World Politics: Trend and Transformation / Edition 11

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Assess the possibilities for our global future and understand the impact of world politics on your everyday life with WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, the best-selling text for the international relations course. The author analyzes both historical and contemporary trends, as well as the major theories used to explain the dynamics underlying international relations—helping you to think critically about these topics by presenting rival views. From global development, the practice of terrorism, and the war in Iraq to peacekeeping operations and the transformations evident since 9/11, this thought-provoking textbook briefs you on the most recent indicators of global trends. An extensive map, figure, and photo program helps you visualize the significance of statistical data and the implications of global rivalries.

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Editorial Reviews

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: 9780495187066
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/8/2006
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (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 Études 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. Preface. About the Authors. Part I: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION IN WORLD POLITICS. 1. Exploring Twenty-First-Century World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. Part II: THE GLOBE''S ACTORS AND THEIR RELATIONS. 3. Foreign Policy Decision Making. 4. Great-Power Rivalries and Relations. 5. The Global South in a World of Powers. 6. Nonstate Actors in a System of States. 7. Humanitarian Challenges and the Protection of Human Rights. Part III: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WELFARE. 8. Globalization and the Prospects for Global Governance. 9. Money and Markets in the Global Political Economy. 10. Population and Resource Pressures on the Global Environment. Part IV: MANAGING GLOBAL CONFLICT. 11. The Transformation of Armed Conflict. 12. Military Power, Coercive Diplomacy, and National Security. 13. The Realist Road to Security Through Alliances, Arms Control, and the Balance of Power. 14. The Liberal Institutional Paths to Peace. Part V: THE PROBLEMATIC TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 15. Twelve Questions About Twenty-First-Century Global Prospects. References. Photo Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.

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