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Global Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series) 2011 book

Global Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series)

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Global Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series)

Category: Politics: International Relations
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serie: Palgrave foundations 
ISBN : 1403989826, 9781403989826 
publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 
publish year: 2011 
pages: 585 
language: English 
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Table Of Contents

Cover......Page 1
Contents......Page 10
List of Illustrative Material......Page 15
Preface......Page 20
Acknowledgements......Page 23
1 Introducing Global Politics......Page 26
What's in a name?......Page 27
From international politics to global politics......Page 28
Globalization and its implications......Page 34
Mainstream perspectives......Page 38
Critical perspectives......Page 40
Power......Page 42
Security......Page 44
USING THIS BOOK......Page 46
2 Historical Context......Page 50
From ancient to modern......Page 51
Rise of the West......Page 52
Age of imperialism......Page 53
Origins of World War I......Page 54
Road to World War II......Page 57
End of Empires......Page 61
Rise and fall of the Cold War......Page 63
A 'new world order'?......Page 69
9/11 and the 'war on terror'......Page 70
Shifting balances within the global economy......Page 75
3 Theories of Global Politics......Page 78
Realism......Page 79
Liberalism......Page 86
Marxism, neo-Marxism and critical theory......Page 92
Social constructivism......Page 96
Poststructuralism......Page 98
Feminism......Page 99
Green politics......Page 100
Postcolonialism......Page 101
Challenge of interconnectedness......Page 102
Cosmopolitanism......Page 104
Paradigms: enlightening or constraining?......Page 106
4 The Economy in a Global Age......Page 108
Capitalisms of the world......Page 109
Triumph of neoliberalism......Page 115
Implications of neoliberalism......Page 116
Causes of economic globalization......Page 118
How globalized is economic life?......Page 121
Explaining booms and slumps......Page 125
Lessons of the Great Crash......Page 128
Modern crises and 'contagions'......Page 129
5 The State and Foreign Policy in a Global Age......Page 136
States and sovereignty......Page 137
The state and globalization......Page 139
State transformation......Page 143
Return of the state......Page 146
From government to governance......Page 148
Multi-level governance......Page 151
End of foreign policy?......Page 153
How decisions are made......Page 154
6 Society in a Global Age......Page 161
From industrialization to post-industrialism......Page 162
New technology and 'information society'......Page 163
Risk, uncertainty and insecurity......Page 166
Social and cultural implications of globalization......Page 170
Consumerism goes global......Page 171
Rise of individualism......Page 172
Explaining global civil society......Page 175
Transnational social movements and NGOs......Page 177
Globalization from below?......Page 180
7 The Nation in a Global Age......Page 182
Making sense of nationalism......Page 183
A world of nation-states......Page 186
Nationalism, war and conflict......Page 190
NATIONS IN A GLOBAL WORLD......Page 191
A world on the move......Page 193
Transnational communities and diasporas......Page 196
Hybridity and multiculturalism......Page 198
National self-assertion in the post-Cold War period......Page 200
Rise of cultural and ethnic nationalism......Page 203
Anti-globalization nationalism......Page 204
8 Identity, Culture and Challenges to the West......Page 206
Westernization as modernization......Page 207
Politics of collective identity......Page 208
Is cultural conflict inevitable?......Page 212
Religion and politics......Page 214
The fundamentalist upsurge......Page 217
Postcolonialism......Page 219
Asian values......Page 220
Nature of political Islam......Page 222
The West and the 'Muslim question'......Page 230
9 Power and Twenty-first Century World Order......Page 234
Power as capability......Page 235
Relational power and structural power......Page 236
Changing nature of power......Page 238
End of Cold War bipolarity......Page 241
The 'new world order' and its fate......Page 242
Rise to hegemony......Page 245
The 'war on terror' and beyond......Page 247
Benevolent or malign hegemony?......Page 251
Rise of multipolarity......Page 253
Multipolar order or disorder?......Page 259
10 War and Peace......Page 264
Types of war......Page 265
Why do wars occur?......Page 266
War as a continuation of politics......Page 268
From 'old' wars to 'new' wars?......Page 270
'Postmodern' warfare......Page 276
Realpolitik......Page 279
Just war theory......Page 281
Pacifism......Page 285
11 Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament......Page 288
Nature of nuclear weapons......Page 289
Proliferation during the Cold War......Page 291
Proliferation in the post-Cold War era......Page 292
Arms control and anti-proliferation strategies......Page 298
A world free of nuclear weapons?......Page 303
12 Terrorism......Page 307
Defining terrorism......Page 308
Rise of 'new' terrorism......Page 310
Terrorism goes global?......Page 314
Catastrophic terrorism?......Page 316
Strengthening sate security......Page 321
Military repression......Page 323
Political deals......Page 325
13 Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention......Page 328
Defining human rights......Page 329
Protecting human rights......Page 334
Challenging human rights......Page 341
Rise of humanitarian intervention......Page 343
Conditions for humanitarian intervention......Page 349
Does humanitarian intervention work?......Page 352
14 International Law......Page 356
What is law?......Page 357
Sources of international law......Page 359
Why is international law obeyed?......Page 362
From international law to world law?......Page 364
Developments in the laws of war......Page 369
International tribunals and the International Criminal Court......Page 371
15 Poverty and Development......Page 377
Defining and measuring poverty......Page 378
Development: competing visions......Page 380
Making sense of global inequality......Page 385
Contours of global inequality......Page 388
Globalization, poverty and inequality......Page 390
Does global inequality matter?......Page 393
Structural adjustment programmes and beyond......Page 394
International aid and the development ethic......Page 397
Debt relief and fair trade......Page 403
16 Global Environmental Issues......Page 408
The environment as a global issue......Page 409
Green politics: reformism or radicalism?......Page 411
CLIMATE CHANGE......Page 416
Causes of climate change......Page 417
Consequences of climate change......Page 420
How should climate change be tackled?......Page 424
Why is international cooperation so difficult to achieve?......Page 427
RESOURCE SECURITY......Page 432
Resources, power and prosperity......Page 433
17 Gender in Global Politics......Page 437
Varieties of feminism......Page 438
'Gender lenses' on global politics......Page 441
Gendered states and gendered nations......Page 443
Gendering security, war and armed conflict......Page 447
Gender, globalization and development......Page 451
18 International Organization and the United Nations......Page 457
Rise of international organization......Page 458
Why are international organizations created......Page 459
From the League to the UN......Page 460
Promoting peace and security......Page 465
Does UN peacekeeping work?......Page 470
Promoting economic and social development......Page 471
Future of the UN: challenges and reform......Page 473
19 Global Governance and the Bretton Woods System......Page 479
What global governance is, and is not......Page 480
GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BRETTON WOODS SYSTEM......Page 484
Making of the Bretton Woods system......Page 485
Fate of the Bretton Woods system......Page 489
The International Monetary Fund......Page 490
The World Bank......Page 493
The World Trade Organization......Page 495
Global economic governance and the 2007–09 crisis......Page 498
Obstacles to reform......Page 501
20 Regionalism and Global Politics......Page 505
Nature of regionalism......Page 506
Why regionalism?......Page 509
Regionalism and globalization......Page 512
Regional integration outside Europe......Page 514
EUROPEAN INTEGRATION......Page 519
What is the EU?......Page 520
The EU and the world......Page 525
The EU in crisis?......Page 526
21 Global Futures......Page 532
IMAGES AND REALITY......Page 533
A borderless world?......Page 534
A world of democracies?......Page 537
Civilizations in conflict?......Page 538
A Chinese century?......Page 539
The growth of international community?......Page 541
The rise of the global South?......Page 543
The coming environmental catastrophe?......Page 544
Towards cosmopolitan democracy?......Page 545
AN UNKNOWABLE FUTURE?......Page 546
Bibliography......Page 549
Index......Page 566


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