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New Directions in Political Science Responding to the Challenges of an Interdependent World

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ISBN-10: 0230228496

ISBN-13: 9780230228498

Edition: 2010

Authors: Colin Hay

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this new text focuses on a range of key challenges posed by developments in twenty-first century politics to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of current thinking and future directions in political science and international relations.
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Political Science in an Age of Acknowledged Interdependence
Acknowledging interdependence
Interdependence and inter-disciplinarity
Spatial interdependence and the problem of sub-disciplinary specialism
Conclusion
Policy-Making in an Interdependent World
Introduction: interdependence old and new
Spatial interdependence: discursive construction and democratic statecraft
Institutional interdependence: government, governance and complexity
Policy interdependence: specialization, tacit knowledge and catastrophic risk
Interdependence, statecraft and rhetoric
The Rise of Political Disenchantment
Reflecting on the rise of anti-politics
The decline in Britain's civic culture
Explaining the rise of disenchantment
A new political science of design
Conclusion
The Internet in Political Science
The challenge
The current state of our understanding in political science
Recent developments and current trends
How will - or should - political science develop? Challenges and opportunities
Political knowledge: what is it rational to 'know'?
Voting: reversing turnout decline?
Reconfiguring 'The Logic of Collective Action' and the ecology of interest groups
Leadership: the end of charisma and co-ordination?
Political parties: the end of membership?
Government-citizen interactions: bringing citizens closer to government?
Public management reform: from Weber to new public management to digital-era governance
Political equality
Illusions of interdependence
Methodological challenges for political science
Conclusion
The New Politics of Equality
Introduction
'Old' politics of equality
The 'new' politics of equality
Conclusion
Civic Multiculturalism and National Identity
Multiculturalism
Difference and equality
Some implications for liberal citizenship
Multicultural citizenship
Muslims and identity
Navigating groupness
National identity and minority cultures
The Character of the State
Globalization and the economic discretion of the state
Globalization and the state in the international sphere
Globalization and the state as an agent of political identity
The financial crisis and the state: economic discretion
Transnational governance
The state as the agent of political identity and expectations
Conclusions: future intellectual agendas on the state
Economic Interdependence and the Global Economic Crisis
Introduction: The great recession and global economic interdependence
Something old, something new
Globalization: how new, how constraining?
Regulating the global economy
Global economic interdependence and the study of IPE
Conclusion
The Challenge of Territorial Politics: Beyond Methodological Nationalism
Introduction: why a new direction? The challenge territorial politics
Beyond 'methodological nationalism'
The territorial politics of elections
Rescaling welfare
Conclusion
New Security Challenges in an Interdependent World
Contemporary security concerns
The evolution of Anglophone international security studies
Different meanings of security
Conclusion
Global Challenges: Accountability and Effectiveness
The limits of current global governance arrangements
Key political challenges
Global economic governance: problems and opportunities
The politics of global governance change
Rethinking politics in a global age
Global Justice
Introduction
Theorizing global justice: between statism and globalism
Theorizing global justice: beyond statism and globalism
Conclusion: the future of theorizing global justice
References
Index