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World Politics: Trend Transformation, Ninth Edition, raises important questions about terrorism and peace, warfare and national security, the economic impact of war, human suffering, and even your role in international politics.
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Organized in five parts, this text explains the macro view of world politics and theoretical traditions; examines the principal actors on the world stage; probes the nature of transnational policy issues; examines peace and national defense; and explores future trends. This fifth edition incorporates material on neoliberalism, NAFTA, feminist theories, nonstate actors, ethnicity, START, and the European Union. Includes b&w maps and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Sections cover the holistic view of world politics; the principal actors on the world stage; the nature of transnational policy issues; the high politics of peace & security; & how the present will affect the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534574710
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1

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.
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Table of Contents

Controversy Boxes and Maps xvii
Preface xx
About the Authors xxviii
Part I Trend and Transformation in World Politics 3
Chapter 1 Exploring Twenty-First-Century World Politics 5
Chapter 2 Theories of World Politics 29
Part II The Globe's Actors and Their Relations 59
Chapter 3 Foreign Policy Decision Making 61
Chapter 4 Great-Power Rivalries and Relations 97
Chapter 5 Nonstate Actors in the Interstate System 135
Chapter 6 The Global South in a World of Powers 187
Part III The Politics of Global Welfare 225
Chapter 7 Humans and Global Challenges to the Protection of Human Rights 227
Chapter 8 Does Globalization Spell the end of Borders as Boundaries? 265
Chapter 9 Markets and Money in the New Global Political Economy 303
Chapter 10 Population Pressure, Resource Depletion, and the Preservation of the Global Environment 351
Part IV Military Conflict and Its Control 401
Chapter 11 The New Face of Twenty-First-Century Armed Conflict 403
Chapter 12 Military Power and National Security in the Age of Globalized Terrorism 449
Chapter 13 Coercive Diplomacy and Intervention in the Age of Global Terrorism 495
Chapter 14 The Realist Road to Security Through Alliances, the Balance of Power, and Arms Control 531
Chapter 15 The Liberal Institutional Paths to Peace 569
Part V The Problematic Twenty-First Century 611
Chapter 16 Ten Questions about Twenty-First-Century Global Prospects 613
References 1
Index 1
Photo Credits 1
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