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People Count!

Networked Individuals in Global Politics, 1st Edition

By James N. Rosenau


200 pages

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People Count! rests on a single but important premise: As the world shrinks and becomes ever more complex, so have people-as "networked individuals"-become ever more central to the course of events. This book seeks to depict a new era by analyzing the basic roles people occupy in their family, community, and society, including the wider world.


“For five decades Jim Rosenau has made scholars and students look at international relations in new and creative ways. In the compelling and accessible People Count!, he continues to do so, reorienting our thinking about IR to the micro-level–where individuals ‘shape and are shaped by the macro organizations to which they belong.’”

--Harvey Starr, University of South Carolina

“People Count is a welcome addition to the small but rapidly growing scholarly and instructional literature that aims to put people back into world politics.”

--Mary Ann Tetreault, Trinity University

“Read People Count! to find out how individuals and groups steer the big processes in international relations. A master scholar, Rosenau has written one of his best books. Truly a landmark work!”

—James H. Mittelman, American University

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Teachers and Scholars Chapter 2: Roles in a Fragmegrative World Chapter 3: The Skill Revolution Chapter 4: Demographic Trends PART I: People on the Move Chapter 5: Citizens Chapter 6: Immigrants and Diaspora Chapter 7: Hybrids and Cosmopolitans Chapter 8: Travelers Chapter 9: Activists Chapter 10: Terrorists PART II: People at Work Chapter 11: Soldiers Chapter 12: Workers Chapter 13: Business Executives Chapter 14: Public Officials Chapter 15: Consumers PART III: People in Society and Culture: Chapter 16: Networkers Chapter 17: Journalists and Bloggers Chapter 18: Worshippers Chapter 19: Students Chapter 20: Artists PART IV: People in Unorganized Groupings Chapter 21: Marginals Chapter 22: Generations Chapter 23: Classes Chapter 24: Recounted People

About the Series

International Studies Intensives

International Studies Intensives

International Studies Intensives (ISI) is a book series that springs from the desire to keep students engaged in the world around them. ISI books are meant to offer an intensive introduction to subjects often left out of the curriculum. Our authors are from a range of disciplines and employ many different methodological approaches to teaching about international issues. Yet each and every ISI book packs a wealth of information into a small space, and does so in ways that students find compelling and instructors find useful. ISI books are relatively short, visually attractive, and affordably priced. Examination/inspection copies for course adoption may be requested from the Webpage of any book in the series. Book proposals for the series should be directed to the co-editors: [email protected] and [email protected].

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