By Norma C. Noonan,Vidya Nadkarni

This edited quantity addresses how the kingdom method, the organizing political establishment in global politics, copes with demanding situations of quick swap, unanticipated crises, and common turmoil within the twenty-first century. those disruptions are taking place opposed to the historical past of declining US impression and the emerging energy of nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin the USA. conventional inter-state safeguard issues coexist with new safety preoccupations, reminiscent of rivalries prone to erupt over the assets of the worldwide commons, the specter of cyber struggle, the ubiquitous chance of terrorism, and the commercial and social repercussions of globalization.   The members discover those key subject matters and the demanding situations posed by means of fast change.

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