Crosscurrents: International Relations

Paperback | March 9, 2009

byMark Mark Charlton

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Crosscurrents: International Relations is a text that can turn a classroom into a forum for debate and discussion. With its lively and effective Yes/No debate format, Crosscurrents continues to provide students with a stimulating collection of essays that encourages the development of critical thought and analytical skills involving major issues of the day. The authors frame issues with well-written introductory essays and postscripts to further enhance the experience. A carefully chosen balance of academic journal articles, political speeches, and editorial pieces exposes students to a broader range of information, making Crosscurrents an ideal text to assign for tutorials and an optimal starting point for alternative resources and research.

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Crosscurrents: International Relations is a text that can turn a classroom into a forum for debate and discussion. With its lively and effective Yes/No debate format, Crosscurrents continues to provide students with a stimulating collection of essays that encourages the development of critical thought and analytical skills involving ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 9, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176440844

ISBN - 13:9780176440848

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:Introduction viiiPart One: Understanding Our Changing World 1. Is the World Fragmenting into Clashing Cultures? Yes Samuel Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations? The Next Pattern of Conflict" No Douglas Alan Ross, "The Inevitable Waning of Huntington's Civilizational Clash Theory?" 2. Is a World State Inevitable? Yes Alexander Wendt, "Is a World State Inevitable?"No Vaugh P. Shannon, "Wendt's Violation of the Constructivist Project: Agency and Why a World State is Not Inevitable." 3. Can a Non-Feminist Approch to Gender Issues Help Us to Better Understand Global Politics? Yes R. Charli Carpenter, "Gender Theory in World Politics: Contributions of a Nonfeminist Standpoint."No Terrel Carver, "Gender/Feminism/IR."Part Two: Ensuring Peace and Security 4. Is Ethnic Conflict Inevitable? Yes Jerry Muller, "Us and Them: The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism." No Richard Rosencrance and Arthur Stein, "Separatism's Final Country." 5. Did the War against Iraq Violate International Law? Yes Jutta Brunnee, "The Use of Force against Iraq: A Legal Assessment" No David Wingfield, "Why the Invasion of Iraq Was Lawful" 6. Has NATO Become Irrelevant in an Age of Terrorism? Yes Steven Meyer, "Carcass of Dead Policies: The Irrelevance of NATO" No Rebecca Johnson and Micah Zenko, "All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Why NATO Should Be on the Front Lines in the War on Terror" 7. Should Canadian Troops be Deployed to Darfur Rather Than Afghanistan?Yes Michael Byers, "Afghanistan: Wrong Mission for Canada."No Robert Heubert, "The Debate Between the Canadian Commitment to Afghanistan and the Sudan: The Need to Consider all Costs." Part Three: Global Political Economy 8. Can Trade Liberalization Benefit Both the Rich and Poor? Yes Gary Hufbauer, "Free Trade." No Joseph Stiglitz, "Fair Trade." 9. Has Globalization Been Detrimental to Women?Yes Naierossadat Daneshvar Hosseini, "Globalization and Women: Challenges and Opportunities." No Jagdish N. Baghwati, "Women: Harmed or Helped?" 10. Was the "Battle in Seattle" a Significant Turning Point in the Struggle against Globalization? Yes Stephen Gill, "Toward a Postmodern Prince? The Battle in Seattle as a Moment in the New Politics of Globalisation" No Jan Aart Scholte, "Cautionary Reflections on Seattle" 11. Is Development Assistance Ineffective? Yes William Easterly, "Was Development Assistance a Mistake?"No Michael Crosswell, "The Development Record and The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid"12. Will Debt Relief Address the Needs of Highly Indebted Countries? Yes Romilly Greenhill, "The Unbreakable Link-Debt Relief and the Millennium Development Goals" No Denise Froning, "Will Debt Relief Really Help?" Part Four: Global Cooperation and Human Security 13. Should Human Security Be the Core Value of Canadian Foreign Policy? Yes Lloyd Axworthy, "Human Security: Safety for People in a Changing World" No William W. Bain, "Against Crusading: The Ethics of Human Security and Canadian Foreign Policy" 14. Is the United Nation's New Human Rights Council a Failure?Yes Brett Schaefer, "The United Nation's Human Rights Council: A Disastrous First Year." No Yvonne Terlingen, "The Human Rights Council: A New Era in UN Human Rights Work?"15. Do We Need an International Criminal Court? Yes Douglas Cassel, "Why We Need the International Criminal Court" No Alfred P. Rubin, "Some Objections to the International Criminal Court" 16. Are Truth Commissions Useful in Promoting Human Rights and Justice in Transitional Societies? Yes Joanna R. Quinn, "Truth Commissions and Restorative Justice" No Richard Ashby Wilson, "Challenging Human Rights as Restorative Justice" 17. Do We Need a World Environmental Organization? Yes Frank Biermann, "Green Global Governance: The Case for a World Environment Organisation" No Adil Najam, "The Case against a New International Environmental Organization" 18. Shou