The Information Revolution and World Politics

Author: Elizabeth C. Hanson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461644496
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This readable and cogent book provides a much-needed overview of the information revolution in a global context. First tracing the historical evolution of communications since the development of the printing press, Elizabeth C. Hanson then explores the profound ways that new information and communication technologies are transforming international relations. Hanson considers the controversies over the present and future impact of a radically new information and communications environment as part of larger debates over globalization and the role of technology in historical change. Her carefully chosen case studies and judicious use of relevant research provide a firm basis for readers to evaluate competing arguments on this contentious issue.

Global Politics as if People Mattered

Author: Mary Ann Tétreault
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742566583
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What would international relations look like if our theories and analyses began with individuals, families, and communities instead of executives, nation-states, and militaries? After all, it is people who make up cities, states, and corporations, and it is their beliefs and behaviors that explain why some parts of the world seem so peaceful while others appear so violent, why some societies are so rich while others are so poor. Now in a fully updated and revised edition, this unique text on contemporary global politics begins with people, treating them as "social individuals" with free will and human agency even as they are limited and disciplined by rules and rulers. Offering a fresh approach to global politics, this dynamic author team trades perspectives with each other and with such eminent social theorists as Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt to develop their resonant theme. Using practical examples as well as theory, the authors show students how they can take charge of their lives and the politics that affect them, even in the context of a vast global economy and impersonal international forces that sometimes seem out of control. Filled with idealism, yet firmly grounded in current realities, Global Politics as if People Mattered is a fresh take on the proper place and potential of individuals in world politics—front and center, actively engaged in a way of life that is as politically personal as it is politically powerful. This distinctive text, a perfect reading for lower-division politics courses, helps students to carve out their own political space in the contemporary global order.

The New Foreign Policy

Author: Laura Neack
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742556317
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this cogent text, Laura Neack argues that foreign policy making, in this uncertain era of globalization and American global hegemony, revolves around seeking and maintaining power. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, the book reviews both old and new lessons on how foreign policy decisions are made and executed. To make sense of these lessons, Neack employs a rich array of new and enduring international case studies organized in a set of concise, accessible chapters. Following a levels-of-analysis organization, the author considers all elements that influence foreign policy, including the role of leaders, bargaining, national image, political culture, public opinion, the media, and non-state actors.

The Information Revolution and International Security

Author: Ryan Henry
Publisher: Center for Strategic & International studies
ISBN: 9780892062997
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"This companion volume to The Information Revolution and National Security (CSIS, 1996) brings together a diverse set of thinkers from the policy analysis, military, government, and academic communities to consider the implications of the information revolution for international security. The discussion includes military affairs, but also considers the global social, economic, and political changes occurring because of the information revolution and their potential effects on the international security environment - for example, the impact of global information networks on national economies and of new information technologies on diplomacy and governance. This provocative, informed exploration is written for policymakers, legislators, and others seeking an overview of key global security issues accompanying this technology revolution."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Revolution and World Politics

Author: Fred Halliday
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822324645
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Reassesses the role of revolution as a force that has shaped the development of world politics.

The Paradox of American Power

Author: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199839636
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Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems--like terrorism, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--without involving other nations. Here Joseph S. Nye, Jr. focuses on the rise of these and other new challenges and explains clearly why America must adopt a more cooperative engagement with the rest of the world.

Global and International Studies

Author: John P. Synott
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9781876633875
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides an up-to-date and challenging introduction to global and international studies for students and professionals across a wide range of disciplines and it examines the different approaches to understanding the phenomenon of globalisation particularly in terms of growth models and sustainability.

The Information Revolution in Military Affairs in Asia

Author: E. Goldman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403980446
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The contributors to this volume seek to explore the multi-dimensional (institutional, cultural, technological, and political) environments of several Asian states to determine the amenability of those host environments for the adoption/adaptation of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMS).

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations

Author: Paul Sharp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521760267
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This book seeks to identify a body or tradition of diplomatic thinking and construct a diplomatic theory of international relations from it.

China in the Information Age

Author: Milton Mueller
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958282
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How compatible are the new China and the information age? Will China's economic reforms allow it to join the information revolution, or will it's unique political structure keep it insulated from the main currents of global economic development? This volume considers questions such as these.