile forces controlling the power centers of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman warned that the United States could not safely retreat to a defensive position in the Western Hemisphere. Spykman looked beyond the immediate strategic requirements of the Second World War, envisioning a postwar world in which the United States would help shape the global balance of power to meet its security needs. Even though Soviet Russia was our wartime ally, Spykman recognized that a geopolitically unbalanced Soviet Union could threaten to upset the postwar balance of power and thereby endanger U.S. security. Spykman also foresaw the rise of China in postwar Asia, and the likely need for the United States to ally itself with Japan to balance China's power. He also recognized that the Middle East would play a pivotal role in the postwar world. Spykman influenced American postwar statesmen and strategists. During the Cold War, the U.S. sought to deny the Soviet Union political control of Western Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman's geopolitical vision of U.S. security, supported by a balanced Eurasian land mass, coupled with his focus on power as the governing force in international relations, makes America's Strategy in World Politics relevant to the twenty-first century.

Small States in World Politics

Explaining Foreign Policy Behavior
Author: Jeanne A. K. Hey
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555879433
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Have the changes of the past decade made this an easier or a more difficult world for small states as they pursue their foreign policy goals? To understand the foreign policies of small states, are new explanatory factors needed? Does the concept of the "small state" still have utility at all? Small States in World Politics addresses these questions, deftly analyzing the impact of new economic and political realities. Offering empirical richness within a consistent theoretical framework, the authors provide a comprehensive examination of small state foreign policy. A comprehensive examination of small state foreign policy, offering empirical richness within a consistent theoretical framework.

Africa in World Politics

A Pan-African Perspective
Author: Guy Martin
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9780865438583
Category: History
Page: 311
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This book examines the key aspects of Africa's external relations and reviews the various political, security and economic strategies through which independent African states have tried to enhance their power and status in the world. The author analyses the ideology of Eurafrica, as well as Europe's evolving relationship with Africa, while also assessing the prospects for African regional integration in the context of Pan-Africanism.

World Politics: The Menu for Choice


Author: Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr,David Kinsella
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495410683
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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Using game theory as a model for analyzing international relations, WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE gives students an accessible and memorable introduction to the compelling world of international relations. Consistently praised in previous editions for its excellent balance of theory and issues, this ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes increased coverage of the legal implications of policies associated with the U.S.-led war on terror, a more complete examination of the role of democracy for conflict resolution both between and within states, and a more detailed look at international organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Scandinavia in World Politics


Author: Christine Ingebritsen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742509665
Category: Political Science
Page: 129
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This clear and engaging text offers a sustained appraisal of Scandinavia's foreign policy and role in the global economy in the post-Cold War period. In an era when good citizenship in the global community has become a diplomatic priority for many states, Christine Ingebritsen argues that Scandinavia has both the legitimacy and the domestic political attributes to be an important international player. She examines how social innovators such as Sweden and Finland seek to influence European integration and how Norway has cultivated a unique and innovative niche in its foreign relations. Scandinavia, she convincingly shows, has become a 'norm entrepreneur, ' exercising its influence abroad through moral leadership-from sponsoring the Nobel Prize and participating in global peacekeeping efforts to providing generous foreign aid and monitoring human rights abuses in the international community. Demonstrating how Scandinavia has made its model of the good society viable on a global scale, this text offers a fascinating case of small-state success and individuality in an increasingly globalized world

The Arms Dynamic in World Politics


Author: Barry Buzan,Eric Herring
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555875961
Category: Political Science
Page: 325
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What is the relationship between the arms dynamic and world politics? How has that relationship changed? Considering the set of factors that influence the nature of armed forces, this comprehensive book puts these questions into historical and analytical perspective.

The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics

Western International Theory, 1760-2010
Author: John M. Hobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107020204
Category: History
Page: 393
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Reveals international theory as embedded within Eurocentrism such that its purpose is to celebrate/defend the idea of Western civilization.

Gendering World Politics

Issues and Approaches in the Post-Cold War Era
Author: J. Ann Tickner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231518017
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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Expanding on the issues she originally explored in her classic work, Gender in International Relations, J. Ann Tickner focuses her distinctively feminist approach on new issues of the international relations agenda since the end of the Cold War, such as ethnic conflict and other new security issues, globalizations, democratization, and human rights. As in her previous work, these topics are placed in the context of brief reviews of more traditional approaches to the same issues. She also looks at the considerable feminist work that has been published on these topics since the previous book came out. Tickner highlights the misunderstandings that exist between mainstream and feminist approaches, and explores how these debates developed in the new environment of post–Cold War international relations. Acclaim for Tickner's Gender in International Relations: "For all who seek new ways to think about and understand world politics" —Political Science Quarterly "Tickner... rethinks from a feminist point of view virtually every conventional category used by theorists and practictioners of international relations."—Susan Moller Okin, Stanford University