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Overview

THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS gives you a cost-effective alternative to lengthy, detailed textbooks. Based on Kegley's best-selling WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, THE GLOBAL FUTURE helps you understand contemporary events and emerging global trends. Every chapter contains thought-provoking case studies, box inserts with rival views on current controversies, and a marginal glossary, as well as vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. Centering on the latest international developments, THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS encourages you to form your own opinions about the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems of the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495569275
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/5/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Kegley, Jr., is a founding partner of Kegley International, Inc., a publishing, research, and consulting foundation, and the Corporate Secretary of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Faculty Research Associate at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, he also is Distinguished Pearce Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of South Carolina. Recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award in Foreign Policy of the International Studies Association, Kegley is a graduate of the American University (BA) and Syracuse University (PhD) and is a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University. His written work is widely published, appearing in more than 45 books and 100 articles.

Gregory A. Raymond is the Frank Church Professor of International Relations at Boise State University, where he also is director of the Honors College. Raymond has received nine major teaching awards, including Idaho Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has published articles and books, including THIRD WORLD POLITICS OF INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS, which received an Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association. Together Kegley and Raymond have coauthored and/or coedited eight books on world politics and international relations, as well as more than two dozen published articles. A graduate of Park College and the University of South Carolina, Raymond also was a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors. Preface. Part I: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION IN WORLD POLITICS. 1. Exploring the Twenty-First-Century World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. Part II: THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS. 3. Foreign Policy Decision-Making. 4. Great-Power Rivalry and the Lure of Hegemony: Cycles of War and Peace in Modern World History. 5. Rich and Poor in World Politics: The Plight of the Global South. 6. Non-State Actors and the Challenge of Global Governance. Part III: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL SECURITY. 7. Armed Conflict in the Twenty-First Century. 8. Military Power and National Security in a Turbulent World. 9. Realist Paths to Peace: Alliance, Arms Control, and the Balance of Power. 10. Liberal Paths to Peace: International Law and Organization. Part IV: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WARFARE. 11. The Globalization of World Politics. 12. Markets and Money in a Global Political Economy. 13. Human Rights and the Quest for Global Justice. 14. Population Dynamics and Global Environmental Politics. Part V: ALTERNATIVE WORLD FUTURES. 15. Prospects for a New World Order. Glossary. References. Index.

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