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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.

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"Combining intellectual rigor and contemporary focus, a wide-ranging portrait of the global system bringing together leading scholars to reflect on the great changes underway in world politics." —Professor G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University

"This excellent and well integrated collection of high-quality chapters introduces and addresses the key questions that face the international system in the first half of the twenty-first century. Readable and engaging, it is a must buy for students of world politics." —Professor Michael Cox, London School of Economics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230594524
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK BEESON is Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia and formerly Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham, UK.

NICK BISLEY is Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia.

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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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