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Left and Right in Global Politics

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521705837

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  • Few notions are as universal as the idea of a left-right divide in politics. Despite its death being frequently foretold, the left-right metaphor remains the most common lens through which to interpret political life locally, nationally and globally. Left and Right in Global Politics argues that the left-right divide connects these different levels into a world political debate. Interpreting the left-right dichotomy as an enduring debate about equality, Noël and Thérien analyse opinion polls and social discourses to demonstrate how this debate shapes both individual and collective views of public affairs. Setting their findings in a historical perspective, they then show that for more than two centuries the conflict between progressives and conservatives has structured both domestic and international politics. They conclude by discussing the implications of their argument for the analysis of world politics, and contend that the left-right opposition is here to stay.

    • An innovative explanation of the central importance of the left-right cleavage
    • Offers a historical interpretation of democracy and international relations since the eighteenth century
    • Discusses contending discourses about the contemporary world order to aid understanding of the ideologies of globalization
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    Awards

    • Winner of the 2009 Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

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    "Left and Right in Global Politics focuses on a surprisingly under-researched dimension of modern life, and does so in an engaging and comprehensive way. The book provides a wonderful way to introduce students to contemporary world politics."
    Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521705837
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. A clash over equality
    2. A worldwide value divide
    3. Two tales of globalization
    4. The rise of the modern state system (1776–1945)
    5. The age of universality (1945–1980)
    6. The triumph of market democracy (1980–2007)
    7. Twenty-first century rapprochement
    8. The core currency of political exchange
    Conclusion. 

  • Authors

    Alain Noël, Université de Montréal
    Alain Noël is Professor in the Department of Political Science of the Université de Montréal.

    Jean-Philippe Thérien, Université de Montréal
    Jean-Philippe Thérien is Professor in the Department of Political Science of the Université de Montréal.

    Awards

    • Winner of the 2009 Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

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