International Society, Global Polity

An Introduction to International Political Theory
Author: Chris Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473911273
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 772
This book provides an overview of the current state of the art in International Political Theory (IPT). It offers a coherent account of the field of IPT, placing both traditional and modern work in a clear and logical framework. The text moves from conventional accounts of the society of states to non-state-centric understandings of global politics. The first part covers international law, war, human rights and humanitarianism. The second part looks at the new human rights regime, the responsibility to protect, the ethics of war and global justice. Each chapter includes annotated reading lists, highlighting directions you can take to further your reading. International Society, Global Polity is perfect for students taking courses on International Political Theory, International Theory, Global Ethics and Global Justice.

Kultur in den internationalen Beziehungen

Völkerrecht – Nationalismus – Religion – Neoliberalismus
Author: Martin List,Jan Niklas Rolf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658207892
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
View: 3839
Völkerrecht und Menschenrechte, Solidarität, Nationalismus, Religion, Konsumerismus und Neoliberalismus – wie lässt sich die Wirksamkeit solch kultureller Faktoren in der internationalen Politik angemessen analysieren? Die Eignung unterschiedlicher Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen hierfür wird in diesem Lehrbuch erörtert und sodann anhand der genannten Themenbereiche demonstriert. Dabei verfolgt die Einführung für fortgeschrittene Bachelor- und Master-Studierende eine herrschaftskritische Perspektive.

The Politics of International Political Theory

Reflections on the Works of Chris Brown
Author: Mathias Albert,Anthony F. Lang Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319932780
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
View: 6509
This book assesses the impact of the work of Chris Brown in the field of International Political Theory. The volume engages with general issues of IPT as well as basic issues such as the use and role of practical reasoning and presents a nuanced understanding about issues regarding the legitimacy of war and violence. It explores questions that pertain to human rights, morality, and ethics, and generally an outlook for devising a ‘better’ world. The project is ideal for audiences with interest in International Relations, Ethics and Morality Studies and International Political Theory.

World Politics

International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century
Author: Jeffrey Haynes,Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Lloyd Pettiford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526412950
Category: Political Science
Page: 488
View: 7337
Praised for achieving significant breadth and depth of coverage of all the key themes of IR, this introduction is also full of a range of features and techniques – including a wide range of contemporary case studies and reflection boxes - to help students become adept at the subject quickly and easily

International Relations in Political Thought

Texts from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War
Author: Chris Brown,Terry Nardin,Nicholas Rengger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521575706
Category: History
Page: 617
View: 578
Thinkers from the Classical Greeks to the First World War are represented in this collection of key international relations texts.

International Political Thought

An Historical Introduction
Author: Edward Keene
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745623050
Category: Philosophy
Page: 231
View: 5536
Ideal for students coming to the topic for the first time, this wide-ranging text explores the changing perceptions of internatioanl politics from antiquity to the 20th century and includes all the classic thinkers as well as less commonly studied thinkers such as Herodotus, Pope Innocent IV, Herder, Constant and Zimmern.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations
Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199569096
Category: Political Science
Page: 636
View: 9065
Now in its fifth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.

Global Society in Transition:An International Politics Reader

Author: Daniel N. Nelson,Laura Neack
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041188878
Category: Law
Page: 527
View: 713
International Politics: A Journal of Transnational Issues and Global Problems has, since 1997, published an extraordinary array of path-breaking 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 new 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. This book offers a wealth of policy-relevant scholarship about a world-in-making--not yet detached from Cold War or even Westphalian roots, but certainly in process towards a qualitatively different global system. All published after rigorous peer review, chapters in Global Society in Transition will provide comparative politics, international relations, and world affairs courses at undergraduate and graduate level with instant access to the best of new research and innovative thinking in these fields.

Christian Approaches to International Affairs

Author: J. Troy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030038
Category: Political Science
Page: 214
View: 4774
Troy analyses how the understanding of religion in Realism and the English School helps in working towards the greater good in international relations, studying religion within the overall framework of international affairs and the field of peace studies.

Introduction to Political Thought

Author: Peri Roberts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664823
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
View: 4488
This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.

Introduction to Politics and Society

Author: Shaun Best
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971313
Category: Social Science
Page: 275
View: 7356
Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.

Constructing a Global Polity

Theory, Discourse and Governance
Author: Olaf Corry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731365X
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
View: 7997
This book gives a novel understanding of the globalization debate as well as the structure of world politics. Drawing on Foucault and Waltz it suggests 'polity' as a third model of political structure beyond hierarchy and anarchy.

International Ethics

A Critical Introduction
Author: Richard Shapcott
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745631428
Category: Philosophy
Page: 267
View: 6549
'Richard Shapcott has produced a thoughtful, lively and stimulating account of international ethics that speaks directly to contemporary audiences. It is an accessible yet sophisticated guide to the hard questions raised by moral reflection and ethical practice in today's increasingly globalized world.'-Patrick Hayden, University of St Andrews.

Sovereignty, Rights and Justice

International Political Theory Today
Author: Chris Brown
Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745623023
Category: Political Science
Page: 276
View: 9823
Sovereignty, Rights and Justice surveys the relationship between international relations theory and political theory, showing the way in which these two discourses, once considered separate, are now intertwined. In the first part of the book an historical overview of the international political theory on the ?Westphalia System' is presented, with brief accounts of the law of nations, and the notion of an ?international society' as well as an examination of the international thought of the Enlightenment and of nineteenth- century industrial society. International theory in the twentieth century is then examined, leading into a consideration of some of the key issues of late-twentieth-century international relations, including the rights of political communities; the ethics of force in international relations; human rights; humanitarian intervention; global social justice and the moral relevance of borders; cultural diversity and the ?Asian values' debate. In the final chapters, the impact of globalization on all these issues is examined. This is an accessible introduction to one of the most important areas of contemporary political theory, and one based firmly on the analysis of real-world problems.

Governance and Resistance in World Politics

Author: David Armstrong,James David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Bice Maiguashca
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546997
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 9103
The emergence of global governance in several key areas calls into question conventional understandings of world politics in terms of conflicts of interests between sovereign states under conditions of anarchy. At the same time the new phenomena of anti-globalisation demonstrations, transnational social movements and an emergent global civil society point to important developments in international relations. Leading scholars reflect on the usefulness of thinking about these processes as a dichotomy between the politics of governance and the politics of resistance, and consider its application to several areas of international relations.

Towards a Global Polity

Author: Morten Ougaard,Richard A. Higgott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415277709
Category: History
Page: 265
View: 513
While one world government is not on the cards, the globalisation of political life has progressed significantly over the last decades. This volume starts out from the idea of the world as one interconnected political system.


An Introduction to Modern Democratic Government
Author: Munroe Eagles,Larry Johnston
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1551118580
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
View: 5387
"Extremely thorough and well-researched. The inclusion of a discussion of political science and of political philosophy is welcome, as it helps ground the discussion of modern institutions and processes in the history of political thought." - Robert Kelly, University of the Pacific

Public Participation in Foreign Policy

Author: J. Headley,A. Reitzig,J. Burton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230367186
Category: Political Science
Page: 259
View: 7821
Experts from academia, governments, think tanks, NGOs, trade unions, and business investigate whether the public should play a greater role in foreign policy making by analysing their current role in the Iraq war (USA), Post-Apartheid (South Africa), trade relations with China (New Zealand) and other cases.

Renegade Regimes

Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics
Author: Miroslav Nincic
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510292
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 2005
Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy shifts regarding Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan reflect the uneven attempts to contend with regimes that pursue deviant behavior. In this timely new work, Miroslav Nincic illuminates the complex issues and policy choices surrounding clashes between international society and states that challenge the majority's espoused interests and values. As conventional approaches to international relations lose their relevance in a changing world, Nincic's work provides new and necessary frameworks and perspectives. Nincic explores recent events and develops theoretical models of contemporary asymmetrical power relations among states to offer a systematic account of the genesis, trajectory, and motivations of renegade regimes. He discusses how the pursuit of policies that defy international norms is often motivated by a regime's desire for greater domestic control. From this starting point, Nincic considers states' deviant behavior through two stages: the first is the initial decision to defy key aspects of the international normative order, and the second is the manner in which subsequent behavior is shaped by the international community's responses. In addressing attempts to control pariah states, Nincic assesses the effectiveness of sanctions and military responses. He provocatively argues that comprehensive economic sanctions can lead to a restructuring of the renegade regime's ideology and economy that ultimately strengthens its grip on power. In his chapter on military intervention, Nincic argues that force or the threat of force against a rogue state frequently triggers a protective reflex among its citizens, inspiring them to rally around the government's goals and values. Military threats, Nincic concludes, produce several kinds of consequences and their impact needs to be better understood.