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Offering a truly global approach to international relations,Introduction to Global Politics,Brief Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide students with a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. A more concise version of Lamy et al.:Introduction to Global Politics,this brief edition condenses the longer volume's coverage (making the content more manageable by reducing it from fourteen to ten chapters) and offers an even stronger pedagogical program. Introduction to Global Politics,Brief Edition, includes extensive treatment of globalization throughout; integrates non-U.S. perspectives from more than twenty scholars around the world; and emphasizes non-state actors more than other textbooks, especially in Chapters 6 and 7. Its unique organization (chapters only, no parts) facilitates a global approach by enabling maximum teaching flexibility. Pedagogical features and critical-thinking questions take the global approach one step further by encouraging students to develop their own informed worldviews. FEATURES: * A single-chapter theory primer (Chapter 3)succinctly introduces students to the predominant theoretical approaches in international relations. * "Theory in Practice"boxes demonstrate how theories in global politics relate to the real world by asking students to examine various scenarios using different theoretical lenses. Each box ends with discussion questions that prompt students to apply what they've learned. * "Case Study"boxes use real-world events to show theories and concepts in action, helping students to make a policy decision or other type of recommendation. Each feature ends with thought-provoking discussion questions. * "What's Your Worldview?"questions in the margins encourage students to think critically about issues and to develop their own, more informed worldviews using the theories discussed in the book. * "Thinking About Global Politics"boxes at the end of every chapter give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to in-depth activities dealing with real-world political issues. SUPPORT MATERIALS: AnInstructor's Resource Manualincludes lecture suggestions, chapter outlines, group activities, multimedia suggestions, and a comprehensive Test Bank. AComputerized Test Bankprovides multiple-choice short-answer, and essay questions. ACompanion Websiteatwww.oup.com/us/lamyfeatures password-protectedinstructor's resources(Instructor's Resource Manual, PowerPoint-based lecture slides, and maps) andstudent resources(study aids, chapter outlines, flashcards, quizzes for review, practice tests, and links to useful websites). AnInstructor's Resource CDincludes the Instructor's Resource Manual with Tests, the Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint-based lecture slides, and graphics from the text.
Steven L. Lamy is Professor in the School of International Relations and Director of Teaching International Relations (TIRP) at the University of Southern California.
John S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University.
John Baylis was formerly Professor of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University.
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
Each chapter includes a Conclusion, Key Terms, and Review Questions. Preface About the Authors Maps of the World Chapter 1. Introduction to Global Politics John Baylis, Steve Smith, Anthony McGrew, David Armstrong, Michael Cox, Len Scott, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction International Relations and Global Politics Global Actors Global Issues The Origins of Globalization Historical Trends: Politics Historical Trends: Economics Historical Trends: Religion and Society How We Study Global Politics: Levels of Analysis Theories of Global Politics International Relations Theories and Globalization Dimensions of Globalization Features Case Study: Global Production and the iPod Theory in Practice: Perception, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009 Thinking about Global Politics: Why Should I Care? Chapter 2. The History of Global Politics David Armstrong, Len Scott, Michael Cox, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 Cold War to the War on Terror 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 Terror: From 9/11 to Iraq Features Theory in Practice: The Origins of the Iraq War Case Study: Russia and Realism Thinking About Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts Chapter 3. Theories of Global Politics Steve Smith, Stephen Hobden, Richard Wyn Jones, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Is Realism? The Essential Realism: Statism; Survival; Self Help One Realism, or Many?: Classical Realism; Structural Realism; or Neorealism 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: The Melian Dialogue--Realism and the Preparation for War Case Study: The Power of Ideas: Politics and Neoliberalism Theory in Practice: Re-Imaging War Thinking About Global Politics: A Summit on Global Problems Chapter 4. States and Foreign Policy Steven L. Lamy and John Masker Introduction States and Nationalism What Is Foreign Policy? What Do We Expect from Foreign Policy? Foreign Policy Strategies and Tools Individual, or the Human Dimension The Foreign Policy Process Middle-Power Foreign Policy Small-State Foreign Policy 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, Regional Organizations, and Global Actors Paul Taylor, Devon Curtis, Christian Reus-Smit, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction Introduction to 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: The Security Council; The General Assembly; The Secretariat; The Economic and Social Council; The Trusteeship Council; The International Court of Justice 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 Regionalism and The European Union Model The Process of European Integration Transnational Actors: NGOs, Transnational Corporations, and Criminal Networks: International or Global Nongovernmental Actors; Global Civil Society, NGOs, TANs, and TSMOs Features Theory in Practice: Why Some Realists Have Concerns About the UN Case Study: The Baby Milk Advocacy Network Thinking About Global Politics: Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues Networks Chapter 6. Global Security, Military Power, and Terrorism John Baylis, Darryl Howlett, James D. Kiras, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Is "Security"? Changing Character of War The Nature of War Evolutions in Warfare New Wars 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 Terrorism: The Impact of Globalization Cultural Explanations Economic Explanations Religion and "New" Terrorism Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism Proselytizing Security Mobility Combating Terrorism Counterterrorism Activities Features Case Study: Asymteric Conflict: The US and Iraq, 2003-2010 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 Chris Brown, Amitav Acharya, Alex J. Bellamy, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Are Human Rights? Human Rights and State Sovereignty What Is Human Security? History of Humanitarian Challenges 1948 and the Modern Agenda The 1990s: A Golden Era of Humanitarian Activism? Universalism Challenged Humanitarian Dimensions Political and Economic Rights Conflict, Human Rights, and Human Security Feminism, Women, 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 Ngaire Woods, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction The Postwar World Economy Approaches to IPE: Political Economy: The Application of Rational Choice to Groups Within the State; Institutionalism: The Application of Rational Choice to States International Institutions in the Globalizing World Economy Global Trade Transborder Production Transborder Products The Globalization Debate in IPE Features Case Study: NAFTA and Mexico 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 9. Poverty, Development, and Hunger Caroline Thomas, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 Criticisms; 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 Theory in Practice: The Terms of Development Case Study: Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and Politics Thinking About Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft Chapter 10. Environmental Issues John Vogler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction to 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 Theory in Practice: Regime Theory and the Montreal Protocol Case Study: The "Doomsday" Seed Vault Thinking About Global Politics: The Environment And Beliefs About The Future Glossary References Credits Index