Philosophy

Encounters with World Affairs

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

View: 902

This book is designed to familiarise students with leading International Relations (IR) theories and their explanation of political events, phenomena, and processes which cross the territorial boundaries of the state. Thus, students will be exposed to the interplay between power, interest, ideas, identity, and resistance, in explaining continuity and change in international relations. Developed to provide students with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks needed to understand the behaviour of different international actors in contemporary global affairs. This textbook responds to the challenges of a dynamic job market by assisting students to gain both thorough theoretical knowledge and training them to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In short, this textbook delivers: A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of national, regional and global trends in politics, economics and socio-cultural developments allowing students to understand: ¢ the practice and theory of contemporary international relations ¢ the politics, culture, history, and economies of different regions around the world ¢ the role played by international interactions, culture, and government in local, national, and global settings. Equipping students with the proficiency: ¢ to understand and interpret the dynamics, patterns, and issues of global affairs ¢ to know how to get more information about particular questions ¢ to evaluate that information independently and effectively. To these ends, the textbook provides a number of features that will appeal to students and avoids overwhelming students with chapters on topics which (in practice) are rarely on courses, while nonetheless providing a comprehensive overview of the field. Introduces students to the main debates, topics, and terms in the field and allows them to decide which they would like to focus on in their further studies.
Philosophy

Encounters with World Affairs

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

View: 801

This book is designed to familiarise students with leading International Relations (IR) theories and their explanation of political events, phenomena, and processes which cross the territorial boundaries of the state. Thus, students will be exposed to the interplay between power, interest, ideas, identity, and resistance, in explaining continuity and change in international relations. Developed to provide students with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks needed to understand the behaviour of different international actors in contemporary global affairs. This textbook responds to the challenges of a dynamic job market by assisting students to gain both thorough theoretical knowledge and training them to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In short, this textbook delivers: A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of national, regional and global trends in politics, economics and socio-cultural developments allowing students to understand: ¢ the practice and theory of contemporary international relations ¢ the politics, culture, history, and economies of different regions around the world ¢ the role played by international interactions, culture, and government in local, national, and global settings. Equipping students with the proficiency: ¢ to understand and interpret the dynamics, patterns, and issues of global affairs ¢ to know how to get more information about particular questions ¢ to evaluate that information independently and effectively. To these ends, the textbook provides a number of features that will appeal to students and avoids overwhelming students with chapters on topics which (in practice) are rarely on courses, while nonetheless providing a comprehensive overview of the field. Introduces students to the main debates, topics, and terms in the field and allows them to decide which they would like to focus on in their further studies.
Political Science

Recognition and Global Politics

Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 928

Recognition and global politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory, as well as feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition.
Political Science

Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations

Author: Alina Sajed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 697

Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations examines the social and cultural aspects of the political violence that underpinned the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the multi-layered postcolonial realities that ensued. This book explores the reality of the lives of North African migrants in postcolonial France, with a particular focus on their access to political entitlements such as citizenship and rights. This reality is complicated even further by complex practices of memory undertaken by Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who negotiate, in their writings, between the violent memory of the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the contemporary conundrums of postcolonial migration. The book pursues thus the politics of (post)colonial memory by tracing its representations in literary, political, and visual narratives belonging to various Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who see themselves as living and writing between France and the Maghreb. By adopting a postcolonial perspective, a perspective quite marginal in International Relations, the book investigates a different international relations, which emerges via narratives of migration. A postcolonial standpoint is instrumental in understanding the relations between class, gender, and race, which interrogate and reflect more generally on the shared (post)colonial violence between North Africa and France, and on the politics of mediating violence through complex practices of memory.

Encounters with Eastphalia

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 256

View: 935

An unintended outcome of the turbulent post-Cold War 'new world order' has been the gradual shift in focus of world affairs to the East. In the early 90s people asked how far Western norms would spread, while today, the debate is about how far Asian ideas will reach. This book examines these propositions by discussing the changes and continuities in the Westphalian framework of global life, and considers whether these transformations suggest the emergence of a nascent Eastphalian world order. In IR, the term 'Eastphalia' is now associated with the qualitative shift toward post-Western thinking. This book's reference to Eastphalia aims to challenge the juxtapositions of temporal and geographical difference that are still binding the language and vision of IR. The Eastphalian lens helps outline the contested terrain of post-Western IR as a space for dialogical learning, which promises a world that is international, equitable, less hegemonic, and more democratic. This volume reflects on these developments by offering a meaningful encounter with some of the frameworks, concepts, and perspectives of such Eastphalian IR. This collection opens conceptual and discursive spaces in IR, both epistemologically and ontologically. The critical engagement of the contributions is guided by the following queries: Is the current shape of world affairs qualitatively new enough to demand a paradigm shift in the analysis of IR? Does the current language of IR require new terms and concepts for depicting the complexity and turbulence of global life? Is the Westphalian narrative of IR merely being supplanted by an Eastphalian one? By illuminating the complexity of these issues, this book outlines new politics of critique, thinking, and knowledge capable of imagining global life other than what it currently is. This book will interest students and scholars of IR, Asian Studies and international affairs.
History

Encounters in World History: From 1500

Author: Thomas Sanders

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 456

History is an encounter with the past, and the past is a history of encounters. Encounters in World History is designed to introduce students to both of these sorts of encounters. Using primary and visual sources, the authors employ the encounter theme as a fundamental organizing principle. By nesting sources in thematically integrated chapters, comparison and analysis of sources can be more substantive, while also providing more internal structure for instructors. At the same time, this is a world history reader, and it follows a chronological format. The material has been presented in such a way that instructors can craft their own courses, emphasizing the aspects they think most important. Chapters are organized so that the general theme is presented in a chapter introduction and then revisited in the separate introductions to specific readings. The readers can be used to highlight preferred eras, cultural zones, or themes, or a unique mixture of all three.
Political Science

Rogue States

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 438

The bestselling author and activist “has delivered another impressive argument that the U.S. flouts international law when it finds it convenient to do so” (Publishers Weekly). In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real “rogue” states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on these regions. “Noam Chomsky is like a medic attempting to cure a national epidemic of selective amnesia . . . [Rogue States is] a timely guide to the tactics that the powerful employ to keep power concentrated and people compliant . . . Chomsky’s work is crucial at a time when our empire perpetually disguises its pursuit of power under the banners of ‘aid,’ ‘humanitarian intervention,’ and ‘globalization.’ Americans have to begin deciphering the rhetoric. Chomsky’s a good place to start.” —The Village Voice “World-famous MIT linguist Chomsky has long kept up a second career as a cogent voice of the hard left, excoriating American imperialism, critiquing blinkered journalists and attacking global economic injustice.” —Publishers Weekly “Nothing escapes [Chomsky’s] attention . . . [Rogue States is] wonderfully lucid.” —PeaceWork Praise for Noam Chomsky “Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —The New York Times Book Review “The conscience of the American people.” —New Statesman “One of the radical heroes of our age . . . a towering intellect . . . powerful, always provocative.” —The Guardian
International Relations

World Affairs

Author: Elton Atwater

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: International Relations

Page: 621

View: 159

Arbitration (International law)

World Affairs

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Publisher:

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Category: Arbitration (International law)

Page:

View: 677

Vols. for 1932- Include the Annual report of the American Peace Society.
Community and college

Encounters with Reality

Author: Morey R. Fields

Publisher: New York : Center for Applied Research in Education

ISBN:

Category: Community and college

Page: 118

View: 384

International relations

World Affairs Report

Author: California Institute of International Studies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: International relations

Page:

View: 807