The New Agenda for International Relations
From Polarization to Globalization in World Politics?
Edited by Stephanie Lawson
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New Agenda for International Relations by Stephanie Lawson
Book DescriptionThere have been significant political eras which have shaped not only the structure of world politics but the way in which it has been studied. The geopolitical and ideological contours of the Cold War period, for example, had an impact on almost every aspect of world politics and the study of international relations for around 45 years. This book argues that, just as the collapse of the Soviet Union in the period following the fall of the Berlin Wall signalled the end of strategic polarization, it also marked the apparent end of a particular form of polarized debate around political, social and economic ideas. The various new directions taken by scholars of international relations in the post--Cold War era constitute a large part of a a new agendaa for the discipline. This collection reflects the variety of issues and approaches that have become part and parcel of this agenda over the past ten years. Issues tackled in this volume include the power of culture and ideology, the concept of globalisation, inequality, human rights and security as well as reflections on new forms of polarization in the post--Cold War world. Each contributor addresses the nature of changes and continuities in world politics, considers how the discipline of international relations itself has changed and reflects on possible directions for the twenty--first Century. This book will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, global politics, economics and related disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745628615
(228mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Theories of International Relations, Hardback (February 2015)» View all books by Stephanie Lawson
Since the field of International Relations was established almost a century ago, many different theoretical approaches have been developed, each offering distinctive accounts of the world, why it has come to be the way it is, and how it might be made a better place.
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Author Biography - Stephanie Lawson
Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.
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