The Global Politics of Power, Justice and Death: An Introduction to International Relations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-05-02
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Global Politics of Power, Justice and Deathinvestigates the nature and complexity of global change. Among other things it looks at the future of the state, the environment, the international political economy, war and global rivalries, and the role of international law and the UN in the post-Cold War world. The book devises a readily comprehensible "change map" which both incorporates a wide range of the fundamental concepts of international relations theory and suggests a number of new concepts capable of assisting the investigation of global change. This new framework is deployed to look closely at real world issues in order to isolate the crucial factors which determine whether or not mass hunger, for example, or environmental abuse, can be eliminated. Readers interested in International Relations and International Politics will find this a stimulating and provocative introduction to a fascinating subject.

Table of Contents

A Game Beyond Chess: Explaining the Global Change Map
The American Pivot
Can the State Survive?
The Threat from Economic Global Interfusion
The Second Challenge: The Threats to the State from Scientific, Technological and Cultural Aspects of Global Interfusion
Global Environmental Problems
The Political Economy of Death: What Causes Global Poverty?
An End To Global Poverty?
A Second United States? Integration in Western Europe
The Future of European Integration
Global Rivalries and the Causes of war
The Control of War
The Problems of `Murderous' and `Aggressive' Regimes - The Role of International Law and the United Nations
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