The Globalization of World Politics An Introduction to International Relations

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its fifth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics. New chapters on post colonialism and post structuralism ensure that it will remain the most comprehensive introduction to international relations available. This exceptional text is ideal for students who are approaching the subject for the first time. FEATURES * Presents contributions from an impressive line-up of international experts, each of whom provides accessible but stimulating insights into history, theory, structures, processes, and other key issues in the field * Offers a visually appealing full-color interior * Provides a strong pedagogical program, which includes numerous boxes, figures, tables, maps, questions, lively examples, and case studies NEW TO THIS EDITION * Two brand-new chapters--on post structuralism and post colonialism--that provide more detailed coverage of alternative approaches to IR theory * Updates all chapters in light of the latest global events including the 2008 financial crisis, forced migration, diplomacy, and religion * Adds three new contributors--international scholars Matthew Watson, Tony Evans, and Jack Donnelly--who have substantially revised three chapters * An enhanced and updated Companion Website, which contains resources for instructors (case studies, an interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs, and video content; a test bank; a question bank; PowerPoint-based lecture slides; and figures and tables from the book) and students (case studies, a flashcard glossary, multiple-choice questions, relevant links, a news feed, video podcasts from the contributors, and a revision guide.)

Author Biography

John Baylis is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Wales, Swansea.

Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Politics at University of Exeter.

Patricia Owens is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Queen Mary, University of London.

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
Introduction, John Baylis, Steve Smith, and Patricia Owens
1. Globalization and Global Politics, Anthony McGrew
2. The Evolution of International Society, David Armstrong
3. International History, 1900-1999, Len Scott
4. From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Michael Cox
5. Realism, Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt
6. Liberalism, Tim Dunne
7. Contemporary Mainstream Approaches: Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism, Steven L. Lamy
8. Marxist and Critical Theories of International Relations, Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones
9. Social Constructivism, Michael Barnett
* 10. Post Structuralism, Lene Hansen
* 11. Post Colonialism, Christine Sylvester
12. International Ethics, Richard Shapcott
13. The Changing Character of War, Mike Sheehan
14. International and Global Security, John Baylis
15. International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization, Ngaire Woods
16. Gender in World Politics, J. Ann Tickner
17. International Law, Christian Reus-Smit
18. International Regimes, Richard Little
19. The United Nations, Paul Taylor and Devon Curtis
20. Transnational Actors and International Organizations in Global Politics, Peter Willetts
21. Environmental Issues, John Vogler
22. Terrorism and Globalization, James D. Kiras
23. Nuclear Proliferation, Darryl Howlett
24. Nationalism, John Breuilly
25. Culture in World Affairs, Simon Murden
26. Regionalism in International Affairs, Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen
* 27. Global Trade and Finance, Matthew Watson
* 28. Poverty, Development, and Hunger, Tony Evans
29. Human Security, Amitav Acharya
* 30. Human Rights, Jack Donnelly
31. Humanitarian Intervention in World Politics, Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler
32. Globalization and the Transformation of Political Community, Andrew Linklater
33. Globalization and the Post-Cold War Order, Ian Clark

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