Power in World Politics

Power in World Politics

by Felix Berenskoetter, M. J. Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415421144

ISBN-13: 9780415421140

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book engages the view that students of International Relations need to break with the habit of defining power in terms of military capabilities of states.

Featuring contributions from both upcoming and distinguished scholars, including Steven Lukes, Joseph Nye, and Stefano Guzzini, it explores the nature and location of 'power' in international politics

Overview

This book engages the view that students of International Relations need to break with the habit of defining power in terms of military capabilities of states.

Featuring contributions from both upcoming and distinguished scholars, including Steven Lukes, Joseph Nye, and Stefano Guzzini, it explores the nature and location of 'power' in international politics through a variety of conceptual lenses. With a particular focus on the phenomenon of 'soft' power and different types of actors in a globalizing world, fifteen chapters assess the meaning of 'power' from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, global governance, and development studies, presenting discussions ranging from conceptual to practical oriented analyses.

Power in World Politics attempts to broaden theoretical horizons to enrich our understanding of the distribution of power in world politics, thereby also contributing to the discovery and analysis of new political spaces. This is essential reading for all advanced students and scholars of international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415421140
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Thinking about Power Felix Berenskoetter 2. The Concept of Power: A Constructivist Analysis Stefano Guzzini 3. Realist Conceptions of Power Brian C. Schmidt 4. Structural Realism and the Problem of Polarity and War Joseph M. Grieco 5. Power and the Battle for Hearts and Minds: On the Bluntness of Soft Power Steven Lukes 6. Why ‘Soft Power’ Isn’t So Soft: Representational Force and Attraction in World Politics Janice Bially Mattern 7. The Power of Persuasion Richard Ned Lebow 8. Contested Credibility: Symbolic Power in British Exchange Rate Politics Wolf Hassdorf 9. Notes on a Soft Power Research Agenda Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 10. Reflecting on ‘Normative Power Europe’ Thomas Diez and Ian Manners 11. Empowerment Among Nations: A Sociological Perspective Erik Ringmar 12. Levels, Spaces and Forms of Power: Analyzing Opportunities for Change John Gaventa 13. On the Transformational Potential of Global Civil Society Ronnie D. Lipschutz 14. Discourses of Power: Traversing the Realist-Postmodern Divide Jennifer Sterling-Folker and Rosemary E. Shinko 15. Theory Meets Practice: Facets of Power in the ‘War on Terror’ M.J. Williams

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