Global Politics: Emerging Networks, Trends, and Challenges by W. Andy Knight

Global Politics: Emerging Networks, Trends, and Challenges

byW. Andy Knight, Tom Keating

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W. Andy Knight is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Addressing issues of conflict and conflict resolution, war and peace, the environment, health, and human rights, this new text implores students to be attentive to the world around them and become informed global citizens. Potential solutions to global problems are explored through a framework thathighlights how issues are interconnected. Providing an accurate and accessible view of global politics today, this book also offers a clear set of possible improvements for the structures and processes of global governance. Global Politics is an essential resource for students of global politics.

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W. Andy Knight is Chair of the Department of Political Science University of Alberta, and past Director of the Peace and Post Conflict certificate programme in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS). In March 2007 Dr Knight was appointed, by the Canadian Foreign Minister, to the Board of Governors of the International Developme...
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Title:Global Politics: Emerging Networks, Trends, and ChallengesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:454 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.64 inPublished:April 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface and AcknowledgementsPublisher's PrefaceIntroduction: Context and Changing Perceptions of a Globe in FluxRe-imagining Global PoliticsUnderstanding GlobalizationThe Context of Global Politics: Multi-Level GovernanceOutline of the BookPart I: International and Global Politics1. Making Sense of International Politics: Concepts, Theories, ApproachesEarly Approaches to Understanding Inter-State RelationsIdealism/UtopianismRealismInternational SocietyLiberalismTraditional Methods and Scientific Behaviouralism2. Alternative Conceptions of Global PoliticsMarxismCritical Theories3. World Civilizations and the Origins of the International SystemA Brief History: Tribes, Clans, City-States, and EmpiresOther World CivilizationsThe Renaissance, Westphalia, and the Evolution of the European States SystemPart II: Turbulence and Change in World Order4. Conceptualizing Global Change and ContinuityTowards a Theory of Global Change and ContinuityConceptualizing Discontinuity in Global PoliticsProblematizing Global Change and the Persistence of Continuities5. Conflict, Violence, and War in Global PoliticsWar and Global PoliticsThe Changing Practice of WarAlternatives to WarFrom State to Human Security6. Global Structures: Historical and Contemporary ExperiencesGlobal Order, Globalization, and GlobalismEmpires Past and Present7. Changes to the Institutions of Global Order since 1945: The UN SystemBrief History of the Founding of the United NationsThe Multi-faceted Goals of the UNThe UN Approach to Managing and Suppressing ConflictsBuilding Sustainable PeaceAppendix 1: UN Member States and Dates of MembershipAppendix 2: Specialized Agencies and Related Organizations Maintaining Liaison Offices at United Nations HeadquartersPart III: Globalization8. Globalization's Impact on the State and the Inter-State SystemCharacteristics and Drivers of GlobalizationThe Political and Policy ContextGlobalization and the Theory of the State in Global Politics9. The Globalization of Business and Business in Global GovernanceMultinational Corporations DefinedEmerging MarketsThe Growth of Private PowerCorporate Social ResponsibilityConclusion and Future Directions10. Anti-Globalization Transnational MovementsPrecursors of Counter-Globalization MovementsCounter-Movements11. Resistance Movements in the Global SouthThe Ogoni Resistance MovementThe Chipko and Green Belt MovementsZapatista Uprising in ChiapasMovimento Trabalhadores Rurais Sem TerraThe Porto Alegre World Social Forum12. Transnational Organized CrimeWho Are Transnational Organized Criminals?Criminal Gangs and Covert Groups13. Terrorism: Understanding the Causes of Radicalism and ExtremismTerrorism as Radical ExtremismDrawing on History to Understand ExtremismExplaining Multiple Causes of Extremism Using 'Levels of Analysis'Explanations of Extremism from the Societal LevelThe Response of the United Nations to TerrorismPart IV: Multilevel Governance14. Governing the Global EnvironmentEnvironmental IssuesA Precursor to Global Governance of the EnvironmentThe Launch of Global NegotiationsClimate Change, Kyoto, and an Uncertain FutureEnvironmental Governance15. Governing Global Politics in an Era of GlobalizationThe Evolution of Global GovernanceThe Expanding Agenda of Global GovernanceAssessing Global GovernanceConclusion: Global Politics and Utopian RealismIdentifying the Terrain of Global PoliticsUsing Theory as a GuideGlossaryBibliographyIndex