Global Politics in a Changing World

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Global Politics in a Changing World, International Edition blends conceptual writings on international relations with current events coverage from journalistic sources. Case materials in this reader are drawn from all major geographic regions in order to emphasize the global nature of post-Cold War issues. Each chapter approaches the key topics first from a scholarly/theoretical perspective, then follows with readings that present a news/current events context. The readings provide a stimulus for informed debate and discussion and encourage students to view daily events as part of a larger process of change. This unique reader goes beyond the traditional concept of international relations, defined simply as interactions between states. Covering all players in the modern global political scene, topics in the text range from international companies and intergovernmental organizations to traditional states and terrorist organizations. To discuss these varied influences in world politics, the authors have carefully selected a mix of readings that includes journal articles on current events and classic discussions of international relations.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 166 x 235 x 19mm | 724g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • International ed of 4th Revised ed
  • 1424069041
  • 9781424069040
  • 1,721,656

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1. Continuity and Change in Global Politics. Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity, James N. Rosenau. Bloggers May Be the Real Opposition, The Economist. Sovereignty, Borders, and Real Life. Why the World Isn't Flat, Pankaj Ghemawat. Our Borderless World, Moises Naim. Cities Mesh Across Blurry Border, Despite Physical Barrier, Marc Lacey. The Twenty-First-Century State? We Need Rules for Sovereign Funds, Jeffrey Garten. Part I: THE CHANGING NATURE OF WAR. 2. Out of Control? The Rise of Postmodern War and Terrorism. The New Wars, Herfried Munkler. The Global Menace of Local Strife, The Economist. Targeting the Innocent: Terrorism. Strategies of Terrorism, Andrew H. Kydd and Barbara F. Walter. Hiring an Army: Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors. The Private Surge, Steve Fainaru. War by Electron: Cyberwar. Cyber Attack and Vexes Estonia, Poses Debate, Christopher Rhoads. A World Wide Web of Terror, The Economist. 3. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Thinking About the Unthinkable, Again. The New Threat of Mass Destruction, Richard K. Betts. Nuclear Proliferation. Bombs Away, The Economist. Ballistic Missile Defense. U.S. Missile Defense, International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Consequences of a Limited Nuclear War. Climate Effects of Nuclear War, Alan Robock. Biological Weapons. With Custom-Built Pathogens Come New Fears, Joby Warrick. Part II: DISINTEGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN TODAY'S WORLD. 4. Democracy: A Global Institution? History Is Still Going Our Way, Francis Fukuyama. The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers, Azar Gat. Dictating Democracy. America's Crusade, Edward Rhodes. America's Crisis of Legitimacy, Robert Kagan. Religion and Democracy. Why God Is Winning, Timothy Samuel Shah and Monica Duffy Toft. Islamists Suffer as Freedom Slips Down the Mideast Agenda, Heba Saleh. 5. Failed States. Failed States in a World of Terror, Robert I. Rotberg. Africa's Revolutionary Deficit, Jeremy M. Weinstein. The Coming Anarchy, Robert D. Kaplan. Haiti. UN Troops Fight Haiti's Gangs One Battered Street at a Time, Marc Lacey. Iraq. The 10th Circle, Terry McCarthy. 6. Solving Shared Problems: Intergovernmental Organizations. The United Nations. International Organizations: Perspectives on Governance in the Twenty-first Century, Kelly-Kate S. Pease. The United Nations, The Economist. The International Monetary Fund. The IMF and Democratic Governance, Devesh Kapur and Moises Naim. The European Union. Standard Bearer: How the European Union Exports Its Laws, Tobias Buck. 7. Ties That Bind: The Rise of Transnational Institutions. Power Shift, Jessica T. Mathews. Learning to Live with NGOs, P. J. Simmons. NGOs and States. NGOs: Sins of the Secular Missionaries, The Economist. What Is a Gongo? Moises Naim. TNCs. Mountain of Gold Leaves a River of Waste, Jane Perlez and Raymond Bonner. NGOs and TNCs. How a Global Web of Activists Gives Cooke Problems in India, Steve Stecklow. The NGO-TNC-State Nexus. More than the Sum of the Parts, Sarah Murray. 8. Thy Brother's Keeper: Human Rights and International Law in the Postinternational Era. Are Human Rights Universal? Thomas M. Franck. Taming Leviathan, The Economist. An International Criminal Court. If Not Peace, Then Justice, Elizabeth Rubin. Part III: A NEW SECURITY AGENDA IN A GLOBABLIZED WORLD. 9. The Problem of Soft Security: Crime, Disease, and Dangerous Products in a Globalized World. Redefining Security. Human Security in a Globalized World, Rob McRae. Crime. The Five Wars of Globalization, Moises Naim. In Afghanistan, Heroin Trade Soars Despite U.S. Aid, Philip Shiakin and David Crawford. Disease. Together, in Sickness and in Health, Natalie Angier. Dangerous Products. Dangers for Both Pets and People, Ariana Eunjung Cha. 10. Managing a Global Economy. The Challenge of Global Capitalism, Robert Gilpin. Economic Globalization. In the Shadow of Prosperity, The Economist. How Trade Barriers Keep Africans Adrift, Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck. Monetary and Financial Issues. The ABCs of Global Money and Finance, Peter J. Dombrowski. The New New World Order, Daniel W. Drezner. 11. Poverty and Development. The Tangled Web: The Poverty-Insecurity Nexus, Lael Brainard, Derek Chollet, and Vinca LaFleur. The Megacity, George Packer. Aid, Advice, and Governance/Ending Poverty Forever. The Eight Commandments, The Economist. Moving People Rather than Moving Jobs? Should We Globalize Labor Too? Jason DeParle. 12. Environmental Issues and the Global Commons. The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin. The Problem of Collective Action. Global Problems and Local Concerns, The World Bank. Global Warming, Environmental Degradation, and International Conflict. Terror in the Weather Forecast, Thomas Homer-Dixon. Receding Aral Sea Offers Fertile Ground for Conflict, David Stern. A Global Web of Pollution and Environmental Devastation. Huge Dust Plumes from China Cause Changes in Climate, Robert Lee Hotz. A Corrupt Timber Trade, Peter S. Goodman and Peter Finn. Part IV: THE SUBJECTIVE DIMENSION: IDENTIES AND LOYALTIES. 13. Immigrants, Refugees, and Diasporas: Population Movements Across Borders. Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security, Fiona B. Adamson. Political Causes and Effects of Migration: Poverty, Misgovernment, and Violence. Europe's Huddled Masses, The Economist. A Massive Migration, Sudarsan Raghavan. Diasporas and International Politics. A World of Exiles, The Economist. 14. The Clash of Cultures and Identities. The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington. What Clash of Civilizations? Amartya Sen. Identity Clashes in Europe. Cartoon Uproar Exposes Muslim Divide, Andrew Higgins. New Russia: From Class to Ethnic Struggle, Steven Lee Myers. The New Divide in World Politics? The West Versus the Islamic World. Mutual Incomprehsension, Mutual Outrage, The Economist. 15. Gender and Global Politics. Women, the State, and War: Feminist Incursions into World Politics, Franke Wilmer. Gender, Human Security, and National Security. Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia, Sherry Karabin. A Surplus of Men, a Deficit of Peace, Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea Den Boer. Women's Rights as Human Rights-Or as Western Cultural Imperialism? Yet Another Problem in the Middle East, The Ecomonist.com. Female Genital Mutilation on Rise in Britain, MSNBC.com. 16. Globalization, Localization, and Politics. The Globalization Index, A.T. Kearney, Inc., and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. English as the Language of Global Education, Doreen Carvajal. Soccer Vs. McWorld, Franklin Foer. Managing the Problems of a Globalized World. How Globalization Went Bad, Steven Weber, Nazneen Barma, Matthew Kroenig, and Ely Ratner. Paradoxes of Globalization. Loves Microsoft, Hates America, Adam Davidson.
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Table of contents

1. Continuity and Change in Global Politics. Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity, James N. Rosenau. Bloggers May Be the Real Opposition, The Economist. Sovereignty, Borders, and Real Life. Why the World Isn"t Flat, Pankaj Ghemawat. Our Borderless World, Moises Naim. Cities Mesh Across Blurry Border, Despite Physical Barrier, Marc Lacey. The Twenty-First-Century State? We Need Rules for Sovereign Funds, Jeffrey Garten. Part I: THE CHANGING NATURE OF WAR. 2. Out of Control? The Rise of Postmodern War and Terrorism. The New Wars, Herfried Munkler. The Global Menace of Local Strife, The Economist. Targeting the Innocent: Terrorism. Strategies of Terrorism, Andrew H. Kydd and Barbara F. Walter. Hiring an Army: Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors. The Private Surge, Steve Fainaru. War by Electron: Cyberwar. Cyber Attack and Vexes Estonia, Poses Debate, Christopher Rhoads. A World Wide Web of Terror, The Economist. 3. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Thinking About the Unthinkable, Again. The New Threat of Mass Destruction, Richard K. Betts. Nuclear Proliferation. Bombs Away, The Economist. Ballistic Missile Defense. U.S. Missile Defense, International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Consequences of a "Limited" Nuclear War. Climate Effects of Nuclear War, Alan Robock. Biological Weapons. With Custom-Built Pathogens Come New Fears, Joby Warrick. Part II: DISINTEGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN TODAY"S WORLD. 4. Democracy: A Global Institution? History Is Still Going Our Way, Francis Fukuyama. The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers, Azar Gat. Dictating Democracy. America"s Crusade, Edward Rhodes. America"s Crisis of Legitimacy, Robert Kagan. Religion and Democracy. Why God Is Winning, Timothy Samuel Shah and Monica Duffy Toft. Islamists Suffer as Freedom Slips Down the Mideast Agenda, Heba Saleh. 5. Failed States. Failed States in a World of Terror, Robert I. Rotberg. Africa"s Revolutionary Deficit, Jeremy M. Weinstein. The Coming Anarchy, Robert D. Kaplan. Haiti. UN Troops Fight Haiti"s Gangs One Battered Street at a Time, Marc Lacey. Iraq. The 10th Circle, Terry McCarthy. 6. Solving Shared Problems: Intergovernmental Organizations. The United Nations. International Organizations: Perspectives on Governance in the Twenty-first Century, Kelly-Kate S. Pease. The United Nations, The Economist. The International Monetary Fund. The IMF and Democratic Governance, Devesh Kapur and Moises Naim. The European Union. Standard Bearer: How the European Union Exports Its Laws, Tobias Buck. 7. Ties That Bind: The Rise of Transnational Institutions. Power Shift, Jessica T. Mathews. Learning to Live with NGOs, P. J. Simmons. NGOs and States. NGOs: Sins of the Secular Missionaries, The Economist. What Is a Gongo? Moises Naim. TNCs. Mountain of Gold Leaves a River of Waste, Jane Perlez and Raymond Bonner. NGOs and TNCs. How a Global Web of Activists Gives Cooke Problems in India, Steve Stecklow. The NGO-TNC-State Nexus. More than the Sum of the Parts, Sarah Murray. 8. Thy Brother"s Keeper: Human Rights and International Law in the Postinternational Era. Are Human Rights Universal? Thomas M. Franck. Taming Leviathan, The Economist. An International Criminal Court. If Not Peace, Then Justice, Elizabeth Rubin. Part III: A NEW SECURITY AGENDA IN A GLOBABLIZED WORLD. 9. The Problem of Soft Security: Crime, Disease, and Dangerous Products in a Globalized World. Redefining Security. Human Security in a Globalized World, Rob McRae. Crime. The Five Wars of Globalization, Moises Naim. In Afghanistan, Heroin Trade Soars Despite U.S. Aid, Philip Shiakin and David Crawford. Disease. Together, in Sickness and in Health, Natalie Angier. Dangerous Products. Dangers for Both Pets and People, Ariana Eunjung Cha. 10. Managing a Global Economy. The Challenge of Global Capitalism, Robert Gilpin. Economic Globalization. In the Shadow of Prosperity, The Economist. How Trade Barriers Keep Africans Adrift, Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck. Monetary and Financial Issues. The ABCs of Global Money and Finance, Peter J. Dombrowski. The New New World Order, Daniel W. Drezner. 11. Poverty and Development. The Tangled Web: The Poverty-Insecurity Nexus, Lael Brainard, Derek Chollet, and Vinca LaFleur. The Megacity, George Packer. Aid, Advice, and Governance/Ending Poverty Forever. The Eight Commandments, The Economist. Moving People Rather than Moving Jobs? Should We Globalize Labor Too? Jason DeParle. 12. Environmental Issues and the Global Commons. The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin. The Problem of Collective Action. Global Problems and Local Concerns, The World Bank. Global Warming, Environmental Degradation, and International Conflict. Terror in the Weather Forecast, Thomas Homer-Dixon. Receding Aral Sea Offers Fertile Ground for Conflict, David Stern. A Global Web of Pollution and Environmental Devastation. Huge Dust Plumes from China Cause Changes in Climate, Robert Lee Hotz. A Corrupt Timber Trade, Peter S. Goodman and Peter Finn. Part IV: THE SUBJECTIVE DIMENSION: IDENTIES AND LOYALTIES. 13. Immigrants, Refugees, and Diasporas: Population Movements Across Borders. Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security, Fiona B. Adamson. Political Causes and Effects of Migration: Poverty, Misgovernment, and Violence. Europe"s Huddled Masses, The Economist. A Massive Migration, Sudarsan Raghavan. Diasporas and International Politics. A World of Exiles, The Economist. 14. The Clash of Cultures and Identities. The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington. What Clash of Civilizations? Amartya Sen. Identity Clashes in Europe. Cartoon Uproar Exposes Muslim Divide, Andrew Higgins. New Russia: From Class to Ethnic Struggle, Steven Lee Myers. The New Divide in World Politics? The West Versus the Islamic World. Mutual Incomprehsension, Mutual Outrage, The Economist. 15. Gender and Global Politics. Women, the State, and War: Feminist Incursions into World Politics, Franke Wilmer. Gender, Human Security, and National Security. Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia, Sherry Karabin. A Surplus of Men, a Deficit of Peace, Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea Den Boer. Women"s Rights as Human Rights-Or as Western Cultural Imperialism? Yet Another Problem in the Middle East, The Ecomonist.com. Female Genital Mutilation on Rise in Britain, MSNBC.com. 16. Globalization, Localization, and Politics. The Globalization Index, A.T. Kearney, Inc., and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. English as the Language of Global Education, Doreen Carvajal. Soccer Vs. McWorld, Franklin Foer. Managing the Problems of a Globalized World. How Globalization Went Bad, Steven Weber, Nazneen Barma, Matthew Kroenig, and Ely Ratner. Paradoxes of Globalization. Loves Microsoft, Hates America, Adam Davidson.
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About Richard W. Mansbach

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.
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