About: International Journal is an academic journal published by SAGE Publishing. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Foreign policy & Politics. It has an ISSN identifier of 0020-7020. Over the lifetime, 4976 publications have been published receiving 88787 citations. The journal is also known as: IJ.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: The Global Transformations (GTL) project as mentioned in this paper is the product of almost a decade's work by a research team (based at the Open University and supported by the ESRC) who have produced what James. N. Rosenau has called the definitive work on globalization.
Abstract: Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 1999 Conference was the plenary session in which Professors David Held and Mahdi Elmandjra came together to discuss the theme of ‘“Globalization”: Democracy and Diversity’. The Conference also witnessed the launch of Global Transformations (Polity Press, 1999), at which David Held was joined by two of his three coauthors, Professor Anthony McGrew and Dr Jonathan Perraton. Global Transformations is the product of almost a decade’s work by a research team (based at the Open University and supported by the ESRC) who have produced what James. N. Rosenau has called ‘the definitive work on globalization’. It is a study which not only synthesises an extraordinary amount of information from research on globalization in a range of social science disciplines, but also makes its own distinctive contribution to our understanding of the complex range of forces which are reshaping the world order. We are delighted to be able to reproduce here an ‘executive summary’ of Global Transformations that summarises the major findings of this 500-page survey in just six thousand words.
TL;DR: The world's bestselling guide to negotiation is the Getting to Yes as mentioned in this paper, which simplifies the whole negotation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success, including principles such as: Don't bargain over positions Separate the people from the problem and insist on objective criteria.
Abstract: The world's bestselling guide to negotiation. Getting to Yes has been in print for over thirty years, and in that time has helped millions of people secure win-win agreements both at work and in their private lives. Including principles such as: Don't bargain over positions Separate the people from the problem and Insist on objective criteria Getting to Yes simplifies the whole negotation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success.
TL;DR: The Retreat of the State as mentioned in this paper is a seminal work in the field of international political economy, where the authors argue that there is no effective conclave of big corporations with United States government power, though these forces do seem to be the predominate actors.
Abstract: In April 1970, Susan Strange published an article in the Chatham House review which challenged the mutual exclusivity of international economics and international politics.(f.1) The consequence was a rebirth of the concept of political economy in international studies. She has continued consistently her liberation struggle from academic self-enclosure, disciplinary defensiveness, and turf wars. She insisted that the new international political economy be a broad church open to historians, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, and the whole range of humanistic studies, as well as economists and political scientists. In this, she echoed Fernand Braudel's appeal in 1958 for the integration of the human sciences in his famous essay on the longue duree. Her work never stood still. She moves forward in responding to her critics and, above all, by her acute perceptions of change in reality. She is not alone in perceiving that the field of international relations study (IR) is beset by an identity crisis.(f.2) The problem now is not just the need for a more ecumenical use of methods and approaches but also for a new ontology -- an updated view of the basic entities and relationships that constitute reality. This is what The Retreat of the State is all about. Susan Strange is a realist in the literal sense that she asks: Where does the power lie? What is the nature of the power? Who benefits? Who suffers? Conventional IR has said a priori that power lies with states. Susan Strange challenges the exclusivity of that assumption. Her enquiry into power and its workings contributes to a 'new realism' quite different from the 'neorealism' of established IR. It has, she writes, led her to a 'final parting of the ways from the discipline of international relations' (p xv). As a realist, Strange cuts through such currently fashionable euphemisms as 'regimes,'(f.3) 'interdependence,' 'globalization,' and 'global governance,' to demonstrate that these terms can act as ideological screens to obscure relations of dominance and subordination. Although she has been associated with the proposition that power is shifting from political authorities to markets,(f.4) in this book the classical notion of 'market' is also implicitly questioned. A market is no longer that abstractly defined infinity of buyers and sellers whose interactions are guided to a beneficent outcome by a providential unseen hand. There are many different markets, and they all need to be analysed as power systems. She illustrates with a few cases: telecoms, insurance, the big accountancy firms, and cartels. In all of these cases, the power systems work to strengthen big corporate translational business. On cartels, she asks why the subject of private protectionism seems to be taboo among liberal economists and concludes that 'while the rhetoric of free enterprise and open competition is necessary to a full integration of a world economy operating on a market principle, the rhetoric is often, in reality, empty of meaning' (p 60). The ontology of Strange's new realism includes a decline in the authority of states, an increase in the authority of big translational firms, a parcelling of authority downwards from states to smaller territorial entities, along with a general erosion of power based on territory and a rise in non-territorial power in economy, technology, and communications. Others have noted these tendencies; they give substance to Hedley Bull's vision of a new medievalism of overlapping authorities and loyalties.(f.5) While accepting this vision as foreshadowing present reality, Strange takes the next step and asks who governs in such circumstances. This must be the first question in reflecting upon the condition of the world and its future; and, of course, there is no clear answer to it. A conspiracy theory will not do. There is no effective conclave of big corporations with United States government power, though these forces do seem to be the predominate actors. A key word in this book is 'symbiosis. …
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the nature of order in world politics, and propose alternative paths to world order, including alternatives to the Contemporary States System and the Decline of the States System.
Abstract: Foreword to the Third Edition by Andrew HurrellForeword to the Second Edition by Stanley HoffmannPart 1. The Nature of Order in World Politics 1. The Concept of Order in World Politics2. Does Order Exist in World Politics?3. How is Order Maintained in World Politics?4. Order versus Justice in World PoliticsPart 2. Order in the Contemporary International System 5. The Balance of Power and International Order6. International Law and International Order7. Diplomacy and International Order8. War and International Order9. The Great Powers and International OrderPart 3. Alternative Paths to World Order 10. Alternatives to the Contemporary States System11. The Decline of the States System?12. The Obsolescence of the States System?13. The Reform of the States System?14. Conclusion