Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

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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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"An innovative text that looks at many of the most important global issues of the late twentieth century through a variety of theoretical lenses. Departing from the more traditional single-authored introductory text, readers are exposed to a variety of leading scholars in the field. A forward-looking text that moves beyond looking at international politics in terms of the aftermath of the cold war to one which examines global processes and their impact on what will likely be the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. Grounded in a historical context that goes back to the beginning of the century, The Globalization of World Politics highlights issues, such as nationalism, gender, and culture, which have all too often been peripheral to the discipline, as well as more traditional concerns such as world trade, international organization, and national security.--J. Ann Tickner, University of Southern California

"A highly accessible introduction to globalization as a political as well as economic, social and cultural process. It is especially effective at bringing out the diversity of contemporary accounts of what globalization involves and of what it might mean for our established assumptions about political life."--R. B. J. Walker, University of Victoria, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198781097
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor, former Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University.

Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies at the University of Exeter.

Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
List of Figures
List of Boxes
List of Tables
About the Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Globalization of World Politics 13
Pt. 1 The Historical Context 31
2 The Evolution of International Society 33
3 International History 1900-1945 49
4 International History 1945-1990 71
5 The End of the Cold War 89
Pt. 2 Theories of World Politics 107
6 Realism 109
7 World-System Theory 125
8 Liberalism 147
9 New Approaches to International Theory 165
Pt. 3 Structures and Processes 191
10 International Security in the Post-Cold War Era 193
11 International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization 212
12 International Regimes 231
13 Diplomacy 249
14 The United Nations and International Organization 264
15 Transnational Actors and International Organizations in Global Politics 287
Pt. 4 International Issues 311
16 Environmental Issues 313
17 Nuclear Proliferation 339
18 Nationalism 359
19 Cultural Conflict in International Relations: The West and Islam 374
20 Humanitarian Intervention and World Politics 391
21 Regionalism and Integration 409
22 Global Trade and Finance 429
23 Poverty, Development, and Hunger 449
24 Human Rights 469
25 Gender Issues 483
References 498
Index 515
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