In this volume international academics assess the contribution of the globalization thesis, in its various guises, to our understanding of social, political and economic change in contemporary societies.
Features an inquiry into the historical process of globalization. This work offers a fresh view of the process of globalization and discusses the most important themes, such as policy, trade, cultural imperialism and warfare. It is useful for students of history, politics and international studies.
The global financial crisis has made it clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations. This title challenges the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and puts forward a vision that transforms economics and restores prosperity. It asserts the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking.
Covers the issues of competitiveness, cohesion, ageing, migration, employment and social polarization, enlargement, and the emergence of regionalism and nationalism. This textbook is an introduction to economic, social and political challenges that the EU faces. These challenges determine the place of the EU in the world.
Begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are at the edge of catastrophe. This work contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism.
Jason Burke has produced an account of Islamic militancy - revolutionising our understanding of Al-Qaeda, retelling its history from scratch and critically exploding the myths that form the very foundations of the 'War on Terror'. Fully updated with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan.
The fully updated new edition of this popular text provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the main areas of activity of the United Nations today, its organization and evolution and assesses its likely role and prospects for reform in the twenty-first century.
The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from central and eastern Europe has generated considerable media interest. This book offers an analysis of the social and cultural processes bound up with migration flows between Britain and Bulgaria and places these flows in the wider European perspective.
Virtually everyone agrees that terrorism is defined by its impact on the public it targets. Yet there seems to be very little open discussion about how society has responded to it and how people are affected by it. This book argues that what we really need to worry about is not what terrorists do but our reaction to it.
University course Governing Europe.
Each book is designed to work as an independent text and as part of a complementary series for use by undergraduates. The books will also be of interest and relevance to researchers and a wider readership.
The volumes in the Governing Europe series are:
1 Governing the European Union, edited by Simon Bromley
2 Governing the European Economy, edited by Grahame Thompson
3 Governing European Diversity, edited by Montserrat Guibernau.
This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
Providing students with all the essential information required and a full definition of terms, this companion to Western European politics presents past events, prominent personalities, important dates, organizations and electoral information in an accessible, easy-to-read format.
A fascinating account of a community founded by Jews and Palestinians. This book, a result of the author's eight year study of the schools in the village, explores the psychological and social dimensions of this important educational endeavor.
Presents a radical analysis of globalization. This title examines recent events - Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns - to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today.
The author is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. In this book, he takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees.
From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the capitals of Europe, Islamic militancy appears stronger, more widespread and more threatening than ever. ISIS and groups such as Boko Haram, together command significant military power, rule millions and control extensive territories. This is a guide to Islamic militancy today.
From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.
Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in eventually forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000, thus ending a twenty-two-year military occupation. This title presents the insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party.
This book situates state failure and state collapse in historical context and explains the structures and forces that have led to state collapse in a number of countries around the world. It also analyses and critiques contemporary interventions and reconstruction efforts in collapsed states.
This book examines the policy responses to superterrorism, suggesting that the world was not in fact turned upside down by the events of 11 September 2001, but rather that some established trends and tendencies were picked up and reinforced while others were recast.
Anthony Crosland's The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left. Now Peter Hain revisits this classic text and presents a stimulating political prospectus for today. It should be read by everyone interested in the future of the left.
This book discusses the "nuts and bolts" of the most influential international organisations including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union.
All countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This book is part of an ambitious project to make the fundamental human rights in the Universal Declaration enforceable in the courts of all countries by 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Declaration's signing.
Presents studies in political sociology by European scholars that deal with some of the major challenges European societies and politics are facing. This volume offers analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations such as field theory, multiple correspondence analysis and the study of space sets.