The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (7th Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780198739852

Patricia Owens; John Baylis; Steve Smith
640 Pages
195 x 265 mm
Pub date
Dec 2016


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The Globalization of World Politics is the bestselling introduction to international relations, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics. The seventh edition features several brand new chapters that reflect the very latest developments in the field, including those on Feminism, and Race, to ensure the book continues to cover those topics that will define the key issues in IR into the future. New pedagogical features help readers to evaluate key IR debates and apply theory and IR concepts to real world events. Leading scholars in the field introduce readers to the history, theory, structures and key issues in IR, providing students with an ideal introduction and a constant guide throughout their studies. Students and lecturers are further supported by an extensive online resources including: Student resources: IR simulations IR theory in practice case studies Video podcasts from the contributors Guidance on how to evaluate the opposing opinions feature Interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs and video content Flash card glossary Multiple choice questions Revision guide Instructor Resources: Case studies Test bank - a fully customisable resource containing ready-made assessments with which to test your students Question bank - a bank of short answer and essay questions for testing your students PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book


Introduction, John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens
1: Globalization and global politics, Anthony McGrew
Part One: The historical context

2: The rise of modern international order, George Lawson
3: International history, 1900-99, Len Scott
4: From the end of the cold war to a new global era?, Michael Cox
5: Rising powers and the emerging global order, Andrew Hurrell
Part Two: Theories of world politics

6: Realism, Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt
7: Liberalism, Tim Dunne
8: Marxist theories, Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones
9: Social constructivism, Michael Barnett
10: Post structuralism, Lene Hansen
11: Post-colonialism, Christine Sylvester
12: Feminism, Helen Kinsella
13: International ethics, Richard Shapcott
Part Three: Structures and processes

14: War and world politics, Tarak Barkawi
15: International and global security, John Baylis
16: Global political economy, Nicola Phillips
17: Gender, Paul Kirby
18: Race in world politics, Robbie Shilliam
19: International law, Christian Reus-Smit
20: International organizations in world politics, Susan Park
21: The United Nations, Devon Curtis and Paul Taylor
22: NGOs in world politics, Jutta Joachim
23: Regionalism in international affairs, Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen
Part Four: International Issues

24: Environmental issues, John Vogler
25: Terrorism and globalization, James D. Kiras
26: Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
27: Nationalism, national self-determination and International Relations, John Breuilly
28: Global trade and global finance, Matthew Watson
29: Poverty, hunger and development, Caroline Thomas and Tony Evans
30: Human security, Amitav Acharya
31: Human rights, Jack Donnelly
32: Humanitarian intervention in world politics, Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler

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