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Global Society in Transition

ISBN13: 9789041188878
ISBN: 9041188878
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £181.00

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""International Politics: A Journal of Transnational Issues and Global Problems"" (a Kluwer scholarly quarterly) has, since 1997, published an array of analyses about the world's political metamorphosis. Featuring scholarship that transcends boundaries of states and disciplines, ""International Politics"" editors and contributors have joined to assemble, from the journal's last few volumes, a far-reaching portrait of actors, identities, norms and institutions that populate a stage once confined to states, power and national interests. Further, interventions to build states, make or keep the peace, impose sanctions or save currencies are examined, as are the institutional enlargements at the forefront of policy in Europe. ""Global Society in Transition"" offers a variety of policy-relevant scholarship about a world-in-making - not yet detached from Cold War or even Westphalian roots, but certainly in the process of moving towards a qualitatively different global system.;Published after rigorous peer review, the chapters in this book should provide comparative politics, international relations and world affairs courses at undergraduate and graduate level with access to contemporary research and innovative thinking in these fields.

Global society in transition, L. Neack.
Part 1 The state and new global actors: NGOs and democratization in transitional societies - lessons from Uganda, S. Dicklitch; NGOs and constructive engagement - promoting civil society, good governance and the rule of law in Liberia, D. Backer, D. Carroll; internal wars, private enterprise and the shift in strong state - weak state relations, W. Reno; mercenaries, private armies and security companies in contemporary policy, J.L. Taulbee; from sovereign states to sovereign markets?, P. Dombrowski, R. Mansbach.
Part 2 Identities amidst global change: members only? citizenship and civic virtue in a time of globalization, R.D. Lipschutz; constructed geographies - redefining national identity and geography in a shifting international landscape, A. Cerwonka; Europe's postmodern identity - a critical appraisal, P. van Ham.
Part 3 Building and breaking global norms and institutions: the emergence of a global anti-corruption norm, J.L. McCoy, H. Heckel; human rights regimes and the emergence of international political community, N.H. Samhat; a theoretical examination of disarming states - NGOs and anti-personnel landmines, K.R. Rutherford; the art of green learning - from protest songs to media mind bombs, A. Krajnc; explaining Ukrainian denuclearization - material interests or liberal identity?, S.R. Grillot; up in smoke - political realities and chemical weapons use allegations during Mozambique's civil war, R.E. McCreight, S.L. Weigert.
Part 4 International intervention: realpolitik and humanitarian intervention - the case of Somalia, D.N. Gibbs; keeping the peace or keeping the stalemate? UN peacekeeping in Cyprus, L. Neack, R.M. Knudson; globalization in what states make of it - constructivism, US foreign policy and the Peso crisis, M. Geske.
Part 5 Institutional enlargement: Eastern publics and Western enlargement, S. White, et al; choosing which union? deep co-operation and EMU's conditional delay, T. Oatley; the challenges of EU eastward expansion, K. Henderson. Conclusion: global shift - interest, norms, identities, D.N. Nelson.