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Widening the World of International Relations

Widening the World of International Relations

Homegrown Theorizing

  • Author: Ersel Aydinli,Gonca Biltekin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332848
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
  • View: 1972
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Current international relations (IR) theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts that engender the most hard-pressing problems of the world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these issues. Our supposedly revolutionary new concepts and approaches remain largely insufficient in explaining what happens globally and in offering lessons for improvement. This deficiency can only be addressed by building more relevant theories. For theory to be relevant in accounting for contemporary international relations, we argue, it should not only apply to, but also emanate from different corners of the current political universe. In other words, diversity and dialogue can only come about when periphery scholars do not just "meta-theorize" but also "theorize." Aydinli and Biltekin propose a new form of theorizing through this collection of work, one that effectively blends peripheral outlooks with theory production. They call this form "homegrown theorizing," or original theorizing in the periphery about the periphery. Arguing that disciplinary culture is oblivious to the diversity that might be achieved by theorizing based on indigenous ideas and/or practices, this book intends to highlight that potential, showing diversity in the background of the authors, because wherever one looks at the world from, paints the picture that is being seen. Therefore, we bring together scholars from Eastern Europe to South Africa, from Iran to Japan to cover the extant diversity in ideas. This work will be essential reading for all students and scholars concerned with the future of international relations theory.

The Evolution of International Security Studies

The Evolution of International Security Studies

  • Author: Barry Buzan,Lene Hansen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139480766
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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International Security Studies (ISS) has changed and diversified in many ways since 1945. This book provides the first intellectual history of the development of the subject in that period. It explains how ISS evolved from an initial concern with the strategic consequences of superpower rivalry and nuclear weapons, to its current diversity in which environmental, economic, human and other securities sit alongside military security, and in which approaches ranging from traditional Realist analysis to Feminism and Post-colonialism are in play. It sets out the driving forces that shaped debates in ISS, shows what makes ISS a single conversation across its diversity, and gives an authoritative account of debates on all the main topics within ISS. This is an unparalleled survey of the literature and institutions of ISS that will be an invaluable guide for all students and scholars of ISS, whether traditionalist, 'new agenda' or critical.

The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics

The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics

China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism

  • Author: Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780231176545
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Øystein Tunsjø shows that the international system is moving toward a U.S.-China standoff. He arguea that the combined effects of the narrowing power gap between China and the United States and the widening power gap between China and any third-ranking power portend a new bipolarity that will differ in crucial ways from that of the last century.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

  • Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019958558X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 772
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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

Into the Widening World

Into the Widening World

International Coming-of-age Stories

  • Author: John Loughery
  • Publisher: New York : Persea Books
  • ISBN: 9780892552047
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
  • View: 1353
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A collection of twenty-six short stories about young people, from twenty-two different countries.

The Evolution of International Security Studies

The Evolution of International Security Studies

  • Author: Barry Buzan,Lene Hansen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139480766
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 2328
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International Security Studies (ISS) has changed and diversified in many ways since 1945. This book provides the first intellectual history of the development of the subject in that period. It explains how ISS evolved from an initial concern with the strategic consequences of superpower rivalry and nuclear weapons, to its current diversity in which environmental, economic, human and other securities sit alongside military security, and in which approaches ranging from traditional Realist analysis to Feminism and Post-colonialism are in play. It sets out the driving forces that shaped debates in ISS, shows what makes ISS a single conversation across its diversity, and gives an authoritative account of debates on all the main topics within ISS. This is an unparalleled survey of the literature and institutions of ISS that will be an invaluable guide for all students and scholars of ISS, whether traditionalist, 'new agenda' or critical.

Closing or Widening the Gap?

Closing or Widening the Gap?

Legitimacy and Democracy in Regional Integration Organizations

  • Author: Dr Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann,Dr Anna van der Vleuten
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409498360
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
  • View: 3527
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Combining normative analysis and theory-driven empirical research in a comparative framework, this volume clarifies and explains the connections between regional international governance, legitimacy and democracy. It focuses on the quality of democracy and the legitimacy of policy making in multilevel regional systems. The volume offers a much-needed clarification of confusing concepts such as legitimacy, democracy and 'civil society' in non-national political systems. It critically assesses the quality of democracy and legitimacy within different Regional International Organizations (RIOs); it examines how networks of non-state actors become a kind of transnational civil society and assesses their potential for solving legitimacy deficits; and it investigates the impact of democratic conditionality in different RIOs. The contributors deepen our understanding of a relatively new non-state actor on the international scene - the regional international organization - and investigate the potential contribution of transnational non-state actors to the quality of governance at the regional level.

International Economic Relations, Struggle for Change

International Economic Relations, Struggle for Change

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: 9788170233046
  • Category: International economic relations
  • Page: 454
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The Open Society in Theory and Practice

The Open Society in Theory and Practice

  • Author: D. Germino,K. van Beijme
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401020566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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From June 28 until July 4, 1972, a group of scholars, all of them acade micians committed to the critical study of man and society which may be called political theory, met at The Rockefeller Foundation's VillaSerbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, to present papers on and discuss the subject of "The Open Society. " These papers, as revised, are published here, most of them for the first time. They reflect no consensus of view, nor were they intended to do so. That such a consensus did not emerge from the conference is not in our judgment a cause for regret; it may rather be regarded as a manifestation of a healthy and desirable plurality of approaches which itself indirectly tells us something important about the nature of the open society. All the papers deal in different contexts and from a variety of philosophi cal and theoretical perspectives with the interrelated themes of openness and the open society. Some of the panelists are skeptical of the capacity of modern industrial, or "post-industrial," society, with its heavy emphasis upon technological rationality to foster authentic openness under currently prevailing assumptions about man and nature.

Globalization, Security, and the Nation State

Globalization, Security, and the Nation State

Paradigms in Transition

  • Author: Ersel Aydinli,James N. Rosenau
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791464021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 7608
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Explores the impact of globalization on the conduct of international affairs.

The Political Economy of Globalization

The Political Economy of Globalization

  • Author: Satya Dev Gupta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461561698
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 2342
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Globalization is transforming the world at an accelerated pace. Integration of the world continues, widening and intensifying international linkages in economic, political and social relations. Liberalization of trade and fmance, lubricated by revolutionary changes in information technology, has resulted in significant economic growth at the global level. On the other hand, the process of globalization is changing the nature of production relations, threatening the traditional roles of the nation-state, and carrying with it far-reaching implications for sustainable growth, development and the environment. Although both developed and developing countries are actively participating in this saga of globalization, nearly ninety countries, as the United Nations' Human Development Report, 1996 indicates, are worse off economically than they were ten years ago, leading to "global polarization" between haves and have nots. The report further indicates that the gap between the per capita incomes of the industrialized world and the developing countries, far from narrowing, has more than tripled during the last thirty years. Further, a majority of the countries benefitting from this globalization drive have seen a rise in inequality and poverty. This failure of market driven globalization to reward the benefits equitably led the United Nations to proclaim 1996 as the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty (IYEP) and the decade of 1997-2006 as the international decade for the eradication of poverty, and to promote "people-centered sustainable development".

The Problem of Harm in World Politics

The Problem of Harm in World Politics

Theoretical Investigations

  • Author: Andrew Linklater
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139497413
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The need to control violent and non-violent harm has been central to human existence since societies first emerged. This book analyses the problem of harm in world politics which stems from the fact that societies require the power to harm in order to defend themselves from internal and external threats, but must also control the capacity to harm so that people cannot kill, injure, humiliate or exploit others as they please. Andrew Linklater analyses writings in moral and legal philosophy that define and classify forms of harm, and discusses the ways in which different theories of international relations suggest the power to harm can be controlled so that societies can co-exist with the minimum of violent and non-violent harm. Linklater argues for new connections between the English School study of international society and Norbert Elias' analysis of civilizing processes in order to advance the study of harm in world politics.

Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

  • Author: P. Ferrara
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113740082X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 127
  • View: 8739
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With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.

Reputation and International Politics

Reputation and International Politics

  • Author: Jonathan Mercer
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801474897
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 2738
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By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting for. He presents a comprehensive examination of what defines a reputation, when it is likely to emerge in international politics, and with what consequences. Mercer examines reputation formation in a series of crises before World War I, testing competing arguments—one from deterrence theory, the other from social psychology—to see which better predicts and explains how reputations form. He extends his findings to address contemporary crises such as the Gulf War, and considers how culture, gender, and nuclear weapons affect reputation. Throughout history, wars have been fought in the name of reputation. Mercer rebuts this politically powerful argument, shows that reputations form differently than we thought, and offers policy advice to decision-makers.

ASEAN-China Economic Relations in the Context of Pacific Economic Development and Co-operation

ASEAN-China Economic Relations in the Context of Pacific Economic Development and Co-operation

  • Author: Siow Yue Chia,Bifan Cheng
  • Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian
  • ISBN: 9813016396
  • Category: ASEAN countries
  • Page: 215
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All the World's a Fair

All the World's a Fair

Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916

  • Author: Robert W. Rydell
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226732404
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.

German Foreign Policy

German Foreign Policy

  • Author: Klaus Hilderbrand
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135073910
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The International Politics of East Africa

The International Politics of East Africa

  • Author: Robert Pinkney
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719056161
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
  • View: 1765
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"The International Politics of East Africa" examines the relationship between the countries of East Africa, and their relationships with the rest of the world. International politics in this region are shown to be increasingly about the quest for aid, debt relief, and equitable trading arrangements. Robert Pinkney shows how the price these East African states pay for outside assistance is the growing foreign influence over the details of internal politics. Analyzed within the context of post-Cold War politics, the growth of global forces, and Africa's growing dependence on the developed world, this unique study highlights the notion of African states as partners in negotiating with the West, and the reality of the growing gulf between rich and poor countries.

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

  • Author: Joel Krieger,Margaret E. Crahan
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195117395
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1018
  • View: 6053
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A one-volume, A-Z encyclopaedia designed as a comprehensive resource for understanding the complex terrain of world affairs.

Peace in Papua

Peace in Papua

Widening a Window of Opportunity

  • Author: Blair A. King
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • ISBN: 0876093578
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 35
  • View: 8523
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In Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), the Indonesian archipelagos easternmost province, pro-independence groups have waged a long struggle against the central government. Now, a confluence of factors in the international community, Indonesia, and Papua present an opportunity to resolve the conflict. Following up on the Councils 2003 Indonesia Commission report, Peace in Papua surveys the issues and recounts the current state of play. The report makes recommendations for the Indonesian government, Papuans, and other countriesparticularly the United Statesfor moving forward toward a resolution, while still addressing other challenges in Indonesia.