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Applies the concept of space to international relations to arrive at novel interpretations.
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“Calling our state-centered view of the world into question, the contributors focus on—and problematize—change in modes of governance and authority as well as identity and loyalty. The volume offers a series of suggestive and useful new analytical tools, and thus will serve as an inspiration to further research.” — Christer Jönsson, author of Communication in International Bargaining

“This book merges four important contemporary questions: the nature of change, the concept of political space, the nature of globalization, and the problem of local governance. Better still, the volume does so in a manner that makes excellent sense.” — Robert A. Denemark, coeditor of World System History: The Social Science of Long-Term Change

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791454602
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2002
  • Series: SUNY Series in Global Politics
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Yale H. Ferguson is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers University-Newark. He is the author and editor of several books, including, with Richard W. Mansbach, Polities: Authority, Identities, and Change.

R. J. Barry Jones is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Reading. He is the author and editor of several books, including The World Turned Upside Down?: Globalization and the Future of the State.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Space and Global Politics
Yale H. Ferguson and R. J. Barry Jones

Part I: The Problem of Change in Historical Perspective

1. The Problem of Change in International Relations Theory
K. J. Holsti

2. Reconfiguring International Political Space: The Significance of World History
Richard Little

3. The Informational Reconfiguring of Global Geopolitics
Ken Dark

4. Remapping Political Space: Issues and Nonissues in Analyzing Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century
Yale H. Ferguson and Richard W. Mansbach

Part II: Geographical Scale, Identity, and Relationships

5. Political Power and Geographical Scale
John Agnew

6. Mapping Global/Local Spaces
Robert Latham

7. Cartographies of Loathing and Desire:The Bharatiya Janata Party, the Bomb, and the Political Spaces of Hindu Nationalism
Stuart Corbridge

Part III: Globalizing Trends in the World Economy

8. A New Cross-Border Field for Public and Private Actors
Saskia Sassen

9. Finance in Politics: An Epilogue to Mad Money
Susan Strange

10. Offshore and the Institutional Environment of Globalization
Ronen Palan

Part IV: Shifting Patterns of Governance

11. Governance and the Challenges of Changing Political Space
R. J. Barry Jones

12. Club Identity and Collective Action: Overlapping Interests in an Evolving World System
Mark A. Boyer

13. NGOs and Fragmented Authority in Globalizing Space
James N. Rosenau

14. Practicing Democracy Transnationally
Rey Koslowski and Antje Wiener


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