Global Politics in a Changing World / Edition 4

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Overview

Global Politics in a Changing World blends conceptual writings on international relations with current events coverage from journalistic sources. Case materials in this reader are drawn from all major geographic regions in order to emphasize the global nature of post-Cold War issues. Each chapter approaches the key topics first from a scholarly/theoretical perspective, then follows with readings that present a news/current events context. The readings provide a stimulus for informed debate and discussion and encourage students to view daily events as part of a larger process of change. This unique reader goes beyond the traditional concept of international relations, defined simply as interactions between states. Covering all players in the modern global political scene, topics in the text range from international companies and intergovernmental organizations to traditional states and terrorist organizations. To discuss these varied influences in world politics, the authors have carefully selected a mix of readings that includes journal articles on current events and classic discussions of international relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618974511
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 715,863
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Mansbach is Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. He has published numerous scholarly texts and articles on international relations theory and practice.

Edward Rhodes teaches world politics at Rutgers, where he is also Director of the Center for Global Security and Democracy. He has published extensively in his field.

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Table of Contents

1. Continuity and Change in Global Politics 1.1 Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity, James N. Rosenau 1.2 Bloggers May Be the Real Opposition, The Economist Sovereignty, Borders, and Real Life 1.3 Why the World Isn't Flat, Pankaj Ghemawat 1.4 Our Borderless World, Moises Naim 1.5 Cities Mesh Across Blurry Border, Despite Physical Barrier, Marc Lacey The Twenty-First-Century State? 1.6 We Need Rules for Sovereign Funds, Jeffrey Garten I. The Changing Nature of War 2. Out of Control? The Rise of Postmodern War and Terrorism 2.1 The New Wars, Herfried Münkler 2.2 The Global Menace of Local Strife, The Economist Targeting the Innocent: Terrorism 2.3 Strategies of Terrorism, Andrew H. Kydd and Barbara F. Walter Hiring an Army: Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors 2.4 The Private Surge, Steve Fainaru War by Electron: Cyberwar 2.5 Cyber Attack and Vexes Estonia, Poses Debate, Christopher Rhoads 2.6 A World Wide Web of Terror, The Economist 3. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Thinking About the Unthinkable, Again 3.1 The New Threat of Mass Destruction, Richard K. Betts Nuclear Proliferation 3.2 Bombs Away, The Economist Ballistic Missile Defense 3.3 U.S. Missile Defense, International Institute for Strategic Studies The Consequences of a "Limited" Nuclear War 3.4 Climate Effects of Nuclear War, Alan Robock Biological Weapons 3.5 With Custom-Built Pathogens Come New Fears, Joby Warrick II. Disintegration and Integration in Today's World 4. Democracy: A Global Institution? 4.1 History Is Still Going Our Way, Francis Fukuyama 4.2 The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers, Azar Gat Dictating Democracy 4.3 America's Crusade, Edward Rhodes 4.4 America's Crisis of Legitimacy, Robert Kagan Religion and Democracy 4.5 Why God Is Winning, Timothy Samuel Shah and Monica Duffy Toft 4.6 Islamists Suffer as Freedom Slips Down the Mideast Agenda, Heba Saleh 5. Failed States 5.1 Failed States in a World of Terror, Robert I. Rotberg 5.2 Africa's Revolutionary Deficit, Jeremy M. Weinstein 5.3 The Coming Anarchy, Robert D. Kaplan Haiti 5.4 UN Troops Fight Haiti's Gangs One Battered Street at a Time, Marc Lacey Iraq 5.5 The 10th Circle, Terry McCarthy 6. Solving Shared Problems: Intergovernmental Organizations The United Nations 6.1 International Organizations: Perspectives on Governance in the Twenty-first Century, Kelly-Kate S. Pease 6.2 The United Nations, The Economist The International Monetary Fund 6.3 The IMF and Democratic Governance, Devesh Kapur and Moises Naim The European Union 6.4 Standard Bearer: How the European Union Exports Its Laws, Tobias Buck 7. Ties That Bind: The Rise of Transnational Institutions 7.1 Power Shift, Jessica T. Mathews 7.2 Learning to Live with NGOs, P. J. Simmons NGOs and States 7.3 NGOs: Sins of the Secular Missionaries, The Economist 7.4 What Is a Gongo? Moises Naim TNCs 7.5 Mountain of Gold Leaves a River of Waste, Jane Perlez and Raymond Bonner NGOs and TNCs 7.6 How a Global Web of Activists Gives Cooke Problems in India, Steve Stecklow The NGO-TNC-State Nexus 7.7 More than the Sum of the Parts, Sarah Murray 8. Thy Brother's Keeper: Human Rights and International Law in the Postinternational Era 8.1 Are Human Rights Universal? Thomas M. Franck 8.2 Taming Leviathan, The Economist An International Criminal Court 8.3 If Not Peace, Then Justice, Elizabeth Rubin III. A New Security Agenda in a Globablized World 9. The Problem of Soft Security: Crime, Disease, and Dangerous Products in a Globalized World Redefining Security 9.1 Human Security in a Globalized World, Rob McRae Crime 9.2 The Five Wars of Globalization, Moises Naim 9.3 In Afghanistan, Heroin Trade Soars Despite U.S. Aid, Philip Shiakin and David Crawford Disease 9.4 Together, in Sickness and in Health, Natalie Angier Dangerous Products 9.5 Dangers for Both Pets and People, Ariana Eunjung Cha 10. Managing a Global Economy 10.1 The Challenge of Global Capitalism, Robert Gilpin Economic Globalization 10.2 In the Shadow of Prosperity, The Economist 10.3 How Trade Barriers Keep Africans Adrift, Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck Monetary and Financial Issues 10.4 The ABCs of Global Money and Finance, Peter J. Dombrowski 10.5 The New New World Order, Daniel W. Drezner 11. Poverty and Development 11.1 The Tangled Web: The Poverty-Insecurity Nexus, Lael Brainard, Derek Chollet, and Vinca LaFleur 11.2 The Megacity, George Packer Aid, Advice, and Governance/Ending Poverty Forever 11.3 The Eight Commandments, The Economist Moving People Rather than Moving Jobs? 11.4 Should We Globalize Labor Too? Jason DeParle 12. Environmental Issues and the Global Commons 12.1 The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin The Problem of Collective Action 12.2 Global Problems and Local Concerns, The World Bank Global Warming, Environmental Degradation, and International Conflict 12.3 Terror in the Weather Forecast, Thomas Homer-Dixon 12.4 Receding Aral Sea Offers Fertile Ground for Conflict, David Stern A Global Web of Pollution and Environmental Devastation 12.5 Huge Dust Plumes from China Cause Changes in Climate, Robert Lee Hotz 12.6 A Corrupt Timber Trade, Peter S. Goodman and Peter Finn IV. The Subjective Dimension: Identies and Loyalties 13. Immigrants, Refugees, and Diasporas: Population Movements Across Borders 13.1 Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security, Fiona B. Adamson Political Causes and Effects of Migration: Poverty, Misgovernment, and Violence 13.2 Europe's Huddled Masses, The Economist 13.3 A Massive Migration, Sudarsan Raghavan Diasporas and International Politics 13.4 A World of Exiles, The Economist 14. The Clash of Cultures and Identities 14.1 The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington 14.2 What Clash of Civilizations? Amartya Sen Identity Clashes in Europe 14.3 Cartoon Uproar Exposes Muslim Divide, Andrew Higgins 14.4 New Russia: From Class to Ethnic Struggle, Steven Lee Myers The New Divide in World Politics? The West Versus the Islamic World 14.5 Mutual Incomprehsension, Mutual Outrage, The Economist 15. Gender and Global Politics 15.1 Women, the State, and War: Feminist Incursions into World Politics, Franke Wilmer Gender, Human Security, and National Security 15.2 Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia, Sherry Karabin 15.3 A Surplus of Men, a Deficit of Peace, Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea Den Boer Women's Rights as Human Rights—Or as Western Cultural Imperialism? 15.4 Yet Another Problem in the Middle East, The Ecomonist.com 15.5 Female Genital Mutilation on Rise in Britain, MSNBC.com 16. Globalization, Localization, and Politics 16.1 The Globalization Index, A.T. Kearney, Inc., and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 16.2 English as the Language of Global Education, Doreen Carvajal 16.3 Soccer Vs. McWorld, Franklin Foer Managing the Problems of a Globalized World 16.4 How Globalization Went Bad, Steven Weber, Nazneen Barma, Matthew Kroenig, and Ely Ratner Paradoxes of Globalization 16.5 Loves Microsoft, Hates America, Adam Davidson

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