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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

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Editorial Reviews

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"[WORLD POLITICS is] one of the premiere texts in IR, well-respected, with a solid thematic approach. Any student who uses it will be well-prepared for IR theory. What I like a lot is the inclusion of Chapter 12 [The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization]. One of the key things is to be able to identify the next big, thematic area. The next thing that IR texts have to deal with is the north/south issue and the problems of globalization. Kegley/Blanton does a nice job of that in Chapter 12." - Jeff Ringer, Brigham Young University

"I enjoyed looking at the Table of Contents. The new Table of Contents is better than [the book I'm using]. It's much more focused and the sub-divisions are shorter, which is good. The writing style seems much tighter and more structured. It is crisply written." - Christopher R. Cook, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

"Of the many texts I have reviewed for my introductory course in IR, I have found Kegley's text to be the most complete."-Sidney T. Ellington, University of Oklahoma

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285437330
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 632,898
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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 √Čtudes 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.

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Table of Contents

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.

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