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THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS gives you a cost-effective alternative to lengthy, detailed textbooks. Based on Kegley's best-selling WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, THE GLOBAL FUTURE helps you understand contemporary events and emerging global trends. Every chapter contains thought-provoking case studies, box inserts with rival views on current controversies, and a marginal glossary, as well as vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. Centering on the latest international developments, THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS encourages you to form your own opinions about the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems of the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors|
|Trend and Transformation in World Politics|
|Exploring the Twenty-First-Century World Politics|
|Theories of World Politics|
|The Actors in World Politics|
|Foreign Policy Decision-Making|
|Great-Power Rivalry and the Lure of Hegemony: Cycles of War and Peace in Modern World History|
|Rich and Poor in World Politics: The Plight of the Global South|
|Non-State Actors and the Challenge of Global Governance|
|The Politics of Global Security|
|Armed Conflict in the Twenty-First Century|
|Military Power and National Security in a Turbulent World|
|Realist Paths to Peace: Alliance, Arms Control, and the Balance of Power|
|Liberal Paths to Peace: International Law and Organization|
|The Politics of Global Warfare|
|The Globalization of World Politics|
|Markets and Money in a Global Political Economy|
|Human Rights and the Quest for Global Justice|
|Population Dynamics and Global Environmental Politics|
|Alternative World Futures|
|Prospects for a New World Orders|
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