While "one world government" is not on the cards, the globalization of political life has progressed significantly over the last decades. Rather than adding on to existing theoretical frameworks such as the realist picture of international anarchy or the English School's "international society", this volume starts out from the idea of the world as one interconnected political system and explores ways and perspectives to analyze it as such. The contributors examine central aspects of this emerging global polity such as the role of law, of networks and of civil society. They discuss key theoretical and meta-theoretical questions on how to analyze and theorize the global polity, what drives it forward, and whether it can be democratized.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||265|
|ISBN (Print)||041527771X, 978-0-415-27771-6|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Series||Warwick studies in globalisation|