Global Politics: A New Introduction

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Global Politics:A New Introductionis an innovative new textbook that provides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective. Key features of Global Politics: A New Introduction: Examines the most significant issues in global politics ' ; from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world Each chapter is written to a common structure which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and larger issues Integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies Draws on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies, development Extensively illustrated throughout with 169 maps, photos, figures and cartoons as well as extensive pedagogic features to further learning, including a support website which provides podcast interviews with contributors, weblinks and downloadable maps Features an international line-up of leading scholars. Global Politics: A New Introductionis an original, groundbreaking, engaged and intellectually stimulating textbook for core courses on world politics, international politics and international relations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What do you expect a student's guide to world politics to do?
Who do we think we are?
What happens if we don't think in human terms?
Do we have to identify with a group?
Does it matter what we believe?
Why do we obey?
How do we find out what's going on in the world?
Why is people's movement restricted?
Why is the world divided territorially?
How do states and nations work?
Is today's world postcolonial?
How is the world organised economically?
Why are some people better off than others?
How do people live with poverty?
Why do some people think they know what is good for others?
Why does politics turn to violence?
What makes the world dangerous?
What can we do to stop people harming others?
Can we move beyond conflict?
Conclusion: What can we do to change the world?
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