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Table of Contents

1: Introduction 2: Power, Sovereignty and international relations 2.1: Introduction 2.2: Social order, ideology and power 2.3: States and statehood in the contemporary world 2.4: The nation state, power and modes of social control 2.5: Violence and structural violence 2.6: Interpretations of justice, liberty and equality 2.7: Non-state actors in global politics 2.8: Interactions in global politics 2.9: Levels of Geographic organization and international relations 2.10: Conclusion 3: Human Rights 3.1: The development of human rights 3.2: The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights 3.3: The three 'generations' of human rights 3.4: Conclusion 4: Development 4.1: Introduction: The Role of Development in Global Politics 4.2: Contested Meanings of Development 4.3: Factors That May Promote or Inhibit Development 4.4: Pathways Towards Development 4.5: Debates Surrounding Development: Challenges of Globalization, Inequality, Sustainability 4.6: Conclusion 5: Peace and Conflict 5.1: Introduction: the role of Peace and Conflict in Global Politics 5.2: Contested meanings of peace, conflict and violence 5.3: Causes and parties to conflict 5.4: Evolution of conflict 5.5: Conflict resolution and post-conflict transformation 5.6: Conclusions/epilogue

About the Author

Max Kirsch is Professor of Anthropology and UNESCO Chair in Human and Cultural Rights at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author or four books and many journal articles, including, In the Wake of the Giant, Queer Theory and Social Change, Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions, and Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena. He is currently working on two monographs, one an analysis of current global effects on our daily lives entitled The Way We Live Now, and the second is an ethnography concerning rapid social change, redevelopment, and internal colonialization in the Florida Everglades.

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