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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139547287
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/11/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1. World Politics and You: An Introduction.

I. WHO ARE THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS?

2. The Evolution of the State.
3. The State System and the Balance of Power.
4. Actors, Power, and Interdependence in World Politics.

II. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF WORLD POLITICS?

5. The Second Thirty Years' War: World Wars I and II.
6. Collective Security.
7. The Rise and Demise of the Cold War.

III. WHAT ARE THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES OF WORLD POLITICS?

8. War, Peace, and International Security.
9. Arms Control and Disarmament.
10. International Law.
11. International Political Economy.
12. Ethics, Human Rights, and Democratization.

IV. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WORLD POLITICS?

13. Population, the Environment, and Economic Development.
14. Intrastate Violence, Peace Operations, and Preventing Deadly Conflict.
15. World Politics, the Future, and You.
Appendix A: Graduate Schools of International Studies in the United States.
Glossary.
Photo Credits.
Index.
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