Global Warming and Global Politics

Book By Matthew Paterson Routledge, 1996 252 pages


Global warming is established as the major environmental issue in the international political agenda. It is commonly understood to be the most difficult problem to solve politically. Whilst there are many arguments about what should be done about global warming, there have been few attempts to explain the politics surrounding it. Global Warming and Politics fills this gap by looking at the major theories within the discipline of international relations, and considering how these might be able to provide accounts of the emergence of global warming as a political issue. After discussing the dominant neo-realist and neo-liberal institutionalist models, the book concludes that both political economy approaches and these developing discursive approaches have much to offer in helping us understand the international politics of global warming. Global Politics and Global Warming will be extremely useful for all those trying to build an understanding of international relations in general and of international environmental problems in particular.



Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics

BookBy Andrew Hurrell, Ngaire Woods
Oxford University Press, 1999 368 pages


Inequality is becoming an urgent issue of world politics at the end of the twentieth century. Globalization is not only exacerbating the gap between rich and poor in the world but is also further dividing those states and peoples that have political power and influence from those without. While the powerful shape more `global’ rules and norms about investment, military security, environmental and social policy and the like, the less powerful are becoming `rule-takers’, often of rules or norms they cannot or will not enforce. The consequences for world politics are profound. The evidence presented in Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics suggests that globalization is creating sharper, more urgent problems for states and international institutions to deal with. Yet at the same time, investigations into eight core areas of world politics suggest that growing inequality is reducing the capacity of governments and existing international organizations to manage these problems effectively. The eight areas surveyed include: international order, international law, welfare and social policy, global justice, regionalism and multilateralism, environmental protection, gender equality, military power, and security.



Power in World Politics

BookBy Richard J. Stoll, Michael D. Ward
Lynne Rienner Publications, 1989 260 pages


Twelve contributions focus on what power is and what it is not, on the ways in which power has been assessed, and on the lessons for international politics that can be gleaned through an analysis of power. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (



The United Nations in the 21st Century

Grappling with the world’s most challenging issues:

Militarism, the environment, human rights, inequality

Douglas Roche

Available September 2015

9781459409491, $14.95 paperback,

Douglas Roche — has spent his lifetime in the cause of peace as a Canadian member of parliament, ambassador, and

senator — offers a brief account of the UN’s role in the world today. He focuses on the most important issues: the use of military force in conflicts, the challenges of global warming and climate change, deep disparities between rich and poor, and the ongoing battle for equal human rights for all.




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