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The 2ndedition of Introduction to Global Politics will be fully revised throughout with increased emphasis on the theme of change and continuity, introducing students to the key developments in current global politics in order to help them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world. It will continue to explain global politics using an historical approach, integrating theory with events at individual, state and global levels. This is a highly illustrated textbook with student activities throughout.Definitions of key terms appear throughout the book and are consolidated in a glossary at the end of the book. Every chapter ends with annotated suggestions for further reading that will now include websites. Key updates for the new edition: New chapter on The Causes Of War And The Changing Nature Of Violence In Global Politics New chapter on Technology And Global Politics Enhanced coverage of theory including post-positivist theories Uses '¬Ülevels of analysis'¬" framework throughout the text New material on the financial crisis, BRIC and Iran Introduction to Global Politicscontinues to be essential reading for students of political science, global politics and international relations.