Issues in 21st Century World Politics

Issues in 21st Century World Politics

by Mark Beeson, Nick Bisley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230594522

ISBN-13: 9780230594524

Pub. Date: 05/15/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Issues in 21st Century World Politics provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the key questions that will confront policymakers in the decades to come. Written primarily for a student audience by leading figures in international relations, political economy and security studies, this volume analyses and explains the dynamics of a rapidly evolving

Overview

Issues in 21st Century World Politics provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the key questions that will confront policymakers in the decades to come. Written primarily for a student audience by leading figures in international relations, political economy and security studies, this volume analyses and explains the dynamics of a rapidly evolving international order. Covering pivotal matters such as climate change, financial crises, globalization and regionalism as well as war and peace, this major new text is an ideal introduction to the issues set to define politics in the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230594524
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/15/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Issues in Twenty-first Century World Politics: An Introduction Mark Beeson Nick Bisley 1

Part 1 Evolution of the International System

1 Globalisation and Statehood Philip G. Cerny 17

2 Regions and Regionalism in World Politics Shaun Breslin 33

3 Climate Change and the Politics of the Global Environment Neil Carter 52

4 Global Power Shift: The Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest? Nick Bisley 66

5 There Are Alternatives: The Washington Consensus Versus State Capitalism Mark Beeson 81

6 Democracy and Democratisation William Case 93

7 Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics Richard W. Mansbach 108

Part 2 Confict, Crises and Authority

8 Old and New Wars Matt Killingsworth 125

9 Transnational Terrorism Andrew Phillips 136

10 Peace Operations and Humanitarian Intervention Alex J. Bellamy 149

11 The New World of Security: Implications for Human Security and International Security Cooperation Mely Caballero-Anthony 162

12 Gender Matters: Problematising Masculinity and Femininity in Contemporary Global Politics Laura J. Shepherd 177

13 Inequality and Underdevelopment in World Politics Ray Kiely 190

14 Energy Security and World Politics Frank Umbach 202

15 Global Financial Crises Timothy J. Sinclair 214

16 Governing the Global Economy: Multilateral Economic Institutions Richard Higgott 225

17 Population Movement and Its Impact on World Politics Anne Hammerstad 238

References 251

Index 288

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