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Externality, Contact Periphery & Incorporation, Jon D. Carlson Apr 2012

Externality, Contact Periphery & Incorporation, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Myths, State Expansion And The Birth Of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective, Jon D. Carlson Jan 2012

Myths, State Expansion And The Birth Of Globalization: A Comparative Perspective, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

https://0-www.springer.com.library.simmons.edu/us/book/9780230120884

Myths are important, yet overlooked. Myths, dreams, desires and false information prime the pump of imperial expansion, which explains how new regions of the world get absorbed into the expanding world system. This book explores the role that information plays in the expansion of the state system. High risk, high return behavior subsidizes later 'rational' strategies. The Northwest Passage, Prester John, West African rivers of gold, and Marco Polo's silver-roofed land of Zipangu all provide examples. Not merely an artifact of history, accurate information acquisition and dissemination continues to be relevant, as ...


Causes Of International Conflict - Syllabus, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2011

Causes Of International Conflict - Syllabus, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Generational Analysis In Ir Meets The World Values Survey, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2011

Generational Analysis In Ir Meets The World Values Survey, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9780230113244

The 'generation' has been largely forgotten in the fields of sociology and political science, especially regarding global politics. This volume re-engages the concept of a 'generation,' utilizing it to explore how it can help us understand a variety of processes and patterns in International Relations and Comparative Politics.


Maritime Piracy And The Construction Of Global Governance, Michael Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark Nance Dec 2011

Maritime Piracy And The Construction Of Global Governance, Michael Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark Nance

Jon D. Carlson

Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the area, but elsewhere piracy has expanded. Interestingly, international law has long recognized piracy as a crime and provided tools for universal suppression, yet piracy persists. In this book, a handpicked group of leading experts in the field of International Relations use maritime piracy as a means to expose the incongruities in our understanding of global ...