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A reader by top scholars; The Global Agenda is incisive in its coverage of key concepts, issues and theoretical and prescriptive approaches to the interpretation of world politics. The readings in this top selling book are broad based, balanced, and are categorized into four areas that build on the distinction between high and low politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072322699
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/16/2000
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Kegley, Jr., Pierce Professor of International Relations at the University of South Carolina, earned his Ph.D. in international relations from Syracuse University in 1971. Dr. Kegley was President of the International Studies Association from 1993-1994, has taught at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the University of Texas, and served as the Moses and Annuta Back Peace Scholar at Rutgers University. Dr. Kegley has co-authored or co-edited (with Eugene Wittkopf) American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process (1995); World Politics: Trend and Transformation (2000); The Nuclear Reader: Strategy, Weapons, War (1989); co-authored (with Gregory A. Raymond) How Nations Make Peace (1999); A Multi-Polar Peace? Great-Power Relations in the Twenty-First Century (1994); and When the Trust Breaks Down: Alliance Norms and World Politics (1990).

Eugene R. Wittkopf is R. Downs Poindexter Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University. A past president of the Florida Political Science Association and of the International Studies Association/South, he has also held appointments at the University of Florida and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wittkopf is the author of Faces of Internationalism: Public Opinion and Amrican Foreign Policy (Duke University Press, 1990) and the editor of The Future of American Foreign Policy (St. Martin’s Press, 1994) and The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy (St. Martin’s Press, 1994).

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Table of Contents


Part I Arms and Influence

1 Power, Capability, and Influence in International Politics -- K.J. Holsti

2 Power and Interdependence in the Information Age -- Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

3 The Role of Military Power in the Third Millennium -- Bjorn Moller

4 War and Its Causes -- Jack S. Levy

5 The Obsolescence of Major War -- John Mueller

6 Nuclear Weapons Threaten Our Existence -- Paul H. Nitze

7 The New Threat of Mass Destruction -- Richard K. Betts

8 Terror's New Face: The Radicalization and Escalation of Modern Terrorism -- Walter Laqueur

9 The Trouble with Sanctions -- Robert A. Sirico

10 The Changing Nature of World Power -- Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Part II Discord and Collaboration

11 Models of International Relations: Realist and Neoliberal Perspectives on Conflict and Cooperation -- Ole R. Holsti

12 Managing the Challenge of Globalization and Institutionalizing Cooperation Through Global Governance -- David Held and Anthony McGrew, with David Goldblatt and Jonathan Perraton

13 What to Do with American Primacy -- Richard N. Haass

14 Building Peace in Pieces: The Promise of European Unity -- Donald J. Puchala

15 Managing Conflict in Ethnically Divided Societies: A New Regime Emerges in the 1990s -- Ted Robert Gurr

16 The New Interventionism and the Third World -- Richard Falk

17 The Coming Clash of Civilizations: Or, the West Against the Rest -- Samuel P. Huntington

18 Human Rights: From Low to High Politics in International Relations -- David P. Forsythe

19 The Institutional Maintenance of Twenty-First Century World Order -- Harvey Starr

20 How Democracy, Interdependence,and International Organizations Create a System for Peace -- Bruce Russett

21 The Reality and Relevance of International Law in the Twenty-First Century -- Christopher C. Joyner

Part 3 Politics and Markets

22 Three Ideologies of Political Economy -- Robert Gilpin

23 Whose "Model" Failed? Implications of the Asian Economic Crisis -- Linda Y.C. Lim

24 The World Is Ten Years Old: The New Era of Globalization -- Thomas L. Friedman

25 Workers of the World, Now What? -- Kathleen Newland

26 Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession -- Paul Krugman

27 Dollarization: More Straightjacket than Salvation -- Jeffrey Sachs and Felipe Larrain

28 Global Rules for Global Finance -- Ethan B. Kapstein

29 The WTO and Nonmarket Economies -- Greg Mastel

30 The Brave New Wired World -- Daniel F. Burton, Jr.

31 Life Is Unfair: Inequality in the World -- Nancy Birdsall

Part 4 Ecology and Politics

32 Entering the Twenty-First Century -- John L. Petersen

33 Ecology Myths: One Planet, One Experiment -- Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

34 Do We Consume Too Much? -- Mark Sagoff

35 Dietary Implications of the Globalization of the Food Trade -- Tim Lang

36 Encroaching Plagues: The Return of Infectious Disease -- Laurie Garrett

37 Climate Change: Can the North and South Get in Step? -- Seth Dunn

38 The Next Doubling: Understanding Global Population Growth -- Jennifer D. Mitchell

39 Gray Dawn: The Global Aging Crisis -- Peter G. Peterson

40 Environment, Scarcity, and Violence -- Thomas Homer-Dixon

41 The Tragedy of the Commons in Global Perspective -- Marvin S. Soroos
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