Global Politics

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Written in clear and accessible prose, GLOBAL POLITICS discusses the major theories of international relations and provides users with the historical background to understand global politics. This new edition is a thorough revision and reflects the latest developments in world events and the study of international relations. The book is organized into five parts: theory and history, states and foreign policy, security relations, economic relations, and global challenges. It focuses on today's most urgent issues, such as international conflict, economic alliances, and terrorism and global security. A theoretical chapter on global politics covers six major perspectives on international relations and clearly explains the premise and significance of each theory.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Perspectives and Historical Background
Theories of Global Politics
The Historical Setting
The Modern Era
Actors in Global Politics: Power and Policy
The Power of States and the Rise of Transnational Actors
Inside States: the Making of Foreign Policy
Interactions of Actors: Security Relations
International Conflict: Explaining Interstate War
Ethnic Conflict and International Terrorism
Efforts to Avoid Conflict: Alliances, Arms, and Bargaining
Global Security Efforts: International Organizations, Law, and Ethics
Interations of Actors: Economic Relations
Interdependence Among Rich States: International Political Economy in the North
The Developing States in the International Political Economy
Regional Economic Integration in the Global Political Economy
Global Challenges
The Global Environment and Its Inhabitants
Globalization: Contemporary Dynamics and the Future of World Politics
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