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World Politics in a New Era

World Politics in a New Era - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0195336559

Cover of World Politics in a New Era 4TH 09 (ISBN 978-0195336559)
ISBN13: 978-0195336559
ISBN10: 0195336550
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 09
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2009
International: No

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World Politics in a New Era - 4TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195336559

Spiegel, Taw, Williams and Matthews

ISBN13: 978-0195336559
ISBN10: 0195336550
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 09
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

World Politics in a New Era, Fourth Edition, uses the themes of globalization/fragmentation and conflict vs. cooperation as the context for all discussions in the text, allowing students to see the intersection of the predominant theories in international relations at all levels ofanalysis-individual, domestic, and systemic. This unique methodology provides a comprehensive treatment of international relations and a thorough foundation in the historical context of the discipline, its theories, and its contemporary issues.The text introduces the predominant theories of international relations early, and refers to them throughout the remainder of the book -- in both the main text and the ''At a Glance'' features in each chapter. In addition, ''Spotlight'' articles in every chapter highlight hot-button issues such asorganized crime, human trafficking, the Green Revolution, WMDs, and more. ''What Would You Do?'' sections present actual situations and events in world politics, then ask students to develop a strategic approach to solving that issue based on principles and theories put forth in the text.Including a new chapter on non-European history, World Politics in a New Era, Fourth Edition, is ideal for introductory courses in international relations.

Author Bio

Steven L. Spiegel is Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Elizabeth Matthews is Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, San Marcos. Jennifer M. Taw is Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. Kristen P. Williams is Associate Professor of Government at Clark University.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS 1. World Politics: Complexity and Competing Processes 2. Theory and World Politics 3. World Politics and Economics: 1648-1945 4. World Politics and Economics: The Cold War 5. Imperialism and Its Victims 6. Globalization and Fragmentation in a New World Order: 1991 to the Present II. THE MAJOR ISSUES IN WORLD POLITICS 7. Security Theory and Practice 8. Contemporary Security Issues 9. World Politics: Trade and Investment 10. World Politics: Development 11. Human Issues: Demographic Trends 12. Resource Issues 13. Global Governance: International Law and Organizations 14. World Politics in Context

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World Politics in a New Era - 5th edition

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