Das Buch ist nach dem Vorbild amerikanischer Textbooks konzipiert, ein Genre, das auf dem deutschen Buchermarkt nach wie vor viel zu selten angeboten wird. Vorgestellt werden empirisch-analytische Theorien "mittlerer Reichweite" als Originaltexte. Eine theoriegeschichtliche Kontextualisierung, Erschliessungsfragen und Literaturhinweise erganzen die Primarquellen."
Analyzing changes in the role and place of NATO, European integration, and Franco-American relations in foreign policy discourse under Presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, this book provides an original perspective on French foreign policy and its identity construction. The book employs a novel research design for the analysis of foreign policies, which can be used beyond the case of France, by combining the discourse theory of the Essex School with Interpretive Policy Analysis to examine political ideas and how they are organized into a foreign policy identity. On these grounds, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of parliamentary and executive discourse of President Chirac’s failed attempt at NATO reintegration in the 1990s, Sarkozy’s successful attempt in the 2000s, and the Libyan War. Ostermann depicts French foreign policy and identity as turning away from the European Union, atlanticizing, and losing its American nemesis. As a result, France uses a much more pragmatic, de-unionized, and pro-American strategy to implement foreign policy objectives than before. Offering a new and innovative explanation for a major change in French foreign policy and grand strategy, this book will be of great interest to scholars of NATO, European defense cooperation, and foreign policy.
To get a better sense of power dynamics in global politics, this book presents an innovative theoretical framework, combining a critical engagement with, and further development of, Michel Foucault’s governmentality on the one hand, and the theory of world society of the Stanford School of Sociology on the other. Making an original contribution to academic debates about power and global political order, this book develops a comprehensive theoretical perspective on power relations and political dynamics. The book starts from the presupposition that any theoretical engagement of that kind requires nuanced empirical study as well. It therefore analyzes the dynamics of world-societal order in the concrete empirical example of Palestine, and raises the question of how its political and societal order comes into existence. The author argues that governmentality represents a fundamental pattern of political order in world society that also profoundly affects power dynamics in Palestine. This insight has two important implications: First, power relations do not follow dichotomous distinctions such as international/domestic or global/local, but manifest themselves within world society. Second, therefore, order that comes into existence in Palestine needs to be understood as world-societal order. Offering a comprehensive understanding of power relations and patterns of political order(ing) embedded in world society, the book provides a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that contribute to the political and societal order of Palestine. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of Middle East Studies, Palestine Studies, International Relations, International Political Sociology, International Relations Theory, Governmentality Studies, and Political Theory.
Global Environmental Politics is the perfect introduction to this increasingly significant area. This fully revised and updated new edition combines an accessible introduction to the most important environmental theories and concepts with a series of detailed case studies of the most pressing environmental problems. Features and benefits of the book: Explains the most important concepts and theories in environmental politics; Introduces environmental politics within the context of political science and international relations theories; Demonstrates how the concepts and theories apply in a wide variety of real world contexts; New case study chapters on the role of technology, the role of China, endangered species, biodiversity and the politics of conservation, the politics of food, forests, and the politics of waste; Each chapter is written by an established international authority in the field; Fully up to date with the latest topics such as climate change negotiations, transnational governance, new indicators for sustainable development goals and much more; More in-text support, such as end of chapter web links and discussion questions. This exciting textbook is essential reading for all students of environmental politics and will be of key interest to students of international relations and political economy.
Studien zum internationalen Staatensystem im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert : Festschrift für Peter Krüger zum 65. Geburtstag
Author: Gabriele B. Clemens
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Inhalt: Verzeichnis der Schriften Peter Kruegers - Beitr�ge zu den Themen: I. Friedenskonzepte und internationale Beziehungen im 19. Jahrhundert II. Die Staaten im internationalen System 1918 bis 1945 III. Nationen und Europa nach 1945 IV. Kontinuit�ten im System internationaler Beziehungen "The celebrant, Peter Krueger, is one of the most distinguished German historians of foreign policy � The book is a fitting memorial to his achievements. The contributors are all distinguished scholars themselves, so much so that the editor, Gabriele Clemens, has dispensed with the customary biographical appendices. This is reflected in the high quality of the articles." The International History Review "ein lesenswerter Band�" Milit�rgeschichtliche Zeitschrift.