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A uniquely in-depth treatment of the field, World Politics in a New Era, Sixth Edition, features extensive historical coverage that ranges from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the present, offering students the best context to fully comprehend the modern political stage. It focuses on levels of analysis (systemic, domestic, and individual) in relation to major IR theories (realism, liberalism, and constructivism) and gives students the analytical tools to apply the theories to current issues. The authors integrate coverage of the competing threads of globalization and fragmentation throughout, examining how they tangle and weave through studies of global politics, economics, and culture.
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Steven L. Spiegel is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA.
Elizabeth G. Matthews is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, San Marcos.
Jennifer M. Taw is Associate Professor of Government in the International Relations Program at Claremont McKenna College.
Kristen P. Williams is Professor of Political Science at Clark University.
Table of Contents
Each chapter ends with Discussion and Review Questions and Key Terms. Maps Special Features Preface PART 1. FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS CHAPTER 1. FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS CONFLICT AND COOPERATION GLOBALIZATION VERSUS FRAGMENTATION ANARCHY VERSUS ORDER CONCLUSION * WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Iran's Nuclear Test Chapter 2. Theory and World Politics CLIMATE CHANGE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS Systemic Level of Analysis Domestic Level of Analysis Individual Level of Analysis Levels of Analysis: Analytical Tools THEORETICAL PARADIGMS/WORLDVIEWS Realism Liberalism Constructivism Blurring the Lines Other Theoretical Paradigms/Worldviews SUMMARY AND PREVIEW AT A GLANCE: The Prisoner's Dilemma Game SPOTLIGHT: The Operational Code * THEORY IN REVIEW: International Responses to Climate Change * WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Giant Storms CHAPTER 3. WORLD POLITICS AND ECONOMICS: 1648-1945 THIRTY YEARS' WAR AND THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE Great Powers Aftermath of War and Two Revolutions AT A GLANCE: "World Wars" of the Eighteenth Century NAPOLEONIC ERA AND ITS AFTERMATH Concert of Europe Unification of Italy and Germany THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH British Economic Hegemony and Its Challenges BISMARCKIAN SYSTEM AND THE EVE OF WAR THE WORLD WARS Causes of World War I and the Levels of Analysis Consequences of World War I Russian Revolution WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Russia and the Path to War Versailles Settlement A Weak League and the Road to Another War SPOTLIGHT: The Munich Analogy Economic Collapse and the Great Depression Causes of World War II and the Levels of Analysis Consequences of World War II Uneasy Alliance The Holocaust Atomic Bomb *THEORY IN REVIEW: Examples from 1648 to 1945 CONCLUSION CHAPTER 4. WORLD POLITICS AND ECONOMICS: THE COLD WAR CAUSES OF THE OF THE COLD WAR AND THE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS It Was Moscow's Fault (Domestic Level) No, It Was Washington's Fault (Domestic Level) Ideological Conflict (Domestic Level) Leadership or the Lack Thereof (Individual Level) One World Divided by Two Superpowers Equals Conflict (Systemic Level) It Was All a Misunderstanding (Systemic Level) POLITICAL, MILITARY, AND ECONOMIC CHANGE Initial Confrontation: Iran The Iron Curtain Descends and Conflict Intensifies Truman Doctrine Marshall Plan Berlin Blockade SPOTLIGHT: The Telegrams: Mr. X and Containment and the Novikov Telegram NATO and the Warsaw Pact Transformation of the World Economy THE COLD WAR IN ASIA AND THE THIRD WORLD NSC-68 Korea: The Turning Point The Cold War in the Third World TROUBLE SPOTS: BERLIN, CUBA, AND VIETNAM Berlin Cuba WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Soviet Missiles in Cuba Vietnam and Its Consequences FROM D'TENTE TO DISCORD The Opening of China, the Moscow Summit, and SALT * AT A GLANCE: Major Arms Control Agreements of the Cold War Tensions in Détente The Invasion of Afghanistan The Reagan Doctrine END OF THE COLD WAR AND THE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS The Gorbachev Factor (Individual Level) Failure of Communism (Domestic Level) The End of the Evil Empire (Domestic Level) The End of Bipolarity (Systemic Level) CONCLUSION * THEORY IN REVIEW: Examples from the Cold War CHAPTER 5. IMPERIALISM AND ITS SURVIVORS THE RISE AND FALL OF EMPIRES The First Transoceanic Empires: Spain and Portugal Spanish Colonial Administration Portuguese Colonialism Spanish-American Independence Independence from Portugal Dutch Empire French Empire British Empire WHAT WOULD YOU DO? The Costs of Imperialism SPOTLIGHT: The Mahatma Two Great Continental Empires: Russia and the United States The Russians The Americans Ottoman Empire Too Little, Too Late: German and Japanese Empires DECLINE OF IMPERIALISM IMPACTS OF IMPERIALISM * AT A GLANCE: Human Costs of Imperialism NEW? * Social Impact of Colonialism North America The Caribbean LATIN AMERICA Africa Asia The Pacific China and Japan Economic Consequences of Colonialism Latin America, Africa, and the Pacific Asia Economic Consequences: An Assessment Cultural and Ideological Impact of Colonialism Colonialism and Culture Colonialism and Ideology CONCLUSION * THEORY IN REVIEW: Examples from Imperialism CHAPTER 6. GLOBALIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION IN A NEW WORLD ORDER: 1991 TO THE PRESENT GLOBALIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION * Fukuyama versus Huntington * Promise Unfulfilled? U.S. Hegemony A NEW WORLD ORDER? War in the Gulf The European Union U.S. Economic Hegemony Endures * The United Nations, Collective Security, and Humanitarian Intervention SPOTLIGHT: Definitional Discord: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Genocide in Rwanda THE TERROR OF SEPTEMBER 11 AND ITS AFTERMATH War in Iraq * The Great Recession and Debt Crisis in the European Union * "Arab Spring" * AT A GLANCE: Arab Spring The Role of Non-state Actors CONCLUSION THEORY IN REVIEW: Examples from 1991 to the Present PART II. THE MAJOR ISSUES IN WORLD POLITICS CHAPTER 7. SECURITY THEORY IN PRACTICE: IS WHOLE CHAPTER NEW? INTRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY ELEMENTS OF POWER Economic Capabilities Military Power Measuring Military Capabilities Benefits of Maintaining a Military Costs of Maintaining a Military Political Will INTERSTATE WAR INTRASTATE WAR HUMAN SECURITY SPOTLIGHT: Clausewitz on War and Politics * AT A GLANCE: Military Balance: The U.S. and Other Key Countries *THEORY IN REVIEW: Security * WHAT WOULD YOU DO? ??? CHAPTER 8. CONTEMPORARY SECURITY ISSUES (ALL NEW?) TRENDS IN SECURITY Changing Strategies United States China African Union Transnational Terrorist Organizations Changing Technologies FUTURE CHALLENGES CONCLUSION SPOTLIGHT: Nuclear Weapons Accidents WHAT WOULD YOU DO? ??? AT A GLANCE: International Drug Trafficking *THEORY IN REVIEW ??? CHAPTER 9. WORLD POLITICS: TRADE AND INVESTMENT TRADE Ricardo's Model of Trade Trade Barriers Balance of Payments Exchange RatesE WORLD GO AROUND Capital Markets and Investment Capital Markets FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ECONOMIC POWER Trade and Industry Technology ECONOMICS AS POLITICS Realism Liberalism Hegemonic Stability Theory: Bridging the Liberal-Realist Divide Constructivism CONCLUSION * SPOTLIGHT: Financial Contagion in the Era of Globalized Banking AT A GLANCE: The Rise and Fall of the Euro, Ten Years On WHAT WOULD YOU DO? ??? CHAPTER 10. WORLD POLITICS: DEVELOPMENT WHAT DEVELOPMENT MEANS HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Development: A Holistic Approach Civil Society and Development Modernization Theory Critiques of Modernization Theory POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT * Democratization Domestic Political Culture ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Systemic: Dependency Theory Primary Product Exports Unequal Terms of Trade Transnational Corporations Critiques of Dependency Theory Domestic: Economic Development Theories Import-Substitution Industrialization Export-Led Industrialization Washington Consensus Systemic-Domestic Structural Adjustment Programs DEVELOPMENT TODAY Creating a New Paradigm Searching for Practical Solutions: Technology Searching for Practical Solutions: Microfinance Corruption vs. Courage * SPOTLIGHT: Tough Truths about Free Trade *AT A GLANCE: Cellphones and Development * WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Promoting Development CONCLUSION * THEORY IN REVIEW: CHAPTER 11. HUMAN ISSUES: DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS POPULATION Population Growth and Decline: Impact of Youth Bulges and Aging Populations Urbanization and Megacities International Responses to Population Dynamics: Importance of Family Planning The Abortion Debate MIGRATION Economic Migration Refugees Consequences of Migration International Solutions to Problems of Migration HEALTH AND DISEASE The Global Health Picture Responses to Global Health Problems CONCLUSION SPOTLIGHT: Human Trafficking WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Avian Flu AT A GLANCE: Theory in Review: Demographic Issues THEORY IN REVIEW: Demographic Issues CHAPTER 12. RESOURCE ISSUES THE ENVIRONMENT Deforestation Pollution International Cooperation for Saving the Environment A Green and Pleasant Globe? WATER Water Scarcity and the Potential for Conflict International Responses to the Need for Water Water's Future FOOD Feeding the World International Food Aid and Famine Relief Efforts ENERGY The Need for Energy Oil's Critical Role Energy Crises and Global Responses Coal and Natural Gas Renewable Energy CONCLUSION * SPOTLIGHT: Women, Gender, and the Environment WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Economic Growth Versus the Environment AT A GLANCE: Theory in Review: Resource Issues CHAPTER 13. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL LAW Sources of International Law Customary Practices Treaties Violation and Compliance Areas of International Law Human Rights under International Law Can Human Rights Conventions Be Enforced? Warfare and Aggression Effectiveness and Compliance: The Verdict on International Law INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS International Governmental Organizations Security IGOS: The United Nations The United Nations Is Born The United Nations: Structure, Functions, and Politics Secretariat and Secretary-General International Court of Justice Economic and Social Council UN Peacekeeping Missions: Expectations and Experience United Nations' Effectiveness Economic IGOs The World Bank The International Monetary Fund The GATT and the World Trade Organization (WTO) The Bretton Woods Institutions into the Future Nongovernmental Organizations NGOs, Power, and Global Governance NGOs in Action CONCLUSION SPOTLIGHT: Confict and Cooperation in the Security Council WHAT WOULD YOU DO? UN Peacekeeping AT A GLANCE: Theory in Review: Global Governance CHAPTER 14. WORLD POLITICS IN CONTEXT WHAT HAVE WE COVERED SO FAR? WHAT HAVE WE NOT YET COVERED? Ethics Ethics of War Ethics of Sovereignty and Positive Intervention Ethics of Trade and Development Ethics of Competing Interests Relationship of World Politics to Other Subdisciplines of Political Science Foreign Policy Comparative Politics American Politics Political Theory THE FUTURE Realist Projection Liberal Projection Constructivist Projection CONCLUSION SPOTLIGHT: Bad Guys Make Even Worse Allies * WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Crisis in Syria: Ethics of Intervention Notes Glossary Sources of Illustrations Index