Global politics names both the discipline that studies the political and economical patterns of the world and the field that is being studied. At the centre of that field are the different processes of political globalization in relation to questions of social power.
The discipline studies the relationships between cities,
- Global Power Barometer
- Center for Global Politics
- Berlin Forum on Global Politics
- Held, David, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt and Jonathan Perraton, Global Transformations: Politics, Economy and Culture, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1999.
- McGrew, AG, and Lewis, PG, Global Politics, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1992.
- See for example, Jan-Erik Lane, Globalization and Politics: Promises and Dangers, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006.
- Matthew Horsman and Andrew Marshall, After the Nation-State, London, Harper Collins, 1995
- ; AG McGrew and PG Lewis, Global Politics, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1992
|“||On the other hand, other commentators have been arguing that states have remained essential to global politics. They have facilitated globalizing processes and projects; not been eclipsed by them. They have been rejuvenated because, among other reasons, they are still the primary providers of (military) security in the global arena; they are still the paramount loci for articulating the voices of (procedurally democratic) national communities, and for ordering their interactions with similar polities; and finally, they are indispensable to relations of (unequal) economic exchange insofar as they legitimize and enforce the global legal frameworks that enable globalization in the first place.||”|
The intensification of globalization led some writers to suggest that states were no longer relevant to global politics. This view has been subject to debate:
|“||Cosmopolitanism can be defined as a global politics that, firstly, projects a sociality of common political engagement among all human beings across the globe, and, secondly, suggests that this sociality should be either ethically or organizationally privileged over other forms of sociality.||”|
Beginning in the late nineteenth century, several groups extended the definition of the political community beyond nation-states to include much, if not all, of humanity. These "internationalists" include Marxists, human rights advocates, environmentalists, peace activists, feminists, and dalits. This was the general direction of thinking on global politics, though the term was not used as such.
Defining the field
- Defining the field 1
- Debates 2
- See also 3
- Notes 4.1
- Further reading 4.2
- External links 5
It can be argued that global politics should be distinguished from the field of international politics, which seeks to understand political relations between nation-states, and thus has a narrower scope. Similarly, international relations, which seeks to understand general economic and political relations between nation-states, is a narrower field than global politics.
 of the environment. One important area of global politics is contestation in the global political sphere over legitimacy.international political economy, and the political economy, comparative politics and its relationship to democracy, conflict and peace studies, globalization, self-determination and the politics of national democracy conflict regulation, ethnic Current areas of discussion include national and