The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (41) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $58.70   
  • Used (37) from $1.99   


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.

Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)