Power in the 21st Century

International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World

  • Enrico Fels
  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
  • Katharina Kronenberg

Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theoretical Considerations About Power

  3. Power and International Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Stephan Frühling, Andrew O’Neil
      Pages 81-95
    3. Jost Wübbeke
      Pages 97-115
    4. Sarah Kirchberger
      Pages 151-175
  4. Power and International Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Maaike Okano-Heijmans
      Pages 269-286
    3. Maximilian Mayer
      Pages 287-311
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


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.


International Political Economy International Relations Theory Power Power Shift Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Fels
    • 1
  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
    • 2
  • Katharina Kronenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Global Studies, Institute for Political ScienceBonn UniversityBonnGermany
  2. 2.Center for Global Studies, Institute for Political ScienceBonn UniversityBonnGermany
  3. 3.Center for Global Studies, Institute for Political ScienceBonn UniversityBonnGermany

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