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.)
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 PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT 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 PART TWO: THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS 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 PART THREE: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES 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 PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 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 PART FIVE: GLOBALIZATION IN THE FUTURE 32. Globalization and the Transformation of Political Community, Andrew Linklater 33. Globalization and the Post-Cold War Order, Ian Clark