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International Politics: Concepts, Theories and Issues

by Rumki Basu SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Pbk 568 pages
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The study of international politics has become truly global in nature and scope, as the world stands politically organised in nearly two hundred nation states at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. The globalisation of political economies and the 'internationalisation' of the nation state system is the most characteristic feature of the 21st century. This book provides a roadmap that can orient the reader towards the main concepts, theories and issues in world politics today necessitating explorations in 'new theorizing', thus making the study of global politics a much more exciting and absorbing project than ever before. Every effort has been made to understand the 'new' vocabulary, concepts, debates and discourses in the theory and practice of international relations and global politics today. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, outlines past progress and future prospects. Model questions and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.

Part One: Concepts The Nation State System: National Power, Balance of Power and Collective Security - S R T P Sugunakara Raju Role of National Interest - Farah Naaz Diplomacy: Nature, Form and Relevance - Mehtab Manzar Colonialism and Neocolonialism: Impact of Decolonization - Furqan Ahmad Disarmament, Arms Control and Nuclear Proliferation - M Muslim Khan Part Two: Theories Liberalism - Farah Naaz Realism - Rumki Basu Marxism - Krishnaswamy Dara Feminism - Krishnaswamy Dara Postmodernism and Constructivism in International Relations - Krishnaswamy Dara Part Three: Issues Globalization: Meaning and Dimensions - Adnan Farooqui The United Nations: Changing Role - Rumki Basu Human Rights and International Politics - Mehtab Manzar The Global Environment: Issues and Debates - Rumki Basu Terrorism - Adnan Farooqui Development and Security: Changing Paradigms - Rumki Basu Part Four: India's Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relations Basic Determinants of India's Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relations - Mohammed Badrul Alam

Rumki Basu is currently a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has published 8 books and 30 articles on issues of public policy and governance, international organization, and the political economy of development in India. She has presented papers in the World Congress of Political Science in Berlin (1994), Seoul (1997), Santiago (2009) and Madrid (2012) besides participating in international workshops in the Asia-Pacific Region. She has received the Indian Council of Social Science Research Teacher Fellowship Award.