New Perspectives on International Functionalism

New Perspectives on International Functionalism

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New Perspectives on International Functionalism by Lucian Ashworth

This book reassesses international functionalism as an approach to global politics. Functionalism has been marginalized as simply a pre-scientific precursor to regional integration theory. In fact, functionalism provides a global view of states and international organizations working towards a peaceful and constructive world order through cooperative relationships across borders to satisfy human needs. Chapters examine the early development of functionalism and apply functionalist insights to issues, problems and conflicts in contemporary global governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349270576
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: International Political Economy Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

LUCIAN M. ASHWORTH Lecturer in Government, University of Limerick, Ireland
ROBERT BOARDMAN Professor of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
JUSTIN D. COOPER President and Associate Professor of Political Science, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
JOHN H. EASTBY Associate Professor of Political Science, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, USA
DAVID LONG Associate Professor of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
CRAIG N. MURPHY Professor of International Relations, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
JAMES PATRICK SEWELL Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Brock University, St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada
ROBERT WOLFE Assistant Professor of Policy and Senior Fellow of the Centre For International Relations, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors The Functional Approach, Functionalism and Beyond; David Long and Lucian M. Ashworth Science, Politics and Conflict in the Functional Approach; J.D. Cooper Functionalism and Modernity in International Relations; J.H. Eastby Mitrany and the Enjoyment of Nationalism; L.M. Ashworth The Functional Approach, Organization Theory and Conflict Resolution; C.N. Murphy The United Nations and Functional Conflict Management; J.P. Sewell The Security Discourses of the European Union; D. Long The Functional Approach to the Management of Trade Conflict; R. Wolfe Practical Things, Constricted Interests: David Mitrany and the False Security of Ecofunctionalism; R. Boardman Endnotes Bibliography Index

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