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Global politics / James Lee Ray, Juliet Kaarbo

By: Ray, James Lee
Contributor(s): Kaarbo, Juliet
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2008Edition: 9th edDescription: xix, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9780618783434 (student : pbk.); 0618783431 (student : pbk.)Subject(s): World politics -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 320.3 LOC classification: D443 | .R34 2008
Contents:
Theoretical perspectives and historical background: Theories of global politics; Historical setting; Modern era -- Actors in global politics, power and policy: Power of states and the rise of transnational actors; Inside states, the making of foreign policy -- Interactions of actors, security relations: International conflict, explaining interstate war; Ethnic conflict and international terrorism; Efforts to avoid conflict, alliances, arms, and bargaining; Global security efforts, international organizations, law, and ethics -- Interactions of actors, economic relations: Interdependence among rich states, international political economy in the North; Developing states in the international political economy; Regional economic integration in the global political economy -- Global challenges: Global environment and its inhabitants; Globalization, contemporary dynamics and the future of world politics
Summary: Global Politics has long been praised for providing students with the historical and theoretical background to understand the complexities of international relations. Indeed, one of the key strengths of the text continues to be its clear, comprehensive coverage of the historical and tehoretical bases of world affairs. It introduces the major theories and paradigms important in the study of internatinal relations, integrates theory into the dicussion of many topics, and presents a straightforward history of the international system from itsinception to the present. But more than a discussion of what has occurred in the past and why, this Ninth Edition is also a thorough study of the contemporary issues and events influencing modern international relations. These topics include globalization, one of the most important processes affecting relations between states and nonstate actors today, as well as coverage of the developing world, ethnic conflict, regional integration, international norms, the politics of environmental problems, and challenges to state power and sovereignty. In short, Global Politics develops three key themes, the historical, the contemporary and policy-oriented, and the theoretical - and emphasizes the extent to which they complement one another. -Pref
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-559) and index

Theoretical perspectives and historical background: Theories of global politics; Historical setting; Modern era -- Actors in global politics, power and policy: Power of states and the rise of transnational actors; Inside states, the making of foreign policy -- Interactions of actors, security relations: International conflict, explaining interstate war; Ethnic conflict and international terrorism; Efforts to avoid conflict, alliances, arms, and bargaining; Global security efforts, international organizations, law, and ethics -- Interactions of actors, economic relations: Interdependence among rich states, international political economy in the North; Developing states in the international political economy; Regional economic integration in the global political economy -- Global challenges: Global environment and its inhabitants; Globalization, contemporary dynamics and the future of world politics

Global Politics has long been praised for providing students with the historical and theoretical background to understand the complexities of international relations. Indeed, one of the key strengths of the text continues to be its clear, comprehensive coverage of the historical and tehoretical bases of world affairs. It introduces the major theories and paradigms important in the study of internatinal relations, integrates theory into the dicussion of many topics, and presents a straightforward history of the international system from itsinception to the present. But more than a discussion of what has occurred in the past and why, this Ninth Edition is also a thorough study of the contemporary issues and events influencing modern international relations. These topics include globalization, one of the most important processes affecting relations between states and nonstate actors today, as well as coverage of the developing world, ethnic conflict, regional integration, international norms, the politics of environmental problems, and challenges to state power and sovereignty. In short, Global Politics develops three key themes, the historical, the contemporary and policy-oriented, and the theoretical - and emphasizes the extent to which they complement one another. -Pref

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