The New Agenda for International Relations: From Polarization to Globalization in World Politics [NOOK Book]

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There have been significant political eras which have shaped not only the structure of world politics but the way in which it has been studied. The geopolitical and ideological contours of the Cold War period, for example, had an impact on almost every aspect of world politics and the study of international relations for around 45 years. This book argues that, just as the collapse of the Soviet Union in the period following the fall of the Berlin Wall signaled the end of strategic polarization, it also marked the...
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The New Agenda for International Relations: From Polarization to Globalization in World Politics

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Overview

There have been significant political eras which have shaped not only the structure of world politics but the way in which it has been studied. The geopolitical and ideological contours of the Cold War period, for example, had an impact on almost every aspect of world politics and the study of international relations for around 45 years. This book argues that, just as the collapse of the Soviet Union in the period following the fall of the Berlin Wall signaled the end of strategic polarization, it also marked the apparent end of a particular form of polarized debate around political, social and economic ideas. The various new directions taken by scholars of international relations in the post-Cold War era constitute a large part of a "new agenda' for the discipline. This collection reflects the variety of issues and approaches that have become part and parcel of this agenda over the past ten years. Issues tackled in this volume include the power of culture and ideology, the concept of globalization, inequality, human rights and security as well as reflections on new forms of polarization in the post-Cold War world. Each contributor addresses the nature of changes and continuities in world politics, considers how the discipline of international relations itself has changed and reflects on possible directions for the twenty-first Century. This book will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, global politics, economics and related disciplines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745667539
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Stephanie Lawson is Professor of International Relations, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1 Introduction: A New Agenda for International Relations? 3
2 Ageing Agendas and Ambiguous Anomalies: Tensions and Contradictions of an Emergent Epoch 19
3 Transnational Paranoia and International Relations: The Case of the 'West versus Islam' 37
4 Globalization and the Discourse of Women's Human Rights: Transgressing Boundaries in a Post-Cold War World 54
5 Developing Inequality: A Global Fault-Line 71
6 Taming Economics, Emboldening International Relations: The Theory and Practice of International Political Economy in an Era of Globalization 91
7 The Global Politics of the Environment 109
8 Meaning, Method and Practice: Assessing the Changing Security Agenda 128
9 The Normative Framework of Post-Cold War International Relations 147
10 Signs of a New Enlightenment? Concepts of Community and Humanity after the Cold War 164
11 Beyond Realism and its Critics: The Decline of Structural Neo-Realism and Opportunities for Constructive Engagement 184
12 After the Fall: International Theory and the State 204
Index 223
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