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Rethinking World Politics: A Theory of Transnational Neopluralism

Philip Cerny


This book is a major intervention into a central debate in international relations: how has globalization transformed world politics? Most work on world politics still presumes the following: in domestic affairs, individual states function as essentially unified entities; and in international affairs, stable nation-states interact with each other. In this book, the state lies at the center; it is what politics is all about. However, the author contends that recent experience suggests another process at work: “transnational neopluralism.” In the old version of pluralist theory, the state is les ... More

Keywords: globalization, nation-states, the state, neopluralism, transnational, cross-border

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199733699
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733699.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Cerny, author
Rutgers University-Newark
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