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Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality

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Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality

Emerging Governance Challenges

9781788977685 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Stephen J. Rosow, Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York, Oswego and George Andreopoulos, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and Founding Director of the Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78897 768 5 Extent: 160 pp
Expansive and engaging, this book investigates the fluidity of sites of power and authority in global politics. Examining the key shifts and turns of politics in globally oriented spaces since the end of the Cold War, contributions from leading scholars explore the continually shifting parameters of global governance.

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Expansive and engaging, this book investigates the fluidity of sites of power and authority in global politics. Examining the key shifts and turns of politics in globally oriented spaces since the end of the Cold War, contributions from leading scholars explore the continually shifting parameters of global governance.

The book assesses how, in this ever-evolving global space, norms and rules are constantly being challenged and new technologies are altering the scope and uses of political power. Chapters explore these reconfigurations of authority, power, and territoriality, critically analysing the implications of the rise of multiple states as powerful actors in the international system, dissecting the dominant discourse on the securitization of migration and displacement, and assessing the growing divide between legality and legitimacy in world politics. In demonstrating how expectations of legitimacy in governance structures and processes have become more pronounced, the book ultimately exposes the limitations in the transformative potential of the liberal international order.

Offering interdisciplinary perspectives on critical world order challenges, this wide-ranging book is an essential resource for scholars of international relations, international law, political theory, critical security studies, and migration studies. It will also be of particular interest to practitioners working in intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book points us to the importance of a much-neglected topic in international affairs – legitimate authority. Not only does it remind us of the centrality of who governs and why we follow them, but it links it to the shifting geostrategic developments in the 21st century. Few works combine theory and evidence in such an important and interesting way, including works by some top scholars in the field. Well worth the read!’
– Anthony Lang Jr., University of St Andrews, UK

‘A uniquely sophisticated study of global politics and governance, Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality pursues its aims with a depth and intensity that never loses sight of the real relations that shape our world today. Attuned to the interplay of power, ideas, and norms, Reconfigurations offers a guide to thinking about the crucial transformations underway in the global realm.’
– Robert Latham, York University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors: George Andreopoulos, Jennifer Barnes, Stefano Bianchini, Linda Cornett, Mark Gibney, Kavita R. Khory, Tina Mavrikos-Adamou, Stephen J. Rosow, Massimiliano Trentin, Gabriele Vogt
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Contents:
List of contributors vii
1 Introduction to Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality 1
Stephen J. Rosow and George Andreopoulos

PART I GEOGRAPHIES OF POWER/FLUID GEOPOLITICS
Stephen J. Rosow and George Andreopoulos
2 Seizing the multipolar moment? Russia in the new world disorder 17
Stefano Bianchini
3 Unlikely, wary … and yet coordinated: the “Innovative Conservatism”
of Russia and China in the Middle East and North Africa 31
Massimiliano Trentin
4 India “rising”? Opportunities and challenges 46
Kavita R. Khory

PART II PROBLEMATIZING BORDERS AND PROTECTIVE
SPACES IN THE FACE OF INTENSIFYING MIGRATION
Stephen J. Rosow and George Andreopoulos
5 When politics gets in the way: Japan, Southeast Asia and the
institutionalization of borders to labor migration 64
Gabriele Vogt
6 Reconsidering sovereign borders and authority: irregular migration into
Europe 78
Tina Mavrikos-Adamou

PART III GOVERNANCE, AUTHORITY AND LEGITIMACY IN THE
GLOBAL SPACE
George Andreopoulos and Stephen J. Rosow
7 Human rights: the responsibilities to respect, protect, and fulfill 96
Linda Cornett, Jennifer Barnes and Mark Gibney
8 Whither the rule of law? “Coalitions of the willing” lawmaking in the
era of counterterrorism 111
George Andreopoulos
9 The illiberal effects of neoliberal war 132
Stephen J. Rosow

Index 145
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