The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics / Edition 4

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Overview

THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS helps you understand contemporary events and emerging global trends through a briefer, less expensive text. Every chapter contains thought-provoking case studies, box inserts with rival views on current controversies, a marginal glossary, as well as vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. Centering on the latest international developments, this text encourages you to form your own opinions about the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems of the twenty-first century. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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"I have used this text for 9 years. Its scholarship is rigorous. It's style and layout engage students."

"Very highly recommended as a brief edition, because the key concepts and controversies are there for use as a springboard for good classroom coverage and discussion."

"[The book] is well-written and -organized. It reflects the current scholarship in the IR discipline and covers all key issues on the global agenda. The chapters offer insights into future trends and engage students in critical thinking on a number of controversial matters."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495898665
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,029,528
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Kegley is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. A past President of the International Studies Association, Kegley holds the title of Pearce Distinguished Professor of International Relations Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. A graduate of the American University (B.A.) and Syracuse University (Ph.D.) and a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Kegley previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Texas, Rutgers University, the People's University of China, and the Institute Universitaire de Hautes √Čtudes Internationales Et du Developpement in Geneva Switzerland. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association. A founding partner of Kegley International, Inc. (a publishing, research, and consulting foundation), Kegley has authored more than 50 scholarly books (and over 100 articles in journals), including co-authorship with Gregory A. Raymond for Cengage of five editions of The Global Future, as well as with Eugene R. Wittkopf seven editions of American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process.

Gregory A. Raymond is a University Distinguished Professor at Boise State University, where he holds the the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs. 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 numerous articles 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 nine books on foreign policy and world politics as well as more than two dozen published articles. A graduate of Park College and the University of South Carolina, Raymond was a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Part I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS. 1. Analyzing World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. 3. The Historical Setting of Contemporary World Politics. Part II. THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS. 4. States and Foreign Policy Decision Making. 5. Intergovernmental Organizations and Global Governance. 6. Nongovernmental Organizations and Transnational Relations. Part III. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL SECURITY. 7. Patterns of Armed Conflict. 8. Arms, Alliances, and Coercive Diplomacy. 9. International Law and Human Rights. Part IV. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WELFARE. 10. The Globalization of International Trade and Finance. 11. The Political Economy of Inequality and Development. 12. Global Environmental Trends and the Future of World Politics.

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