An Introduction to World Politics and Contemporary Political Economy
World Politics is a highly acclaimed quarterly journal of global public policy, politics, diplomacy and world affairs. Open to submissions only by authors, editors and readers, this scholarly quarterly journal issues timely contributions with substantial research and analysis. It strives to publish original research and articles from eminent authors worldwide. The journal enjoys wide recognition among political scientists, journalists and historians. World Politics stands out as an authoritative source for both general and specialist research on world affairs.
In its present form world politics is concerned with the major issues affecting the global economic, political, environmental and geo-political environment. It includes crucial aspects like global political economy, national politics, international business, globalization and human rights. It is designed to be an authoritative source for research in the fields of comparative politics, international business, geo-political economy and international government. It welcomes submissions of original research articles which make salient theoretical and empirical contributions to this field.
Comparative analysis of world politics is essential for understanding comparative analysis of world systems and processes. Comparative Politics deals with the description and assessment of nations, their politics and institutions, international cooperation and relations, international organizations and global health. It is a repository of original research works on all aspects of world politics. It includes journals of political theory, Comparative Politics, Journal of Economic History, Social History, Journal of War Studies, Political Economy and others.
International Relations is the study of how world politics and institutions interact and affect each other. It studies the evolution of world politics and the political processes that drive international institutions. International Relations attempts to understand the relationships among nations, organizations, groups and individuals. It also attempts to understand the causes of war and how it relates to the functioning of the world politics.
Globalization is the increase in interdependence and integration of regions within a nation. It refers to the process by which local economies and societies outside a nation become integrated within the global economic and political system. The most prominent proponents of globalization are globalization think tanks which seek to promote multilateralism and global economic integration. This movement is associated with the growth of the internet as a global information exchange and advocates for open markets, globalization and liberalization. Some of the more notable scholars of globalization are Martin van Asselaer, Dani Rodrik, George Stigler, Ilham Abbas, Elizabeth Bandler and Douglas K. Smith.
The world political economy is a study of the interaction of world politics and the impact of international institutions on the domestic policies of a nation-states. This includes the impact of trade liberalization on the performance of state institutions and politics. Economic globalization has altered the characteristics of nation-states and the direction of international organizations.