Challenges to Global Security: Geopolitics and Power in an Age of Transition

Challenges to Global Security: Geopolitics and Power in an Age of Transition

by Hussein Solomon


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Challenges to Global Security: Geopolitics and Power in an Age of Transition by Hussein Solomon

Ours is an age of great upheaval where change sometimes appears to be the only constant. Three of the most important forces driving such change are globalization, regionalization and democratization. This substantial work makes a concerted attempt to understand these forces, and to show how they impact on the vitally important question of global security in the USA, Latin America, South Asia, South East Asia, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa. Each discourse receives substantial coverage: from economics and politics to religion, religious fundamentalism and human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845115272
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Series: Toda Institute Book Series on Global Peace and Policy Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.39(w) x 9.78(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Hussein Solomon lectures in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria where he is also Director of the Centre for International Political Studies. He sits on the International Steering Committee of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in Hawaii, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Global Action to Prevent War.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors     vii
Preface   Majid Tehranian     xi
Introduction   Hussein Solomon     1
From National to Regional and Global Security
The Competition for Power and Legitimacy in an Age of Transition   Joseph A. Camilleri     27
Regional Security Problems
US Nuclear Policies   Michael D. Intriligator     55
Regional Security in Latin America   Benedicte Bull     66
Regional Security in South Asia   B.M. Jain     90
Regional Security in Southeast Asia   Joseph Y.S. Cheng     112
Regional Security in the European Union   Hripsime Nalbandyan     147
Regional Security in Russia and the Near Abroad   Olga A. Vorkunova     166
Regional Security in the Middle East   Mohammad El-Sayed Selim     188
Africa's Shaky Security Architecture: Perspectives from SADC and the AU   Hussein Solomon     222
Prospects for an Asian Union   Beni Prasad Agarwal     246
On the Road to Global Security?   Hussein Solomon     271
Index     279

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