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Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier

Exploring Governance in a Turbulent World

Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier by James N. Rosenau
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In this book James Rosenau explores the enormous changes which are currently transforming world affairs. He argues that the dynamics of economic globalization, new technologies, and evolving global norms are clashing with equally powerful localizing dynamics. The resulting encounters between diverse interests and actors are rendering the boundaries between domestic and foreign affairs ever more porous and creating a political space, designated as the 'Frontier,' wherein the quest for control in world politics is joined. The author contends that it is along the Frontier, and not in the international arena, that issues are contested and the course of events configured. The book examines a number of contexts and agents through which local, national, and international affairs are woven together. Rosenau's recurring theme is the challenge of achieving governance along the turbulent domestic-foreign Frontier.
Cambridge University Press; June 1997
489 pages; ISBN 9780511823435
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Title: Along the Domestic-Foreign Frontier
Author: James N. Rosenau