Global Politics: A New Introduction / Edition 1

Global Politics: A New Introduction / Edition 1

by Jenny Edkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041543131X

ISBN-13: 9780415431316

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Global Politics:A New Introduction is an innovative new textbook that provides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring

Overview

Global Politics:A New Introduction is an innovative new textbook that provides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective.

Key features of Global Politics: A New Introduction:

  • Examines the most significant issues in global politics — from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world

  • Each chapter is written to a common structure which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and larger issues

  • Integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies

  • Draws on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies, development

  • Extensively illustrated throughout with 169 maps, photos, figures and cartoons as well as extensive pedagogic features to further learning, including a support website which provides podcast interviews with contributors, weblinks and downloadable maps

  • Features an international line-up of leading scholars.

Global Politics: A New Introduction is an original, groundbreaking, engaged and intellectually stimulating textbook for core courses on world politics, international politics and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415431316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What does this Introduction to global politics do? Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss 2. How do we begin to think about the world? Véronique Pin-Fat
3. What happens if we don’t think in human terms? Simon Dalby 4. Who do we think we are? Annick T.R.Wibben 5. How do religious beliefs affect politics? Peter Mandaville 6. Why do we obey? Jenny Edkins 7. How do we find out what’s going on in the world? Debbie Lisle 8. Why is people’s movement restricted? Roxanne Lynn Doty 9. Why is the world divided territorially? Stuart Elden 10. How does the nation-state work? Michael J Shapiro 11. Do colonialism and slavery belong to the past? Kate Manzo 12. How is the world organised economically? V Spike Peterson 13. Why are some people better off than others? Paul Cammack 14. How can we end poverty? Mustapha Kamal Pasha 15. Why do some people think they know what is good for others? Naeem Inayatullah 16. Why does politics turn to violence? Joanna Bourke 17. What makes the world dangerous? Michael Dillon 18. What can we do to stop people harming others? Anne Orford 19. Can we move beyond conflict? Roland Bleiker 20. Conclusion: What can we do to change the world? Maja Zehfuss

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