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Introduction to Global Politics, Third Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide students with a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches--both mainstream and alternative--and emphasizes non-state actors more than other textbooks.
* "Thinking about Global Politics" boxes at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking skills and apply their knowledge to in-depth activities dealing with real-world issues
* "Theory in Practice" essays with discussion questions examine real-world scenarios using a variety of theoretical lenses
* "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations
* "Case Study" essays with discussion questions delve into timely moments from world events, providing students with more in-depth analyses of specific topics
* "What's Your Worldview?" critical-thinking questions challenge students to develop their own, more well-informed ideas about global actors and issues
* Additional study aids--including a running glossary, a comprehensive glossary, review questions at the end of each chapter, and margin charts--help students better comprehend the material and prepare for tests
Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations and Vice Dean for Academic Programs for Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California.
John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at Swansea University.
Sir Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter.
Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.
Table of Contents
Preface About the Authors Maps of the World PART I. FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1. Introduction to Global Politics International Relations and Global Politics Global Actors Global Issues Theories of Global Politics What Are Theories? The Rise of Realism Rival Theories Research Approaches and Levels of Analysis The Historical Approach The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis The Constructivist Approach Dimensions of Globalization FEATURES Case Study 1.1: Global Production and the iPod Case Study 1.2: Cell Phones, Poverty, Civil War, Okapi, and Prostitution Thinking about Global Politics: Why Should I Care? Chapter 2. The Evolution of Global Politics The Significance of the Peace of Westphalia Revolutionary Wars World Wars: Modern and Total Legacies and Consequences of European Colonialism Cold War Onset of the Cold War Conflict, Confrontation, and Compromise The Rise and Fall of Détente From Détente to a Second Cold War From the End of the Cold War to the War on Terrorism Globalization: Challenging the International Order? From Superpower to Hyperpower: US Primacy Europe in the New World System Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin East Asia: Primed for Rivalry? Latin America: Becoming Global Players The War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq and Afghanistan FEATURES Global Perspective: Perception, Continuity, and Change after January 20, 2009 Case Study: The Iraq War and Its Origins Thinking about Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving National Conflicts PART II. THEORIES OF GLOBAL POLITICS Chapter 3. Realism and Liberalism What Is Realism? The Essential Realism One Realism, or Many? What Is Liberalism? Defining Liberaliscm The Essential Liberalism Neoliberalism Liberalism in Practice: Globalization FEATURES Global Perspective: Russia and Realism Case Study 3.1: The Melian Dialogue: Realism and the Preparation for War Theory in Practice: The Prisoner's Dilemma Case Study 3.2: The Power of Ideas: Politics and Neoliberalism Thinking about Global Politics: A Summit on Global Problems Chapter 4. Critical Approaches The Essential Marxism The Origins of World-System Theory The Key Features of Wallerstein's World-System Theory Third-World Socialists Feminist Theory Constructivism FEATURES Global Perspective: What Makes a Theory "Alternative" or "Critical?" Case Study: Sexual Violence Theory in Practice 4.1: Gendered Perspective on Human Rights Theory in Practice 4.2: Jane Addams and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Thinking about Global Politics: Meeting of the Minds PART III. GLOBAL ACTORS Chapter 5. Making Foreign Policy What Is Foreign Policy? States, Nationalism, and National Interests Foreign Policy from Different Perspectives Who Makes Foreign Policy? What Do We Expect from Foreign Policy? Levels of Analysis in Foreign Policy Individual, or the Human Dimension National Attributes, or the Domestic Factors Systemic Conditions, or the Nature of the International System Global Factors The Foreign Policy Process Four Phases of Foreign Policy Making Foreign Policy Strategies and Tools Sticks: Military and Economic Tools Carrots: Foreign Assistance Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of the Media Soft and Hard Power in Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Styles and Traditions Great Powers, Middle Powers, and Small States Great-Power Foreign Policy Middle-Power Foreign Policy Small-State Foreign Policy FEATURES Case Study: Refugees Global Perspective: Central America: A Perpetual Pursuit of Union? Theory in Practice: The Impact of Globalization on Different Kinds of States Thinking about Global Politics: Designing a New World Order Chapter 6. Global and Regional Governance International Law International Order and Institutions Criticisms of International Law From International to Supranational Law? The United Nations A Brief History of the United Nations and Its Principal Organs Maintenance of International Peace and Security Increased Attention to Conditions within States Intervention Within States Economic and Social Questions The Reform Process of the United Nations Country Level Headquarters Level The EU and Other Regional Organizations The Process of European Integration Other Regional Actors: The African Union and the Organization of American States FEATURES Theory in Practice: Neoconservatives and the United Nations Case Study: The 2003 Intervention in Iraq Global Perspective: The United Nations and Environmental Protection Thinking about Global Politics: Theory Pursuit: A Structured Review of Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Approaches Chapter 7. Nongovernmental Actors The Growth of Global Civil Society Multinational Corporations INGOs as Political Actors Sources of INGO Power Forms of INGO Power Celebrity Diplomacy Global Foundations and Think Tanks Criminal and Terrorist Networks as Global Actors Terrorists, Guerrillas, and National Liberation The Significance of Criminals, Terrorists, and Guerrillas FEATURES Case Study: The Baby Milk Advocacy Network Theory in Practice: A Transnational Challenge: The War on Drugs Global Perspective: Nongovernmental Organizations and Protecting the Rights of Children Thinking about Global Politics: Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues Networks PART IV. GLOBAL ISSUES: SECURITY Chapter 8: Security and Military Power What Is "Security"? Mainstream Approaches to Security Realist Views on Security Key Structural-Realist Assumptions Liberal Institutionalists on Global Security Critical Approaches to Security The Constructivist Approach and War Critical Security Studies: Feminism Marxist and Radical Liberal or Utopian Views on Security The Changing Character of War The Nature of War The Revolution in Military Affairs Postmodern War Globalization and New Wars New Roles for NATO? Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation The Global Zero Movement Proliferation Optimism and Pessimism Nuclear Weapons Effects Nuclear Defense Theorizing Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear Motivations Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions Post-Cold War Antiproliferation Efforts FEATURES Global Perspective: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Theory in Practice: Reimaging War Case Study: Asymmetric Conflict: The United States and Iraq, 2003-2011 Thinking about Global Politics: Perspectives on the Arms Race Chapter 9. Terrorism Defining Terrorism Terrorism: From Domestic to Global Phenomena The Impact of Globalization on Terrorism Cultural Explanations Economic Explanations Religion and New Terrorism The Intersection of Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism Proselytizing Coordination Security Mobility Lethality Combating Terrorism The Death of Bin Laden and the End of the War on Terrorism? FEATURES Global Perspective: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Fighting Terrorism in the Former Communist Bloc Theory in Practice: The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on Terror Case Study: Cyberterrorism Thinking about Global Politics: Why Terrorism? Developing Testable Hypotheses Chapter 10: Human Rights and Human Security What Are Human Rights? The Liberal Account of Rights Human Rights and State Sovereignty International Human Rights Legislation The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Subsequent UN Legislation Enforcement of UN Legislation What Is Human Security? Origin of the Concept Human Security and Development Common Security History of Humanitarian Activism and Intervention Intervention and Nonintervention in the 1990s Universalism Challenged Humanitarian Dimensions Political and Economic Rights and Security Human Rights and Human Security During Conflict Access to Resources Women, Conflict, and Human Security The Role of the International Community FEATURES Case Study: Human Insecurity in Southeast Asia Global Perspective: Asian Values Theory in Practice: Gendered Perspective on Human Rights Thinking about Global Politics: What Should be Done? National Interests Versus Human Interests Chapter 11. International Political Economy The Postwar World Economy Traditional Approaches to IPE: Liberal, Mercantilist, and Marxist The Liberal Tradition The Mercantilist Tradition The Marxist Tradition New Approaches to IPE Political Economy: The Application of Rational Choice to Groups Within the State Institutionalism: The Application of Rational Choice to States Constructivism The Globalization Debate in IPE Is Globalization Diminishing the Role of the State in the World Economy? The Global Skeptics New Constraints on States International Institutions in the Globalizing World Economy FEATURES Case Study 11.1: Microcredit: Empowering Women Through Investment Global Perspective: The Bretton Woods Institutions and the Global South Theory in Practice: Contending Views of Capitalism Case Study 11.2: The European Economic Crisis and Its Global Consequences Thinking about Global Politics: Globalization: Productive, Predatory, or Inconsequential? Chapter 12. Global Trade and Finance Global Trade and Finance Actors A Globalizing Economy Cross-Border Transactions Open-Border Transactions Transborder Transactions Global Trade Transborder Production Transborder Products Global Finance Global Money Global Banking Global Securities Global Derivatives Continuity and Change in Economic Globalization Irregular Incidence The Persistence of Territory The Survival of the State The Continuance of Nationalism and Cultural Diversity FEATURES Global Perspective: NAFTA and Mexico Case Study: Southern Debt in Global Finance Theory in Practice: What Course to Follow Out of the 2008 Global Recession? Thinking about Global Politics: The Possibilities of Cooperation: The Global Commons Challenge Chapter 13. Poverty, Development, and Hunger Poverty Development Post-1945 International Economic Liberalism and the Orthodox Development Model The Post-1945 International Economic Order: Results Economic Development: Orthodox and Alternative Evaluations Hunger The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger Globalization and Hunger FEATURES Case Study 13.1: Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing Sector Theory in Practice: The Terms of Development Case Study 13.2: Haiti: Poverty and Hunger Global Perspective: Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and Politics Thinking about Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft Chapter 14. Environmental Issues Environmental Issues on the International Agenda: A Brief History The Environment and International Relations Theory The Functions of International Environmental Cooperation Transboundary Trade and Pollution Control Environmental Regimes Climate Change FEATURES lobal Perspective: "The Doomsday" Seed Vault Theory in Practice: Regime Theory and the Montreal Protocol Case Study: Common But Differentiated Responsibilities? Thinking about Global Politics:The Environment: Images and Options Thematic Maps Glossary References Credits Index