The Globalization of World Politics An Introduction to International Relations

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its sixth edition, The Globalization of World Politics has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics.


* Presents contributions from an impressive line-up of international experts, each of whom provides accessible but stimulating insights into history, theory, structures, processes, and other key issues in the field

* Offers a visually appealing full-color interior

* Provides a strong pedagogical program that includes numerous boxes, figures, tables, maps, questions, lively examples, and case studies

Author Biography

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor, former Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Pro-Vice Chancellor 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

Introduction, John Baylis, Steve Smith, and Patricia Owens
1. Globalization and Global Politics, Anthony McGrew
2. The Evolution of International Society, David Armstrong
3. International History, 1900-1999, Len Scott
4. From the End of the Cold War to the New Global Era, Michael Cox
5. Rising Powers and the Emerging Global Order, Andrew Hurrell
6. Realism, Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt
7. Liberalism, Tim Dunne
8. Contemporary Mainstream Approaches: Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism, Steven L. Lamy
9. Marxist Theories of International Relations, Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones
10. Social Constructivism, Michael Barnett
11. Post Structuralism, Lene Hansen
12. Post Colonialism, Christine Sylvester
13. International Ethics, Richard Shapcott
14. The Changing Character of War, Mike Sheehan
15. International and Global Security, John Baylis
16. International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization, Ngaire Woods
17. Gender in World Politics, J. Ann Tickner
18. International Law, Christian Reus-Smit
19. International Regimes, Richard Little
20. The United Nations, Paul Taylor and Devon Curtis
21. Transnational Actors and International Organizations in Global Politics, Peter Willetts
22. Environmental Issues, John Vogler
23. Terrorism and Globalization, James D. Kiras
24. Nuclear Proliferation, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
25. Nationalism, John Breuilly
26. Regionalism in International Affairs, Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen
27. Global Trade and Global Finance, Matthew Watson
28. Poverty, Development, and Hunger, Tony Evans and Caroline Thomas
29. Human Security, Amitav Acharya
30. Human Rights, Jack Donnelly
31. Humanitarian Intervention in World Politics, Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler
32. Globalization and the Transformation of Political Community, Andrew Linklater
33. Globalization and the Post-Cold War Order, Ian Clark

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