The Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Series on European and International Affairs

International Politics in Times of Change

Editors: Tzifakis, Nikolaos (Ed.)

  • Examines ongoing transformations in the international system, paying attention to the developed great powers and the BRIC countries
  • Analyses international politics at three levels: the system, the unit and the individual
  • Takes stock of recent key developments: the world financial crisis, China’s economic emergence, two years of Obama’s presidency and the European Union’s Treaty of Lisbon Reflects, a decade later, on post-9/11 international terrorism
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There is every indication that the international system is undergoing a period of significant transformation. The substantially higher growth rates of the emerging-market economies in comparison with those of the developed economies are changing the global distribution of power. Studies project that if economic trends are not reversed in the coming years, China will surpass the US and become the world’s largest economy, India will emerge in Japan’s place as the third-largest economy and Brazil will outpace Germany as the fifth-largest. This book underscores the complexity of forecasting international politics and proceeds cautiously to investigate the questions of change and continuity, examining several actors with respect to multiple issues and across different levels of analysis. Taken as a whole, this collection of essays offers a series of snapshots of different aspects, and from varying angles, of an international system in motion.

About the authors

Nikolaos Tzifakis is Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Peloponnese, and Research Associate at the Centre for European Studies in Brussels. He is a graduate of the Department of Political Science and International Studies of Panteion University of Athens (1996), and holds an MA with distinction in International Relations and Strategic Studies (1997) and a PhD in International Relations from Lancaster University, UK (2002). His research interests include contemporary developments in the Balkans, EU external policies and international relations theory. In 2008, he was awarded the Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award for his co-authored article with Professor Asteris Huliaras in International Journal. Tzifakis has served as Deputy Director-General (December 2009–January 2011) and, previously, as Head of the International Cooperation Department (December 2007–December 2009) at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Change in International Politics: An Introduction to the Contemporary Debate

    Tzifakis, Nikolaos

    Pages 1-14

  • US Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in an Increasingly Complex World

    Keridis, Dimitris

    Pages 17-32

  • Obama’s Foreign Policy: Change Without Conviction

    Moens, Alexander

    Pages 33-48

  • Global Atlanticism: Transatlantic Relations and the Global Shift

    Szabo, Stephen F.

    Pages 49-59

  • The Quest for the Holy Grail: Europe’s Global Strategy

    Ifantis, Kostas (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Politics in Times of Change
Editors
  • Nikolaos Tzifakis
Series Title
The Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Series on European and International Affairs
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy, A
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21955-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21955-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21954-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27024-6
Series ISSN
1866-1270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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