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The leading text in international relations is getting even better. Thoroughly revised and reorganized, the 12th edition of WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION presents the most comprehensive coverage of any text. It uses key concepts from major theoretical traditions to analyze both historical and contemporary developments in international relations including such topics as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development, while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. Author Charles W. Kegley presents the latest material in a thought-provoking way while preparing you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of choices about the global future and its probable impact on your life after graduation.
PART I: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION IN WORLD POLITICS. 1. Interpreting World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. 3. International Decision Making. PART II: THE GLOBE'S ACTORS AND THEIR RELATIONS. 4. Great Power Rivalries and Relations. 5. The Global South in a World of Powers. 6. Intergovernmental Organizations and the Quest for Global Governance. 7. Nongovernmental Organizations and the Shape of the Global Future. 8. People Power and the Promotion of Human Rights. PART III: THE ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALIZATION. 9. The Globalization of International Finance. 10. International Trade in the Global Marketplace. 11. The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. PART IV: THREATS TO THE WORLD. 12. Threats to the Preservation of the World's Common Ecology. 13. The Threat of Armed Aggression to the World. PART V: REALIST ROADS TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. 14. The Military Pursuit of Power Through Arms and Military Strength. 15. Alliances and the Balance of Power. PART VI: LIBERAL PATHS TO WORLD ORDER. 16. International Law. 17. Liberal Approaches to Collective Security. PART VII: ENVISIONING YOUR ALTERNATIVE GLOBAL FUTURES AND PREDICTING GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS. 18. Thinking about Global Trends, Transformations, and the Future of World Politics.