Explores the impact of globalization on the conduct of international affairs.
This volume studies the links among the concepts of globalization, security, and the authority of the nation state, drawing attention to why and how these three concepts are interrelated and why they should be studied together. Contributors explore the connections between security and global transformations, and the corresponding or resulting changes in state structures that emerge. Probing and extending existing paradigms, the book offers three regional cases studies: the periphery states of the Middle East and North Africa, the second world states of the Russian Federation, and the core states of the European Union. It concludes with three chapters that synthesize the above themes to identify corresponding changes in the patterns of international politics.
Ersel Aydinli is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Turkey. James N. Rosenau is University Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author and editor of many books, including Distant Proximities: Dynamics beyond Globalization and Thinking Theory Thoroughly: Coherent Approaches to an Incoherent World, Second Edition (coauthored with Mary Durfee).