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Understanding global politics : actors and themes in international affairs

Author: Klaus Larres; Ruth Wittlinger
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
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"Contemporary international affairs are largely shaped by widely differing thematic issues and actors, such as nation states, international institutions, NGOs and multinational companies. Obtaining a deeper understanding of these multifaceted themes and actors is crucial for developing a genuine understanding of contemporary international affairs. This book provides undergraduate and postgraduate students of global  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Understanding global politics.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2019002317
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Larres; Ruth Wittlinger
ISBN: 9781138682276 1138682276 9781138682269 1138682268
OCLC Number: 1046602088
Description: x, 436 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Global politics since 1945 / Klaus Larres --
Democracy: problems and challenges, opportunities and design / Matthew Flinders and Marc Geddes --
The global economy and the "Great Recession" / Mark K. Cassell --
Theorizing global politics / Wayne McLean --
The USA / John Dumbrell --
The People's Republic of China / Gudrun Wacker --
Russia's resurgent political identity / Peter Eltsov --
India / Christian Wagner --
The European Union / Christian Schweiger --
Germany / Ruth Wittlinger --
The United Nations / Manuel Fröhlich --
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation / Linda Risso --
IMF and World Bank / Rainer Hillebrand --
Non-governmental organisations / Hannah Murphy-Gregory --
Regional organisations / Ulf Engel --
Multinational businesses / John Mikler --
Global environmental politics: sustainable development, climate change and the energy dilemma / Sarah Cohen --
Transnational politics of migration: from states to regimes and agents / Margit Fauser --
Global poverty / Indrajit Roy --
Failing states and statebuilding / Jutta Bakonyi --
Soft and hard power / Annamarie Bindenagel Sehovic --
The rise of religious fundamentalism / Dianne Kirby --
Human rights and the international criminal court / Yvonne McDermott --
The threat of transnational terrorism / Tobias Hof --
Fighting corruption globally: a case of norm diffusion in international relations / Holger Moroff --
Nuclear proliferation and international stability / Jonas Schneider.
Responsibility: edited by Klaus Larres and Ruth Wittlinger.

Abstract:

"Contemporary international affairs are largely shaped by widely differing thematic issues and actors, such as nation states, international institutions, NGOs and multinational companies. Obtaining a deeper understanding of these multifaceted themes and actors is crucial for developing a genuine understanding of contemporary international affairs. This book provides undergraduate and postgraduate students of global politics and international relations with the necessary knowledge of the forces that shape and dominate our global political, economic and social/cultural environment. The book significantly enhances our understanding of the essentials of contemporary international affairs. Understanding Global Politics takes a pragmatic approach to international relations, with each chapter being written by an expert in their respective field: Part I provides the historical background that has led to the current state of world affairs. It also provides clear outlines of the major yet often complex theories of international relations. Part II is dedicated to the main actors in global politics. It discusses actors such as the most important nation states, the UN, EU, international organizations, NGOs, and multinational companies. Part III considers important contemporary themes and challenges in global politics, including non-state centered challenges. Chapters focus on international terrorism, energy and climate change issues, religious fundamentalism and demographic changes. The comprehensive structure of this book makes it particularly viable to students who wish to pursue careers in international organizations, diplomacy, consultancy, the think tank world, and the media"--

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