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World Politics at the Edge of Chaos
Reflections on Complexity and Global Life
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos
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Emilian Kavalski - Editor
SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in Global Politics
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Hardcover - 302 pages
Release Date: June 2015
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5607-2

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Release Date: January 2016
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Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.

Why are policymakers, scholars, and the general public so surprised when the world turns out to be unpredictable? World Politics at the Edge of Chaos suggests that the study of international politics needs new forms of knowledge to respond to emerging challenges such as the interconnectedness between local and transnational realities; between markets, migration, and social movements; and between pandemics, a looming energy crisis, and climate change. Asserting that Complexity Thinking (CT) provides a much-needed lens for interpreting these challenges, the contributors offer a parallel assessment of the impact of CT to anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric (post-human) International Relations. Using this perspective, the result should be less surprise when confronting the dynamism of a fragile and unpredictable global life.

Emilian Kavalski is Associate Professor of Global Studies at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. He is the author and editor of several books, including Central Asia and the Rise of Normative Powers: Contextualizing the Security Governance of the European Union, China, and India.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Inside/Outside and Around: Observing the Complexity of Global Life
Emilian Kavalski

Part I. Complexity Thinking and Anthropocentric International Relations

1. The Gardner and the Craftsman: Four Types of Complexity in Global Life
David C. Earnest

2. Theorizing International Relations: Emergence, Organized Complexity, and Integrative Pluralism
Colin Wight

3. Musings on Complexity, Policy, and Ideology
Christopher A. Ford

4. Harnessing the Knowledge of the Masses: Citizen Sensor Networks, Violence, and Public Safety in Mugunga
Erika Frydenlund and David C. Earnest

5. Ascertaining the Normative Implications of Complexity Thinking for Politics: Beyond Agent-Based Modeling
Mark Olssen

Part II. Complexity Thinking and Nonanthropocentric International Relations

6. Complexifying International Relations for a Posthumanist World
Erika Cudworth and Stephen Hobden

7. Prologomena to Postanthropocentric International Relations: Biosphere and Technosphere in the Age of Global Complexity
Antoine Bousquet

8. The Good, the Bad, and the Sometimes Ugly: Complexity as Both Threat and Opportunity in National Security
Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Jennifer Giroux

9. Complexity and Stability in Human-Environment Interaction: The Transformation from Climate Risk Cascades to Viable Adaptive Networks
Jürgen Scheffran

Conclusion: Complexifying IR: Disturbing the “Deep Newtonian Slumber” of the Mainstream
Emilian Kavalski

Contributors
Index


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