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North and South in the World Political Economy

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416 pages
A broad yet distinctive analysis of the growing political, economic, and social gap existing between the world’s northern and southern hemispheres. Featuring papers selected by the ISA President from the 2006 annual meeting, this upper-level volume examines the genesis of the North-South divide, the ongoing policy problems between developed and lesser developed states, and how these issues influence current and future world politics.

  • An upper-level text ideal for academic libraries, think tanks, and libraries of policy institutions
  • Organized into three distinct focus clusters: Problems afflicting the global South -- trade, development, financial crises, structural adjustment, democratization, human rights, disease; Specific conflicts between North and South -- energy, terrorism, weak states, nuclear weapon proliferation; Solutions to reduce the North-South gap -- foreign aid programs, global media, democratization, political power in the United Nations, the emerging powers phenomenon, transnational social movements, and Northern foreign policy adjustments
  • Tackles the tough questions likely to dominate international relations discourse for decades to come
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Contents
List of Figures List of Tables Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations
 1 Observations on the North–South Divide Rafael Reuveny and William R. Thompson
Part I Problems of Trade  2 Globalization, Poverty, and the North–South Divide Arie M. Kacowicz
 3 Reproducing the North–South Divide: The Role of Trade Deficits and Capital Flows Bruce E. Moon
 4 New Configuration or Reconfiguration? Conflict in North–South Energy Trade Relations Paul A. Williams
Part II Problems of Development  5 Virtuous or Vicious Cycle? Human Rights, Trade, and Development Robert G. Blanton and Shannon Lindsey Blanton
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Structural Adjustment, Development, and Democracy Mark R. Brawley and Nicole Baerg
 7 War as Development – in the North but not the South Espen Moe
 8 Infectious Disease: North and South in an Era of Deepening Globalization Dennis Pirages
Part III Points of Conflict  9 Challenging Hegemony: Political Islam and the North–South Divide Mohammed Ayoob
10 Fear and Loathing in the International System Ays¸e Zarakol
11 Globalizing Media and North–South Initiatives Francis A. Beer and G. R. Boynton
12 The UN Security Council and the North–South Divide: Plus ça change? Jane Boulden
13 “Failed” States and Global Security: Empirical Questions and Policy Dilemmas Stewart Patrick
14 Nuclear Proliferation and the Geocultural Divide: The March of Folly J. David Singer
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, Agata Antkiewicz, and Timothy M. Shaw
16 Dueling Imperialism or Principled Policies? A Comparative Analysis of EU and US Approaches to Trade and Development Vicki Birchfield
17 Assessing Strategies for Reducing Global Poverty Barry B. Hughes and Mohammod T. Irfan
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North–South Contradictions and Bridges at the World Social Forum Christopher ChaseDunn, Ellen Reese, Mark Herkenrath, Rebecca Giem, Erika Gutierrez, Linda Kim, and Christine Petit
The Higher Realism: A US Foreign Policy for Transcending the North–South Divide Seyom Brown
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