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Offering a truly global approach to international relations, Introduction to Global Politics, Brief Second Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide students with a current, engaging, and non-US perspective on global politics. A more concise version of Lamy et al.: Introduction to Global Politics, Second Edition, this brief edition condenses the longer volume's coverage from fourteen to ten chapters, making the content more manageable.
The text includes extensive treatment of globalization throughout; integrates non-US perspectives from more than twenty global scholars; and emphasizes nonstate actors more than other textbooks. Pedagogical features and critical-thinking questions take the global approach one step further by encouraging students to develop their own informed worldview.
* A primer on theory in a single chapter (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
* "Case Study" boxes use real-world events to show theories and concepts in action, helping students make policy decisions or other types of recommendations
* "What's Your Worldview?" questions in the margins encourage students to think critically about issues, provide ideas for term paper topics, and help students to develop their own, more informed worldview
* "Thinking About Global Politics" boxes at the end of every chapter give students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking skills and apply their knowledge to in-depth activities dealing with real-world political issues
* Additional study aids--including key terms, a comprehensive glossary, review questions at the end of each chapter, and margin charts that reinforce testable content--help students to better comprehend the material and prepare for tests
Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He is also the Vice Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
John S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, where he teaches international relations and political theory. He has held visiting appointments at Williams College, Mount Holyoke College, and Clark University.
John Baylis is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Swansea University.
Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Studies 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 John Baylis, Anthony McGrew, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 Conclusion FEATURES Theory in Practice: 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 David Armstrong, Michael Cox, Len Scott, 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 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 Afganistan Conclusion FEATURES Theory in Practice: The Iraq War and Its Origins Case Study: Russia and Realism Thinking About Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts Chapter 3: Theories of Global Politics Tim Dunne, Stephen Hobden, Brian C. Schmidt, Steve Smith, Richard Wyn Jones, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 Conclusion 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 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 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 Conclusion 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 Devon Curtis, Christian Reus-Smit, Paul Taylor, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 John Baylis, Darryl Howlett, James D. Kiras, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 The Intersection of Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism Proselytizing Security of Terrorist Organizations Mobility Combating Terrorism Counterterrorism Activities Conclusion FEATURES Case Study: US Drone Warfare: A Robotic Revolution in Modern Combat heory in Practice: The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on Terror Case Study: Cyberterrorism Thinking About Global Politics: Perspectives on the Arms Race Chapter 7: Human Rights and Human Security Amitav Acharya, Alex J. Bellamy, Chris Brown, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction 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 Conclusion 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 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 2008-2012 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 Hunger The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger Globalization and Hunger Conclusion FEATURES Theory in Practice: The Terms of Development Case Study 9.1: Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing Sector Case Study 9.2: Haiti: Poverty and Hunger Thinking about Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft Chapter 10: Environmental Issues John Vogler, Steven L. Lamy and John Masker Introduction 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 Conclusion 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