World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 12th Edition / Edition 12

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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.

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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: 9780495500193
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/7/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Kegley, Jr., is a founding partner of Kegley International, Inc., a publishing, research, and consulting foundation, and the Corporate Secretary of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Faculty Research Associate at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, he also is Distinguished Pearce Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of South Carolina. Recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award in Foreign Policy of the International Studies Association, Kegley is a graduate of the American University (BA) and Syracuse University (PhD) and is a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University. His written work is widely published, appearing in more than 45 books and 100 articles.

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Table of Contents

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.

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