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Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier

Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier
Exploring Governance in a Turbulent World

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521582834

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  • James N. Rosenau explores the enormous changes that are currently transforming world affairs. He argues that the dynamics of economic globalization, new technologies, and evolving global norms are clashing with equally powerful localizing dynamics. The resulting encounters between diverse interests and actors are rendering domestic and foreign affairs ever more porous and creating a political space, designated as the "Frontier," wherein the quest for control in world politics is joined. He contends that it is along the Frontier, and not in the international arena, that issues are contested and the course of events configured.

    • New book by one of the stars of modern IR scholarship. Rosenau is well-known worldwide, the author of many respected and best-selling books
    • This book examines the prospects for governance in a world where nation-states are losing their influence
    • Non-technical and easy to read, by a major scholar, despite its length, will be used on advanced undergraduate and graduate courses
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Following on his 1990 book, Turbulence in World Politics, the author argues that the way in which we understand international politics must change due to a number of long-term shifts in underlying conditions." Francis Fukuyama, Foreign Affairs

    "This study contends that many of the old concepts of international relations no longer provide guidance in an increasingly complex, turbulent world. Rosenau maintains that interstate borders have lost most of their meaning, and he relocates politics and governance from their traditional domestic and international settings to a 'frontier' between the two." Choice

    "A complex thesis, arguably at the frontier of relevant political thought." Future Survey

    "There is much useful material and analysis here." Peter J. Spiro, The American Journal of International Law

    "It is essential reading for anyone interested in the forces that are transforming modern societies at the end of the 20th century." Tony McGrew, American Journal of Sociology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521582834
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.905kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Intellectual Contexts:
    1. Frontiers
    2. Change
    3. Worldviews
    Part II. Global Contexts:
    4. Turbulence
    5. Globalization
    6. Fragmegration
    7. Boundaries
    8. Governance
    9. Norms
    10. Environments
    Part III. Societal Contexts:
    11. Sovereignty
    12. Constitutions
    13. Elections
    Part IV. Actors:
    14. Individuals
    15. Publics
    16. Leaders
    17. Organizations
    18. States
    19. Militaries
    20. The United Nations
    Part V. Conclusions:
    21. Democracy
    22. War and peace
    23. Exploring governance in a turbulent world.

  • Author

    James N. Rosenau, George Washington University, Washington DC

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