An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet

An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet

by Richard Oliver Collin, Pamela L. Martin
     
 

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This book written for introductory-level students of global politics examines the connections and conflicts among peoples on our planet and relates them in a personalized way. While other world politics texts examine the globe from a distance, this text emphasizes the voices of those engaged in political struggles over the complexities of health, resources, the

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This book written for introductory-level students of global politics examines the connections and conflicts among peoples on our planet and relates them in a personalized way. While other world politics texts examine the globe from a distance, this text emphasizes the voices of those engaged in political struggles over the complexities of health, resources, the environment, economics, and ultimately power and its multiple conceptions. Throughout, students are challenged to engage in global politics and citizen movements.

Editorial Reviews

Valentina Padula
A spectacular 360-degree view, this book presents a complete and organic discussion of the most salient issues, actors, principles, concepts, and debates in world politics today. By offering a vast array of relevant examples, current data, and precise accounts and discussions of what it all means, Collin and Martin provide the reader with the perfect tools to unravel and enjoy the complexities of world politics. This excellent textbook is a 'must have' for any student interested in international affairs.

Chris Van Aller
Most introductory international relations texts fail in two main ways that are troublesome for instructors. The first is the failure to provide the background necessary to consider theories and ideas in the field. This text provides this material in a thoughtful and creative way before discussing the formalities of the discipline, preparing the students to go beyond recapitulation to genuine understanding. The second is the failure to prepare for a lack of motivation by students often uninformed about world concerns, who require an original way to entice them forward. This text utilizes a broad approach that will appeal to the interests of diverse undergraduates by its presentation of relevant examples and current dilemmas, reflecting the teaching expertise of its authors and their singular background as world citizens. I would highly recommend this book for any international relations course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442218031
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
658
Sales rank:
1,045,858
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Oliver Collin is distinguished professor emeritus of politics and geography at Coastal Carolina University. Pamela L. Martin is professor of politics at Coastal Carolina University.

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