The Dao of World Politics

Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

Author: L. H. M. Ling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526989

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and democratic governance by offering a non-Western alternative to hegemonic debates in IR. The book presents the story of world politics by integrating folk tales and popular culture with policy analysis. It does not exclude current models of liberal internationalism but rather brackets them for another day, another purpose. The deconstruction of IR as a singular unifying school of thought through the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic shows a unique perspective on the forces that drive and shape world politics. This book suggests new ways to articulate and act so that global politics is more inclusive and less coercive. Only then, the book claims, could IR realize what the dao has always stood for: a world of compassion and care. The Dao of World Politics bridges the humanities and social sciences, and will be of interest to scholars and students of the global/international, as well as policymakers and activists of the local/domestic.

Internationale Politik verstehen

Eine Einführung

Author: Bernhard Stahl

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825287254

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

View: 1005

Internationale Beziehungen verstehen anhand von aktuellen Fallstudien Vom Irak-Krieg über Umweltprobleme bis hin zur Finanzkrise: Ausgehend von aktuellen Fallstudien vermittelt dieser Band einen leicht verständlichen, differenzierten Einstieg in die Internationalen Beziehungen. Glossar, Lernfragen, Literaturverweise und eine wiederkehrende lesefreundliche Strukturierung der Kapitel sorgen für raschen Lernerfolg. Diese problemorientierte Einführung richtet sich vor allem an Studienanfänger. Anhand von aktuellen globalen Problemen werden Grundlagenwissen und Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen verständlich und begreifbar. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Filmtipp am Ende jedes Kapitels. Das Buch bietet einen leicht zugänglichen Einstieg in die Internationale Politik mittels empirischer Beschreibungen, Analysen und fallbezogenen Erklärungen. Ausgehend davon werden grundlegende studienrelevante Konzepte und Theorien verständlich.

Critical Imaginations in International Relations

Author: Aoileann Ní Mhurchú,Reiko Shindo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585348

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 519

This exciting new text brings together in one volume an overview of the many reflections on how we might address the problems and limitations of a state-centred approach in the discipline of International Relations (IR). The book is structured into chapters on key concepts, with each providing an introduction to the concept for those new to the field of critical politics – including undergraduate and postgraduate students – as well as drawing connections between concepts and thinkers that will be provocative and illuminating for more established researchers in the field. They give an overview of core ideas associated with the concept; the critical potential of the concept; and key thinkers linked to the concept, seeking to address the following questions: How has the concept traditionally been understood? How has the concept come to be understood in critical thinking? How is the concept used in interrogating the limits of state centrism? What different possibilities for engaging with international relations have been envisioned through the concept? Why are such possibilities for alternative thinking about international relations important? What are some key articles and volumes related to the concept which readers can go for further research? Drawing together some of the key thinkers in the field of critical International Relations and including both established and emerging academics located in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, this book is a key resource for students and scholars alike.

Imagining World Politics

Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times

Author: L.H.M. Ling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317962389

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 5590

This book offers a non-Western feminist perspective on world politics and international relations. Creative, innovative, and challenging, it seeks completely to transform contemporary Eurocentric and masculinist IR by re-presenting it in non-Western, non-masculinist, and non-academic terms. Drawing on Daoist dialectics, the stories of Sihar and Shenya aim to redress such hegemonic imbalance by completing the IR story. To the yang of power politics, this book offers a yin of fairy-tale. (Both are equally fantastical but to different purposes.) To the yang of binary categories like Self vs Other, West vs Rest, hypermasculinity vs hyperfemininity, Sihar and Shenya show their yin complementarities and complicities, inside and out, top and bottom, center and periphery. And to the yang of intransigent hegemony, Sihar & Shenya explores the yin of emancipation through porous, water-like thought and behavior through venues like aesthetics and emotions. From this basis, we begin to see another world with another kind of politics. Written with students of IR and world politics in mind, this book offers a postcolonial bridge for IR/WP. Following an academic introduction to assist the reader, Ling moves away from traditional scholarship and into three interlocking fables: Book I shows what an alternative world could look and feel like. Book II makes the implications for IR/WP more explicit. It draws on the traditional Chinese notion of the five movements (wu xing) -- fire, metal, earth, wood, and water -- to illustrate iconic elements of IR/WP -- power, wealth, security, love, and knowledge -- and how they could change according to circumstance and context. Epilogue/Introduction: The Return brings the reader back into the Western world and focuses on modern-day PhD student Wanda who is troubled by what she is learning, and searches for a different perspective. Engaging with the substantive problematiques at the heart of international relations studies, this work is a unique and innovative resource for all students and scholars of international relations and world politics.

China's International Relations in the 21st Century

Dynamics of Paradigm Shifts

Author: Weixing Hu,Gerald Chan,Daojiong Zha

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761818328

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 6027

Most people believe China's foreign behavior is driven by its growing power status in world politics. Chinese leaders still firmly uphold some traditional values in foreign policy such as sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national unification. However, it is often neglected that China's behavior is also shaped by its changing perception of the globalizing world and, to a large extent, is a result of external pressure on China. By examining the dynamics of paradigm shifts in China's foreign policy thinking, this book explores the ideological sources of China's international relations in the new century. With growing economic interdependence with the outside world, which creates both constraints as well as incentives to adapt to the prevailing norms in contemporary international relations, authors of this volume analyze indigenous Chinese sources of intellect on the paradigm shifts. The concepts studied in this volume include national identity, nationalism, globalism, multilateralism, sovereignty, and the role of international law in Chinese foreign policy. This volume helps to shed new light on how the dynamics of paradigm shifts affect China's behavior in international affairs.

The End of Certainty

Towards a New Internationalism

Author: Professor Stephen Chan

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136579

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 1738

The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet. Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, he takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again.

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 2563

Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Feuer und Zorn

Im Weißen Haus von Donald Trump

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400207X

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 9965

Es ist das Enthüllungsbuch, das die Präsidentschaft von Donald Trump erschüttert: Michael Wolffs «Feuer und Zorn» ist ein eindrucksvolles Sittengemälde der amerikanischen Politik unter Trump. Im Mittelpunkt ein Präsident, den seine Mitarbeiter wie ein kleines Kind behandeln, und der umgeben ist von Inkompetenz, Intrigen und Verrat. Der Bestseller-Autor Wolff beschreibt das Chaos, das in den ersten Monaten im Weißen Haus geherrscht hat, er enthüllt, wie nah die Russland-Verbindung an Trump herangerückt ist und wie es zum Rauswurf des FBI-Chefs Comey kam. Und er liefert erstaunliche Details über das Privatleben dieses Präsidenten. Über zweihundert Interviews hat Wolff mit den engsten Mitarbeitern des US-Präsidenten geführt, darunter auch der ehemalige Chef-Berater Stephen Bannon: Noch nie ist es einem Journalisten gelungen, das Geschehen im Weißen Haus so genau nachzuzeichnen. Herausgekommen ist das einzigartige Porträt eines Präsidenten, der selbst nie damit gerechnet hat, die Wahl zu gewinnen. Michael Wolffs Bericht aus dem Weißen Haus unter Trump ist in den USA ein Bestseller: ein aktuelles politisches Buch, das das sich wie ein Königsdrama von Shakespeare liest.

Epistemischer Ungehorsam

Rhetorik der Moderne, Logik der Kolonialität und Grammatik der Dekolonialität

Author: Walter D. Mignolo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851326338

Category:

Page: 206

View: 1306

International Law as a World Order in Late Imperial China

Translation, Reception and Discourse ; 1847 - 1911

Author: Rune Svarverud

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004160191

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 2014

The topic of this book is the early introduction and reception of international law in China. International law is studied as part of the introduction of the Western sciences and as a theoretical orientation in international affairs 1847-1911.

Asian Thought on China's Changing International Relations

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137299339

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 7183

At the end of the Cold War, commentators were pondering how far Western ideas would spread; today, the debate seems to be how far Chinese ideas will reach. This volume examines Chinese international relations thought and practices, identifying the extent to which China's rise has provoked fresh geo-strategic and intellectual shifts within Asia.

Responding to China’s Rise

US and EU Strategies

Author: Vinod K. Aggarwal,Sara A. Newland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319100343

Category: Political Science

Page: 179

View: 6429

In this edited volume, a set of issue and country experts tackle questions regarding China’s current rise to power within the current international economic and political order. The current international system is governed by a “Western” conception of order and based on the primacy of post–World War II rules, drawn from liberal models of capitalism and democracy practiced in the US and in Western Europe. In this context, the most important and most uncertain questions facing the West over the next decade concern how the EU and the US will respond to China’s rapid growth. Will the transatlantic relationship hold and become stronger, faced with this new economic and geopolitical challenge? Or will the US and the EU—an increasingly prominent global player—compete for economic and political advantage? After a brief introduction laying out the circumstances of China’s economic and political rise and the challenges that this poses to the existing international order, the book proceeds in three sections. The first section provides competing theoretical perspectives on China’s rise in a historical context. The second section provides a distinctly Chinese perspective on China’s current rise. The third section looks at responses from the United States and the European Union, focusing on both economic and security issues as well as the implications of China’s rise for US-EU relations. This book is relevant to both scholars and policymakers concerned with Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy, US foreign policy, EU foreign policy, China-US relations, China-EU relations, international security, international political economy and emerging markets.

At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

Author: C. Pursiainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284137

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 8901

This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

Österreichische Schule für Anleger

Austrian Investing zwischen Inflation und Deflation

Author: Rahim Taghizadegan,Mark Valek,Ronald Stöferle

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7000

Auf den Finanzmärkten scheint der Wahnsinn zu regieren und auch viele Anleger werden von Wahn und Angst getrieben. Könnte alles falsch sein, was Sie über Vermögensanlage zu wissen glaubten? Die Ansätze der Österreichischen Schule bieten eine nötige Atempause für Anleger, die in inflationären Hamsterrädern gefangen sind. Konventionelle Anlageexperten übersehen oft wirtschaftliche Entwicklungen, die zur Gefahr für den Mainstreaminvestor werden können. Die Österreichische Schule der Ökonomie hingegen hat sich als unabhängiger Ansatz jenseits der Interessen von Politik und Banken bewährt. Das Finanzsystem steht vor einer großen Zerreißprobe. Dieses Buch weist Kleinsparern, professionellen Investoren und Vermögensberatern gleichermaßen neue Wege durch das finanzielle Erdbebengebiet zwischen den tektonischen Platten Inflation und Deflation. Die Autoren zeigen erstmalig, wie "Austrian Investing" in der Praxis funktioniert. Lernen Sie als Anleger, wie Sie die scheinbar komplexen und kaum durchschaubaren Zusammenhänge erkennen und davon profitieren können.

American Power after the Financial Crisis

Author: Jonathan Kirshner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454786

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 4517

The global financial crisis of 2007–2008 was both an economic catastrophe and a watershed event in world politics. In American Power after the Financial Crisis, Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics. The crisis, Kirshner argues, brought about an end to what he identifies as the "second postwar American order" because it undermined the legitimacy of the economic ideas that underpinned that order—especially those that encouraged and even insisted upon uninhibited financial deregulation. The crisis also accelerated two existing trends: the relative erosion of the power and political influence of the United States and the increased political influence of other states, most notably, but not exclusively, China. Looking ahead, Kirshner anticipates a “New Heterogeneity” in thinking about how best to manage domestic and international money and finance. These divergences—such as varying assessments of and reactions to newly visible vulnerabilities in the American economy and changing attitudes about the long-term appeal of the dollar—will offer a bold challenge to the United States and its essentially unchanged disposition toward financial policy and regulation. This New Heterogeneity will contribute to greater discord among nations about how best to manage the global economy. A provocative look at how the 2007–2008 economic collapse diminished U.S. dominance in world politics, American Power after the Financial Crisis suggests that the most significant and lasting impact of the crisis and the Great Recession will be the inability of the United States to enforce its political and economic priorities on an increasingly recalcitrant world.

Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility

Author: Christine Chinkin,Freya Baetens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044251

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 2909

A timely, thought-provoking and innovative reappraisal of the core actors on the international stage: states.

Living with the Dragon

How the American Public Views the Rise of China

Author: Benjamin I Page,Tao Xie

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525494

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 8296

It is widely believed that most Americans not only distrust but also despise China. Considering the country's violent political history, unprecedented economic rise, and growing military capabilities, China has become America's strongest market competitor and arguably the most challenging global threat to the United States. Nevertheless, a full consideration of American opinion proves the opposite to be true. Carefully analyzing all available polls and surveys, Benjamin I. Page and Tao Xie find most Americans favor peaceful engagement with China. The public view has been surprisingly coherent and consistent, changing only in response to major events and new information. While a majority of Americans are not happy that China's economy is projected to become as large as that of the United States, they are prepared to live with it. "Unfair" Chinese trade practices and their impact on American jobs and wages are a concern, along with the quality and safety of Chinese-made goods. However, Americans favor free trade with China, provided it is tempered with environmental and workplace protections. They also believe that the United States should "balance" Chinese power through alliances with neighboring countries, such as Japan. Yet they oppose military action to defend Taiwan. Page and Xie examine these opinions in relation to facts about China and in light of current U.S. debates on diplomacy and policy.

Preußen, Deutschland und China

Entwicklungslinien und Akteure (1842-1911)

Author: Mechthild Leutner,Andreas Steen,Xu Kai,Xu Jian,Jürgen Kloosterhuis,Hu Wanglin,Hu Zhongliang

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643124872

Category: China

Page: 368

View: 5320