Emerging Forms of Transnational Community; The Web of World Politics: Nonstate Actors in the Global System

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Emerging Forms of Transnational Community

By Bernard Mennis and Karl P. Sauvant
Lexington Books, 1976
240 pp. $18.50
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The Web of World Politics: Nonstate Actors in the Global System

By Richard W. Mansbach, Yale H. Ferguson, and Donald E. Lampert
Prentice-Hall, 1976
326 pp. $8.95
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Mennis and Sauvant analyze the role of transnational business enterprises in regional integration, especially in Europe. Mansbach and others cover the activities of a wider range of "nonstate" entities (such as terrorist groups, labor organizations, individual newspapers). Both books use substantial and sometimes new data to support their interpretations; both are readable and more daring than most quantitative studies.