A World of Polities: Essays on Global Politics

A World of Polities: Essays on Global Politics

By: Richard W. Mansbach (author), Yale H. Ferguson (author)Paperback

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Yale H. Ferguson and Richard W. Mansbach have made a significant contribution to our contemporary understanding of global politics. This collection contains some of their classic essays and many unpublished articles which have been edited into a coherent and stimulating collection. Subjects covered include: * Theory and method in global politics * The role of values and the postmodern challenge * The complex roles of actors in global politics *9/11 and its aftermath * The changing nature of war * US unilateralism, hegemony and empire.

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Yale H. Ferguson is Co-Director and Professor, Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University-Newark.and Honorary Professor, University of Salzburg, Austria. He is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and the University of Padova, as well as Fulbright Professor at Salzburg. Richard W. Mansbach served as political science chair at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Iowa State University and is currently Professor of Political Science at ISU. Formerly a Marshall Scholar, he has received three Fulbright fellowships - to Singapore, Seoul, and Vienna. Books Ferguson and Mansbach have co-authored are The Web of Global Politics: Nonstate Actors in the Global System (1976), The Elusive Quest: Theory and International Politics (1989), The State, Conceptual Chaos, and the Future of International Relations Theory (1989), Polities: Authority, Identities, and Change (1996), The Elusive Quest Continues: Theory and Global Politics (2003), and Remapping Global Politics: History's Revenge and Future Shock (2004).


Part 1: Introduction: The Principal Puzzle Part 2: Making the Quest Less Elusive: Theory and Global Politics 1. Between Celebration and Despair; Constructive Suggestions for Future International Theory (1991) 2. Values and Paradigm Change (1988) 3. Reconstructing Theory in Global Politics: Beyond the Postmodern Challenge (2002) 4. Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Global Politics: Promise and Pitfalls (2007) Part 3: The Complex Universe of Actors in Global Politics 5. The Web of World Politics (1976) 6. Italy After Rome: Complexity at the Nexus of the Ancient and Modern Worlds (1996) 7. Islam: The Evolution of a Messianic Movement 8. The Past as Prelude to the Future? Identities and Loyalties in Global Politics (1996) Part 4: Toward a Postinternational World 9. Beyond International Relations to Global Politics: Overlapping Political Space, Shifting Boundaries, and Revised Authority Structures (2007) 10. War and Innocent Victims: The Paradox of Westphalia (2007) 11. Superpower, Hegemony, Empire (2007) 12. Postinternationalism and IR Theory (2007)

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  • publication date: 26/03/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415772181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780415772181
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 0415772184

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