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 essays—extremely 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.