Search Results: status-in-world-politics

Status in World Politics

Author: T. V. Paul,Deborah Welch Larson,William C. Wohlforth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107059275

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Rising powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia, and Turkey are increasingly claiming heightened profiles in international politics. Although differing in other respects, rising states have a strong desire for recognition and respect. This pioneering volume on status features contributions that develop propositions on status concerns and illustrate them with case studies and aggregate data analysis. Four cases are examined in depth: the United States (how it accommodates rising powers through hierarchy), Russia (the influence of status concerns on its foreign policy), China (how Beijing signals its status aspirations), and India (which has long sought major power status). The authors analyze status from a variety of theoretical perspectives and tackle questions such as: How do states signal their status claims? How are such signals perceived by the leading states? Will these status concerns lead to conflict, or is peaceful adjustment possible?

Fighting for Status

Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics

Author: Jonathan Renshon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885345

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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There is widespread agreement that status or standing in the international system is a critical element in world politics. The desire for status is recognized as a key factor in nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, and other contemporary foreign policy issues, and has long been implicated in foundational theories of international relations and foreign policy. Despite the consensus that status matters, we lack a basic understanding of status dynamics in international politics. The first book to comprehensively examine this subject, Fighting for Status presents a theory of status dissatisfaction that delves into the nature of prestige in international conflicts and specifies why states want status and how they get it. What actions do status concerns trigger, and what strategies do states use to maximize or salvage their standing? When does status matter, and under what circumstances do concerns over relative position overshadow the myriad other concerns that leaders face? In examining these questions, Jonathan Renshon moves beyond a focus on major powers and shows how different states construct status communities of peer competitors that shift over time as states move up or down, or out, of various groups. Combining innovative network-based statistical analysis, historical case studies, and a lab experiment that uses a sample of real-world political and military leaders, Fighting for Status provides a compelling look at the causes and consequences of status on the global stage.

Status im internationalen System

Das Deutsche Reich und sein Statusstreben in Europa 1890-1914

Author: Lena Jaschob

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828869203

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Die Bedeutung von Status und Statusansprüchen nimmt in der internationalen Politik immer weiter zu. Eine hohe Position innerhalb der internationalen Hierarchie scheint für Staaten immer wichtiger zu werden. Eine noch offene Frage dabei ist, wie ein Staat seinen Aufstieg in der internationalen Statushierarchie umsetzt und welche politischen Mittel er dafür einsetzt. Dieser Lücke widmet sich die Autorin durch eine Weiterentwicklung der bisherigen theoretischen Angebote der Statusliteratur in der Politikwissenschaft. Sie entwickelt ein eigenes Analyseraster, mit dem sich das Statusstreben eines einzelnen Staates analysieren und nachverfolgen lässt. Diese theoretische Entwicklung wird dann anhand des Statusstrebens des Deutschen Reiches unter der Herrschaft Kaiser Wilhelms II. bis zum Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs überprüft. Als Fallbespiele dienen die deutsche Flottenrüstungspolitik und die deutsche Außenpolitik im Zusammenhang der beiden Marokkokrisen 1905/06 und 1911. In diesen beiden Politikfeldern versuchte die deutsche Führung besonders intensiv, ihren Statusanspruch als Weltmacht durchzusetzen, da eine große Schlachtflotte und kolonialpolitische Initiativen die damals wertvollsten Statusmarker darstellten.

Hierarchies in World Politics

Author: Ayşe Zarakol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108267459

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Globalizing processes are gathering increased attention for complicating the nature of political boundaries, authority and sovereignty. Recent examples of global financial and political turmoil have also created a sense of unease about the durability of the modern international order and the ability of our existing theoretical frameworks to explain system dynamics. In light of the inadequacies of traditional international relation (IR) theories in explaining the contemporary global context, a growing range of scholars have been seeking to make sense of world politics through an analytical focus on hierarchies instead. Until now, the explanatory potential of such research agendas and their implications for the discipline went unrecognized, partly due to the fragmented nature of the IR field. To address this gap, this ground-breaking book brings leading IR scholars together in a conversation on hierarchy and thus moves the discipline in a direction better equipped to deal with the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Major Powers and the Quest for Status in International Politics

Global and Regional Perspectives

Author: T. Volgy,R. Corbetta,K. Grant,R. Baird

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011931X

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This book explores the effects and consequences of major global power and major regional power status attribution on the foreign policies of states striving for such status and the consequences of status differentiation for the international system and the post-Cold War international order.

Africa in World Politics

A Pan-African Perspective

Author: Guy Martin

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865438583

Category: History

Page: 311

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This book examines the key aspects of Africa's external relations and reviews the various political, security and economic strategies through which independent African states have tried to enhance their power and status in the world. The author analyses the ideology of Eurafrica, as well as Europe's evolving relationship with Africa, while also assessing the prospects for African regional integration in the context of Pan-Africanism.

China's International Relations in the 21st Century

Dynamics of Paradigm Shifts

Author: Weixing Hu,Gerald Chan,Daojiong Zha

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761818328

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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Most people believe China's foreign behavior is driven by its growing power status in world politics. Chinese leaders still firmly uphold some traditional values in foreign policy such as sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national unification. However, it is often neglected that China's behavior is also shaped by its changing perception of the globalizing world and, to a large extent, is a result of external pressure on China. By examining the dynamics of paradigm shifts in China's foreign policy thinking, this book explores the ideological sources of China's international relations in the new century. With growing economic interdependence with the outside world, which creates both constraints as well as incentives to adapt to the prevailing norms in contemporary international relations, authors of this volume analyze indigenous Chinese sources of intellect on the paradigm shifts. The concepts studied in this volume include national identity, nationalism, globalism, multilateralism, sovereignty, and the role of international law in Chinese foreign policy. This volume helps to shed new light on how the dynamics of paradigm shifts affect China's behavior in international affairs.

Status and the Challenge of Rising Powers

Author: Steven Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107182360

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Argues that rising powers challenge international order when their status ambitions seem to be unjustly and permanently blocked.

Rising India

Status and Power

Author: Rajesh Basrur,Kate Sullivan de Estrada

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351854291

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

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While India’s prospects as a rising power and its material position in the international system have received significant attention, little scholarly work exists on India’s status in contemporary world politics. This Routledge Focus book charts the ways in which India’s international strategies of status seeking have evolved from Independence up to the present day. The authors focus on the social dimensions of status, seeking to build on recent conceptual scholarship on status in world politics. The book shows how India has made a partial, though incomplete, shift from seeking status by rejecting material power and proximity to major powers, to seeking status by embracing both material power and major power relationships. However, it also challenges traditional understandings of the linear relationship between material power and status. Seven decades of Indian status seeking reveal that the enhancement of material power is one of only several routes Indian leaders have envisaged to lead to higher status. By arguing that a state requires more than material power to achieve status, this book reshapes understandings of both status seeking and Indian foreign policy. It will be of interest to academics and policy makers in the fields of international relations, foreign policy, and Indian studies.

The Status of Law in World Society

Meditations on the Role and Rule of Law

Author: Friedrich Kratochwil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703728X

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the role of law in the international arena and the key discourses surrounding it. It explains the increased importance of law for politics, from law-fare to the judicialization of politics, to human rights, and why traditional expectations of progress through law have led to disappointment. Providing an overview of the debates in legal theory, philosophy, international law and international organizations, Kratochwil reflects on the need to break down disciplinary boundaries and address important issues in both international relations and international law, including deformalization, fragmentation, the role of legal pluralism, the emergence of autonomous autopoietic systems and the appearance of non-territorial forms of empire. He argues that the pretensions of a positivist theory in social science and of positivism in law are inappropriate for understanding practical problems and formulates an approach for the analysis of praxis based on constructivism and pragmatism.

Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

The Construction of Global Governance

Author: Peter Willetts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136848533

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This accessible and informative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the significant role and increasing participation of NGOs in world politics. Peter Willetts examines the variety of different NGOs, their structure, membership and activities, and their complex relationship with social movements and civil society. He makes us aware that there are many more NGOs exercising influence in the United Nations system than the few famous ones. Conventional thinking is challenged in a radical manner on four questions: the extent of the engagement of NGOs in global policy- making; the status of NGOs within international law; the role of NGOs as crucial pioneers in the creation of the Internet; and the need to integrate NGOs within mainstream international relations theory. This is the definitive guide to this crucial area within international politics and should be required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

The Politics of World Communication

Author: Cees J. Hamelink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446234372

Category: Communication

Page: 352

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Communication plays a central part in the increasing global interconnectedness of contemporary societies, nations and economies. In this book Cees J Hamelink examines the political processes and decisions which determine the global communication environment. Mass communication, telecommunication, data traffic, intellectual property and communication technology have all been regulated by agreements within the international community. Examining negotiation processes and their outcomes, the author offers an analysis of the global politics of communication and its implications for specific nations, areas and communities. Underlying the analysis is a fundamental concern with communication as an issue of human rights which raises the question: Do the standards agreed on world communication address the interests of ordinary people in their everyday lives?

China in World Politics

Policies, Processes, Prospects

Author: Judith F. Kornberg,John R. Faust

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774811803

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This fully revised and updated text introduces students toChina’s foreign policy, past and present, and the factors thatmay influence the country’s future policy agenda. Exploring thenew dynamics of China’s regional and international roles, theauthors outline the political, security, economic, and social issuesthe country faces in the emerging twenty-first century.

Individualism and World Politics

Author: Michel Girard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349270326

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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Is an individualistic outlook in analysing world politics either possible or useful? This book is a collection of essays written by an international team of ten scholars. It deals with the status of individuals in world politics and tries to connect macro and micro levels of analysis. Five contributions by Michel Girard, Michel Nicholson, James Rosenau, Jacques Herman and Anna Leander explore some of the theoretical and methodological problems related to the individualistic perspective in International Relations. Five other contributions by Marcel Merle, Susan Strange, Dominique David, Jean Klein and Jean-Pierre Colin examine the role of exceptional or ordinary individuals in different spheres of international politics

Handbook on Gender in World Politics

Author: Jill Steans,Daniela Tepe-Belfrage

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783470623

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 9548

The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides an indispensable reference guide for scholars and students interrogating gender issues in international and global contexts. Substantive areas covered include: statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.

India in the World Order

Searching for Major-Power Status

Author: Baldev Raj Nayar,T. V. Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528757

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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The book considers India's search for an international role since gaining independence in 1947.

Die Macht der einen Zahl

Eine politische Geschichte des Bruttoinlandsprodukts

Author: Philipp Lepenies

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518733478

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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Keine statistische Kennzahl beeinflusst die aktuelle Politik stärker als das Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP). Noch in den dreißiger Jahren existierten in England und in den USA unterschiedliche Vorstellungen davon, wie sich wirtschaftliche Vorgänge in Zahlen abbilden ließen. Nur eine dieser Methoden, der Vorläufer des BIP, bewährte sich im Zweiten Weltkrieg als Planungs- und Informationsinstrument und wurde in der Nachkriegszeit von den USA mit aller politischen Macht im Westen als Standard etabliert. Zusammen mit der Idee des Wachstums gab diese Methode Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft unendlichen materiellen Wohlstands. Obwohl mit seiner Hilfe nur ganz bestimmte Probleme gelöst werden sollten, monopolisiert das BIP seitdem den Blick auf wirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge.

Religion in an Expanding Europe

Author: Timothy A. Byrnes,Peter J. Katzenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139450948

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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With political controversies raging over issues such as the wearing of headscarves in schools and the mention of Christianity in the European Constitution, religious issues are of growing importance in European politics. In this volume, Byrnes and Katzenstein analyze the effect that enlargement to countries with different and stronger religious traditions may have on the EU as a whole, and in particular on its homogeneity and assumed secular nature. Looking through the lens of the transnational religious communities of Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Islam, they argue that religious factors are stumbling blocks rather than stepping stones toward the further integration of Europe. All three religious traditions are advancing notions of European identity and European union that differ substantially from how the European integration process is generally understood by political leaders and scholars. This volume makes an important addition to the fields of European politics, political sociology, and the sociology of religion.

War and Change in World Politics

Author: Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521273763

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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War and Change in World Politics introduces the reader to an important new theory of international political change. Arguing that the fundamental nature of international relations has not changed over the millennia, Professor Gilpin uses history, sociology, and economic theory to identify the forces causing change in the world order. The discussion focuses on the differential growth of power in the international system and the result of this unevenness. A shift in the balance of power - economic or military - weakens the foundations of the existing system, because those gaining power see the increasing benefits and the decreasing cost of changing the system. The result, maintains Gilpin, is that actors seek to alter the system through territorial, political, or economic expansion until the marginal costs of continuing change are greater than the marginal benefits. When states develop the power to change the system according to their interests they will strive to do so- either by increasing economic efficiency and maximizing mutual gain, or by redistributing wealth and power in their own favour.

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