World Security: Challenges for a New Century / Edition 3

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This comprehensive collection of original and edited essays provides students with an introduction to contemporary global issues. Klare's selections provide a consistent global perspective, covering topics such as violence against women and trans-sovereign issues.

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These 19 contributions provide background information on security threats that are most likely to command international attention in the years ahead and suggest ways for the international community to overcome or minimize these threats. The authors discuss such emerging themes as transnational criminal operations, global economic inequity, trade conflict, and international environmental politics, and describe regional developments, particularly in East Asia and the Middle East. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312149901
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. About the Contributors. 1. Seyom Brown, "World Interests and the Changing Dimensions of Security" 2. James N. Rosenau, "The Dynamism of a Turbulent World" 3. Daniel N. Nelson, "Threats and Capacities: Great Powers and Global Insecurity" 4. Michael T. Klare, "The Era of Multiplying Schisms: World Security in the Twenty-First Century" 5. Karen Dawisha, "The Imperial Impulse: Russia and the "Near Abroad" 6. Barry Buzan and Gerald Segal, "Rethinking East Asian Security" 7. Michael C. Hudson, "The United States and the Middle East" 8. Zachary S. Davis, "Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation Policy in the 1990s" 9. Michael T. Klare and Lora Lumpe, "Fanning the Flames of War: Conventional Arms Transfers in the 1990s" 10. Michael E. Brown, "The Causes of Internal Conflict" 11. Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst, "The Evolution of UN Peacekeeping and Peacemaking: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future" 12. Charlotte Bunch and Roxanna Carillo, "Global Violence against Women: The Challenge to Human Rights and Development" 13. Phil Williams, "Transnational Criminal Organizations and International Security" 14. Michael Renner, "The Global Divide: Socioeconomic Disparities and International Security" 15. Vincent Ferraro, Ana Cristina R. Santos, and Julie Ginocchio, "The Global Trading System and International Politics" 16. Janet Welsh Brown, "International Environmental Cooperation as a Contribution to World Security" 17. Thomas Homer-Dixon, "Environmental Scarcity and Intergroup Conflict" 18. Dennis Pirages, "Demographic Change to World Security" 19. Robert C. Johansen, "Building World Security: The Need for Strengthened International Institutions" Index.

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