The Globalization of World Politics / Edition 4

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Fully revised and updated to cover the latest developments in world politics, the new edition of this highly successful book once again provides the ideal introduction to international relations. It has been updated to reflect events since 1997, and now offers a more coherent integration of the globalization theme throughout the book. It has been carefully edited to ensure a comprehensive, accessible, and lively account of the globalization of world politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199297771
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/18/2008
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 745
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Baylis is Professor and Head of Department of Politics and IR at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is also Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university. His publications include Dilemmas of World Politics, edited with N. J. Rengger (1992), The Diplomacy of Pragmatism: Britain and the Formation of NATO (1993), Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964 (1995) and Anglo-American Relations Since 1939: The Enduring Alliance (1998).

Steve Smith is University Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. He specializes in international political theory. His publications include International Relations Theory Today, edited with Ben Booth (1995) and International Theory: Positivism and Beyond edited with Ken Booth and Marysia Zalewski (1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Globalization and global politics 19
2 The evolution of international society 45
3 International history, 1900-1945 63
4 International history, 1945-1990 93
5 The end of the cold war 111
6 From the cold war to the war on terror 131
7 Realism 161
8 Liberalism 185
9 Contemporary mainstream approaches : neo-realism and neo-liberalism 205
10 Marxist theories of international relations 225
11 Social constructivism 251
12 Alternative approaches to international theory 271
13 International and global security in the post-cold war era 297
14 International political economy in an age of globalization 325
15 International law 349
16 International regimes 369
17 Diplomacy 387
18 The United Nations 405
19 Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics 425
20 Environmental issues 451
21 Terrorism and globalization 479
22 Nuclear proliferation 499
23 Nationalism 521
24 Culture in world affairs 539
25 Humanitarian intervention in world politics 555
26 European integration and regional cooperation 579
27 Global trade and finance 599
28 Causes and consequences of the communications and Internet revolution 621
29 Poverty, development, and hunger 645
30 Gender issues 669
31 Human rights 689
32 Globalization and the transformation of political community 709
33 Globalization and the post-cold war order 727
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