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Order and Disorder in the International System

1st Edition

Edited by Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel


204 pages

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pub: 2010-12-28
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This volume examines the complex international system of the twenty first century from a variety of perspectives. Proceeding from critical theoretical perspectives and incorporating case studies, the chapters focus on broad trends as well as micro-realities of a Post-Westphalian international system. The process of transformation and change of the international system has been an ongoing cumulative process. Many forces including conflict, technological innovation, and communication have contributed to the creation of a transnational world with political, economic, and social implications for all societies. Transnationalism functions both as an integrative factor and one which exposes the existing and the newly emerging divisions between societies and cultures and between nations and states. The chapters in this volume demonstrate that re-thinking fundamental assumptions as well as theoretical and methodological premises is central to understanding the dynamics of interdependence.


'A global group of scholars point to the many signs of a post-Westphalian world, from NATO's non-treaty related support for the African Union intervention in Darfur to the role of global media in the gendered construction of suicide terrorism. These are insightful studies that make a good book.' Craig N. Murphy, University of Massachusetts, USA '…presents important dimensions of the latest research on global transformations in a new integrative and interdisciplinary framework. The contributions of the authors offer a theoretically sound, well documented analysis of the main processes and trends in micro and macro levels of the increasingly complex global system particularly for those who are interested in future oriented interdisciplinary global studies.' Mihaly Simai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

About the Editor

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

About the Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood. Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.

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