Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda
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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