Zero-Sum World

Politics, Power and Prosperity After the Crash

Author: Gideon Rachman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857891626

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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The economic crisis that struck the world in 2008 has drastically altered the logic of international relations. Globalisation no longer benefits all the world's superpowers and they face an array of global problems that are causing division between nations. A win-win world is giving way to a zero-sum world. Zero-sum logic, in which one country's gain looks like another's loss, has prevented the world from reaching an agreement to fight climate change and threatens to create a global economic stalemate. These new tensions are intensified by the emergence of dangerous political and economic problems that risk provoking wars, environmental catastrophe and ever-deeper debilitating economic crises. This timely and important book argues that international politics is about become much more volatile - and sets out what can be done to break away from the crippling logic of a zero-sum world.
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Status in World Politics

Author: T. V. Paul,Deborah Welch Larson,William C. Wohlforth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107059275

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Rising powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia, and Turkey are increasingly claiming heightened profiles in international politics. Although differing in other respects, rising states have a strong desire for recognition and respect. This pioneering volume on status features contributions that develop propositions on status concerns and illustrate them with case studies and aggregate data analysis. Four cases are examined in depth: the United States (how it accommodates rising powers through hierarchy), Russia (the influence of status concerns on its foreign policy), China (how Beijing signals its status aspirations), and India (which has long sought major power status). The authors analyze status from a variety of theoretical perspectives and tackle questions such as: How do states signal their status claims? How are such signals perceived by the leading states? Will these status concerns lead to conflict, or is peaceful adjustment possible?
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Just War and International Order

The Uncivil Condition in World Politics

Author: Nicholas Rengger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107355400

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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At the opening of the twenty-first century, while obviously the world is still struggling with violence and conflict, many commentators argue that there are many reasons for supposing that restrictions on the use of force are growing. The establishment of the International Criminal Court, the growing sophistication of international humanitarian law and the 'rebirth' of the just war tradition over the last fifty years are all taken as signs of this trend. This book argues that, on the contrary, the just war tradition, allied to a historically powerful and increasingly dominant conception of politics in general, is complicit with an expansion of the grounds of supposedly legitimate force, rather than a restriction of it. In offering a critique of this trajectory, 'Just War and International Order' also seeks to illuminate a worrying trend for international order more generally and consider what, if any, alternative there might be to it.
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The Political Origins of Inequality

Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All

Author: Simon Reid-Henry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623679X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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"Examining the historical experience of different countries, a thought-provoking volume, taking on a global perspective to explain inequality the defining issue of our time reveals that our inability to act in concert, both rich and poor, is what is falling apart, not the world itself, and shows how it is within our power to address it, "--NoveList.
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Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics

Author: Stephen F. Szabo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472596331

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Having emerged from the end of the Cold War as a unified country, Germany has quickly become the second largest exporter in the world. Its economic might has made it the center of the Eurozone and the pivotal power of Europe. Like other geo-economic powers, Germany's foreign policy is characterized by a definition of the national interest in economic terms and the elevation of economic interests over non-economic values such as human rights or democracy promotion. This strategic paradigm is evident in German's relationship with China, the Gulf States and Europe, but it is most important in regard to its evolving policies towards Russia. In this book, Stephen F. Szabo provides a description and analysis of German policy towards Russia, revealing how unified Germany is finding its global role in which its interests do not always coincide with the United States or its European partners. He explores the role of German business and finance in the shaping of foreign policy and investigates how Germany's Russia policy effects its broader foreign policy in the region and at how it is perceived by key outside players such as the United States, Poland and the EU. With reference to public, opinion, the media and think tanks Szabo reveals how Germans perceive Russians, and he uncovers the ways in which its dealings with Russia affect Germany in terms of the importing of corruption and crime. Drawing on interviews with key opinion-shapers, business and financial players and policy makers and on a wide variety of public opinion surveys, media reports and archival sources, his will be a key resource for all those wishing to understand the new geo-economic balance of Europe.
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American Foreign Policy Since World War II

Author: Steven W. Hook,John W. Spanier

Publisher: C Q Press College

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 424

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The U.S. enters the 21st century uncertain of its international role. Despite its economic and military predominance in the post Cold War era, the U.S. struggles as a nation, propelled toward detachment yet engaged in moral crusading.
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The Politics of industrial policy

a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Author: Claude E. Barfield

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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