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📒Forging The Modern World ✍ James Hugh Carter
✏Forging the Modern World Book Summary : Forging the Modern World offers an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the sixteenth century. Examining global history by exploring the ways historians construct the past, this text will help students reflect on howsources, methodologies, and trends shape how we perceive history.
📒Sources For Forging The Modern World ✍ James Hugh Carter
✏Sources for Forging the Modern World Book Summary : In Forging the Modern World: A History, authors James Carter and Richard Warren offer an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the sixteenth century. The book is distinct from most world history texts in three importantways. First, it explores the ways in which historians use and produce information. Each chapter delves deeply into one or two specific issues of historical inquiry related to the chapter theme, showing how new primary sources, methodologies, or intellectual trends have changed how we engage with thepast. Second, it clearly explains the political, economic, and ideological concepts that students need to understand in order to compare events and trends across time and space. Finally, the chapters are organized around global historical themes, which are explored through an array of conceptual andcomparative lenses. While the book chapters proceed chronologically, each chapter is written with some chronological overlap linking it to preceding and subsequent chapters. This strategy emphasizes the interconnectedness between the events and themes of one chapter and those of surroundingchapters. A companion sourcebook follows the main book's organization and includes approximately 6-7 primary sources with two questions following each source.
📒The Forging Of The Modern State ✍ Eric J. Evans
✏The Forging of the Modern State Book Summary : This book has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest research and to provide fresh perspectives on this key period when Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power.
📒Modernity And Self Identity ✍ Anthony Giddens
✏Modernity and Self identity Book Summary : Om den enkeltes rolle i dagens højtekniske, bureaukratiske samfund
📒Forging Two Nations Insights On Sudan And South Sudan ✍ Grawert, Elke
✏Forging Two Nations Insights on Sudan and South Sudan Book Summary : Most of the papers in this book were presented during the 9th International South Sudan and Sudan Studies Conference of the Sudan Studies Association USA and the Sudan Studies Society UK. 150 scholars from numerous academic disciplines, experts in conflict transformation and development, staff of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), former and current senior officers from ministries and military institutions from Sudan, South Sudan, and seventeen further countries participated in the conference. They engaged in vivid discussions on historical and recent cleavages in the societies of Sudan and South Sudan, inequality and exclusion in numerous variations, and on rapid social change accompanied by urbanisation and land conflicts. The severe economic crisis following the separation and the importance of creating political solutions instead of using technical approaches to work on the multitude of challenges affecting each of the two countries and the interrelations between them were also scrutinised. The participants intensely exchanged views and experiences on the difficulties and successes in taking responsibility rather than being dependent on foreign assistance. Discussions revealed strong potentials in both societies to overcome such problems; to initiate processes of reconciliation, and to consolidate peace. They shed light on the complex processes of nation-building and the creation of meaningful constitutions. This book attempts to capture at least some of this multitude of insights and aspects that had shaped the conference.
📒The Quest For Security ✍ Joseph E. Stiglitz
✏The Quest for Security Book Summary : The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. Whereas earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic insecurity and how geopolitical changes may have contributed to military insecurity, this volume looks for some common threads: in a globalized world without a global government, with a system of global governance not up to the task, how do we achieve security without looking inward and stepping back from globalization? In each of their areas of expertise, contributors seek answers to questions about how we achieve protection of those people who are most insecure without resorting to economic, military, or mafia protectionism. Some have suggested that the turmoil in the Eurozone "proves" the deficiencies in the welfare state. This book argues that the superior performance of Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Some suggest that we can address terrorism or transnational crimes through the strengthening of borders or long-distance wars. This book develops the proposition that such approaches have the opposite effect and that only through spreading the human security experienced in well-ordered societies can these dangers be managed. This book also examines how these global changes play out, not only in the relations among countries and the management of globalization, but at every level of our society, especially in our cities. It explores the potential for cities to ensure personal security, promote political participation, and protect the environment in the face of increasing urbanization.
📒The Rise Of The Global South ✍ Justin Dargin
✏The Rise of the Global South Book Summary : This book provides a broad and in-depth introduction to the geopolitical, economic and trade changes wrought with the increasing influence of the countries of the Global South in international affairs. Since the introduction of the United Nations General Assembly's New International Economic Order, the countries of the Global South, particularly China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Qatar, made an indelible impact upon the world's economic architecture.
📒The Rise Of The Global South ✍ Justin Dargin
✏The Rise of the Global South Book Summary : This book provides a broad and in-depth introduction to the geopolitical, economic and trade changes wrought with the increasing influence of the countries of the Global South in international affairs. The global role of the developing countries came to the forefront in 1974, when the United Nations General Assembly promulgated The New International Economic Order. Since then, the countries of the Global South, particularly China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Qatar, made an indelible impact upon the world's economic architecture. However, their true influence became starkly illustrated during the onset of the 2000s, when several seismic events occurred. The September Eleventh terrorist attacks — with the resultant debilitating wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — extreme world commodity price increases and the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 all served to wrench the epicenter of global influence increasingly southward. While the developed countries of the Global North became mired in economic stagnation with problems associated with the global financial crisis, their collective influence waned. Since then, the world has been attempting to accommodate, somewhat unevenly, the rising geopolitical and economic clout of the Global South. This book presents a collection of scholarly articles that, taken together, functions as a primer on the workings of the immense global changes at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contents:Cooperation in the Global South: History and Process:How the South Was Born: Reflections on the Geography and Culture of Inequality (Anouar Majid)South–South Cooperation: A Counter-Hegemonic Movement? (Deniz Altinbaş)South–South Cooperation: A Bridge Between Regionalism and Globalization? (Rita Giacalone)Conflict and Resolution: Geostrategic Cooperation in Africa and the Arab/Islamic World:Africa and South–South Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges (Amadu Sesay, Olayode Kehinde Olusola, and Mashood Omotosho)Gaddafi's Southern Legacy: Ideology and Power Politics in Africa (Dennis Kumetat)The Gulf States and South–South Cooperation (Kristian Coates Ulrichsen)South–South Cooperation and the Impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb Region: Missed Opportunities and the Way Forward (Mhamed Biygautane and Nicolas Depetris Chauvin)Searching for an End Game in the West's Unwinnable Wars in the South: The Experience of Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Selection of Muslim Countries (Marat Terterov, Marine Vallet, and Claudia Nocente)Trade, Tourism, and Migration as South–South Cooperation Drivers:Tourism, Sustainable Development, and Poverty Alleviation (Madan Bezbaruah)Migrants as Agents of South–South Cooperation: The Case of Chinese in Africa (Giles Mohan)Promoting Industrialization: Trade and Industrial Strategies for the Global South (Justin Dargin)South–South Cooperation in the WTO: Doha to Cancun (Adhip Chaudhuri)South–South Cooperation and Emerging Economies: Insights from Health Sector Cooperation between India and Brazil (Sachin Chaturvedi and Halla Thorsteinsdóttir) Readership: Graduate students and ambitious undergraduates in the field of international affairs. Non-experts interested in international relations. Keywords:Global South;Imperialism;Colonialism;Trade;Global North;Geopolitics;21st Century;Development;Underdevelopment;World Trade;BRIC;Developing;ResourcesKey Features:This book does not focus on merely one field; it covers philosophy, economics, geopolitics, and energyIt includes well-known experts who grant unique perspectives to the myriad concerns of South-South cooperationThe book reviews the historical development of South-South cooperation and investigates the linkage between globalization and South-South cooperation, as well as determines whether the dominant model of globalization assists this nascent growth or hinders it
📒Forging A Multinational State ✍ John Deak
✏Forging a Multinational State Book Summary : The Habsburg Monarchy ruled over approximately one-third of Europe for almost 150 years. Previous books on the Habsburg Empire emphasize its slow decline in the face of the growth of neighboring nation-states. John Deak, instead, argues that the state was not in eternal decline, but actively sought not only to adapt, but also to modernize and build. Deak has spent years mastering the structure and practices of the Austrian public administration and has immersed himself in the minutiae of its codes, reforms, political maneuverings, and culture. He demonstrates how an early modern empire made up of disparate lands connected solely by the feudal ties of a ruling family was transformed into a relatively unitary, modern, semi-centralized bureaucratic continental empire. This process was only derailed by the state of emergency that accompanied the First World War. Consequently, Deak provides the reader with a new appreciation for the evolving architecture of one of Europe's Great Powers in the long nineteenth century.
📒Maritime Piracy ✍ Robert Haywood
✏Maritime Piracy Book Summary : Maritime Piracy is now a pressing global issue, and this work seeks to provide a concise and informative introduction to the area. Never truly having receded into a romanticized past, seaborne banditry’s rapid growth was stimulated by low risks and increasingly high rewards. Currently, obsolete, incomplete and complicating structures and norms of governance, together with advances in technology, enable a lucrative business model for pirates, as they effectively operate with impunity and claim increasing ransoms. Beginning with an overview and historical development of piracy and the relevant maritime governance structures, this work progresses to examine how 20th century shifts in global governance norms and structures eventually left the high seas open for predatory attacks on one of the worlds fastest growing and essential industries. Moving through contemporary debates about how to best combat piracy, the work concludes that the solution to a chronic global problem requires a long-term, holistic, and inclusive approach. Examining militaristic, legalist and humanitarian strategies and offering a critical evaluation of the various problems they bring, this work will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international law, international organizations and maritime security.