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Discover why this book is the best-selling text in International Relations! Learn how major actors and current issues such as global welfare, international economics, human rights, and the environment are addressed. Also, learn more about how global conflict - includin the changing face of terrorism - national security, warfare, and approaches to peace, all interact on the global stage and how they will shape your future.
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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: 9780534602208
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION IN WORLD POLITICS. 1. Exploring Twenty-First-Century World Politics. 2. Theories of World Politics. PART TWO: THE ACTORS AND THEIR RELATIONS. 3. Foreign Policy Decision Making. 4. Great-Power Rivalries and Relations. 5. The Plight and Policy Posture of the Global South. 6. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs). 7. The Promise and Peril of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs). PART THREE: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WELFARE. 8. Trade and Monetary Issues in a Globalized Political Economy. 9. Globalization and the Disappearance of National Borders. 10. Population Politics and the Demographic Dimensions of Globalization. 11. Ecopolitics and the Preservation of the Global Commons. PART FOUR: GLOBAL CONFLICT AND ITS MANAGEMENT. 12. Armed Conflict between and within States. 13. Military Power and National Security in the Age of Globalization. 14. Coercive Diplomacy and Intervention in the Age of Globalization. 15. The Realist Road to Security through Alliances, the Balance of Power, and Arms Control. 16. The Liberal Institutional Paths to Peace. PART FIVE: THE PROBLEMATIC TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 17. Ten Questions about Twenty-first Century Global Prospects.
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