Great as a standalone reader or as a complement to Krieger's new text, Globalization and State Power: Who Wins When AmericaRules? (Great Questions in Politics Series), this reader brings together selections by premier scholars who analyze how globalization has recast state power in a world where Americasets the global agenda.This reader, edited by best-selling comparative politics author, Joel Krieger, examines how globalization shapes the role, function, and power of states with an emphasis on America's hegemonic power in the world today informing the collection, this reader brings together a balanced and selective series of in-depth articles written by the premier voices in the globalization debate. The only reader on the market that is informed by two specific themes/questions - (1) how globalization shapes the role, function, and power of states? and (2) what are the consequences of America's hegemonic power on other states? - providing students with a coherent framework in which to understand globalization. Fewer but more in-depth articles are included here than what is found in other globalization readers, exposing students to more detailed, nuanced arguments in the style and voice of the original author. "Study Questions" and "Discussion Questions" introduce every Part and every selection in the reader and refer to selections throughout the book, helping students synthesize broader points and draw their attention to key themes and interpretations. The reader is extremely current, and examines the issue of globalization and America's power in the context of the post-9/11 world, the war in Iraq, and the Bush Doctrine. The reader includes writing by the most prominent scholars and influential journalists in the field, including Samuel Huntington, Thomas Friedman, John Mearsheimer, Joseph Nye, G. John Ikenberry, and David Held.The mix of scholars and viewpoints in the reader provides a very balanced view of globalization and its effects.