Controversies in Globalization: Contending Approaches to International Relations (2nd Revised edition)

Controversies in Globalization: Contending Approaches to International Relations (2nd Revised edition)

By: John A. Hird (editor), Peter M. Haas (editor)Paperback

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Debate-style readers can be effective and provocative teaching tools in the classroom. But if the readings are not in dialogue with one another, the crux of the debate is lost on students, and the reader fails to add real depth to the course. Controversies in Globalization solves this issue by inviting 15 pairs of scholars and practitioners to write specifically for the volume, directly addressing current and relevant questions in international relations through brief "yes" and "no" pieces. Providing students with necessary context, the editors offer introductions that effectively frame the debate and make clear what is at stake, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective. Concluding discussion questions in each chapter encourage critical thinking and analysis.

About Author

Peter M. Haas (Ph.D., MIT) is professor and Graduate Program Director at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and specializes in international relations, international relations theory, international political economy, international environmental politics, international institutions, and global governance. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of European Public Policy, Global Environmental Politics, and MIT Press series on Politics, Science and the Environment and is the author or editor of Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance (edited with Norichika Kanie), The International Environment in the New Global Economy, Knowledge, Power and International Policy Coordination, Institutions for the Earth (edited with Robert O. Keohane and Marc A. Levy), and Saving the Mediterranean. John A. Hird (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley) is professor of political science and Department Chair at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His areas of interest and expertise include policy advising, the use of science and technical knowledge in policymaking, policy analysis, and environmental policy. Prior to coming to Amherst, he served at the Brookings Institution and the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and has consulted on issues from the Massachusetts economy to regulatory reform in Japan. He is the first recipient of the Mills Award from the Policy Studies Organization for an outstanding contributor to policy studies under age 35. His books include Power, Knowledge, and Politics: Policy Analysis in the States, Controversies in American Public Policy, and Superfund: The Political Economy of Environmental Risk, and he has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Yale Journal on Regulation, Social Science Quarterly, and other professional journals.


Part I: International Political Economy Chapter 1: Trade Liberalization and Economic Growth: Does Trade Liberalization Contribute to Economic Prosperity? - David Dollar and Robert H. Wade Chapter 2: Trade and Equality: Does Free Trade Promote Economic Equality? - L. Alan Winters and Kate Vyborny and Nancy Birdsall Chapter 3: Poverty: Can Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? - Jeffrey Sachs and George B.N. Ayittey Chapter 4: Financial Crises: Will Preventing Future Financial Crises Require Concerted International Rulemaking? - Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Philip I. Levy Part II: Security Chapter 5: Terrorism and Security: Is International Terrorism a Significant Challenge to National Security? - Charles Duelfer and John Mueller Chapter 6: Nuclear Weapons: Should the United States or the International Community Aggressively Pursue Nuclear Nonproliferation Policies? - Reid B.C. Pauly and Scott D. Sagan and Todd S. Sechser Chapter 7: Military Intervention and Human Rights: Is Foreign Military Intervention Justified by Widespread Human Rights Abuses? - Jack Donnelly and Doug Bandow Chapter 8: Maritime Security: Does Controlling Piracy and Other Criminal Activities Require Systematic State Interventions? - Scott McKenzie and Karl Muth Chapter 9: International Conflict: Is War Likely Between the Great Powers? - John F. Copper and Joshua S. Goldstein Part III: Environment and Public Health Chapter 10: Climate Change and the Environment: Can International Regimes Be Effective Means to Restrain Carbon Emissions? - Brent Ranalli and Samuel Thenstrom Chapter 11: The Future of Energy: Should Governments Encourage the Development of Alternative Energy Sources to Help Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels? - Christopher Flavin and Michael Lynch Chapter 12: HIV/AIDS: Should the Wealthy Nations Promote anti-HIV/AIDS Efforts in Poor Nations? - Mead Over and Mark Heywood Part IV: Democracy, Demography, and Social Issues Chapter 13: Gender: Should the United States Aggressively Promote Women's Rights in Developing Nations? - Isobel Coleman and Marcia E. Greenberg Chapter 14: Immigration: Should Countries Liberalize Immigration Policies? - James F. Hollifield and Philip Martin Chapter 15: Culture and Diversity: Should Development Efforts Seek to Preserve Local Culture? - Elsa Stamatopoulou and Kwame Anthony Appiah Chapter 16: Civil Society: Do NGOs Wield Too Much Power? - Kenneth Anderson and Marlies Glasius Chapter 17: Democracy: Should All Nations Be Encouraged to Promote Democratization? - Francis Fukuyama and Michael McFaul and Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder

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  • ISBN13: 9781608717958
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9781608717958
  • weight: 790
  • ISBN10: 160871795X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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