1st Edition

The Study of World Politics Volume 2: Globalization and Governance

By James N Rosenau Copyright 2006
    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    James Rosenau’s work is known for its originality and clarity and the sixteen articles in this new volume are no exception.

    Tackling the specific challenges posed by globalization and governance, this book covers four key areas:

    • the challenge – tensions, contradictions, outcomes and global affairs
    • the profession – community, globalized space and international relations
    • globalization – complexities, contradictions and theory
    • governance – understanding and future

    The Study of World Politics presents the thinking of one of the most innovative scholars in the last half century. The subjects addressed provide the big picture, whilst also being meticulous in detail.

    This new book gives the reader an unparalleled understanding of globalization and governance and is an invaluable tool to students and scholars of politics and world affairs alike.

    1. Introduction  Part 1: The Challenge  2. The New Global Order: Underpinnings and Outcomes  3. Ominous Tensions in a Globalized World  4. Aging Agendas and Ambiguous Anomalies: Tensions and Contradictions of an Emergent Epoch  5. Global Affairs in an Epochal Transformation  Part 2: The Profession  6. Material and Imagined Communities in Globalized Space 7. Many Globalizations, One International Relations  8. The Globalization of Globalization  Part 3: Globalization  9. The Complexities and Contradictions of Globalization  10. Toward a Viable Theory of Globalization  11. Democracy and Globalization  Part 4: Governance  12. Toward an Ontology for Global Governance  13. Governance in the 21st Century  14. Global Governance as Disaggregated Complexity  15. Change, Complexity, and Governance in Globalized Space  16. Strong Demand, Huge Supply: Governance in an Emergent Epoch  Appendix A - Publications of James N. Rosenau


    James N. Rosenau is University Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University, having previously been affiliated with three other universities. He is a former President of the International Studies Association (1984-85) and a holder of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1987-88). His books include Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity (1990), Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier Exploring Governance in a Turbulent World (1997), and Distant Proximities: Dynamics Beyond Globalization (2003).

    "The best of Rosenau, who constantly pushes new concepts and plays with polarities too often ignored." -Future Survey