Issues in World Politics

ISBN-10: 1403946116

ISBN-13: 9781403946119

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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Edited by three highly regarded figures in the study of international relations, this book offers an introduction to the the key issues in the field.
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Book details

List price: $54.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Figures, Tables, Boxes and Maps
Preface
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Notes on the Contributors
Issues in World Politics
The end of the Cold War and a new global agenda?
Issues and problems
Issues, agendas and agenda-setting
Types of issues
The significance of issues in world politics
The management of issues in world politics
Selection of issues and key questions
States and Statehood
The nature of statehood: organization and practice
Statehood as a problem in world politics
Statehood and the post-Cold War world
Statehood and contemporary world politics
Trade, Money and Markets
Economic interdependence: a set of issues
The scope and intensity of economic interdependence
General problems of economic interdependence
Putting issues of economic interdependence on the international agenda
Economic interdependence and the end of the Cold War
Managing global economic interdependence
Economic interdependence and contemporary world politics
Regions and Regionalism
Regions and regionalism: characteristics and driving forces
Problems of regionalism
Regions, regionalism and the international agenda
Regionalism in the post-Cold War world
Managing regionalism
Regions and regionalism: implications for world politics
Development and Inequality
Issues of development and inequality
The general problem of development and inequality
Development and inequality on the international agenda
Development and inequality in the post Cold War era
Managing issues of development and inequality
Development, inequality and world politics
Arms and Arms Control
The significance of arms and arms control issues
General problems of arms and weapons-related issues
Arms and arms control on the international agenda
International control mechanisms
Arms, arms control and contemporary world politics
Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention
Peace-support measures as an issue in world politics
Agenda-setting and form of presentation after the Cold War
Contextual problems of peace-support operations
International management
Peace support and contemporary world politics
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Ethnicity as an issue
General problems of nationalism and ethnic conflict
Putting ethno-nationalist conflict on the international agenda
Nationalism, ethnic conflict and the end of the Cold War
Managing ethnic conflict
Nationalism, ethnic conflict and contemporary world politics
Religion
The impact of religion on world politics
Religion and globalization
Religion in contemporary world politics
Why has religion appeared as an issue on the world agenda?
Are hostile religious and cultural actors a threat to the West's security?
Conclusion
Migration and Refugees
Migration as an international issue
People on the move
New patterns of migration
The pros and cons of migration
Putting migration and refugees on the international agenda
Institutional responses to migration and refugees
Migration and contemporary world politics
Environment and Natural Resources
International awareness: from Stockholm to Rio
The rising profile of environmental issues
The role of international cooperation
Getting on the international agenda
Environmental issues after the Cold War
Managing environmental problems
The environment and contemporary world politics
Media and Communications Technology
Media and state power
Media as 'actors' in world politics
Media as agents of 'cultural transmission'
Media, citizens and 'subjectivity'
Conclusion
Transnational Crime and Corruption
Transnational crime and corruption as an issue in world politics
Problems of crime and corruption
Crime and corruption on the international agenda: key concepts
Crime and corruption after the Cold War
Managing crime and corruption: criminal organizations versus states
Crime, corruption and world politics
Issues in World Politics Reviewed
The selection of issues
Links between issues
Issues and contemporary world politics
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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