“The Globalization of World Politics has done a superb job. Miraculously, it is both handy and sumptuous. Handy in the sense that the volume is self-standing in itself with succinct and lucid style and sumptuous in the sense that the volume covers the whole range of schools of thought and the whole range of policy issues that need to be dealt with in the standard curse of international relations as if readers could feel the richness of each chapter one after another. With substantial revision and updating in 2010, the volume shines even more. The volume shoots at two birds with one stone-successfully! If you are asked to choose one textbook in the area of international relations, this is it. ” – Takashi Inoguchi, University of TokyoJohn Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens: Introduction1: Anthony McGrew: Globalization and global politicsPart One: The historical context2: David Armstrong: The evolution of international society3: Len Scott: International history, 1900-19994: Michael Cox: From the cold war to the world economic crisisPart Two: Theories of world politics5: Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt: Realism6: Tim Dunne: Liberalism7: Steven L. Lamy: Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism8: Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones: Marxist and critical theories of international relations9: Michael Barnett: Social constructivism10: Lene Hansen: Post structuralism11: Christine Sylvester: Post colonialism12: Richard Shapcott: International ethicsPart Three: Structures and processes13: Mike Sheehan: The changing character of war14: John Baylis: International and global security15: Ngaire Woods: International political economy in an age of globalization16: J. Ann Tickner: Gender in world politics17: Christian Reus-Smit: International law18: Richard Little: International regimes19: Paul Taylor and Devon Curtis: The United Nations20: Peter Willetts: Transnational actors and international organizations in global politicsPart Four: International issues21: John Vogler: Environmental issues22: James D. Kiras: Terrorism and globalization23: Darryl Howlett: Nuclear proliferation24: John Breuilly: Nationalism25: Simon Murden: Culture in world affairs26: Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen: Regionalism in international affairs27: Matthew Watson: Global trade and finance28: Caroline Thomas and Tony Evans: Poverty, development, and hunger29: Amitav Acharya: Human security30: Jack Donnelly: Human rights31: Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler: Humanitarian intervention in world politicsPart Five: Globalization in the future32: Andrew Linklater: Globalization and the transformation of political community33: Ian Clark: Globalization and the post-cold war order
This book is concerned with political Islam and in particular the global challenges posed by Islamists and Jihadists. There is special emphasis on the philosophical and political conflict in Europe between an Islamist agenda and democratic values. Bassam Tibi makes clear that the problem is not Islam as a religion, but its politicization as a belief system.Political Islam, World Politics and Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East politics, Political Islam, and politics and international relations.
Diplomacy does not take place simply between states but wherever people live in different groups. Paul Sharp argues that the demand for diplomacy, and the need for the insights of diplomatic theory, are on the rise. In contrast to conventional texts which use international relations theories to make sense of what diplomacy and diplomats do, this book explores what diplomacy and diplomats can contribute to the big theoretical and practical debates in international relations today. Sharp identifies a diplomatic tradition of international thought premised on the way people live in groups, the differences between intra- and inter-group relations, and the perspectives which those who handle inter-group relations develop about the sorts of international disputes which occur. He argues that the lessons of diplomacy are that we should be reluctant to judge, ready to appease, and alert to the partial grounds on which most universal claims about human beings are made.• Represents a new departure in the study of diplomacy and international relations, showing how mainstream IR approaches consistently misunderstand diplomacy and diplomats and underestimate their increasing importance • Examines critical issues of contemporary importance including rogue states, religious extremists, greedy corporations and public diplomacy from a novel perspective and suggests changes in how policy is conducted towards them • Employs both theoretical and practical examples from beyond the world of state diplomacy, and considers the international relations of the ancient world, the pre-Columbian Americas, medieval Europe, and encounters between Europeans and native peoples in Hawaii and North America
Introduction; Part I. Traditions of International Thought and the Disappointment of Diplomacy: 1. Diplomacy and diplomats in the radical tradition; 2. Diplomacy and diplomats in the rational tradition; 3. Diplomacy and diplomats in the realist tradition; Part II. Elements of a Diplomatic Tradition of International Thought: 4. The diplomatic tradition: conditions and relations of separateness; 5. The diplomatic tradition: diplomacy, diplomats and international relations; Part III. Diplomatic Understanding and International Societies: 6. Using the international society idea; 7. Integration-disintegration; 8. Expansion-contraction; 9. Concentration-diffusion; Part IV. Thinking Diplomatically about International Issues: 10. Rogue state diplomacy; 11. Greedy company diplomacy; 12. Crazy religion diplomacy; 13. Dumb public diplomacy; Conclusion.
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