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Global Politics in a Changing World / Edition 2

Global Politics in a Changing World / Edition 2


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Global Politics in a Changing World / Edition 2

This unique blend of classic writings and current events articles from journalistic sources illuminates the central issues in the study of international relations while familiarizing students with contemporary actors and debates in world politics. Case materials drawn from all major geographic regions emphasize the global nature of issues in the Post-Cold War era. The distinctive blend of readings from sources such as the New York Times and the Economist provide a stimulus for informed debate and encourage students to view daily events as part of the larger process of global change.

A reorganized structure includes the addition of Part I: The Changing Nature of War which allows for a greater thematic coherence and supports a change in emphasis from traditional to postmodern warfare. Every chapter opens with a brief essay to provide context, then addresses key topics from a scholarly/theoretical view, followed by readings that present news and current events within the chapter theme. Suggested topics at the end of each chapter help reinforce students' understanding of readings and provide a starting point for class discussion.

  • New! Two new chapters, Chapter 3: A New Kind of War? International Terrorism and Chapter 8: Thy Brother's Keeper: Human Rights and International Law in the Postinternational Era respond to the September 11, 2001 attacks and the increased importance of human rights and international law.
  • New!Thoroughly updated readings from over 75% new sources include editorial introductions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618214587
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 509
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Richard Mansbach is Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. He has published numerous scholarly texts and articles on international relations theory and practice.

Edward Rhodes teaches world politics at Rutgers, where he is also Director of the Center for Global Security and Democracy. He has published extensively in his field.

Table of Contents

1. Continuity and Change in Global Politics 1.1 Stephen D. Krasner, "Sovereignty," from previous edition (reading 1.1) 1.2 James N. Rosenau, "Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity," from previous edition (reading 1.2) The Microelectronics Revolution and Global Society 1.3 D.C. Denison, "A Virtual Visa? Many Programmers Can Stay Home and Still Work," from previous edition (reading 1.3) 1.4 Mohsin Hamid, "International Relations," from previous edition (reading 1.4) I. The Changing Nature of War 2. Out of Control? The Rise of Postmodern War and Terrorism 2.1 Martin van Creveld, "The Transformation of War," from previous edition (reading 2.1) 2.2 "The Global Menace of Local Strife," The Economist, May 24, 2003, pp. 23-25 War as a Way of Life 2.3 Bill Berkeley, "The Longest War in the World," from previous edition (reading 2.2) Terrorism 2.4 Cindy Combs, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," from previous edition (reading 3.1) 2.5 "Martyrdom and Murder," The Economist, January 10, 2004, pp. 20-22 Sanctioned Hits 2.6 Michael P. Scharf, "Targeting Assassination," Washington Post National Weekly Edition, May 3, 2004, p.23 3. Weapons of Mass Destruction: The New Challenge 3.1 Richard K. Betts, "The New Threat of Mass Destruction," from previous edition (reading 4.1) Proliferation 3.2 Bill Keller, "The Thinkable," New York Times Magazine, May 4, 2003, pp. 48-53, 84, 94,101-102 Ballistic Missile Defense 3.3 "An American Dream," The Economist, December 6, 2003, pp. 25-26 Today's Russian Challenge 3.4 Andrew Jack, "Russia's Nuclear Archipelago Challenges Clean-Up Experts," Financial Times, November 19, 2002 II. Disintegration and Integration in Today's World 4. Democracy: A Global Institution? 4.1 Francis Fukuyama, "History Is Still Going Our Way," from previous edition (reading 13.3) Dictating Democracy 4.2 Edward Rhodes, "America's Crusade." 4.3 Robert Kagan, "America's Crisis of Legitimacy," Foreign Affairs, vol 83, no. 2 (March/April 2004), pp. 65-67, 78-81 Democracy in Non-Democratic Soil 4.4 Yaroslav Tromifov, "Islamic Democracy? Mali Finds a Way to Make It Work," Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2004, pp. A1, A12 The Middle East 4.5 Jonathan Steele, "The Middle East Needs Its Democracy Home-Grown," Dangers of Democratization 4.6 Amy Chua, "Our Most Dangerous Export," The Guardian [London], February 28, 2004, p. 23 5. Failed States 5.1 Robert I. Rotberg, "Failed States in a World of Terror," Foreign Affairs, vol 81, no. 4 (July/August 2002), pp. 127-40 5.2 Robert D. Kaplan, "The Coming Anarchy," from previous edition Haiti 5.3 Jim Michaels, Bill Nichols, and Judy Keen, "Haiti Faces Long Odds of Escaping 'Sad Story,'" USA Today, March 2, 2004 Zimbabwe 5.4 Samantha Power, "How to Kill a Country," Atlantic Monthly, vol 292, no. 5 (December 2003), pp. 86-100 6. Solving Shared Problems: Intergovernmental Organizations The United Nations 6.1 Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe, and Roger A. Coate, "The United Nations and Changing World Politics," for previous edition (reading 6.2) 6.2 International Institute of Strategic Studies, "The future of the UN Security Council,"Strategic Comments, vol 9, issue 4 (June 2003) 6.3 The Economist, "The UN's Mission Impossible," from previous edition (reading 6.3) Undermining Sovereignty? The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization 6.4 Michael M. Phillips, "IMF Makes a Push for Good Government," from previous edition (reading 6.4) 6.5 John Pomfret, "Poised to Reshape the Future," from previous edition (reading 6.5) The European Union 6.6 The Economist, "My Continent, Right or Wrong," from previous edition (reading 6.6) 6.7 Michael Steinberger, "Eastward, Whoa," The American Prospect Online, April 29, 2004 7. The Ties That Bind: The Rise of Transnational Institutions 7.1 Jessica T. Matthews, "Power Shift," from previous edition (reading 7.1) 7.2 P.J. Simmons, "Learning to Live with NGOs," from previous edition (reading 7.3) NGOs and States 7.3 The Economist, "NGOs: Sins of the Secular Missionaries," from previous edition (reading 7.4) TNCs 7.4 Noritmitsu Onishi, "Deep in the Republic of Chevron," from previous edition (reading 7.6) Public-Private Partnership 7.5 Mark Turner, "Business heeds the call to alms," Financial Times [London], January 26, 2004 8. Thy Brother's Keeper: Human Rights and International Law in the Postinternational Era 8.1 Thomas M. Franck, "Are Human Rights Universal?" from previous edition (reading 8.1) Sovereignty versus Human Rights 8.2 The Economist, "Taming Leviathan," from previous edition (reading 8.4) Global Law? 8.3 Anne-Marie Slaughter, "Courting the World," Foreign Policy, March/April 2004, pp. 78-79 An International Criminal Court 8.4 Henry Kissinger, "The Pitfalls of Universal Jurisdiction," from previous edition (reading 8.2) 8.5 The Economist, "For us or against us?" November 22, 2003, p. 27 III. A New Security Agenda in a Globalized World 9. The Problem of Soft Security: Crime, Migration, and Disease Redefining Security 9.1 Rob McRae, "Human Security in a Globalized World," in Rob McRae and Don Hubert, eds., Human Security and the New Diplomacy (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001), pp. 14-27 Crime 9.2 Moises Naim, "The Five Wars of Globalization," Foreign Policy, January/February 2003, pp. 29-36 9.3 International Institute for Strategic Studies, "U.S. anti-narcotics strategy: at war with reality?" Strategic Comments, Vol 6, issue 2 (March 2000) Migration 9.4 The Economist, "The longest journey," November 2, 2002, special section, pp. 3-5 Pathogens 9.5 Natalie Angier, "Together in Sickness and in Health," from previous edition (selection 9.2) 9.6 Christopher Caldwell, "New strain of Sovereignty," Financial Times [London], January 9, 2004 10. Managing a Global Economy 10.1 Robert Gilpin, "The Challenge of Global Capitalism," from previous edition (reading 10.1) Economic Globalization 10.2 Steven Pearlstein, "The New Politics of Globalization," from previous edition (reading 10.2) 10.3 Amy Waldman, "More 'Can I Help You?' Jobs Migrate from U.S. to India," New York Times, May 11, 2003, section 1, p. 4 Monetary and Financial Issues 10.4 Peter J. Dombrowski, "The ABCs of Global Money and Finance," from previous edition (reading 10.3) The 1997 Global Financial Crisis 11. Poverty and Development 11.1 United Nations Development Program, "Human Development--past, present and future," Human Development Report 2001, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 9-25. ( Who Are the Poor? 11.2 Jonathan Watts, "Killing for Scratch on BMW Reveals China's Wealth Gap," The Guardian [London], April 8, 2004 Aid and Good Governance 11.3 Karen DeYoung, "Who Helps the World?" from previous edition (reading 11.5) 11.4 The Economist, "How to Make Aid Work," from previous edition (reading 11.6) Microlending 11.5 The Economist, "Africa's Women Go to Work," from previous edition (reading 11.7) 12. Environmental Issues and the Global Commons 12.1 Garrett Hardin, "The Tragedy of the Commons," from previous edition (reading 12.1) The Problem of Collective Action 12.2 The World Bank, "Global Problems and Local Concerns," World Development Report 2003 (Washington: The World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 157-82 12.3 Craig Smith, "The North Sea Cod Crisis Brings Call For Nations to Act," 12.4 Jim Carlton, "Once Targeted by Protesters, Home Depot Plays Green Role," Environmental Degradation and International Conflict 12.5 Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, "On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict," from previous edition (reading 12.2) 12.6 David Stern, "Receding Aral Sea Offers Fertile Ground for Conflict," Financial Times, May 28, 2003, p. 7 The Transnational Web of Development and Environmental Protection 12.7 Juan Forero, "Energy Project vs. Environmentalists in Peru," New York Times, September 9, 2003, pp. W1, W7 IV. The Subjective Dimension: Identities and Loyalties 13. The Clash of Cultures and Identities 13.1 Samuel P. Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations?" from previous edition (reading 13.2) Cultural Meetings 13.2 Ian Buruma, "Final Cut," Divided Loyalties? 13.3 "A World of Exiles," The Economist, January 4, 2004, pp. 42-44 14. Gender and Global Politics 14.1 Franke Wilmer, "Women, the State, and War: Feminist Incursions Into World Politics," from previous edition (reading 14.1) The Real Gender Gap 14.2 Rick Weiss, "No Daughters Need Apply," from previous edition (reading 14.3) 14.3 Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea Den Boer, "A Surplus of Men, a Deficit of Peace," International Security, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Spring 2002), pp. 5-38 Women and NGOs 14.4 Don Hinrichsen, "Ladies, You Have No Choice," World Watch Magazine, March/April 2004, pp. 24-30 Female Genital Mutilation 14.5 The Economist, "Is It Crime or Culture?" from previous edition (reading 14.6) 15. Globalization versus Localization 15.1 "Measuring Globalization," Foreign Policy, March/April 2004, pp. 54-69 15.2 Thomas L. Friedman and Ignacio Ramonet, "Dueling Globalizations: A Debate," from previous edition (reading 15.2) Limits of Globalization 15.3 Jeremy Wagstaff, "Techs Awaken to the Muslim Market," Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2004, p. B4 15.4 Franklin Foer, "Soccer vs. McWorld," Foreign Policy, January/February 2004, pp. 32-40 15.5 Adam Davidson, "Loves Microsoft, Hates America," New York Times Magazine, March 9, 2003, pp. 18, 20

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