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Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda, 4th Edition

  • Maryann Cusimano Love Catholic University
  • ISBN-10: 049579323X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495793236
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 2000
  • © 2011 | Published
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BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY: ISSUES FOR A GLOBAL AGENDA examines the pressing global issues that countries cannot solve alone. Author Maryann Cusimano Love helps readers put the subjects of today's headlines -- such as global poverty and debt, the environmental crisis, terrorism, disease, WMD proliferation, international crime, drug trafficking, and human trafficking -- into the larger context of globalization. Love addresses the challenges to globalization, the rise of non-state actors, the future of the state and global governance, and the difficulties of managing cross-border problems in a world of sovereign states. Throughout, the author argues that since global challenges go beyond borders, the solutions to these challenges are to be found beyond sovereignty.

Features and Benefits

  • BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY presents essays by leading experts commissioned specifically for this volume. Each chapter addresses the common themes of globalization, the rise of non-state actors, attempted solutions, and the effects of the attempts to manage global issues on sovereignty.
  • Each chapter offers policy prescriptions so that students can evaluate the current attempts to manage global problems.
  • The author opens the collection with a concise explanation of the current debates over globalization, democratization, open markets, technology, failed and failing states, and the past and future of sovereignty.
  • The final chapter considers the various institutional gaps that globalization exacerbates -- capacity gaps, participation gaps, jurisdiction gaps, ethical gaps, and legitimacy gaps -- and discusses ways in which institutions are trying to manage global problems.

Table of Contents

1. Global Problems, Global Solutions - Maryann Cusimano Love.
2. Intergovernmental Organizations: Global Governance and Transsovereign Problems- Maria Green Cowles.
3. Nongovernmental Organizations: Politics Beyond Sovereignty - Maryann Cusimano Love.
4. Multinational Corporations: Power and Responsibility - Richard A. Love and Maryann Cusimano Love.
5. Networked Terror - Martha Crenshaw and Maryann Cusimano Love.
6. Global Crime Inc. - Louise Shelley, John Picarelli, and Chris Corpora.
7. God and Global Governance - Maryann Cusimano Love.
8. People on the Move: Refugees, IDPs, and Migrants - Maryann Cusimano Love.
9. Defending Cyberspace - Richard A. Love.
10. Ecological Interdependence and the Spread of Infectious Disease - Dennis Pirages and Paul Runci.
11. Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation - Richard A. Love.
12. Globalization and the Environment - Teng Fu.
13. Mind the Gaps Global Problems Outpace Institutions- Maryann Cusimano Love.
14. Sovereignty: Who Cares? The Future, and Why Sovereignty Is Not Enough - Maryann Cusimano Love.

What's New

  • New chapter on Globalization and the Environment.
  • New chapter on God and Governance.
  • Each chapter begins with a new, compelling case from today's headlines and examine issues such as the effects of the global economic crisis, the swine flu outbreak, refugees from Pakistan and Eastern Congo, and environmental refugees affected by global warming.
  • Revised chapters--with updated theoretical discussions--on the globalization, sovereignty, and democracy debates.
  • Updated coverage of NGOs, terrorism, global crime, and the WMD threat environment, including the most up-to-date statistics.
  • New highlights of ethical dilemmas in world politics and policy.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Maryann Cusimano Love

MARYANN CUSIMANO LOVE is an associate professor of politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on international relations and US foreign policy. Cusimano Love also teaches courses at the Pentagon. The author serves on several boards and committees: The U.S. Catholic Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee, where she advises the bishops on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy, and engages in advocacy with the U.S. Government on international issues of concern to the Catholic Church. The Advisory Board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network with Notre Dame University's Kroc Institute of Peace, a network of academics and practitioners from around the world that seeks to enhance the study and practice of peacebuilding. The board and Advocacy Committee of Jesuit Refugee Services, an international refugee relief and advocacy group active in over 50 countries, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. Cusimano Love is also a columnist for the magazine "America", and has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations project on homeland security, and as a participant in the Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative. She holds a B.A. from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, an M.A. from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. The author lives on the Chesapeake Bay outside of Washington, DC, with her husband Richard and three young children, Maria, Ricky, and Ava, who inspire her best-selling children's books.