Perspectives on World Politics

  • Filename: perspectives-on-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 0415322758
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 433
  • Author: Richard Little
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Perspectives on World Politics has been essential reading for students of international relations since the 1980s. This new edition fully updates this key text for the twenty-first century. Focusing on the main competing analytical perspectives, the first and second editions established an authoritative sense of the conceptual tools used to study world politics, as well as reflecting on the major debates and responses to changes in the world arena. This third edition builds on the success of its predecessors by presenting a fresh set of readings within this framework: power and security interdependence and globalization dominance and resistance. It also includes a much-expanded fourth section, 'World Politics in Perspective', which reflects the methodological and normative debates that have developed since publication of the previous edition. This is an essential text for all students and scholars of politics and international relations.

Women Gender and World Politics

  • Filename: women-gender-and-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 9780897893060
  • Release Date: 1994-01-01
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Peter R. Beckman
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Written as an introductory textbook for the study of world politics and the analysis of gender, this work is suitable for courses in International Relations, international political economy, women's studies, gender studies, and Feminist studies. The 14 authors who have collaborated on this publication are a diverse group of diplomats, scholars, and political activists from the United States, Canada, and many other nations. This text is designed to parallel traditional IR introductory texts that examine the field and describe how it ought to be studied and why. The contributors consider gender analysis as an alternative perspective for understanding world politics. For instructors, this anthology offers both a complement to and a critique of traditional approaches to the study of world politics.

Civilizations in World Politics

  • Filename: civilizations-in-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 9781135278052
  • Release Date: 2009-09-10
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Peter J. Katzenstein
  • Publisher: Routledge

A highly original and readily accessible examination of the cultural dimension of international politics, this book provides a sophisticated and nuanced account of the relevance of cultural categories for the analysis of world politics. The book’s analytical focus is on plural and pluralist civilizations. Civilizations exist in the plural within one civilization of modernity; and they are internally pluralist rather than unitary. The existence of plural and pluralist civilizations is reflected in transcivilizational engagements, intercivilizational encounters and, only occasionally, in civilizational clashes. Drawing on the work of Eisenstadt, Collins and Elias, Katzenstein’s introduction provides a cogent and detailed alternative to Huntington’s. This perspective is then developed and explored through six outstanding case studies written by leading experts in their fields. Combining contemporary and historical perspectives while addressing the civilizational politics of America, Europe, China, Japan, India and Islam, the book draws these discussions together in Patrick Jackson’s theoretically informed, thematic conclusion. Featuring an exceptional line-up and representing a diversity of theoretical views within one integrative perspective, this work will be of interest to all scholars and students of international relations, sociology and political science.

Sexualities in World Politics

  • Filename: sexualities-in-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 9781317589983
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Manuela Lavinas Picq
  • Publisher: Routledge

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.

Gendering World Politics

  • Filename: gendering-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 0231518013
  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: J. Ann Tickner
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

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.

The Globalization of World Politics

  • Filename: the-globalization-of-world-politics.
  • ISBN: 9780199656172
  • Release Date: 2013-12
  • Number of pages: 596
  • Author: John Baylis
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.

Continuity and Change in World Politics

  • Filename: continuity-and-change-in-world-politics.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015048544038
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 499
  • Author: Barry Hughes
  • Publisher:

For International Politics, International Relations, World Politics, and Global Issues courses at the undergraduate level.An indispensable toolkit for organizing and processing information, this practical text provides students with a mental framework for understanding the historic, contemporary, and future developments of world politics. Using general perspectives and enduring worldviews as a foundation for discussions on more specific theories and concepts, it builds on the premise that a meaningful understanding of world politics consists of four principal elements --1) knowledge of the current world 2) familiarity with its history 3) analysis and interpretation 4) insight into dynamics. It provides a unique and balanced treatment of the competing perspectives on historical and contemporary global issues; consistently and systematically addresses the change--and continuity--that so strongly characterize the field today; and includes a substantial amount of information on global trends, economics, environmental issues, and possible directions of global development.

World Politics The Menu for Choice

  • Filename: world-politics-the-menu-for-choice.
  • ISBN: 9781111772017
  • Release Date: 2012-01-12
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: David Kinsella
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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.

Poststructuralism International Relations

  • Filename: poststructuralism-international-relations.
  • ISBN: 1555878458
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: Jenny Edkins
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Offering an introduction to the major poststructuralist thinkers, this text shows how Foucault, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek expose the depoliticization found in conventional international relations theory. poststructuralists are concerned with the big questions of international politics: it is precisely their work that analyzes the political and explains the processes of depoliticization and technologization.

Foreign Front

  • Filename: foreign-front.
  • ISBN: 9780822351849
  • Release Date: 2012-03-21
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Quinn Slobodian
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

It is often asserted that West German New Leftists "discovered the Third World" in the pivotal decade of the 1960s. Quinn Slobodian upsets that storyline by beginning with individuals from the Third World themselves: students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who arrived on West German campuses in large numbers in the early 1960s. They were the first to mobilize German youth in protest against acts of state violence and injustice in the world beyond Europe and North America. Their activism served as a model for West German students' own activist organizing, catalyzing their movements, and influencing their mode of opposition to the Vietnam War. In turn, West German students offered solidarity with and safe spaces for international students' dissident engagements. The collaboration with foreign students offered West Germans a measure of empathy in understanding the Third World not as a place of suffering, poverty and futile violence, but a political entity containing individuals with the capacity and will to speak in their own name.

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

  • Filename: contending-perspectives-on-global-governance.
  • ISBN: 9781134249947
  • Release Date: 2006-05-17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Alice D. Ba
  • Publisher: Routledge

Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.

Interpreters as Diplomats

  • Filename: interpreters-as-diplomats.
  • ISBN: 9780776605012
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Ruth A. Roland
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

The purpose of this book is to give an overview of the role played in the relations between nations, throughout history, by translators and interpreters, but especially interpreters. The author has tried to paint a general view of the world in which the political linguist functions, and has functioned, throughout history. This book thus fills a gap left by political historians, who seldom ask themselves in what language the political negotiations they describe were conducted. Nor do they wonder what effect, for good or ill, the level of competence and the personal interests of the interpreter may have had.

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