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The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International RelationsTitoloThe Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
AutoreBaylis, John ; Smith, Steve ; Owens, Patricia
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CategoriaPolitical Science: World
Political Science: International Relations
Language Arts & Disciplines: Linguistics
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati680 p.; ill.
Anno2011
EditoreOxford University Press, USA
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Indice e argomenti trattati
List of figures
xxiii
List of boxes and case studies
xxiv
List of tables
xxix
About the contributorsxxx
World mapxxxvi
Introduction
From international politics to world politics
2
Theories of world politics
3
Theories and globalization
7
Globalization and its precursors
8
Globalization: myth or reality?
10
1 Globalization and global politics
14
Introduction
16
Making sense of globalization
16
Conceptualizing globalization
18
Contemporary globalization
20
A world transformed: globalization and distorted global politics
23
Conclusion
29
Part One The historical context
2 The evolution of international society
34
Introduction: the idea of international society
36
Ancient worlds
37
The Christian and Islamic orders
40
The emergence of the modern international society
41
The globalization of international society
45
Conclusion: problems of global international society
46
3 Intrnational history 1900-90
50
Introduction
52
Modern total war
52
End of empire
54
Cold war
56
Conclusion
62
4 From the cold war to the world economic crisis
66
Introduction
68
The end of the cold war
68
The USA in a world without balance
69
Europe: a work in progress
70
Russia: from Yeltsin to Putin and Medvedev
72
East Asia: primed for rivalry?
73
The war on terror: from 9/11 to Iraq
75
The world economic crisis
78
Conclusion
79
Part Two Theories of world politics
5 Realism
84
Introduction: the timeless wisdom of realism
86
One realism, or many?
89
The essential realism
93
Conclusion: realism and the globalization of world politics
96
6 Liberalism
100
Introduction
102
Core ideas in liberal thinking on international relations
104
Liberalism and globalization
108
Conclusion
111
7 Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism
114
Introduction
116
Neo-realism
117
Neo-liberalism
121
The neo-neo debate
123
Neo-liberals and neo-realists on globalization
125
Conclusion: narrowing the agenda of international relations
127
8 Marxist theories of international relations
130
Introduction: the continuing relevance of Marxism
132
The essential elements of Marxist theories of world politics
133
Marx internationalized: from Imperialism to world-systems theory
135
Gramscianism
137
Critical theory
140
New Marxism
142
Conclusion: Marxist theories of international relations and globalization
144
9 Social constructivism
148
Introduction
150
In the beginning...
150
The rise of constructivism
153
Constructivism
154
Constructivism and global change
160
Conclusion
164
10 Poststructuralism
166
Introduction
168
Studying the social world
168
Poststructuralism as a political philosophy
169
Deconstructing state sovereignty
173
Identity and foreign policy
176
Conclusion
178
11 Post-colonialism
182
Introduction: post-colonial thinking comes to International Relations
184
Former colonies face International Relations
184
Revising history, filling gaps
187
Becoming post-colonial
190
Conclusions: post-colonialism in International Relations
193
12 International ethics
196
Introduction
198
The ethical significance of boundaries: cosmopolitanism and its alternatives
198
Anti-cosmopolitanism: realism and pluralism
201
Duties of justice and natural duties: humanitarianism and harm
203
Global ethical issues
205
Conclusion
209
Part Three Structures and processes
13 The changing character of war
214
Introduction
216
Definitions
217
The nature of war
218
The revolution in military affairs
220
Postmodern war
223
New wars
224
Conclusions
226
14 International and global security
230
Introduction
232
What is meant by the concept of security?
233
The traditional approach to national security
234
The difficulties of cooperation between states
235
The opportunity for cooperation between states
236
Alternative approaches
237
Global society and international security
240
Conclusion: the continuing tensions between national, international, and global security
242
15 International political economy in an age of globalization
246
Introduction
248
The post-war world economy
248
Traditional and new approaches to IPE
252
The globalization debate in IPE
256
International institutions in the globalizing world economy
257
Conclusion
259
16 Gender in world politics
262
Introduction
264
Feminist theories
264
Feminists define gender
265
Putting a gender lens on global politics
265
Gendering security
268
Gender in the global economy
270
Using knowledge to inform policy practice
273
Conclusion
275
17 International law
278
Introduction: the paradox of international law
280
Order and institutions
280
The modern institution of international law
281
From international to supranational law?
285
The laws of war
287
Theoretical approaches to international law
289
Conclusion
291
18 International regimes
294
Introduction
296
The nature of regimes
298
Competing theories of regime formation
301
Conclusion
306
19 The United Nations
310
Introduction
312
A brief history of the United Nations and its principal organs
312
The United Nations and the maintenance of international peace and security
317
The United Nations and intervention within states
319
The United Nations and economic and social questions
322
The reform process in the economic and social arrangements of the United Nations
323
Conclusion
324
20 Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics
326
Introduction
328
Problems with the state-centric approach
328
Transnational companies as political actors
330
Non-legitimate groups and liberation movements as political actors
332
Non-governmental organizations as political actors
334
International organizations as structures of global politics
337
Conclusion: issues and policy systems in global politics
337
Part Four International issues
21 Environmental issues
346
Introduction
348
Environmental issues on the international agenda: a brief history
349
The functions of international environmental cooperation
352
Climate change
356
The environment and International Relations theory
359
Conclusion
360
22 Terrorism and globalization
364
Introduction
366
Definitions
366
Terrorism: from transnational to global phenomenon (1968-2001)
368
Terrorism: the impact of globalization
369
Globalization, technology, and terrorism
372
Combating terrorism
377
Conclusion
378
23 Nuclear proliferation
382
Introduction
384
Nature of nuclear weapons and their effects
385
Diffusion of nuclear and missile technology
386
Theorizing nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation
388
Evolution of global nuclear control and anti-proliferation measures
391
Conclusion
394
24 Nationalism
398
Introduction: concepts and debates
400
Nationalism, nation-states, and global politics in history
402
Nationalism, nation-states, and global politics today
408
Conclusion
409
25 Culture in world affairs
414
Introduction: culture in human affairs
416
Culture in the post-cold-war world
418
The counter-revolutionaries of the global age
419
A counter-revolution at the civilizational level: The case of Islam
422
Conclusion
426
26 Regionalism in international affairs
428
Introduction
430
Regional cooperation and regional integration
430
Regional cooperation in a global context
432
The process of European integration
438
Conclusion
441
27 Global trade and finance
444
Introduction
446
The current regulation of global trade
446
The current regulation of global finance
449
A brief history of market self-regulation in trade and finance
452
Conclusion
456
28 Poverty, development, and hunger
458
Introduction
460
Poverty
461
Development
463
Hunger
470
Conclusion: looking to the future-globalization with a human face?
474
29 Human security
478
Introduction
480
What is human security?
480
Debates about human security
482
Dimensions of human security
484
Promoting human security
490
Conclusion
491
30 Human rights
494
Introduction
496
The global human rights regime
496
The bilateral politics of human rights
500
The non-governmental politics of human rights
503
Human rights and IR theory
505
Conclusion
508
31 Humanitarian intervention in world politics
510
Introduction
512
The case for humanitarian intervention
512
The case against humanitarian intervention
513
The 1990s: a golden era of humanitarian activism?
515
Humanitarian intervention and the war on terror
518
The Responsibility to Protect
521
Conclusion
523
Part Five Globalization in the future
32 Globalization and the transformation of political community
528
Introduction: what is a political community?
530
Nationalism and political community
531
Community and citizenship
533
The changing nature of political community
534
The challenges of global interconnectedness
538
Conclusion
541
33 Globalization and the post-cold war order
544
Introduction
546
A typology of order
547
The elements of contemporary order
548
Globalization and the post-Westphalian order
551
Globalization and legitimacy
552
An international order of globalized states?
554
The global financial crisis
556
Conclusion
557
Glossary559
References579
Index601

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