The book investigates the ways in which state--centred approaches to international relations have limited our understanding of global, political, economic and cultural processes. By assessing a wide range of such state--centred work, Youngs identifies the challenges we must address to grasp the complexity of the contemporary world.
Gillian Youngs is Lecurer in the Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester.
Acknowledgements. Introduction: From International Relations to Global Relations. Section 1: Inside State--Centrism. 1. Embedded State--centrism: From Realism to Neorealism. 2. Conceptual Determinism Revealed. Section II: Beyond State--Centrism. 3. Beyond Superficial Paradigmatism. 4. Beyond the Normative Divide. Section III: The Spaces of Global Relations. 5. States, Time and Space. 6. Political Economy of Spatiality. The Conceptual Challenge: Concluding Thoughts. Notes. Bibliography. Index.