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Critical Issues in Global Politics

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This series engages with the most significant issues in contemporary global politics. Each text is written by a leading scholar and provides a short, accessible and stimulating overview of the issue for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of international relations and global politics. As well as providing a survey of the field, the books also contain original and groundbreaking thinking which will drive forward debates on these key issues.

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Sustainability If It's Everything, Is It Nothing?

Sustainability: If It's Everything, Is It Nothing?

2nd Edition

By Heather M. Farley, Zachary A. Smith
April 15, 2020

In this second edition, the authors present new developments in the sustainability discussion and argue that a new understanding of sustainability is needed if we are to truly serve future generations ecologically, economically, and equitably. Despite the great flurry of activity around ...

Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking

Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking

1st Edition

By David Chandler
January 31, 2018

The Anthropocene captures more than a debate over how to address the problems of climate change and global warming. Increasingly, it is seen to signify the end of the modern condition itself and potentially to open up a new era of political possibilities. This is the first book to look at the new ...

Globalization Revisited

Globalization Revisited

1st Edition

By Grahame Thompson
December 02, 2014

Written by one of the leading scholars of global politics, Globalization Revisited is a major new book for students of globalization. It describes and explains the challenges to liberalism and the global order as result of globalizing forces - from financial interconnectedness to the...

Resilience The Governance of Complexity

Resilience: The Governance of Complexity

1st Edition

By David Chandler
May 01, 2014

Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book ...

Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

1st Edition

By Jens Bartelson
May 06, 2014

This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological status of the state and the modus operandi of the international system as a whole. ...

Security Unbound Enacting Democratic Limits

Security Unbound: Enacting Democratic Limits

1st Edition

By Jef Huysmans
May 07, 2014

Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is ...

Re-Envisioning Global Development A Horizontal Perspective

Re-Envisioning Global Development: A Horizontal Perspective

1st Edition

By Sandra Halperin
May 22, 2013

Re-Envisioning Global Development offers an original conceptualisation of capitalist development from its origins to the present day. Most approaches to understanding contemporary development assume that industrial capitalism was achieved through a process of nationally organised economic growth, ...

Governmentality Critical Encounters

Governmentality: Critical Encounters

1st Edition

By William Walters
August 02, 2012

First developed by Michel Foucault more than thirty years ago, "governmentality" has become an essential set of tools for many researchers in the social and political sciences today. What is "governmentality"? How does this perspective challenge the way we understand political power and its ...

International Statebuilding The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance

International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance

1st Edition

By David Chandler
September 20, 2010

This concise and accessible new text offers original and insightful analysis of the policy paradigm informing international statebuilding interventions. The book covers the theoretical frameworks and practices of international statebuilding, the debates they have triggered, and the way that ...

Global Ethics Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations

Global Ethics: Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations

1st Edition

By Mervyn Frost
November 20, 2008

This provocative and original book challenges the commonplace that contemporary international interactions are best understood as struggles for power. Eschewing jargon and theoretical abstraction, Mervyn Frost argues that global politics and global civil society must be understood in ethical terms....

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