Hyperconflict Globalization and Insecurity

ISBN-10: 0804763763
ISBN-13: 9780804763769
Edition: 2010
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Description: This book addresses two questions that are crucial to the human condition in the twenty-first century: does globalization promote security or fuel insecurity? And what are the implications for world order? Coming to grips with these matters requires  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This book addresses two questions that are crucial to the human condition in the twenty-first century: does globalization promote security or fuel insecurity? And what are the implications for world order? Coming to grips with these matters requires building a bridge between the geoeconomics and geopolitics of globalization, one that extends to the geostrategic realm. Yet few analysts have sought to span this gulf. Filling the void, Mittelman identifies systemic drivers of global security and insecurity and demonstrates how the intense interaction between them heightens insecurity at a world level. The emergent confluence he labels hyperconflicta structure characterized by a reorganization of political violence, a growing climate of fear, and increasing instability at a world level. Ultimately, his assessment offers an "early warning" to enable prevention of a gathering storm of hyperconflict, and the establishment of enduring peace.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword
Abbreviations
Prelude
Preliminary Answers
Coercive Globalization
Conflict 1: Multilateral Agreement on Investment
Conflict 2: Asian Debacle
Conflict 3: Battles of Seattle (Coauthored with Jacob Stump)
Conflict 4:9/11 and the "Global War on Terror" (Coauthored with Priya Dixit)
Postnational Security
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index

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