Ordering the International is a new textbook which teaches the core themes of International Studies in an innovative way. It asks: * Can we analyse international order as a whole, and if so, how? * How can we best understand and explain the processes of international interaction and the kinds of order and disorder with which they are associated? * Is the contemporary international system changing and, if so, by whose agency? Ideal for students in International Studies, the book analyses the historical origins, evolution and transformation of three sectors of the modern international system: the political, the socio-cultural, and the economic-technological. Drawing on a combination of approaches and debates, it concludes by discussing theories of international order and contending claims about its transformation. Ordering the International will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand, and participate in, key debates about the world in which we live.
Dr William Brown is Lecturer in Government and Politics at The Open University. He is author of The European Union and Africa: the restructuring of north-south relations (I.B. Tauris, 2001). Dr Simon Bromley is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. He is the author of American Hegemony and World Oil (Polity Press, 1990) and Rethinking Middle East Politics (Polity Press, 1993). He has recently contributed to and edited Governing the European Union (Sage, 2001). Dr Suma Athreye has a degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in 1996. She was a Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge and taught at the Manchester School of Management at UMIST. Her main research interests lie in the areas of Economics of Technological Change, Industrial Development, and Economic Geography.
Book 2 Ordering the International: History, Change and Transformation Chapter 1 The subject and scope of International Studies (Simon Bromley and William Brown) Part1 States and the states-system Chapter 2 The origins and evolution of the European states-system (Benno Teschke) Chapter 3 Universalism and difference in international society (Simon Bromley) Chapter 4 A liberal international order? (William Brown) Chapter 5 American power and the future of international order (Simon Bromley) Part 2 Culture, rights and justice Chapter 6 Culture, identity and international relations (Robert Garson) Chapter 7 Rights and justice in international relations (Raia Prokhovnik) Chapter 8 Culture, international politics and Islam: debating continuity and change (Sami Zubaida) Chapter 9 Culture, rights and justice in a globalizing world (Jef Huysmans) Part 3 Technology, inequality and the network society Chapter 10 Technology, investment and economic growth (Roberto Simonetti) Chapter 11 Global inequality, economic globalization and technological change (Grahame Thompson) Chapter 12 The global network society and transnational networks of dissent (Helen Yanacopulos and Giles Mohan) Chapter 13 Technologies, agency and the shape of the future (Helen Yanacopulos, Tim Jordan and Rafal Rohozinski) Part 4 Models of international order Chapter 14 Characterizing international order (William Brown) Chapter 15 Transforming international order? (Simon Bromley and Mark J Smith)