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WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today's international political stage. The book will help you understand what is happening today and why. This 2013-2014 UPDATE EDITION incorporates recent changes in leadership, the latest on the economic crisis, social media, and military technology, and new data from World Development Indicators and more. Our new partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides more coverage of contemporary issues and resources to explore those issues than ever before. Co-author Shannon L. Blanton incorporates key concepts into the text from major theoretical perspectives to look at both historical and contemporary developments. This edition 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 you 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 your life in the future.
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Meet the Author
Charles W. Kegley is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. A past President of the International Studies Association, Kegley holds the title of Pearce Distinguished Professor of International Relations Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. A graduate of the American University (B.A.) and Syracuse University (Ph.D.) and a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Kegley previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Texas, Rutgers University, the People's University of China, and the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales Et du Developpement in Geneva Switzerland. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association. A founding partner of Kegley International, Inc. (a publishing, research, and consulting foundation), Kegley has authored more than 50 scholarly books (and over 100 articles in journals), including co-authorship with Gregory A. Raymond for Cengage of five editions of The Global Future, as well as with Eugene R. Wittkopf seven editions of American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process.
Shannon Lindsey Blanton is Professor of Political Science at The University of Memphis, where she is also the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs. She oversees all undergraduate programs and provides leadership for curriculum development, general education, retention programming, the Center for International Programs and Services, the Honors Program, Learning Communities, and academic advising services. She is a past department chair and undergraduate coordinator, and has served nationally as a facilitator for leadership development in higher education. A graduate of Georgia College (B.A.), the University of Georgia (M.A.), and the University of South Carolina (Ph.D.), she has received numerous research awards and was named in 2007 as the recipient of The University of Memphis' esteemed Alumni Association Distinguished Research in the Social Sciences and Business Award. She has served on a number of editorial boards, including those for four of the discipline's foremost journals, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, and International Studies Perspectives.
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. International Decision Making. 4. Great Power Rivalries and Relations. 5. The Global South in a World of Powers. 6. Nonstate Actors and the Quest for Global Community. PART III: CONFRONTING ARMED AGGRESSION. 7. The Threat of Armed Aggression to the World. 8. The Pursuit of Power through Arms and Alliances. 9. The Quest for Peace through International Law and Collective Security. PART IV: HUMAN SECURITY, PROSPERITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY. 10. The Globalization of International Finance. 11. International Trade in the Global Marketplace. 12. The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. 13. The Promotion of Human Development and Human Rights. 14. Global Responsibility for the Preservation of the Environment. PART V: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORLD POLITICS. 15. Looking Ahead at Global Trends and Transformations.