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Intro to Global Politics Brief (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780190299798

Steven Lamy; John Masker
464 Pages
191 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
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Introduction to Global Politics offers students a truly global approach to International Relations. The book's three-part organization and ten-chapter structure provides a solid introduction to the core areas of study in this course: History, Theories, Global Actors, Security Issues, and Economic Issues. Using the theme of globalization and incorporating the expertise of scholars around the world, this text teaches students how to analyze global political events using the predominant theories in the field and provides sufficient historical context and a broad-based global perspective. The first edition of Introduction to Global Politics was an adaptation for the US market of the successful UK text Globalization of World Politics, now in its sixth edition, by Baylis, Smith, and Owens. The US adaptation capitalizes on the many strengths of the UK edition while making it more suitable for the US market. Introduction to Global Politics, Fourth Edition will continue the successful formula established in the first edition.


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Part I: Foundations of Global Politics
Chapter 1: Introduction to Global Politics
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Global Politics
Chapter 3: Realism, Liberalism and Critical Theories

Part II: Global Actors
Chapter 4: Making Foreign Policy
Chapter 5: Global and Regional Governance

Part III: Global Issues
Chapter 6: Global Security, Military Power, and Terrorism
Chapter 7: Human Rights and Human Security
Chapter 8: Global Trade and Finance
Chapter 9: Poverty, Development, and Hunger
Chapter 10: Environmental Issues


About the author: 

Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations and Vice Dean for Academic Programs for Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC. He has written on communitarian theory and continues to explore the questions raised by scholars in the World Order Models Project and recent studies exploring the moral dimensions of international relations. He is the former director of USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including Master Teacher in Harvard University's Pew Faculty Fellows Program.; John S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he teaches international relations and political theory. He has had visiting appointments at Williams College, Mount Holyoke College, and Clark University. Masker has written about nuclear non-proliferation, Russian foreign policy, and U.S. foreign policy. In the 1980s he worked as a civilian employee of the Defense Mapping Agency and served as a U.S. Navy reservist.; John Baylis is Emeritus Professor at Swansea University. Until his retirement in 2008 he was Professor of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the university.; Sir Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor, and Professor of International Relations, at the University of Exeter. He has held Professorships of International Relations at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of East Anglia, and has also taught at the State University of New York (Albany) and Huddersfield Polytechnic.; Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. She was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University (2012-2013), a Visiting Professor at UCLA, and has held other research fellowships at Oxford, Princeton, U C-Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.

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