International Politics on the World Stage, Brief, with PowerWeb

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  • Copyright: 2005-06-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Thinking and Caring About World Politics

The Importance of Studying World Politics

World Politics and Your Finances

World Politics and Your Living Space

World Politics and Your Life

Can We Make a Difference?

The World Tomorrow: Two Roads Diverge

Realism and Liberalism: Some Travel Notes on Two Roads

The Nature of Politics: Realism and Liberalism

The Roles of Power and Principles: Realism and Liberalism

Prospects for Competition and Cooperation: Realism and Liberalism

Assessing Reality: Reality and Liberalism

How to Study World Politics

Political Scientists and World Politics

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 - The Evolution of World Politics

The Evolving World System: Early Development

Ancient Greece and Rome

After the Fall of Rome, A.D. 476 to 1700

The 18th and 19th Centuries

The Evolving World System: The 21st Century

The Cold War and the Bipolar System

The 21st Century: The Genesis of a New System

The Structure of Power in the 21st Century

Security in the 21st Century

Global Economics in the 21st Century

Quality of Life in the 21st Century

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 - Level of Analysis

System-Level Analysis

Structural Characteristics

Power Relationships in the International System

Economic Patterns in the Political System

Norms of Behavior in the International System

State-Level Analysis

Making Foreign Policy: Type of Government, Situation, and Policy

Making Foreign Policy: Political Culture

Foreign Policy-Making Actors

Individual-Level Analysis

Humans as a Species

Organizational Behavior

Leaders and Their Individual Traits

Chapter Summary

Nationalism: The Traditional Orientation

Understanding Nations, Nationalism, and Nation-States

Nations, Nationalism, and Nation-States Defined

The Rise of Ascendancy of Nationalism

Nationalism in Practice: Issues and Evaluation

Nation-States: More Myth than Reality

Nationalism: Builder and Destroyer

Self-Determination as a Goal

Nationalism and the Future

The Recent Past and Present of Nationalism

The Future of Nationalism

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 - Globalization and Transnationalism: The Alternative Orientation


Globalization of Communications and Transportation

Economic Globalization

Cultural Globalization





Transnationalism in Action

Transnational Organizations

Regional Transnationalism

Cultural Transnationalism

Transnational Religion

Islam and the World

Transnational Movements

Transnationalism Tomorrow

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 - National States: The Traditional Structure

The Nature and Purpose of the State

The State Defined

Purposes of the State

The State as the Core Political Organization

Theories of Governance

Democracy and World Politics

National and Other Interests

States and the Future

The State: The Indictment

The State: The Defense

The State: The Verdict

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 - International Organization: An Alternative Structure

The Evolution and Roles of International Organization

The Origins of IGOs

The Growth of IGOs

Roles the IGOs Play

Regional IGOs' Focus on the European Union

The Origins and Evolution of the European Union

The Government of the European Union

The Future of the EU

Global IGOs' Focus on the United Nations

IGO Organzation and Related Issues

IGO Leadership, Administration, and Finance

IGO Activities

Evaluating IGOs and Their Future

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 - National Power and Diplomacy: The Traditional Approach

National Power: The Foundation of National Diplomacy

Power as an Asset

Measuring Power

Characteristics of Power

The Elements of Power

The National Core

The National Infrastructure

The Nature of Diplomacy

The Functions of Diplomacy

The Diplomatic Setting

The Conduct of Diplomacy

Modern Diplomacy

Some Rules of Effective Diplomacy

Options for Conducting Diplomacy

Chapter Summary

Chapter 9 - International Law and Morality: An Alternative Approach

Fundamentals of International Law and Morality

The Primitive Nature of International Law

The Growth of International Law

The Practice of International Law

The Fundamentals of International Morality

The International Legal System

The Philosophical Roots of Law

How International Law is Made

Adherence to the Law

Adjudication of the Law

Applying International Law and Morality

Law and Justice in a Multicultural World

Applying International Law and Morality to States

Applying International Law to Individuals

The Prudent Application of Law and Morality

The Future of International Law and Morality

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10 - Pursuing Security

Thinking about Security

A Tale of Insecurity

Conflict and Insecurity: The Traditional Road

War and World Politics

Force as a Political Instrument

Unconventional Warfare

Conventional Warfare

Warfare with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Global and International Security: The Alternative Road

Limited Self-Defense Through Arms Control

International Security Forces

Abolition of War

Chapter Summary

Chapter 11 - Globalization in the World Economy

Theories of International Political Economy

Economic Nationalism

Economic Internationalism

Economic Structuralism

Two Economic Worlds: North and South

Two Economic Worlds: Analyzing the Data

Two Economic Worlds: Human Conditions

The Growth and Extent of International Political Economy


International Investment

Monetary Relations

Globalization and Interdependence: Debating the Future

Chapter Summary

Chapter 12 - Global Economic Competition and Cooperation

Global Economic Competition: The Traditional Road

National Economic Power: Assets and Utilization

The North and International Political Economy

The South and Internatonal Political Economy

The Future of National Economic Policy

Global Economic Cooperation: The Alternative Road

Global Economic Cooperation: Background

Global Economic Cooperation: The Institutions

Regional Economic Cooperation

Chapter Summary

Chapter 13 - Preserving and Enhancing Human Rights and Dignity

The Nature of Human Rights

Civil and Political Rights: Freedom from Abuses

Abuse of Individual Rights

Abuse of Group Rights

The International Response to Individual and Group Human Rights Issues

Economic and Social Rights




Chapter Summary

Chapter 14 - Preserving and Enhancing the Global Commons

Toward Sustainable Development

The Ecological State of the World

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development: Population and Resources

Population Issues and Cooperation

Resource Issues and Cooperation

Resource Conservation: The Global Response

Sustainable Development: The Environment

Environmental Issues

Environmental Protection: The International Response

Chapter Summary

An Epilogue to the Text/A Prologue to the Future






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