The Globalization of World Politics
Author : John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2011
Total pages :636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199569090
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Now in its fifth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.

Sexualities in World Politics
Author : Manuela Lavinas Picq,Markus Thiel
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2015-05-15
Total pages :178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317589983
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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.

South Asia in World Politics
Author : Devin T. Hagerty
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2005
Total pages :312
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0742525872
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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.

World Politics: The Menu for Choice
Author : David Kinsella,Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release :2012-02-15
Total pages :480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781111772017
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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.

The Ethnic Entanglement
Author : John F. Stack,Lui Hebron
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release :1999
Total pages :174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0275962229
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War and Change in World Politics
Author : Robert Gilpin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1981
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521273765
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rofessor Gilpin uses history, sociology, and economic theory to identify the forces causing change in the world order.

Small States in World Politics
Author : Jeanne A. K. Hey
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release :2003
Total pages :230
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1555879438
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Offering empirical richness within a consistent theoretical framework, this work provides a comprehensive examination of small state foreign policy.

America's Strategy in World Politics
Author : Nicholas John Spykman
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release :1966
Total pages :500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1412817145
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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.

Scandinavia in World Politics
Author : Christine Ingebritsen
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2006
Total pages :129
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0742509664
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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

Critical Theory and World Politics
Author : Richard Wyn Jones
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release :2001
Total pages :259
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1555878024
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This text brings together leading critical theorists of world politics to discuss both the promise and the pitfalls of their work. The contributors range broadly across the terrain of world politics, engaging with both theory and emancipatory practice. Critiques by two scholars from other IR traditions are also included. The result is a seminal statement of the critical theory approach to understanding world politics.