Power in World Politics

Power in World Politics


Yazar Felix Berenskoetter M. J. Williams
Yayınevi Routledge
ISBN 9780415421133
Baskı yılı 2007
Sayfa sayısı 328
Ağırlık 0,61 kg
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This book engages the view that students of International Relations need to break with the habit of defining power in terms of military capabilities of states. Featuring contributions from both upcoming and distinguished scholars, including Steven Lukes, Joseph Nye, and Stefano Guzzini, it explores the nature and location of power in international politics through a variety of conceptual lenses. With a particular focus on the phenomenon of soft power and different types of actors in a globalizing world, fifteen chapters assess the meaning of power from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, global governance, and development studies, presenting discussions ranging from conceptual to practical oriented analyses. Power in World Politics attempts to broaden theoretical horizons to enrich our understanding of the distribution of power in world politics, thereby also contributing to the discovery and analysis of new political spaces. This is essential reading for all advanced students and scholars of international relations.
1 Thinking about power by Felix Berenskoetter 1
2 The concept of power: a constructivist analysis by Stefano Guzzini 23
3 Realist conceptions of power by Brian C. Schmidt 43
4 Structural realism and the problem of polarity and war by Joseph M. Grieco 64
5 Power and the battle for hearts and minds: on the bluntness of soft power by Steven Lukes 83
6 Why soft power isnt so soft: representational force and attraction in world politics by Janice Bially Mattern 98
7 The power of persuasion by Richard Ned Lebow 120
8 Contested credibility: the use of symbolic power in British exchange-rate politics by Wolf Hassdorf 141
9 Notes for a soft-power research agenda by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 162
10 Reflecting on normative power Europe by Thomas Diez and Ian Manners 173
11 Empowerment among nations: a sociological perspective by Erik Ringmar 189
12 Levels, spaces and forms of power: analysing opportunities for change by John Gaventa 204
13 On the transformational potential of global civil society by Ronnie D. Lipschutz 225
14 Discourses of power: traversing the realist-postmodern divide by Jennifer Sterling-Folker and Rosemary E. Shinko 244
15 Theory meets practice: facets of power in the War on Terror by M. J. Williams 265