Political Space: Frontiers of Change and Governance in a Globalizing World

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Yale H. Ferguson, R. J. Barry Jones
SUNY Press, Sep 12, 2002 - Political Science - 319 pages
This collection brings together an unusually distinguished and diverse group of theorists of global politics, political geography, and international political economy who reflect on the concept of political space. Already familiar to political geographers, the concept of political space has lately received increased attention, arising out of the need for new ways of thinking about and describing the actors, structures, and processes that shape politics and patterns of governance in today s complex, post-Cold War world. The essays explore the frontiers of the field of global politics, and each deals imaginatively with some aspect of political space. Although the participants may be loosely classified as realists, neo-realists, constructivists, and postinternationalists, the essays are not fitted to the usual theoretical pigeonholes. What they do share is a continued faith in empirical research, and a collective sense of discovery.
 

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Contents

The Problem of Change in International Relations Theory
23
Reconfiguring International Political Space The Significance of World History
45
The Informational Reconfiguring of Global Geopolitics
61
Remapping Political Space Issues and Nonissues in Analyzing Global Politics in the TwentyFirst Century
87
Geographical Scale Identity and Relationships
113
Political Power and Geographical Scale
115
Mapping GlobalLocal Spaces
131
Cartographies of Loathing and Desire The Bharatiya Janata Party the Bomb and the Political Spaces of Hindu Nationalism
151
Finance in Politics An Epilogue to Mad Money
189
Offshore and the Institutional Environment of Globalization Ronen Palan
211
Shifting Patterns of Governance
225
Governance and the Challenges of Changing Political Space
227
Club Identity and Collective Action Overlapping Interests in an Evolving World System
245
NGOs and Fragmented Authority in Globalizing Space
261
Practicing Democracy Transnationally
281
Contributors
297

Globalising Trends in the World Economy
171
A New CrossBorder Field for Public and Private Actors
173

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Yale H. Ferguson is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers University-Newark. He is the author and editor of several books, including, with Richard W. Mansbach, Polities: Authority, Identities, and Change.

R. J. Barry Jones is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Reading. He is the author and editor of several books, including The World Turned Upside Down?: Globalization and the Future of the State.

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