World Politics in a New Era is a comprehensive and thought-provoking text for introductory courses on world politics. Reflecting the changes that have occurred worldwide - from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to recent upheavals in the global financial sphere - the book integrates coverage of the competing threads of globalization and fragmentation, examining how they tangle and weave through studies of global politics, economics, and culture. World Politics in a New Era, 6e, provides an in-depth treatment of the field by introducing key contemporary issues along with theory; supporting these issues with historical context; and giving students the analytical tools to apply the theories to current issues. It introduces the major theories used to explain international relations - realism, liberalism, constructivism, and a few select alternatives. Discussions of these theories are then incorporated into the narrative throughout the text, creating a useful framework for analysis.
Extensive historical coverage in four chapters (3-6) reviews key events in world politics from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the present, offering students the best context to fully comprehend the modern political stage. Chapters 7-14 cover key topics in contemporary world politics: security, trade and investment, development, human and resource issues, global governance, and ethics.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 918 g
Dimensions: 236 x 189 x 20 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition
"World Politics in a New Era is a thoroughly comprehensive and highly readable account of international relations with a focus on contemporary issues of security, scarce resources, and cooperation dilemmas."--Jeffrey Lewis, Cleveland State University
"This text provides the broadest and most balanced introduction to the subject."--Michael Corgan, Boston University