Bringing together an outstanding group of thinkers, Worlds in Collision is the essential book for understanding the debate about the future of global order in the wake of international terrorism and the war in Afghanistan.
Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order by Edited by Ken Booth
Bringing together an outstanding group of thinkers, Worlds in Collision is the essential book for understanding the debate about the future of global order in the wake of international terrorism and the war in Afghanistan. For years to come, if not decades, the 'war on terrorism' will be the defining paradigm in the struggle for global order. When the victim of such horrific terror attacks happens to be the world's only superpower, the agenda is set for the future global order. This book, offering a comprehensive and provocative collection of viewpoints from leading intellectuals from a number of countries, will help readers understand the ways in which our worlds collided on September 11, 2001. Not only does it comprehensively address the first phase of the war against international terrorism, the book also looks at the wider regional and global ramifications. Worlds in Collision is ultimately about more than the war on terrorism, it concerns itself with the possibilities for re-shaping global order on the basis of new kinds of politics.
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'This provocative and timely collection contains rich diversity in both method and content. The average quality of contributions is remarkably high, and the best are gems.' - Henry Shue, Professor of Ethics and Public Life, Cornell University
This is a very timely and high quality collection of essays on the contexts, causes and consequences of September 11. Booth and Dunne have brought together a star-studded galaxy of authors - intellectuals, academics and thinkers who explore the myriad facets - terror, power, culture - of the attack on the twin towers from the viewpoints of international relations and international political economy. The essays are tightly argued and form a valuable collection for students, teachers, policymakers and policy watchers.' - Lord Meghnad Desai
'As we try to understand September 11, 2001, it would be hard to find a more diverse and interesting set of authors than those assembled here. Agree or disagree, you are bound to learn from them.' - Joseph S. Nye, Jr. author of The Paradox of American Power and former, Assistant Secretary of Defense
'This fascinating and well-written collection of essays provides abundant evidence that scholars sharply disagree not only about the causes of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, but also about how best to combat the problem.' - John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
'Worlds in Collision is probably the most impressive academic symposium to appear since the World Trade Centre attack.' - The Age
'The editors have managed to garner contribution from a genuinely stellar group of scholars.' - Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, German Law Journal
'For all their academic orientations, the contributors have kept it both simple and palatable for the reader...the book's greatest strength is that it shifts the spotlight on to a range of questions that have been marginalized, sidelined and kept outside of policy discourse by governments across the world.' - Pranab Dhal Samanta, The Hindu
'As we try to understand September 11, 2001, it would be hard find a more diverse and interesting set of authors than those assembled here. Agree or disagree, you are bound to learn from them.' - Joseph S. Nye, Jr. author of The Paradox of American Power and former Assistant Secretary of Defense
'This fascinating and well-written collection of essays provides abundant evidence that scholars sharply disagree not only about the causes of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, but also about how best to combat the problem.' - John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science Department, University of Chicago
'Many of the usual intellectual suspects are included in this new collection of essays, marking out the theoretical and controversial battle lines of the first phase of the war against terrorism and passionately debating its future ramifications. A long list of distinguished contributors, including Chomsky and Fukuyama, provide a crucially global insight on topics as diverse as Peace, Poetry and Pentagonese, Desperately Seeking Bin Laden and Democracy and Terror in the Era of Jihad vs McWorld. - New Statesman
'...distinguished by both insight and controversy...an eclectic and stimulating account of critical issues...highly recommended.' - F. S. Pearson, Choice
About Edited by Ken Booth
AMITAV ACHARYA Deputy Director, Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore ABDULLAH AHMED AN-NA'IM Professor of Law, Emory University MICHAEL BYERS Director, JD/LL.M. Program in Comparative and International Law, Duke Law School DESMOND BALL Professor, School of Politics, University of New South Wales BENJAMIN BARBER Political Theorist SISSELA BOK Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies CHRIS BROWN Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics BARRY BUZAN Research Professor of International Studies, University of Westminster NOAM CHOMSKY Professor of Linguistics, MIT MICHAEL COX Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth JAMES DER DERIAN Professor of Political Science, Amherst JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago CYNTHIA ENLOE Professor of Government and Director, Women's Studies, Clarke University RICHARD FALK Professor of International Law and Practice, Princeton University LAWRENCE FREEDMAN Professor of War Studies, Kings College, London University FRANCIS FUKUYAMA Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, John Hopkins University COLIN GRAY Professor of Strategic Studies, University of Reading FRED HALLIDAY Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics ROBERT O.KEOHANE Professor of Political Science, Duke University ANDREW LINKLATER Chair in International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth WILLIAM MALEY Associate Professor, School of Politics, University of New South Wales C.RAJA MOHAN Strategic Affairs Editor, The Hindu newspaper, New Delhi BHIKHU PAREKH Fellow, Royal Society of Arts and the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences PAUL ROGERS Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford AVI SHLAIM Fellow, St Antony's College, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford STEVE SMITH Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN Professor at Binghampton, State University of New York KENNETH WALTZ Ford Professor of Political Science, University College, Berkeley PATRICIA WILLIAMS James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University.
Table of Contents
Preface Worlds in Collision; K.Booth & T.Dunne PART ONE: TERROR History and September 11; F.Fukuyama A New Type of War; L.Freedman Unanswered Questions; S.Smith Desperately Seeking Bin Laden: The Intelligence Dimension of the War Against Terrorism; D.Ball Targeting Terrorist Finances: The New Challenges of Financial Market Globalization; T.Bierstekker Who may we Bomb?; B.Buzan Mr Bush's War on Terrorism: How Certain is the Outcome?; I.Wallerstein In Terrorem: Before and After 9/11; J.Der Derian Terror and the Future of International Law; M.Byers Who are the Global Terrorists?; N.Chomsky PART TWO: ORDER The Public Delegitimation of Terrorism and Coalition Politics; R.O.Keohane The Meanings of Victory: American Power after the Towers; M.Cox Upholding International Legality: Against Islamic and American Jihad ; A.A.An-Na'im American and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1991-2001; A.Shlaim The Reconstruction of Afghanistan; W.Maley State-Society Relations: Asian and World Order After September 11; A.Acharya Catharsis and Catalysis: Transforming the Subcontinent; R.Mohan Political Violence and Global Order; P.Rogers Realism Vindicated? World Politics as Usual after September 11; C.Gray A New Global Configuration; F.Halliday PART THREE: WORLDS Democracy and Terror in the Era of Jihad vs McWorld; B.Barber How to Fight a Just War; J.Bethke Elshtain Terrorism and Intercultural Dialogue; B.Parekh Rethinking Common Values; S.Bok Narratives of Religion, Civilization and Modernity; C.Brown Unnecessary Suffering; A.Linklater Governance Hotspots: Challenges we must Confront in the Post September 11 World; S.Sassen Testing Patriotism and Citizenship in the Global Terror War; R.Falk Peace, Poetry and Pentagonese; P.Williams The Continuity of International Politics; K.Waltz
Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order by Edited by Ken Booth
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