World Politics

International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Haynes,Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412950

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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Praised for achieving significant breadth and depth of coverage of all the key themes of IR, this introduction is also full of a range of features and techniques – including a wide range of contemporary case studies and reflection boxes - to help students become adept at the subject quickly and easily
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World Politics

International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Haynes,Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412934

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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A crucial companion for your International Relations course Helping you to successfully navigate the exciting and complex field of global politics, this book gives you a clear overview of the field and will make sure you get the most out of your course. In the book: Chapters on every key area, from liberalism to law, from history to human rights and from terrorism to transnational actors New chapters on Migration and Feminist Theory New case studies including on Donald Trump and the refugee crisis “How to Impress your Examiner” boxes in every chapter with hints on what to do to get those top marks Reflection boxes in every chapter to help you flex your analytic skills and get discussions with your fellow students going Plenty to help you master theory, with a range of dedicated theory chapters, concept boxes included throughout, and lots of case studies so you can see how theories apply to the real world Annotated reading lists and pointers to online resources, making it easy to delve into topics further
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World Politics

International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Haynes,Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786297X

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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From the war on terror to the global financial crisis, traditional concepts of world politics are being challenged on a daily basis. In these uncertain times, the study of international relations and the forces that shape them have never been more important. Written specifically for students who are approaching this subject for the first time, World Politics is the most accessible, coherent and up-to-date account of the field available. It covers the historical backdrop to today’s political situations, the complex interactions of states and non-state actors, the role of political economy, human security in all its forms, and the ways in which culture, religion and identity influence events. World Politics takes a new approach that challenges traditional interpretations, and will equip students with the knowledge and the confidence needed to tackle the big issues.
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International Political Economy in the 21st Century

Contemporary Issues and Analyses

Author: Roy Smith,Imad El-Anis,Christopher Farrands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873297

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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No approach to world affairs in the 21st century can afford to ignore the impact that processes of globalisation are having on governments, economies, cultures, and individuals. An understanding of the theories that underpin International Political Economy, and their practical applications, is therefore crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, the authors consider traditional and alternative approaches to IPE, elucidating key concepts, assumptions and the intellectual and historical context in which they arose and developed – making clear at all times their relevance to issues from trade finance and government, to environment, technology, development and culture. The style of this book encourages independent reflection and critical thinking. Each chapter relates theoretical analysis to contemporary issues, by way of giving the student a better understanding of the theory, and also demonstrating the value of theory in the real world.
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Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century

Author: S. Cornelissen,F. Cheru,T. Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355749

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book examines key emergent trends related to aspects of power, sovereignty, conflict, peace, development, and changing social dynamics in the African context. It challenges conventional IR precepts of authority, politics and society, which have proven to be so inadequate in explaining African processes. Rather, this edited collection analyses the significance of many of the uncharted dimensions of Africa's international relations, such as the respatialisation of African societies through migration, and the impacts this process has had on state power; the various ways in which both formal and informal authority and economies are practised; and the dynamics and impacts of new transnational social movements on African politics. Finally, attention is paid to Africa's place in a shifting global order, and the implications for African international relations of the emergence of new world powers and/or alliances. This edition includes a new preface by the editors, which brings the findings of the book up-to-date, and analyses the changes that are likely to impact upon global governance and human development in policy and practice in Africa and the wider world post-2015.
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Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century

A case study analysis

Author: Fethi Mansouri,Boulou Ebanda de B'béri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669134

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Multiculturalism is now seen by many of its critics as the source of intercultural and social tensions, fostering communal segregation and social conflicts. While the cultural diversity of contemporary societies has to be acknowledged as an empirical and demographic fact, whether multiculturalism as a policy offers an optimal conduit for intercultural understanding and social harmony has become increasingly a matter of polarised public debate. This book examines the contested philosophical foundations of multiculturalism and its, often controversial, applications in the context of migrant societies. It also explores the current theoretical debates about the extent to which multiculturalism, and related conceptual constructs, can account for the various ethical challenges and policy dilemmas surrounding the management of cultural diversity in our contemporary societies. The authors consider common conceptual and empirical features from a transnational perspective through analysis of the case studies of Australia, Canada, Columbia, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, comparative politics, international studies, multiculturalism, migration and political sociology.
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The Challenge of Global Capitalism

The World Economy in the 21st Century

Author: Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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New Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century

A Comparative Study of Policy and Practice

Author: James Pamment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415519713

Category: History

Page: 165

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This book examines the concept of new public diplomacy against empirical data derived from three country case studies, in order to offer a systematic assessment of policy and practice in the early 21st century. The new public diplomacy (PD) is a major paradigm shift in international political communication. Globalisation and a new media landscape challenge traditional foreign ministry 'gatekeeper' structures, and foreign ministries can no longer lay claim to being sole or dominant actors in communicating foreign policy. This demands new ways of elucidating foreign policy to a range of nongovernmental international actors, and new ways of evaluating the influence of these communicative efforts. The author investigates the methods and strategies used by five foreign ministries and cultural institutes in three countries as they attempt to adapt their PD practices to the demands of the new public diplomacy environment. Drawing upon case studies of US, British, and Swedish efforts, each chapter covers national policy, current activities, evaluation methods, and examples of individual campaigns. This book will be of much interest to students of public diplomacy, foreign policy, political communication, media studies and international relations in general.
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Depression and Globalization

The Politics of Mental Health in the 21st Century

Author: Carl Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387727132

Category: Medical

Page: 203

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This is an important academic text on the political aspects of depression, specifically the relationship between globalization and depression. The text Walker reestablishes the link between mental health research and treatment, along with the political and economical influences outside the world of academic and clinical mental health. Overall, this book accomplishes the task of how closely and inextricably linked these diverse fields are and the way they operate together to produce not only a cultural representation of mental illness but influence the extent and type of mental distress in the 21st century.
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Deviant Globalization

Black Market Economy in the 21st Century

Author: Nils Gilman,Jesse Goldhammer,Steven Weber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441178104

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America

Author: Thomas Muhr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113505245X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Framed by critical globalisation theory and David Harvey’s ‘co-revolutionary moments’ as a theory of social change, this book brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to empirically analyse how socialism is being constructed in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, and beyond. This book uses the case of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) to invite to a re-thinking of resistance to global capitalism and the construction of socialism in the 21st century. Including detailed theory-based ethnographic case studies from Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the USA, the contributors identify social and structural forces at different levels and scales to illuminate politics and practices at work. Centred around the themes of democracy and justice, and the more general reconfiguration of the state-society relations and power geometries at the local, national, regional and global scales, ALBA and Counter-Globalization is at the forefront in the trend of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of social phenomena of global relevance. Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American politics, global governance, global regionalisms and rising powers.
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India in the Contemporary World

Polity, Economy and International Relations

Author: Jakub Zajączkowski,Jivanta Schottli,Manish Thapa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317341813

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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This book brings together Indian and European perspectives on India’s polity, economy and international strategy. It explores internal, regional and global determinants shaping India’s status, position and goals in the early 21st century. Through an array of methodological and theoretical approaches, it presents debates on democracy, economic development, foreign and security policy, and the course of India–European Union relations. The volume will prove invaluable to scholars and students of international relations, politics, economics, history, and development studies, as well as policy makers and economists.
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Chinese Politics and International Relations

Innovation and Invention

Author: Nicola Horsburgh,Astrid Nordin,Shaun Breslin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317961587

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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The question of how China will relate to a globalising world is one of the key issues in contemporary international relations and scholarship on China, yet the angle of innovation has not been properly addressed within the field. This book explores innovation in China from an International Relations perspective in terms of four areas: foreign and security policy, international relations theory, soft power/image management, and resistance. Under the complex condition of globalisation, innovation becomes a particularly useful analytical concept because it is well suited to capturing the hybridity of actors and processes under globalisation. By adopting this theme, studies not only reveal a China struggling to make the future through innovation, but also call attention to how China itself is made in the process. The book is divided into four sections:? Part 1 focuses on conceptual innovation in China’s foreign and security policies since 1949. Part 2 explores theoretical innovation in terms of a potential Chinese school of International Relations Theory. Part 3 expands on innovation in terms of image management, a form of soft power, in particular how China exports its image both to a domestic and foreign audience. Part 4 highlights how innovation is used in China by grassroot popular groups to resist official narratives. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese studies, Chinese foreign policy and international relations, international relations theory and East Asian security.
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Global Health in the 21st Century

The Globalization of Disease and Wellness

Author: Debra L. DeLaet,David E. DeLaet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258991

Category: Education

Page: 286

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Perhaps no other public policy issue has greater potential to affect some of the most significant economic, political, social, and ethical changes of the 21st century than global health. In this book, a scholar/physician team authors a comprehensive introduction to global health issues and emphasises the potential of public health intervention to improve the longevity and quality of human life across the globe. The authors have lived and worked in Africa as well as in medically underserved areas of the United States, so they write with firsthand experience and authority. Using themes of interconnectedness, globalisation, and united concern from citizens, this book encourages readers to consider the role that they might play as engaged citizens in taking on the global public health challenges of the 21st century including everything from AIDs and flu to tobacco, obesity, and threats in conflict zones.
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Latin America in the 21st Century

Nations, Regionalism, Globalization

Author: Gian Luca Gardini

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780322569

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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Twenty-first century Latin America is rich in history, culture, and political and social experimentation. In this fascinating and insightful analysis, Gardini looks at contemporary developments at three interconnected levels: state, region and globe. At the state level, leaders such as Evo Morales of Bolivia and Chavez of Venezuela embody a renewed intellectual autonomy in the continent, while revealing significant discrepancies between their rhetoric and their actions. At the regional level, while a consensus has emerged over Latin American unity as the only way towards development, the existence of several competing schemes of regional economic and political integration more accurately reflect the diversity of the area. At the global level, elements of change, such as the rise of Brazil and the involvement of China as a new trade partner, sit alongside traits of continuity, such as the crucial political, economic and ideational role played by Washington. Overall, Gardini argues that despite the numerous challenges to be faced, Latin America is now more wealthy, autonomous and better-placed in global geopolitics than at any time in its recent history.
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Globalization in the 21st Century

Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale

Author: B. Berberoglu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230106390

Category: Science

Page: 238

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This book examines the development and transformation of global capitalism in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
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Cases in International Relations

Pathways to Conflict and Cooperation

Author: Glenn Hastedt,Donna L. Lybecker,Vaughn P. Shannon

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483320995

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Students love good stories. That is why case studies are such a powerful way to engage students while teaching them about concepts fundamental to the study of international relations. In Cases in International Relations, Glenn Hastedt, Vaughn P. Shannon, and Donna L. Lybecker help students understand the context of headline events in the international arena. Organized into three main parts—military, economic, and human security—the book’s fifteen cases examine enduring and emerging issues from the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict to the rapidly changing field of cyber-security. Compatible with a variety of theoretical perspectives, the cases consider a dispute’s origins, issue development, and resolution so that readers see the underlying dynamics of state behavior and can try their hand at applying theory.
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Global Communication in Transition

Author: Hamid Mowlana

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803943199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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The dramatic developments in global communication are altering the specifics of our societies. Hamid Mowlana offers an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to international communication in this volume, focusing on both the human dimensions and the technological imperatives. Global Communication in Transition covers a range of issues from the rise of modern political systems and the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure. Offering a new paradigm for the study of international communication, the book is organized around a number of basic concepts including history, power, community, legitimacy and language.
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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.
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Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization

Alternative Union Models in the New World Order

Author: Peter Waterman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349270636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 7674

This is an edited collection of items on unionism worldwide, recognising the crisis that an informatised and globalised capitalism implies for work, workers and the trade-union movement. It considers radical alternatives for labour organisation and action in the 21st century. The book includes contributions by informed academics and unionists and proposes alternative union policies or models in relation to the working class(es), to women, democracy, ecology, internationalism.
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