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Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda

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ISBN-10: 0312219512
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"A very interesting and useful attempt to highlight and expand the idea that the present international politics is moving beyond the state-centrist perspective through myriad globalization processes. Her chapters highlight the diversity of critical actors and critical challenges they post to governance in the international system."

"The topic area is transborder problems and efforts to resolve them. The premise is that open societies, open economies, and open technologies are creating both more transborder problems and providing the means to help resolve them. It is a book about globalization without being nearly as obtuse as most books on globalization, and it has a nice issue-area focus."

"Book covers a number of 'hot' topics in contemporary international relations. It is also accessible to undergraduates without being insultingly simple.... I like the sovereignty/transsovereignty discussions--these are the central themes of international relations."

"(Beyond Sovereignty) provides a balanced menu of selections on various problems falling under this category (transnational issues) including trans-state drugs, crime, environmental problems, and so on." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Maryann Cusimano is at the Catholic University of America.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 29, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312219512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312219512
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,837,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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 children, Maria, Ricky, and Ava, who inspire her best-selling children's books.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenn D. Robinson on September 14, 2011
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Good book, not a quick read.. Each chaper by a different writer. new thoughs on how to deal with various global issues."
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By Warhawk23 on March 13, 2012
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Although a good, informative book, not a quick read. Great to use if it is being used for a class to do Chapter-by-Chapter readings. It was also very comprehensive in the fact that it informs you of what the key terms in the book are and their definition then continues on to tell you exactly what the problem is with this and suggestions on how we, as a global society, can go about fixing it. She also does a great job of tying all of the concepts together.
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It was okay overall. A bit wordy but hard to avoid with only a few theories approached. Perhaps too much credibility given to theories yet to mature.
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