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Issues in 21st Century World Politics



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This book provides a major new introduction, written by a team of leading experts, to the key issues that shape the nature of the international system and global politics in the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

MARK BEESON is Professor of International Relations at the University of Birmingham, UK. NICK BISLEY is Associate Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Issues in Twenty-first Century World Politics: An Introductionp. 1
Evolution of the International System
Globalisation and Statehoodp. 17
Regions and Regionalism in World Politicsp. 33
Climate Change and the Politics of the Global Environmentp. 52
Global Power Shift: The Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest?p. 66
There Are Alternatives: The Washington Consensus Versus State Capitalismp. 81
Democracy and Democratisationp. 93
Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politicsp. 108
Confict, Crises and Authority
Old and New Warsp. 125
Transnational Terrorismp. 136
Peace Operations and Humanitarian Interventionp. 149
The New World of Security: Implications for Human Security and International Security Cooperationp. 162
Gender Matters: Problematising Masculinity and Femininity in Contemporary Global Politicsp. 177
Inequality and Underdevelopment in World Politicsp. 190
Energy Security and World Politicsp. 202
Global Financial Crisesp. 214
Governing the Global Economy: Multilateral Economic Institutionsp. 225
Population Movement and Its Impact on World Politicsp. 238
Referencesp. 251
Indexp. 288
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