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Introduction to Global Politics, Brief 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 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 S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University.
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 OF GLOBAL POLITICS Chapter 1. Introduction to Global Politics International Relations and Global Politics Defining Nation, State, and Nation-State Global Actors Global Issues The Origins of Globalization Historical Trends: Politics Historical Trends: Economics Historical Trends: Religion and Society Research Approaches and Levels of Analysis The Historical Approach The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis The Constructivist Approach Introduction to Theories of Global Politics International Relations Theories and Globalization Dimensions of Globalization FEATURES Global Perspective: Perception, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009 Case Study: Global Production and the iPod Thinking about Global Politics: Why Should I Care? Chapter 2. The Evolution of Global Politics 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? The War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq and Afghanistan FEATURES Case Study: Russia and Realism Theory in Practice: The Iraq War and Its Origins Thinking about Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts Chapter 3. Theories of Global Politics What Is Realism? The Essential Realism One Realism, or Many? What Is Liberalism? Defining Liberalism The Essential Liberalism Neoliberalism Liberalism in Practice: Globalization Alternative Theories The Essential Marxism World-System Theory Constructivism Feminist Theory FEATURES Case Study 3.1: The Melian Dialogue--Realism and the Preparation for War Case Study 3.2: The Power of Ideas: Politics and Neoliberalism Theory in Practice: Reimaging War Thinking about Global Politics: A Summit on Global Problems PART II. GLOBAL ACTORS Chapter 4. Making Foreign Policy States and Nationalism What Is Foreign Policy? What Do We Expect from Foreign Policy? Foreign Policy Strategies and Tools Sticks, or Threats Carrots, or Inducements Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of the Media Soft and Hard Power in Foreign Policy Explaining Foreign Policy: Levels of Analysis Individual Factors, or the Human Dimension Domestic Factors, or National Attributes Systemic Factors Global Factors The Foreign Policy Process Four Phases of Foreign Policy Making Foreign Policy Styles and Traditions Great Powers, Middle Powers, and Small States FEATURES Case Study: Refugees Theory in Practice: China, the United States, and Korea: When Great Powers' Interests Collide Thinking about Global Politics: Designing a New World Order Chapter 5. International Law and Nonstate Actors 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 European Union and Other Regional Organizations The Process of European Integration Other Regional Actors: The African Union and the Organization of American States Nongovernmental Actors The Growth of Global Civil Society Nongovernmental Organizations Celebrity Diplomacy Foundations and Think Tanks Multinational Corporations Criminal and Terrorist Networks as Global Actors Conclusion FEATURES Theory in Practice: Neoconservatives and the UN Case Study: A Global Campaign: The Baby Milk Advocacy Network Thinking About Global Politics: Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues Networks PART III. GLOBAL ISSUES Chapter 6: Global Security, Military Power, and Terrorism What Is "Security"? The Changing Character of War The Nature of War Evolutions in Warfare Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation Proliferation Optimism and Pessimism Nuclear Weapons Effects The Global Zero Movement Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Motivations Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions Defining Terrorism Terrorism: From Domestic to Global Phenomena The Impact of Globalization on Terrorism Cultural Explanations Economic Explanations Religion and "New" Terrorism Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism Proselytizing Security of Terrorist Organizations Mobility Combating Terrorism Counterterrorism Activities FEATURES Case Study 6.1: US Drone Warfare: A Robotic Revolution in Modern Combat Case Study 6.2: Cyberterrorism Theory in Practice: The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on Terror Thinking About Global Politics: Perspectives on the Arms Race Chapter 7: Human Rights and Human Security What Are Human Rights? Origin of the Concept The Liberal Account of Rights Human Rights and State Sovereignty International Human Rights Legislation The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Subsequent 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 Women, Conflict, and Human Security The Role of the International Community FEATURES Case Study: Human Insecurity in Southeast Asia Theory in Practice: Gendered Perspective on Human Rights Thinking about Global Politics: What Should Be Done? National Interests versus Human Interests Chapter 8: Global Economics and Trade The Postwar World Economy Approaches to IPE Traditional Approaches: Liberal, Mercantilist, and Marxist New Approaches International Institutions in the Globalizing World Economy Global Trade Transborder Production Transborder Products The Globalization Debate in Political Economy Conclusion FEATURES Case Study: NAFTA and Mexico Theory in Practice: What Course to Follow Out of the Global Recession? Thinking About Global Politics: The Possibilities of Cooperation: The Global Commons Challenge Chapter 9: 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 A Critical Alternative View of Development Democracy, Empowerment, and Development The Orthodoxy Incorporates Criticism An Appraisal of the Responses of the Orthodox Approach to its Critics Hunger The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger Globalization and Hunger FEATURES Case Study 9.1: Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing Sector Theory in Practice: The Terms of Development Case Study 9.2: Haiti: Poverty and Hunger Thinking about Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft Chapter 10: 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 Norm Creation Capacity Building Scientific Understanding Governing the Commons Environmental Regimes Climate Change FEATURES Case Study: The "Doomsday" Seed Vault Theory in Practice: Regime Theory and the Montreal Protocol Thinking about Global Politics: The Environment: Images and Options Glossary References Credits Index