Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 384 pages
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BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY: ISSUES FOR A GLOBAL AGENDA examines the pressing global issues that countries cannot solve alone. Author Maryann Cusimano Love helps readers put the subjects of today's headlines -- such as global poverty and debt, the environmental crisis, terrorism, disease, WMD proliferation, international crime, drug trafficking, and human trafficking -- into the larger context of globalization. Love addresses the challenges to globalization, the rise of non-state actors, the future of the state and global governance, and the difficulties of managing cross-border problems in a world of sovereign states. Throughout, the author argues that since global challenges go beyond borders, the solutions to these challenges are to be found beyond sovereignty.
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This was an assigned read for a political science class and I have to say I wasn't impressed at first, but it grew on me. It takes a while to get used to Cusimano-Love's writing style. She uses allot of words that even someone with an advanced understanding of political science wouldn't understand and just assumes everyone knows what they mean. She will often give complicated examples that run on for pages and don't really relate tot he topic you thought she was addressing. However, once you get used to all of that, the author does have some good ideas. She never really presents any solutions, but if you are a teacher just trying to get your students to think it's a good read. It never tells you what to think, which is nice, but it also never really gives any solutions-just more problems with the current systems. Overall, a confusing style of writing which never really gives any ideas of how to fix things, but is fairly effective at getting the reader to think for themselves.  


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MARYANN CUSIMANO LOVE is an associate professor of politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on international relations and US foreign policy. Cusimano Love also teaches courses at the Pentagon. The author serves on several boards and committees: The U.S. Catholic Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee, where she advises the bishops on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy, and engages in advocacy with the U.S. Government on international issues of concern to the Catholic Church. The Advisory Board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network with Notre Dame University's Kroc Institute of Peace, a network of academics and practitioners from around the world that seeks to enhance the study and practice of peacebuilding. The board and Advocacy Committee of Jesuit Refugee Services, an international refugee relief and advocacy group active in over 50 countries, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. Cusimano Love is also a columnist for the magazine "America", and has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations project on homeland security, and as a participant in the Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative. She holds a B.A. from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, an M.A. from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. The author lives on the Chesapeake Bay outside of Washington, DC, with her husband Richard and three young children, Maria, Ricky, and Ava, who inspire her best-selling children's books.

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