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Explores the impact of globalization on the conduct of international affairs.
This volume studies the links among the concepts of globalization, security, and the authority of the nation state, drawing attention to why and how these three concepts are interrelated and why they should be studied together. Contributors explore the connections between security and global transformations, and the corresponding or resulting changes in state structures that emerge. Probing and extending existing paradigms, the book offers three regional cases studies: the periphery states of the Middle East and North Africa, the second world states of the Russian Federation, and the core states of the European Union. It concludes with three chapters that synthesize the above themes to identify corresponding changes in the patterns of international politics.
"These are absolutely terrific essaysextremely insightful, well informed, and extraordinarily readable. The contributors make important arguments that are provocative and worth pondering." Edward Rhodes, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University
"This book is an excellent exposition on the themes of globalization and security. It problematizes dominant theories of security in light of events like 9/11 and places them in important conceptual and historical backgrounds. It not only critiques dominant paradigms, but also replaces them with critically argued insights." - J. P. Singh, coeditor of Information Technologies and Global Politics: The Changing Scope of Power and Governance
Contributors include Ersel Aydinli, Mohammed Ayoob, Ken Booth, Mark R. Brawley, Barry Buzan, David Goldfischer, Bahgat Korany, T. V. Paul, James N. Rosenau, Alexander Sergunin, Georg Sørensen, and Ole Waever.
Ersel Aydinli is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Turkey. James N. Rosenau is University Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author and editor of many books, including Distant Proximities: Dynamics beyond Globalization and Thinking Theory Thoroughly: Coherent Approaches to an Incoherent World, Second Edition (coauthored with Mary Durfee).
Table of Contents
JAMES N. ROSENAU AND ERSEL AYDINLI
Part I: Reconceptualizing Security 1. Security in the Age of Globalization: Separating Appearance from Reality
2. Two Terrors, One Problem
3. The National Security State and Global Terrorism: Why the State Is Not Prepared for the New Kind of War
T. V. PAUL
Part II: State Transformations and Responses 4. The Rise of the Trading State Revisited
MARK R. BRAWLEY
5. State Transformation and New Security Dilemmas
6. Anarchy Meets Globalization: A New Security Dilemma for the Modernizing State
Part III: Regional Reflections 7. Global Challenges to Russia’s National Security: Any Chances for Resisting/Bandwagoning/Adapting/ Contributing to an Emerging World Order?
8. Globalization and (In)Security in AMENA: A Contextual Double-pronged Analysis
9. The Constellation of Securities in Europe
Part IV: Emerging International Patterns 10. The Security Dynamics of a 1 + 4 World
11. Prospects for a New World Order
12. Turbulence and Terrorism: Reframing or Readjusting the Model?
JAMES N. ROSENAU
Conclusion: Seeking Conceptual Links for Changing Paradigms
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