Globalization, Institutions and Governance
- James A Caporaso - University of Washington, USA, University of Washington, US
- Mary Anne Madeira - University of Washington, USA
Globalization | International Relations (General)
This title is part of the SAGE Series on the Foundations of International Relations. This series fills the gap between narrowly-focused research monographs and broad introductory texts, providing graduate students with state-of-the-art, critical overviews of the key sub-fields within International Relations: International Political Economy, International Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Organization, Normative IR Theory, International Environmental Politics, Globalization, and IR Theory.
Explicitly designed to further the transatlantic dialogue fostered by publications such as the SAGE Handbook of International Relations, the series is written by renowned scholars drawn from North America, continental Europe and the UK. The books are intended as core texts on advanced courses in IR, taking students beyond the basics and into the heart of the debates within each field, encouraging an independent, critical approach and signposting further avenues of research.
Walter Carlsnaes Uppsala University, Sweden
Jeffrey T. Checkel Simon Fraser University, Canada
International Advisory Board: Peter J. Katzenstein Cornell University, USA; Emanuel Adler University of Toronto, Canada; Martha Finnemore George Washington University, USA; Andrew Hurrell Oxford University, UK; G. John Ikenberry Princeton University, USA; Beth Simmons Harvard University, USA; Steve Smith University of Exeter, UK; Michael Zuern Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany.
Globalization is not all good, of course, but neither is it all bad. What we need -- and what Madeira and Caporaso have now provided -- is a more nuanced way of thinking about the nexus between global markets and domestic political structures. Globalization, Institutions and Governance doesn't shy away from big questions about the "co-dependence" of markets, states, and non-state actors. But the book doesn't just raise difficult questions; it also provides hard answers, abstractly as well as concretely, with reference to all sorts of up-to-the-minute examples. The Greek debt crisis, Google's recent forays into China, the war in Afghanistan: it's all here. Written with real flair and ranging widely, Globalization and International Relations is just the sort of discipline-spanning text its subject demands - and that our students have been waiting for
No longer teaching this module
the book covers contexts of globalisation, institutions that drives globalisation and global governance. this text provide key aspects of teaching globalisation and the institutions of interest in globalisation. Recent thematic areas included in the text covers global political economy, global governance, global conflict resolution and peace keeping.
Too general for the purposes of my course and not enough coverage of the diversity of international organizations.
This book is a nice additional for any reading list in International Development studies, but falls a bit short as a main textbook. This is why I will list it as recommended reading for next year (too late for this year).
Very good supplemental reading.
The chapters give students a great overview of theories and issue relating to globalization. A very good introductory text.
A book that is long overdue. It's set to be an instant hit.