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9780197527719

Introduction to Global Politics

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    9780197527719

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-08-07
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Introduction to Global Politics, Sixth Edition, provides a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches--both mainstream and alternative--and emphasizes non-state actors more than any other global politics text. The book offers a robust ancillary resource program, including FREE interactive media activities designed to reinforce key concepts by simulating real-world situations, making Introduction to Global Politics, Sixth Edition, the perfect text to engage your students.

Author Biography


Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California.

John S. Masker is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University.

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor at Swansea University.

Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter.

Patricia Owens is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents


About the Authors
Maps of the World
Preface

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF GLOBAL POLITICS

Chapter 1. Introduction to Global Politics
John Baylis, Anthony McGrew, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
International Relations and Global Politics
Global Actors
Global Issues
Theories of Global Politics
What Are Theories?
Theoretical Traditions in International Relations
The Rise of Realism
Rival Theories
Research Approaches and Levels of Analysis
The Historical Approach
The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis
The Constructivist Approach
Dimensions of Globalization
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY Global Production and the iPhone
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Why Should I Care?

Chapter 2. The Evolution of Global Politics
David Armstrong, Michael Cox, Len Scott, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
The Significance of the Peace of Westphalia
Revolutionary Wars
World Wars: Modern and Total
Legacies and Consequences of European Colonialism
Cold War
Onset of the Cold War
Conflict, Confrontation, and Compromise
The Rise and Fall of D?tente
From D?tente to a Second Cold War
From the End of the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
Globalization: Challenging the International Order?
From Superpower to Hyperpower: US Primacy
Europe in the New World System
Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin
East Asia: Primed for Rivalry?
Latin America: Becoming Global Players
The War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria
Conclusion
FEATURES
Theory in Practice Perception, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009
CASE STUDY The War That Never Ends
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts

Chapter 3. Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Theories
Tim Dunne, Brian C. Schmidt, Stephen Hobden, Richard Wyn Jones, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
What Is Realism?
The Essential Realism
Statism
Survival
Self-Help
One Realism or Many?
Classical Realism
Structural Realism, or Neorealism
Contemporary Realist Challenges to Structural Realism
What Is Liberalism?
Defining Liberalism
The Essential Liberalism
Neoliberalism
Liberalism in Practice
Critical Theories
The Essential Marxism
Third World Socialists
Feminist Theory
Constructivism
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY The Power of Ideas: Politics and Neoliberalism
THEORY IN PRACTICE What Makes a Theory "Alternative" or Critical?
THEORY IN PRACTICE Jane Addams and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS The Melian Dialogue: Realism and the Preparation for War

PART II: GLOBAL ACTORS

Chapter 4 .Making Foreign Policy
Steven L. Lamy and John Masker
Introduction
What Is Foreign Policy?
States, Nationalism, and National Interests
Foreign Policy From Different Perspectives
Who Makes Foreign Policy?
What Do We Expect From Foreign Policy?
Levels of Analysis in Foreign Policy
Individual Factors, or the Human Dimension
National Factors, or Domestic Attributes
Systemic Factors, or the Nature of the International System
Global Factors
The Foreign Policy Process
Four Phases of Foreign Policy Making
Phase One: Initiation or Articulation
Phase Two: The Formulation of Foreign Policy
Phase Three: Foreign Policy Implementation
Phase Four: Foreign Policy Evaluation
Foreign Policy Strategies and Tools
Sticks: Military and Economic Tools
Carrots: Foreign Assistance
Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of the Media
Soft and Hard Power in Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Styles and Traditions
Great Powers, Middle Powers, and Small States
Great-Power Foreign Policy
Middle-Power Foreign Policy
Small-State Foreign Policy
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY Refugees
THEORY IN PRACTICE Central America: A Perpetual Pursuit of Union?
THEORY IN PRACTICE The Impact of Globalization on Different Kinds of States
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Designing a New World Order

Chapter 5. Global and Regional Governance
Devon Curtis, Christian Reus-Smit, Paul Taylor, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
International Law
International Order and Institutions
Criticisms of International Law
From International to Supranational Law?
The United Nations
A Brief History of the United Nations and Its Principal Organs
The Security Council
The General Assembly
The Secretariat
The Economic and Social Council
The Trusteeship Council
The International Court of Justice
Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Increased Attention to Conditions Within States
Intervention Within States
Economic and Social Questions
The Reform Process of the United Nations
Country Level
Headquarters Level
The European Union and Other Regional Organizations
The Process of European Integration
Other Regional Actors: The African Union and the Organization of American States
The Growth of Global Civil Society
Multinational Corporations
INGOs as Global Political Actors
Sources of INGO Power
Forms of INGO Power
Information Politics
Symbolic Politics
Leverage Politics
Accountability Politics
Global Campaign Politics
Celebrity Diplomacy
Foundations and Think Tanks
Criminal and Terrorist Networks as Global Actors
Conclusion
FEATURES
THEORY IN PRACTICE Neoconservatives and the United Nations
CASE STUDY A Global Campaign: The Baby Milk Advocacy Network
THEORY IN PRACTICE Nongovernmental Organizations and Protecting the Rights of Children
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues Networks

PART III: GLOBAL ISSUES

Chapter 6. Global Security, Military Power, and Terrorism
John Baylis, Darryl Howlett, James D. Kiras, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
What Is "Security"?
Mainstream and Critical Approaches to Security
Realist and Neorealist Views on Global Security
Liberal Institutionalist Views on Global Security
The Constructivist Approach to Global Security
The Feminist Approach to Global Security
Marxist and Radical Liberal or Utopian Approaches to Security
The Changing Character of War
The Nature of War
The Revolution in Military Affairs
Postmodern War
Globalization and New Wars
New Roles for NATO?
Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation
Proliferation Optimism and Pessimism
Nuclear Weapons Effects
The Current Nuclear Age
Nuclear Motivations
Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions
Terrorism and Extremism
Terrorism: From Domestic to Global Phenomenon
The Impact of Globalization on Terrorism
Cultural Explanations
Economic Explanations
Religion and "New" Terrorism
The Current Challenge: The Islamic State
Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism
Proselytizing
Security of Terrorist Organizations
Mobility
Combating Terrorism
Counterterrorism Activities
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY US Drone Warfare: A Robotic Revolution in Modern Combat
THEORY IN PRACTICE The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on Terrorism
THEORY IN PRACTICE The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Fighting Terrorism in the Former Communist Bloc
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Perspectives on the Arms Race

Chapter 7. Human Rights and Human Security
Amitav Acharya, Alex J. Bellamy, Chris Brown, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
What Are Human Rights?
The Liberal Account of Rights
Human Rights and State Sovereignty
International Human Rights Legislation
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Subsequent UN Legislation
Enforcement of Human Rights Legislation
What Is Human Security?
Origin of the Concept
Human Security and Development
Human Security and Refugees
Common Security
History of Humanitarian Activism and Intervention
Intervention and Nonintervention in the 1990s
Universalism Challenged
Humanitarian Dimensions
Political and Economic Rights and Security
Human Rights and Human Security During Conflict
Women, Conflict, and Human Security
The Role of the International Community
Basic Principles
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY: A Failed Intervention
THEORY IN PRACTICE Asian Values
THEORY IN PRACTICE Gendered Perspective on Human Rights
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS What Should Be Done? National Interests Versus Human Interests

Chapter 8. Global Trade and Finance
Steven L. Lamy and John Masker
Introduction
The Emergence of a Global Trade and Monetary System
Global Trade and Finance Actors in a Globalizing Economy
Cross-Border Transactions
Open-Border Transactions
Transborder Transactions
Global Trade
Transborder Production
Transborder Products
Global Finance
Global Money
Global Banking
Global Securities
Global Derivatives
Continuity and Change in Economic Globalization
Irregular Incidence
The Persistence of Territory
The Survival of the State
The Continuance of Nationalism and Cultural Diversity
Conclusion
FEATURES
THEORY IN PRACTICE Contending Views of Capitalism
THEORY IN PRACTICE Globalization and "America First"
CASE STUDY Southern Debt in Global Finance
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Globalization: Productive, Predatory, or Inconsequential?

Chapter 9. Poverty, Development, and Hunger
Caroline Thomas, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
Poverty
Development
Post-1945 International Economic Liberalism and the Orthodox Development Model
The Post-1945 International Economic Order: Results
Economic Development: Orthodox and Alternative Evaluations
A Critical Alternative View of Development
Democracy, Empowerment, and Development
The Orthodoxy Incorporates Criticisms
An Appraisal of the Responses of the Orthodox Approach to Its Critics
Hunger
The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger
The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger
Globalization and Hunger
Conclusion
FEATURES
CASE STUDY Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing Sector
THEORY IN PRACTICE The Terms of Development
THEORY IN PRACTICE Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and Politics
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft

Chapter 10. Environmental Issues
John Vogler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker
Introduction
Environmental Issues on the International Agenda: A Brief History
The Paris Climate Summit 2015 and 2016
Bonn 2017
The Environment and International Relations Theory
The Functions of International Environmental Cooperation
Transboundary Trade and Pollution Control
Norm Creation
Aid and Capacity Building
Scientific Understanding
Governing the Commons
Environmental Regimes
Climate Change
Conclusion
FEATURES
THEORY IN PRACTICE The "Doomsday" Seed Vault
THEORY IN PRACTICE Regime Theory and the Montreal Protocol
CASE STUDY Common but Differentiated Responsibilities?
THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS The Environment: Images and Options

Glossary
References
Credits
Index

Rewards Program

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