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North and South in the World Political Economy

  • ID: 2326580
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In the second half of the twentieth century, a good proportion of international relations was colored significantly by the East West cleavage. Yet there is a good chance that the first half of the twenty–first century will be equally shaped by a North–South cleavage, where despite increased development and globalization, the political, social and economic distances between the North and South are becoming ever greater.

This path–breaking volume is one of the first dedicated exclusively to the problems of the North–South divide. The first two groups of essays focus on problems that especially afflict the global South in trade and development and that help maintain the North–South gap (such as poverty, disease, energy, financial crises, structural adjustment and human rights). The third cluster isolates particular points of conflict between North and South (such as political Islam, terrorism, weak states and nuclear weapon proliferation). A final group of articles then introduces a variety of factors that seek to ameliorate the North–South gap.

North and South in the World Political Economy will be essential reading for scholars and advanced students of international relations, international political economy and development studies.

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List of Figures and Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Observations on the North South Divide: Rafael Reuveny (Indiana University) and William R. Thompson (Indiana University).

Part I: Problems of Trade:.

2. Globalization, Poverty, and the North South Divide: Arie M. Kacowicz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

3. Reproducing the North South Divide: The Role of Trade Deficits and Capital Flows: Bruce E. Moon (Lehigh University).

4. New Configuration or Reconfiguration? Conflict in North South Energy Trade Relations: Paul A. Williams (Bilkent University).

Part II: Problems of Development:.

5. Virtuous or Vicious Cycle? Human Rights, Trade, and Development: Robert G. Blanton (University of Memphis) and Shannon Lindsey Blanton (University of Memphis).

6. Structural Adjustment, Development, and Democracy: Mark R. Brawley (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and Nicole Baerg (McGill University, Montreal, Canada).

7. War as Development in the North but not the South: Espen Moe (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

8. Nature, Disease, and Globalization: An Evolutionary Perspective: Dennis Pirages (University of Maryland).

Part III: Points of Conflict:.

9. Challenging Hegemony: Political Islam and the North South Divide: Mohammed Ayoob (Michigan State University).

10. Fear and Loathing in the International System: Ay e Zarakol (Washington and Lee University).

11. Globalizing Media and North South Initiatives: Francis A. Beer (University of Colorado) and G. R. Boynton (University of Iowa).

12. The UN Security Council and the North South Divide: Plus ça change?: Jane Boulden (Royal Military College of Canada).

13. Failed States and Global Security: Empirical Questions and Policy Dilemmas: Stewart Patrick(Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies).

14. Nuclear Proliferation and the Geocultural Divide: The March of Folly: J. David Singer (University of Michigan).

Part IV: Alternative Paths to Ameliorating the North South Divide:.

15. Lessons from/for BRICSAM about South North Relations: Economic Size Trumps All Else?: Andrew F. Cooper (University of Waterloo, Ontario), Agata Antkiewicz (Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Ontario), and Timothy M. Shaw (Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada).

16. Dueling Imperialism or Principled Policies? A Comparative Analysis of EU and US Approaches to Trade and Development: Vicki Birchfield (Georgia Institute of Technology).

17. Assessing Strategies for Reducing Global Poverty: Barry Hughes (University of Denver) and Mohammod T. Irfan (University of Denver, Colorado).

18. North South Contradictions and Bridges at the World Social Forum: Christopher Chase–Dunn (University of California, Riverside), Ellen Reese (University of California, Riverside), Mark Herkenrath (University of Zurich), Rebecca Giem (University of California, Riverside), Erika Gutierrez (University of California, Riverside), Linda Kim (University of California, Riverside), and Christine Petit (University of California, Riverside).

19. The Higher Realism: A US Foreign Policy for Transcending the North South Divide: Seyom Brown (Brandeis University).


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Rafael Reuveny
William R. Thompson
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