Remapping Global Politics

History's Revenge and Future Shock

Remapping Global Politics

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.


"Of course to either remap global politics or explain the forces that shape change is a formidable task. It is thus impressive that they have managed to argue their case as successfully as they have, especially in such a lively and often delightfully irreverent way." - Janice Bially Mattern, Lehigh University