Our good read-list: What could you recommend?

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While preparing our sector days and discussing the concept and the focus topics we have come across a few good readings that we would like to share with you. Among them is for instance Anthony McGrew’s essay on “Globalization and global politics”, in which he discusses globalization as a long-term process that denotes the growing intensity of worldwide interconnectedness. In his understanding it describes not only a “shrinking world” but a highly uneven process such that far from creating a more cooperative world it is also a significant source of global friction, instability, enmity, and conflict. Whilst it has important consequences for the power and autonomy of national governments, it by no means prefigures the demise of the nation-state or of geopolitics.