Part 1 Superpower rivalry and global political competition: superpower rivalry and the end of the "Cold War", Paul G. Lewis; the superpowers and regional conflict, David Potter; superpower rivalry and U.S. hegemony in Central America, Anthony G. McGrew. Part 2 Technology and global integration: military technology and the dynamics of global militarization, Anthony G. McGrew; regimes and the global commons, John Voger; global technologies and political change in Eastern Europe, Nigel Swain. Part 3 A global economy?: the international economic order between the wars, Richard Bessel; the nature and government of the global economy, Jeremy Mitchell; economic autonomy and the advanced industrial state, Grahame Thompson; the autonomy of "Third World" states within the global economy, David POtter; conceptualizing the global economy, Roger Tooze. Part 4 Modernity, globalization and the nation-state: modernization, globalization and the nation-state, Michael Smith; modernity and universal human rights, John Vincent; Islam as a global political force, Brian Beeley; global politics in a transitional era, Anthony G. McGrew.