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Global Politics : A New Introduction
Global Politics : A New Introduction
Publisher : Routledge
Published Date : 2009/01
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780415431316

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Textual Format: Textbooks,Lower Level
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Table of Contents
 
        List of figures                            xiii
        List of boxes                              xiv
Notes on contributors                              xxvii
Teaching with Global Politics: A New               xxxii
Introduction
Acknowledgements                                   xxxviii
    Introduction                                   1    (21)
          Jenny Edkins
          Maja Zehfuss
      What does this introduction to global        1    (3)
      politics do?
      How do we use illustrative examples?         4    (8)
      What sorts of responses might there be?      12   (4)
      What assumptions do we start from?           16   (6)
        Conclusion                                 20   (2)
    How do we begin to think about the world?      22   (23)
          Vironique Pin-Fat
      Thinking and language                        22   (2)
      Thinking about torture: the ticking bomb     24   (8)
      scenario
      Thinking about ethics: two                   32   (4)
      Thinking about thinking                      36   (9)
        Conclusion                                 42   (3)
    What happens if we don't think in human        45   (25)
    terms?
          Simon Dalby
      From environment to biosphere                45   (3)
      Climate change                               48   (9)
      How do we frame the issue in terms of        57   (5)
      global politics?
      Challenging carboniferous capitalism         62   (8)
        Conclusion                                 66   (4)
    Who do we think we are?                        70   (27)
          Annick T. R. Wibben
      Narratives and politics                      70   (4)
      The US feminist movement                     74   (8)
      How can we conceptualize identity?           82   (7)
      Do we need to identify with a group?         89   (8)
        Conclusion                                 93   (4)
    How do religious beliefs affect politics?      97   (26)
          Peter Mandaville
      The role of religion today                   97   (4)
      Islamic states and movements                 101  (10)
      Do religion and politics mix?                111  (4)
      Culture, fundamentalism and religious        115  (8)
      identities
        Conclusion                                 119  (4)
    Why do we obey?                                123  (24)
          Jenny Edkins
      Obedience, resistance and force              123  (3)
      The revolutions of 1989                      126  (7)
      Authority and legitimacy                     133  (6)
      Thinking about power                         139  (8)
        Conclusion                                 143  (4)
    How do we find out what's going on in the      147  (23)
    world?
          Debbie Lisle
      The mediation of information                 147  (3)
      Media bias: representations of war           150  (6)
      Freedom vs control: the media and power      156  (6)
      How to read the media                        162  (8)
        Conclusion                                 166  (4)
    Why is people's movement restricted?           170  (22)
          Roxanne Lynn Doty
      Border crossings                             170  (3)
      The US--Mexico border and the immigration    173  (7)
      crisis
      Ideas of states and citizenship              180  (3)
      Cultural racism                              183  (9)
        Conclusion                                 187  (5)
    Why is the world divided territorially?        192  (28)
          Stuart Elden
      Forms of political and geographical          192  (7)
      organisation
      The development of the European              199  (6)
      territorial state
      The emergence of territory                   205  (5)
      The future of the territorial state          210  (10)
        Conclusion                                 215  (5)
    How does the nation-state work?                220  (24)
          Michael J. Shapiro
      States, nations and allegiance               220  (3)
      Worlds of unease within the nation-state     223  (7)
      Stories of coherent nationhood               230  (4)
      An alternative political imaginary           234  (10)
        Conclusion                                 239  (5)
    Do colonialism and slavery belong to the       244  (27)
    past?
          Kate Manzo
      Slavery: abolition and continuation          244  (5)
      Colonialism and capitalist development in    249  (7)
      Ivory Coast
      The effects of adjustment:                   256  (6)
      deproletarianisation and modern slavery
      Is today's world postcolonial or             262  (9)
      neocolonial?
        Conclusion                                 267  (4)
    How is the world organized economically?       271  (23)
          V. Spike Peterson
      Economics from feudal markets to             271  (3)
      industrialization
      The global political economy and             274  (6)
      increasing informalization
      Explaining the global political economy      280  (6)
      The hidden costs of neoliberalism            286  (8)
        Conclusion                                 291  (3)
    Why are some people better off than others?    294  (26)
          Paul Cammack
      Sources of inequality                        294  (3)
      Inequality in the age of neoliberal reform   297  (9)
      Liberal and developmental perspectives on    306  (4)
      inequality
      Historical materialism and the expansion     310  (10)
      of the global working class
        Conclusion                                 315  (5)
    How can we end poverty?                        320  (24)
          Mustapha Kamal Pasha
      The global poor and campaigns to end         320  (3)
      poverty
      Modernization and microfinance in South      323  (6)
      Asia
      The neoliberal project and the export of     329  (6)
      an ideology
      Alternative visions of modernity             335  (9)
        Conclusion                                 341  (3)
    Why do some people think they know what is     344  (26)
    good for others?
          Naeem Inayatullah
      Giving and receiving                         344  (3)
      God's purpose: early Christian incursions    347  (11)
      History's progress: contemporary             358  (5)
      interventions
      Diagnosing the need for exclusive            363  (7)
      knowledge
        Conclusion                                 367  (3)
    Why does politics turn to violence?            370  (27)
          Joanna Bourke
      Mass killing as a cultural phenomenon        370  (5)
      Killing in wartime                           375  (7)
      Belligerent states                           382  (4)
      Language and memory                          386  (11)
        Conclusion                                 393  (4)
    What makes the world dangerous?                397  (30)
          Michael Dillon
      Living dangerously                           397  (4)
      Network-centric warfare                      401  (9)
      Thinking in terms of strategy and security   410  (8)
      Unknown unknowns                             418  (9)
        Conclusion                                 423  (4)
    What can we do to stop people harming          427  (27)
    others?
          Anne Orford
      Intervening for humanity?                    427  (3)
      Saving Timor-Leste                           430  (8)
      Law and the exceptional                      438  (6)
      Legality, legitimacy and the politics of     444  (10)
      intervention
        Conclusion                                 450  (4)
    Can we move beyond conflict?                   454  (29)
          Roland Bleiker
      Dealing with seemingly intractable           454  (2)
      conflicts
      The conflict in Korea                        456  (9)
      Confrontation and engagement: two            465  (8)
      approaches to conflict
      Dealing with antagonism                      473  (10)
        Conclusion                                 478  (5)
    Conclusion: what can we do to change the       483  (19)
    world?
          Maja Zehfuss
      Changing what's wrong with the world         483  (4)
      The Iraq War                                 487  (3)
      No right way forward                         490  (3)
      Change and complicity                        493  (9)
        Conclusion                                 499  (3)
Index                                              502
 

"Global Politicsprovides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective. This book examines the most significant issues in global politics - from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world. Each chapter is written to a common template which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and larger questions.This book integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies. It draws on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies, development.It encourages students and teachers to engage critically with the theoretical questions raised by issues in world politics.It is extensively illustrated throughout with 169 maps, photos, figures and cartoons as well as extensive pedagogic features to further learning, including a support website with additional podcast interviews with contributors, weblinks and downloadable maps. It features an international line-up of leading scholars in international relations and political theory. "Global Politics: A New Introduction" is an original, groundbreaking, engaged and intellectually stimulating textbook for core courses on world politics, international politics and international relations.

Contents
1. Introductionto do? "Jenny Edkins "and" Maja Zehfuss "2. How do we begin to think about the world? "Veronique Pin-Fat "3. What happens if we don't think in human terms? "Simon Dalby "4. Who do we think we are? "Annick T.R. Wibben "5. How do religious beliefs affect politics? "Peter Mandaville "6. Why do we obey? "Jenny Edkins" 7. How do we find out what's going on in the world? "Debbie Lisle" 8. Why is people's movement restricted? "Roxanne Lynn Doty "9. Why is the world divided territorially? "Stuart Elden "10 How does the nation-state work? "Michael J Shapiro "11. Do colonialism and slavery belong to the past? "Kate Manzo" 12. How is the world organised economically? "V Spike Pederson "13. Why are some people better off than others? "Paul Cammack "14. How can we end poverty? "Mustapha Kamal Pasha "15. Why do some people think they know what is good for others? "Naeem Inayatullah "16. Why does politics turn to violence? "Joanna Bourke "17. What makes the world dangerous? "Michael Dillon "18. What can we do to stop people harming others? "Anne Orford "19. Can we move beyond conflict? "Roland Bleiker "20. Conclusion: What can we do to change the world? "Maja Zehfuss"