World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2010 - 2011 Edition / Edition 13by Charles W. Kegley, Shannon L. Blanton
The most comprehensive text on the market, WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today's international political stage. Students will understand what is happening today....and why. With new co-author Shannon L. Blanton, the text incorporates key concepts from major… See more details below
The most comprehensive text on the market, WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today's international political stage. Students will understand what is happening today....and why. With new co-author Shannon L. Blanton, the text incorporates key concepts from major theoretical perspectives to look at both historical and contemporary developments. It addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. The authors present each issue in a thought-provoking way that encourages students to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people's choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on students in the future.
Table of Contents
Part I: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION IN WORLD POLITICS. 1. Interpreting World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. Part II: THE GLOBE'S ACTORS AND THEIR RELATIONS. 3. Great Power Rivalries and Relations. 4. The Global South in a World of Powers. 5. Nonstate Actors and the Quest for Global Community. 6. International Decision Making. Part III: CONFRONTING ARMED AGGRESSION. 7. The Threat of Armed Aggression to the World. 8. The Military Pursuit of Power Through Arms and Military Strategy. 9. Alliances and the Balance of Power. 10. Negotiated Conflict Resolution and International Law. 11. Institutional Approaches to Collective Security. Part IV: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WELFARE. 12. The Globalization of International Finance. 13. International Trade in the Global Marketplace. 14. The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. 15. People Power and the Promotion of Human Rights. 16. Pressures on the Global Environment. Part V: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORLD POLITICS. 17. Looking Ahead at Global Trends and Transformations.
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