World Politics: Trends and Transformations, 2009-2010 Update Edition / Edition 12

World Politics: Trends and Transformations, 2009-2010 Update Edition / Edition 12

by Charles W. Kegley, Shannon L. Blanton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495565695

ISBN-13: 9780495565697

Pub. Date: 02/05/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The leading text in international relations is getting even better. Thoroughly revised and reorganized for the twelfth edition, WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION presents the most comprehensive coverage of any text, and this annual update provides the most recent demographic and statistical information available for the course. Using key concepts from…  See more details below

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The leading text in international relations is getting even better. Thoroughly revised and reorganized for the twelfth edition, WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION presents the most comprehensive coverage of any text, and this annual update provides the most recent demographic and statistical information available for the course. Using key concepts from major theoretical traditions to analyze both historical and contemporary developments in international relations, WORLD POLITICS addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. Author Charles W. Kegley and new coauthor Shannon L. Blanton present each issue in a thought-provoking yet accessible way that prepares you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people's collective choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495565697
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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. Negotiated Conflict Resolution and 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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