Author: Doug Stokes,Sam Raphael

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801894964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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An analysis of the United States and energy security that examines the close relationship between US military supremacy in oil-rich regions and America's maintenance of global power. It is suitable for scholars of US foreign policy and international relations as well as policy makers grappling with the importance of energy security.
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The Sociology and Technology of Energy

Author: Allan Mazur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136207392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand the societal forces in which they operate. In this book, Allan Mazur, an engineer and a sociologist, explains energy technologies for nontechnical readers and analyses the sociology of energy. The book gives an overview of energy policy in industrialised countries including analysis of climate change, the development of electricity, forms of renewable energy and public perception of the issues. Energy is a key component to environment policy and to the workings of industrial society. This novel approach to energy technology and policy makes the book an invaluable inter-disciplinary resource for students across a range of subjects, from environmental and engineering policy, to energy technology, public administration, and environmental sociology and economics.
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New Critical Engagements

Author: Nicholas J. Kiersey,Doug Stokes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131798675X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 655

The recent debate about biopolitics in International Relations (IR) theory may well prove to be one of the most provocative and rewarding engagements with the concept of power in the history of the discipline. Building on Foucault's arguments concerning the role played by the concept of security in 19th-century liberal government, numerous IR scholars are now arguing for the relevance of his theories of biopolitics and governmentality for understanding the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and broader issues of security and governance in the post 9/11 world. Conversely, others have criticized this idea. Marxist and Communitarian scholars have challenged the notion that the category of biopolitics can be 'scaled' up to the level of international relations with any analytical precision. This edited volume covers these debates in IR with a series of critical engagements with Foucault's own thought and its increasing relevance for understanding international relations in the post 9/11 world. This book was based on a special issue of Global Society.
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Conflict and Cooperation

Author: R. Dannreuther,W. Ostrowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113734914X

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 6772

This EU-funded project examines the dynamics of conflict, collaboration and competition in relation to access to oil, gas and minerals. It involves 12 different institutions from across the EU and examines oil, gas and other minerals - spanning geology, technology studies, sociology, economics and political science.
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The Political Economy of the New Canadian Foreign Policy

Author: Jerome Klassen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 784

A fresh assessment of the neoliberal political economy behind Canadian foreign policy from Afghanistan to Haiti, Joining Empire establishes Jerome Klassen as one of the most astute analysts of contemporary Canadian foreign policy and its relationship to US global power. Using empirical data on production, trade, investment, profits, and foreign ownership in Canada, as well as a new analysis of the overlap among the boards of directors of the top 250 firms in Canada and the top 500 firms worldwide, Klassen argues that it is the increasing integration of Canadian businesses into the global economy that drives Canada’s new, increasingly aggressive, foreign policy. Using government documents, think tank studies, media reports, and interviews with business leaders from across Canada, Klassen outlines recent systematic changes in Canadian diplomatic and military policy and connects them with the rise of a new transnational capitalist class. Joining Empire is sure to become a classic of Canadian political economy.
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The Militarization of Resource Management

Author: Daniel Moran,James A. Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134002009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3958

This book analyses the strategic dimensions of energy security, particularly where energy resources have become the object of military competition. The volume explores the risks that may arise from conditions of increasing economic competition and resource scarcity, and the problems that may follow if major producers or consumers of energy lose confidence in the equity and efficiency of the market, and resort instead to the use of force to secure access to energy. It surveys the strategic outlook of both producer and consumer states, with emphasis on nations or regions (Central Asia, Russia, China, Venezuela, the Persian Gulf) where unstable or rapidly evolving political conditions may undermine the currently prevailing market consensus. It also examines the role of the United States as the chief guarantor of the global economy, and the challenge this poses for its exercise of military power. The book contests that while the global energy market may be largely self-regulating, it is not self-defending. A failure to consider how it can be most effectively defended from emerging and potential challenges merely heightens the risk that those challenges may someday become real.
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Author: Mark Beeson,Nick Bisley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366805

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 1748

A fresh, new text introducing the key issues that shape the nature of the international system and global politics in the 21st Century. Suitable for students on introductory courses considering the substance of IR and global politics, this is a major title. The book offers a modern approach to the subject of world politics and covers an increased number of issues, such as the financial crises and migration, in order to reflect the expansion of course curricula in recent years. With contributions from a team of leading international scholars this is a dynamic yet focussed text designed to spark interest and understanding.
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Social Science Perspectives on the Changing Geography of the World Politics

Author: Mehdi Parvizi Amineh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158596

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 1722

This anthology unites in one volume two studies of the Greater Middle East in global politics - each conceptual and empirical. First, it is a historical-comparative study of politics and societies in selected Greater Middle Eastern countries. Second, it is an empirical case study of states and societies of the Greater Middle East in global politics.
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Author: James Sperling

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781953171

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

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The Handbook is divided into four sections which examine, in turn: the emergence, evolution, and forms of security governance, as well as the theoretical orientations that have so far dominated the literature (networks, multilateralism, regimes, and sy
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Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370942

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 915

Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.
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Author: Philip Andrews-Speed,Dr Philip Andrews-Speed,Roland Dannreuther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136732357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 8874

This book provides a critical overview of how China’s growing need for oil imports is shaping its international economic and diplomatic strategy and how this affects global political relations and behaviour. It draws together the various dimensions of China’s international energy strategy, and provides insights into the impact of this on China’s growing presence across the world.
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Why America Needs the G8

Author: Michele Fratianni

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754644774

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 7683

A unique collection of new writing examining the role of the G8 Summit after it celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004. New Perspectives on Global Governance challenges the assumption that the G8 is simply a forum for binding a unilateralist hegemonic America. Economic recession following the September 11th terrorist attacks, bitter divisions with its NATO allies and disappointments with the UN over the 2003 Iraq War means a more vulnerable America must rely on the G8 as a central instrument of foreign policy to achieve its security, economic and political interests in an increasingly uncertain world.
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Die globalen Verwerfungen der amerikanischen Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714436

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 970

„Die Frage, wer die Welt regiert, kann nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden. Aber die einflussreichsten Akteure sind klar auszumachen.“ Auch nach der Ära Obama gilt: Die USA betrachten sich grundsätzlich als die Guten – selbst dann, wenn sie das Gleiche tun wie jene, denen sie Böses unterstellen: Zivilflugzeuge abschießen, willkürlich Leute inhaftieren und mit Drohnen umbringen oder in fremde Länder einmarschieren. Das Primat der militärischen Intervention und der unerbittliche Drang, alleinige Weltmacht zu bleiben, bilden die Konstanten der amerikanischen Politik – auch wenn dadurch Staaten ins Chaos und Menschen ins Verderben getrieben werden. Im Land dagegen haben die Reichen und Mächtigen fast freie Hand, jenseits demokratischer Kontrollen und unbeachtet von einer zunehmend gleichgültigen Bevölkerung. Wohin führt uns das? Welche Folgen hat das für den Rest der Welt? In seiner so brillanten wie präzisen Analyse zeigt Noam Chomsky die fatalen Folgen der imperialen Politik der USA für das ohnehin immer chaotischere Zusammenleben auf unserem Planeten.
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Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony

Author: David Zweig,Yufan Hao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677870

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 4018

The remarkable performance of the Chinese economy in the last three decades has placed China at the centre of the world stage. In 1993, China became a net importer of energy, although it was not until the early 2000s that the world began to pay more attention to China’s energy needs and its potential impact on the world. With China’s energy search occurring within a hegemonic global structure dominated by the United States, the US watches with interest as China enhances its ties with energy-rich states. The book examines this triangular relationship and questions whether the US and China are in competition regarding access to the energy of a third state, within the context of a potential power transition. It includes case studies on China's energy relationship with countries such as Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Iran, Sudan and Venezuela and aims to understand the way a rising power interacts with the existing leading power and the possible outcome of this competition. The analytical framework employed helps the reader to understand not only the nature and pattern of triangles among US, China and the Resource Rich States under ‘resource diplomacy’, but also the salient features of US-China competition around the world. Making an impressive contribution to the literature in fields such as US-China relations, international relations, Chinese foreign policy and global energy geopolitics, this book will appeal to students and scholars of these subjects.
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die endgültige Sicherung der globalen Vormachtstellung der USA

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492246545


Page: 319

View: 1639

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State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus

Author: Alexander Murinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135182442

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3177

This book offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the trilateral relationship between Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan. In particular it examines the commonalities of state identities that brought the countries together, the role of state institutions, the security dimension and the influence of globalization.
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Future Directions

Author: Xinning Song,Chun Ding

Publisher: Fundación Univ. San Pablo

ISBN: 8415382979

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

View: 8405

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the energy crises, domestic policy responses, and the logic of Swedish neutrality

Author: Walter Carlsnaes

Publisher: Pinter Pub Ltd


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 1493

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The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438442955

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 9167

What set the United States on the path to developing commercial nuclear energy in the 1950s, and what led to the seeming demise of that industry in the late 1970s? Why, in spite of the depletion of fossil fuels and the obvious dangers of global warming, has the United States moved so slowly toward adopting alternatives? In Energy and Empire, George A. Gonzalez presents a clear and concise argument demonstrating that economic elites tied their advocacy of the nuclear energy option to post-1945 American foreign policy goals. At the same time, these elites opposed government support for other forms of energy, such as solar, that cannot be dominated by one nation. While researchers have blamed safety concerns and other factors as helping to arrest the expansion of domestic nuclear power plant construction, Gonzalez points to an entirely different set of motivations stemming from the loss of America’s domination/control of the enrichment of nuclear fuel. Once foreign countries could enrich their own fuel, civilian nuclear power ceased to be a lever the United States could use to economically/politically dominate other nations. Instead, it became a major concern relating to nuclear weapons proliferation.
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Lessons from the Heiligendamm Process

Author: Agata Antkiewicz,Andrew Fenton Cooper

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554580576

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 4952

The early twenty-first century has seen the beginning of a considerable shift in the global balance of power. Major international governance challenges can no longer be addressed without the ongoing co-operation of the large countries of the global South. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, ASEAN states, and Mexico wield great influence in the macro-economic foundations upon which rest the global political economy and institutional architecture. It remains to be seen how the size of the emerging powers translates into the ability to shape the international system to their own will. In this book, leading international relations experts examine the positions and roles of key emerging countries in the potential transformation of the G8 and the prospects for their deeper engagement in international governance. The essays consider a number of overlapping perspectives on the G8 Heiligendamm Process, a co-operation agreement that originated from the 2007 summit, and offer an in-depth look at the challenges and promises presented by the rise of the emerging powers. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
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