Building a New Global Order: Emerging Trends in International Security

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The end of the cold war has not brought greater security to the world. Although the likelihood of global nuclear war has been reduced, other threats to international peace-are becoming increasingly evident. As the Gulf War of 1991 demonstrated, regional conflicts can expand, adopting the methods and means of the earlier superpower confrontation. Written by international authorities in a wide range of disciplines, the essays in this book examine what is known, what must be determined, and what might be done with ...

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Overview

The end of the cold war has not brought greater security to the world. Although the likelihood of global nuclear war has been reduced, other threats to international peace-are becoming increasingly evident. As the Gulf War of 1991 demonstrated, regional conflicts can expand, adopting the methods and means of the earlier superpower confrontation. Written by international authorities in a wide range of disciplines, the essays in this book examine what is known, what must be determined, and what might be done with respect to these profound and urgent issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195409642
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

York University

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

University of Toronto

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction: The New Global Order and the Challenges of International Security 1
Pt. 1 The New International Distribution of Power 11
Ch. 2 Quo Vadis? The United States' Cycle of Power and its Role in a Transforming World 12
Ch. 3 The Collapse of the USSR and World Security 40
Ch. 4 European Security after the Cold War: Issues and Institutions 59
Ch. 5 The Third World in the Changing Strategic Context 86
Pt. 2 The New Transnational Processes 105
Ch. 6 The Dynamics of Military Technology 106
Ch. 7 Production and Security 141
Ch. 8 Global Communications, Culture, and Values: Implications for Global Security 159
Ch. 9 Global Environmental Change and International Security 185
Ch. 10 Population and (In)security: National Perspectives and Global Imperatives 229
Pt. 3 The New Institutions of Global Governance 257
Ch. 11 Opportunities and Obstacles for Collective Security after the Cold War 258
Ch. 12 The United Nations' Contribution to International Peace and Security 284
Ch. 13 Bound to Leave? The Future of the NATO Stationing Regime in Germany 313
Ch. 14 The Seven-Power Summit as a New Security Institution 335
Ch. 15 The Missile Technology Control Regime 358
Ch. 16 A New World Order? Western Public Perceptions in the Post-Cold-War Era 378
Ch. 17 Conclusion: Towards the Twenty-First Century 401
Index 416
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