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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.
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.
Posted January 31, 2011
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