Networked Politics

Networked Politics : Agency, Power, and Governance

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The concept of network has emerged as an intellectual centerpiece for our era. Network analysis also occupies a growing place in many of the social sciences. In international relations, however, network has too often remained a metaphor rather than a powerful theoretical perspective. In Networked Politics, a team of political scientists investigates networks in important sectors of international relations, including human rights, security agreements, terrorist and criminal groups, international inequality, and governance of the Internet. They treat networks as either structures that shape behavior or important collective actors. In their hands, familiar concepts, such as structure, power, and governance, are awarded new meaning.

Contributors: Peter Cowhey, University of California, San Diego; Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, University of Cambridge and Sidney Sussex College;
Zachary Elkins, University of Texas at Austin; Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Princeton University; Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego; Michael Kenney, Pennsylvania State University; David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego; Alexander H. Montgomery, Reed College; Milton Mueller, Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Delft University of Technology; Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota; Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto; Wendy H. Wong, University of Toronto; Helen Yanacopulos, Open University
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 15mm | 385.55g
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • 3 line drawings, 5 tables, 5 charts/graphs
  • 0801474760
  • 9780801474767
  • 1,048,898

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance
by Miles KahlerPart I. Networks as Structure: International and Domestic ConsequencesChapter 2. Globalization and the Social Power Politics of International Economic Networks
by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Alexander H. MontgomeryChapter 3. Constitutional Networks
by Zachary ElkinsPart II. Networks and Collective ActionChapter 4. Cutting the Diamond: Networking Economic Justice
by Helen YanacopulosChapter 5. Turning to the "Dark Side": Coordination, Exchange, and Learning in Criminal Networks
by Michael KenneyChapter 6. Collective Action and Clandestine Networks: The Case of al Qaeda
by Miles KahlerPart III. Power and Accountability in NetworksChapter 7. The Politics of Networks: Interests, Power, and Human Rights Norms
by David A. Lake and Wendy H. WongChapter 8. The Politics and Power of Networks: The Accountability of Humanitarian Organizations
by Janice Gross SteinPart IV. Networks and International GovernanceChapter 9. Delegation, Networks, and Internet Governance
by Peter Cowhey and Milton MuellerChapter 10. Varieties of Cooperation: Government Networks in International Security
by Mette Eilstrup-SangiovanniChapter 11. The Power of Networks in International Politics
by Kathryn SikkinkReferences
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"This pathbreaking volume generates a set of exciting research questions about the role of networks in world politics, and offers some innovative methodologies to facilitate their empirical investigation. Anyone interested in new ways of thinking about world politics should read Networked Politics."-Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University
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About Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler is Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations and Professor of Political Science at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Leadership Selection and the Major Multilaterals and International Institutions and the Political Economy of Integration and coeditor of Governance in a Global Economy.
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