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An Introduction to Global Studies

1st Edition

By Tuo Cai, Zhenye Liu


371 pages

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Hardback: 9780367487010
pub: 2020-04-24
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Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built upon the traditional “nation-state” model. These two volumes, a pioneering work on global studies to be published out of China, aims at creating a new theoretical framework against the backdrop of globalization.

Volume 1 introduces the core concepts and discusses the critical issues of globalization while the editors redefine notions of politics, economics, law, and globality while deploying globalization as a theoretical framework. Volume 2 examines the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of globalization, analysing processes and systems of global society in the light of globalization, and exploring the construction of a stable and rational global order.

These two volumes of global studies are an essential reference for scholars and students in politics, economics, international relations and law.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Introduction. 1 Globalization. 2 Global Issues. 3 Global Economy. 4 Global Politics and Global Law. 5 Globality.

Volume 2: Introduction. 1 Global Process. 2 Global System. 3 Global Governance. 4 Global Civil Society. 5 Global Interests and Global Ethic. 6 Global Order.

About the Author

Tuo Cai, Ph.D., Professor, doctoral tutor, director of the Institute of Globalization and Global Issues (IGGI) of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), the vice president and the academic committee director of the National Institute of International Political Studies of Universities and Colleges.

Zhenye Liu is professor and deputy director of Institute of Globalization and Global Issue in China University of Political Science and Law. His main research areas include global governance and international relation theory, International organization and institution, NGOs and global civil society, global issue and global politics.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General