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Globalization and National Security

1st Edition

By Jonathan Kirshner


368 pages

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In this book, top scholars of international relations assess the consequences of globalization for national security, identifying three distinct ‘processes’ of globalization - the intensification of economic exchange, the flow of information, and marketization (the expansion of the set of social relations governed by market forces)-exploring how they can affect the capacity and power of states as well as conflict within and among them.

Though much has been written on the topics of globalization and national security, there has been relatively little in the way of a systematic examination of the impact that globalization has on a state's national security. These essays deal with how state-less actors, such as terrorists, utilize the benefits of globalization, changing the nature of the security game. Failure to account for the influence of globalization will make it increasingly difficult to understand changes in the balance of power, prospects for war, and strategic choices embraced by states.

Table of Contents

1. Globalization and National Security 2. International Migration in a Globalizing World: Assessing Impacts on National Security 3. New Media for a New World? Information Technology and Threats to National Security 4. The Marketization of Security: Adventurous Defense, Institutional Malformation, and Conflict 5. The Paradox of Liberal Hegemony: Globalization and U. National Secuirty 6. Globalization and Arab Security 7. Globalization and National Security After Empire: The Former Soviet Space 8. Divided Continent: Globalization and Europe's Fragmented Security Response 9. Globalization and National Security: Is Japan Still an Island? 10. Globalization, Power and Prosepct

About the Author

Jonathan Kirshner is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. He is currently a Visiting Professor for the 05-06 academic year at Princeton University. In addition, he is the director of the International Political Economy program at the Einaudi Center for International Studies. He is the co-editor of Cornell University Press series' Cornell Studies in Money.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security