Globalization and International Relations Theory
By (author) Ian Clark
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Globalization and International Relations Theory by Ian Clark
Book DescriptionGlobalization has become a key social-scientific concept of the 1990s. It makes a variety of contested claims: that, as the world shrinks, territory and distance have become less important; that there are no longer separate national economies; and that all humanity is now exposed to similar technological, economic, social, and cultural pressures. Above all, it tends to call into question the continuing relevance of the state. As such, it appears to challenge directly most of the assumptions that lie at the heart of IR theory. However, rather than see globalization as something which makes traditional IR theory redundant, this book argues for a fruitful engagement between the two. It uses its distinctive account of globalization to address a wide range of issues in IR theory: sovereignty, the state's role in economic management and security provision, the nature of community and the viability of democracy. Its basic argument is that globalization does not spell the end of the state. On the contrary, globalization is itself as much a reflection of changes in state practice that have already taken place. This clearly written and accessible account of the theoretical debates about globalization will be of use to students and academics across a range of disciplines, in particular those on globalization, IR theory, and IPE courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198782094
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian Clark
Ian Clark is Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of numerous books including The Hierarchy of States (CUP, 1989), Nuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship (OUP, 1996), and Globalization and Fragmentation: International Relations in the Twentieth Century (OUP, 1997).
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