Yale H. Ferguson
Rutgers University, New Jersey
By Richard W. Mansbach
Iowa State University
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2004
Online Publication Date:September 2009
Yale Ferguson and Richard Mansbach suggest that the state is losing its capacity, legitimacy and authority to remain the primary actor in world affairs and is being transformed into a more complex "post-international universe" characterized by diverse and overlapping polities. Ferguson and Mansbach, accordingly, revise the "maps" of global politics and explain the shifting and accelerating forces transforming them in an important contribution to the issues of globalization and the future of international relations theory.