The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

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OUP Oxford, 2011 - Political Science - 636 pages
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Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its fifth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics. New chapters on post colonialism and post structuralism ensure that it will remain the most comprehensive introduction to international relations available. This exceptional text is ideal for students who are approaching the subject for the first time.

FEATURES

* Presents contributions from an impressive line-up of international experts, each of whom provides accessible but stimulating insights into history, theory, structures, processes, and other key issues in the field
* Offers a visually appealing full-color interior
* Provides a strong pedagogical program, which includes numerous boxes, figures, tables, maps, questions, lively examples, and case studies

NEW TO THIS EDITION

* Two brand-new chapters--on post structuralism and post colonialism--that provide more detailed coverage of alternative approaches to IR theory
* Updates all chapters in light of the latest global events including the 2008 financial crisis, forced migration, diplomacy, and religion
* Adds three new contributors--international scholars Matthew Watson, Tony Evans, and Jack Donnelly--who have substantially revised three chapters
* An enhanced and updated Companion Website, which contains resources for instructors (case studies, an interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs, and video content; a test bank; a question bank; PowerPoint-based lecture slides; and figures and tables from the book) and students (case studies, a flashcard glossary, multiple-choice questions, relevant links, a news feed, video podcasts from the contributors, and a revision guide.)
 

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Contents

1 Globalization and global politics
14
The historical context
33
Theories of world politics
83
structures and processes
212
International issues
345
Globalization in the future
527
Glossary
559
References
579
Index
601
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John Baylis is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Politics at the University of Exeter.

Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

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