World Politics and You / Edition 1

World Politics and You / Edition 1

by Dan Caldwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139547282

ISBN-13: 9780139547287

Pub. Date: 10/11/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Stimulating, pragmatic, and historically-oriented, this clearly written introduction to world politics focuses on international relations in the past, present, and foreseeable future, and helps readers gain a greater appreciation of how the world operates and what role they can play in that world. Summarizes the history of international relations, and begins each

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Stimulating, pragmatic, and historically-oriented, this clearly written introduction to world politics focuses on international relations in the past, present, and foreseeable future, and helps readers gain a greater appreciation of how the world operates and what role they can play in that world. Summarizes the history of international relations, and begins each chapter with thought-provoking and/or controversial critical thinking exercises that prepare readers for upcoming topic of study. Provides practical information on internships, graduate schools, and careers in the international field; lists multimedia and internet resources in each chapter; and includes many compelling photographs. For political science, history, and government professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139547287
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/11/1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Critical Thinking Exercises (Critex) xvii
Preface xix
World Politics and You: An Introduction
2(16)
Introduction
3(1)
Critex: The "Man in the Net"
4(1)
Levels of Analysis and the Causes of Slavery
5(3)
Racial Prejudice from Ancient Times to the Present
6(1)
Economics of the Slave Trade
6(1)
Lack of Will or Authority to Prevent Slavery
7(1)
Why Study World Politics?
8(1)
You In World Politics: So You're Interested in a Career in Political Science or International Relations?
9(1)
How World Politics Differs from Domestic Politics
9(2)
Sources of Information: Primary and Secondary
11(2)
Enter the Internet
12(1)
Using Library Sources
13(1)
Discussion Questions
14(1)
Key Terms
14(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
14(2)
Endnotes
16(2)
PART I WHO ARE THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS?
The Evolution of the State
18(18)
Critex: The Melian Dialogue
19(3)
The Peloponnesian Wars and Thucydides
22(3)
The Forerunners to States
25(1)
Greek City-States and the Roman Empire
25(1)
The Dark Ages and the Age of Scholasticism
26(1)
The Crusades
27(1)
The Renaissance and Reformation
27(3)
Machiavelli
28(1)
The Thirty Years' War
29(1)
The Emergence of Nation-States
30(2)
Discussion Questions
32(1)
Key Terms
33(1)
Key Dates in World History
33(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
34(1)
Endnotes
35(1)
The State System and the Balance of Power
36(16)
Critex: Interpreting Graphical Information: Napoleon's March on Moscow
37(1)
Napoleon and the Revolution in World Politics and Warfare
38(2)
The Balance of Power: Its Origin and Development
40(4)
The Balance of Power and Its Operation
44(5)
Political and Technological Revolutions
46(2)
You In World Politics: So You're Interested in Teaching Political Science, History, or International Relations?
48(1)
Discussion Questions
49(1)
Key Terms
49(1)
Key Dates
49(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
50(1)
Endnotes
51(1)
Actors, Power, and Interdependence in World Politics
52(22)
Critex: Who and What Are in the News?
53(1)
Optional Critexes: Using Non-American Sources; Using the Internet
54(1)
Actors in World Politics
55(5)
Intergovernmental Organizations
56(1)
Regional Organizations
57(1)
Nongovernmental Organizations
57(1)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Working for a Nongovernmental Organization?
58(1)
Multinational Corporations
58(1)
The News Media
59(1)
Dominant Metaphors of World Politics: The State-centric and Transnational Models
60(3)
Power, Politics, and Issue Areas
63(3)
Definitions of Power
63(1)
Attributes of Power
63(3)
International Interdependence
66(3)
Discussion Questions
69(1)
Key Terms
69(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
70(1)
Endnotes
71(3)
PART II WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF WORLD POLITICS?
The Second Thirty Years' War: World Wars I and II
74(20)
Critex: The Human Cost of War
75(4)
World War I
79(4)
The Balance of Power
82(1)
Making Germany Pay for the War
82(1)
The League of Nations
83(1)
The Inter-war Interregnum: The Calm before the Storm
83(2)
Hitler's Rise to Power
84(1)
Hitler on the March
84(1)
World War II
85(5)
The United States Enters the War
86(1)
The War in the Pacific
87(2)
The End of World War II
89(1)
Discussion Questions
90(1)
Key Terms
90(1)
Key Dates
90(2)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
92(1)
Endnotes
93(1)
Collective Security
94(22)
Critex: Influential Leaders
95(1)
Woodrow Wilson
96(4)
Wilson as President of Princeton University
98(1)
Wilson as President of the United States
99(1)
The United States Enters World War I
100(1)
The Ideal of Collective Security
100(3)
Wilson's Proposal---The League of Nations
101(1)
The Failure of the League
102(1)
The Founding of the United Nations
103(9)
The Structure of the UN
106(3)
Cost of UN Operations
109(2)
The United Nations' Problems: Calls for Reforms
111(1)
The UN at 50
112(1)
Conclusion
112(2)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Working for the United Nations?
113(1)
Discussion Questions
114(1)
Key Terms
114(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
114(1)
Endnotes
115(1)
The Rise and Demise of the Cold War
116(26)
Critex: What Is Worth Risking Your Life for?
117(1)
Introduction to the Cold War
118(1)
The Origins of the Cold War and the Post-World War II Transition
118(2)
The Acute Cold War 1947--62
120(6)
The Marshall Plan
121(1)
The Berlin Airlift
122(1)
The Founding of NATO
122(1)
The Korean War
123(3)
Supplementary Critex: To the Brink and Back
126(1)
Limited Detente Era 1963--68
127(1)
The Detente Era 1969--79
128(4)
The Nixon--Kissinger Grand Design and Grand Strategy
128(2)
The Yom Kippur War
130(1)
President Jimmy Carter: From Election to Defeat
131(1)
The "New" Cold War 1979--91
132(1)
President Ronald Reagan and the Cold War
132(1)
Why Did the Cold War End?
133(2)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Working for the U.S. Government?
134(1)
A New World Order?
135(1)
Discussion Questions
136(1)
Key Terms
136(1)
Key Dates
136(2)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
138(2)
Endnotes
140(2)
PART III WHAT ARE THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES OF WORLD POLITICS?
War, Peace, and International Security
142(26)
Critex: The Doomsday Clock: How Many Minutes to Midnight?
143(1)
Introduction
144(1)
The Use of Military Force
144(3)
War of Attrition
144(2)
Blitzkrieg
146(1)
The Limited Probe
146(1)
Use of Coercive Diplomacy or Compellence
146(1)
Attempting to Do Away with Nuclear Weapons: The Baruch and Gromyko Plans for Nuclear Disarmament
147(1)
Deterrence: "If You Want Peace, Prepare for War"
148(5)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Joining the U.S. Military?
151(2)
The Requirements for Crisis Management
153(1)
A Case Study on Diplomacy and the Use of Force: The Gulf War
154(3)
Optional Critex: The Expansion of NATO to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?
157(1)
The New Face of Conflict: Information Warfare
158(5)
Growing Dependence and Growing Security Concerns
160(3)
Discussion Questions
163(1)
Key Terms
163(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
164(2)
Endnotes
166(2)
Arms Control and Disarmament
168(30)
Critex: Interpreting Political Cartoons
169(1)
The Weapon to End the World
170(1)
Historical Attempts to Achieve Arms Control and Disarmament
171(5)
A Typology of Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements
176(17)
Nuclear Weapon-Free Areas
176(1)
Nuclear Testing Restrictions
177(1)
Crisis Management and Crisis Prevention
178(2)
Nonproliferation Agreements
180(2)
Disarmament Agreements
182(1)
Environmental Protection
183(1)
Strategic Nuclear Arms Limitations and Reductions
184(9)
Microdisarmament: The Campaigns to Ban Land Mines and Small Arms
193(1)
Conclusion
194(1)
Discussion Questions
195(1)
Key Terms
195(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
195(1)
Endnotes
196(2)
International Law
198(18)
Critex: You Decide an International Law Case
199(1)
What Is International Law?
200(1)
The Development of International Law
201(2)
Sources of International Law
203(1)
How International and Domestic Law Differ
204(2)
Public International Law Courts
206(2)
Arbitration Tribunals
206(1)
Regional Courts
206(1)
International Court of Justice
207(1)
International War Tribunals
207(1)
Optional Critex: To What Extent Should the Nuremberg Principles Be Applied to Bosnia?
208(1)
Private International Law
209(2)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Becoming a Lawyer?
210(1)
Several Applications of International Law Principles
211(2)
Conclusion
213(1)
Discussion Questions
214(1)
Key Terms
214(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
214(1)
Endnotes
215(1)
International Political Economy
216(22)
Critex: Country Risk Analysis
217(2)
Introduction
219(1)
Historical Approaches to the Production of Wealth
219(3)
Mercantilism and Protectionism
219(1)
Liberalism
220(1)
Marxism
221(1)
Historical Evolution of the International Economic System
222(7)
The Contemporary International System
229(5)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Working for a Multinational Corporation or Bank?
233(1)
Conclusion
234(1)
Key Terms
235(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
235(1)
Endnotes
236(2)
Ethics, Human Rights, and Democratization
238(22)
Critex: The "Man Who Stopped the Tanks"
239(1)
Introduction
240(1)
Ethics in World Politics
241(3)
Human Rights in World Politics
244(7)
The UN and Human Rights
247(1)
Other Important Human Rights Efforts
247(4)
Gender Issues in World Politics
251(1)
Democratization in the World Today
251(4)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in an Internship?
252(2)
Does Democracy Make a Difference?
254(1)
Conclusion
255(1)
Discussion Questions
256(1)
Key Terms
256(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
256(1)
Endnotes
257(3)
PART IV WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WORLD POLITICS?
Population, the Environment, and Economic Development
260(24)
Critex: "Lifeboat Ethics"
261(2)
Introduction
263(1)
Population Growth
263(1)
Environmental Degradation
264(8)
Greenhouse-Induced Global Warming
265(1)
Ozone Depletion
266(1)
Atmospheric Pollution
267(1)
Loss of Agricultural Land, Desertification, and Erosion
268(1)
Deforestation
269(1)
Depletion of Fresh Water Supplies
270(1)
Depletion of Fisheries
271(1)
Acid Deposition
271(1)
Loss of Biodiversity
272(1)
What Has Been and Can Be Done?
272(1)
Economic Development
272(8)
You in World Politics: So You're Interested in Joining the Peace Corps?
278(2)
Discussion Questions
280(1)
Key Terms
280(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
280(2)
Endnotes
282(2)
Intrastate Violence, Peace Operations, and Preventing Deadly Conflict
284(28)
Critex: Stopping Genocide
285(1)
The Growth of Intrastate and Ethnic Violence
286(3)
Peace Operations
289(3)
Case Studies in Peacemaking: Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Kosovo
292(12)
Somalia
292(4)
Rwanda
296(2)
Bosnia
298(4)
Kosovo
302(2)
Preventing Deadly Conflict in the World
304(3)
Conclusion
307(1)
Discussion Questions
307(1)
Key Terms
307(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
308(1)
Endnotes
309(3)
World Politics, the Future, and You
312(12)
Critex: Your Preferred World in 2050
313(1)
Introduction
314(1)
Possible Models of the Future
314(4)
A World of Democracies: The End of History?
314(1)
A Clash of Civilizations?
314(2)
International Relations Becoming Interracial Relations?
316(1)
The Realist Vision: A State-Centric World of Conflict?
317(1)
The Rise of the "Illiberal Democracies"?
317(1)
Chaos?
318(1)
What You Can Do about World Politics
318(4)
Become More Informed about World Politics
319(1)
Get Involved with a Nongovernmental Organization
319(1)
Become Politically Involved
320(1)
Think about Working in This Area As an Intern or Professional
320(1)
You in World Politics: So You're Thinking about Graduate School in International Relations?
321(1)
Conclusion
322(1)
Discussion Questions
322(1)
Key Terms
322(1)
Recommended Print, Multimedia, and Internet Sources
322(1)
Endnotes
323(1)
Appendix A Graduate Schools of International Studies in the United States 324(2)
Glossary 326(17)
Photo Credits 343(2)
Index 345

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