After Authority: War, Peace, and Global Politics in the 21st Century

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SUNY Press, Mar 2, 2000 - Political Science - 242 pages
After Authority offers an overview of the evolving international political "revolution," a historical perspective based on Lipschutz's writings over the years. It also examines the prospects for war and peace in the twenty-first century. During earlier "industrial revolutions," long-standing and apparently stable patterns of social behavior, economic exchange, and political authority came under challenge. Today, post World War Two institutions that were formed to create a peaceful, economically-prosperous world, are under severe challenge by globalization, liberalization, and social innovation. Old hierarchies of power and wealth have been undermined as people take advantage of new economic and political opportunities, and the resulting disruption of expectations leads to fear, uncertainty, instability, and violence.
 

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Contents

Theory of Global Politics
1
The Worries of Nations
13
The Insecurity Dilemma
33
Arms and Affluence
63
Markets the State and War
83
The Social Constraction
107
The Principal
133
Politics among People
155
Notes
183
Bibliography
197
Index
221
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Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the coauthor, with Judith Mayer, of Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet, also published by SUNY Press.

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