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Issues in 21st Century World Politics

Issues in 21st Century World Politics

by Mark Beeson, Nick Bisley


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Issues in 21st Century World Politics

Issues in 21st Century World Politics provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the key questions that will confront policymakers in the decades to come. Written primarily for a student audience by leading figures in international relations, political economy and security studies, this volume analyses and explains the dynamics of a rapidly evolving international order. Covering pivotal matters such as climate change, financial crises, globalization and regionalism as well as war and peace, this major new text is an ideal introduction to the issues set to define politics in the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230594524
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia.

Nick Bisley is Executive Director of La Trobe, Asia and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Issues in Twenty-first Century World Politics: An Introduction Mark Beeson Nick Bisley 1

Part 1 Evolution of the International System

1 Globalisation and Statehood Philip G. Cerny 17

2 Regions and Regionalism in World Politics Shaun Breslin 33

3 Climate Change and the Politics of the Global Environment Neil Carter 52

4 Global Power Shift: The Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest? Nick Bisley 66

5 There Are Alternatives: The Washington Consensus Versus State Capitalism Mark Beeson 81

6 Democracy and Democratisation William Case 93

7 Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics Richard W. Mansbach 108

Part 2 Confict, Crises and Authority

8 Old and New Wars Matt Killingsworth 125

9 Transnational Terrorism Andrew Phillips 136

10 Peace Operations and Humanitarian Intervention Alex J. Bellamy 149

11 The New World of Security: Implications for Human Security and International Security Cooperation Mely Caballero-Anthony 162

12 Gender Matters: Problematising Masculinity and Femininity in Contemporary Global Politics Laura J. Shepherd 177

13 Inequality and Underdevelopment in World Politics Ray Kiely 190

14 Energy Security and World Politics Frank Umbach 202

15 Global Financial Crises Timothy J. Sinclair 214

16 Governing the Global Economy: Multilateral Economic Institutions Richard Higgott 225

17 Population Movement and Its Impact on World Politics Anne Hammerstad 238

References 251

Index 288

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A stimulating and forward-looking survey of the global important forces shaping world order and disorder that every student of global international relations needs to be familiar with. (Amitav Acharya, American University, USA)

The editors are to be congratulated on this outstanding new edition. In a world where all the signposts seem to be disappearing - where the novel and the unexpected have become the norm - this most readable and comprehensive book is a wonderful guide to the central issues facing us all in the 21st century. (Michael Cox, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

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