Power in the 21st Century
The study of power is the nucleus of political science and international relations. As a shift of power from traditional industrial countries to emerging powers has been perceived since the turn of the century, this book aims to present innovative theoretical and empirical approaches that can increase our understanding of this transition. Scholars from the fields of international relations, international political economy, economics and security studies not only explore current theoretical debates on 'power' and 'power shifts' among entities, but also provide fresh insights into relevant aspects of international power in the 21st century. With a particular focus on aspects of international security, trade and production, new methods of identifying power and its sources are presented, and their potential implications and challenges are discussed. Enrico Fels is Lecturer at the Center for Global Studies (CGS), University Bonn. He has a Masters degree from the Australian National University, where he also was a T.B. Millar Scholar in Strategic and Defence Studies, and holds a Bachelors degree from Ruhr-University Bochum. Enrico received his PhD from Bonn University. Before joining CGS, he worked as a Research Assistant for the Institute of International Relations at the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, as well as at the Chair of International Relations, Ruhr-University Bochum. Jan-Frederik Kremer is Lecturer at the Center for Global Studies, University Bonn. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Ruhr-University Bochum, and is pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE). Ruhr-University Bochum. He holds a Bronnbacher Scholarship and is a member of the Ruhr-University's DFG-funded Research School. Before working at CGS he was a Research Assistant for IEE as well as the Chair of International Relations, Ruhr-University Bochum. Katharina Kronenberg is Lecturer at the Center for Global Studies, University Bonn. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degree at Ruhr-University Bochum, studied at Nanking University Tianjin, PR China, and held a full scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation. Prior to joining CGS she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of East Asian Politics, Ruhr-University Bochum.
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