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Global Politics in the 21st Century

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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521756532

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  • Objective, critical, optimistic, and with a global focus, this textbook combines international relations theory, history, up-to-date research, and current affairs to give the student a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of international politics. It integrates theory and traditional approaches with globalization and research on newer topics such as terrorism, the rise of new economic superpowers, and the impact of global communications and social networking to offer the ideal breadth and depth of coverage for a one-semester undergraduate course. Student learning is supported and enhanced by box features and “Close Up” sections with context and further information, “Critical Case Studies” that highlight controversial and complex current affairs topics and show how the world works in practice, and questions to stimulate discussion, review key concepts, and encourage further study. It brilliantly demonstrates the significance and interconnectiveness of globalization and new security challenges in the 21st century and illuminates the role of leadership in transnational crises.

    • Broad coverage that integrates theory, history and traditional approaches with globalization and up-to-date research on newer topics such as terrorism, health and environmental issues, and the rise of new economic superpowers such as India and China
    • Incorporates the latest events, including the Arab Spring and civil wars in North Africa and Central Africa
    • Analyzes the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere along with new security issues such as poverty, women in armed conflict, health pandemics and nuclear power plant explosions
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    “Global Politics in the 21st Century is an impressive book that successfully conveys the complexity of this subject to a wide audience. An essential argument, which plays a role throughout, is that the context of world history shapes what is seen today. This manuscript offers a splendid synthesis of scholarship in the field of international relations. I am aware of no other work that attempts such a comprehensive integration of research and puts it forward so clearly. This book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in international relations.” – Patrick James, Dornsife Dean’s Professor, University of Southern California

    “Robert Jackson has written a lucid and astonishingly wide-ranging analysis of the history and practice of international affairs. This is an ideal textbook for students who want a comprehensive synthesis and assessment of the major trends in world affairs.” – Philip Towle, University of Cambridge

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521756532
    • length: 575 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 190 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 82 b/w illus. 31 maps 22 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Detailed table of contents
    Part I. Foundations of Global Politics:
    1. Introduction to global politics
    2. Global history: the making of the twenty-first century
    3. Competing theories, methods, and intellectual debates about global politics
    Part II. Institutions and Actors in Global Politics:
    4. Modern states, power, leaders, and decisions in global politics
    5. The global system: great and middle powers
    6. Global governance in transition: international law and intergovernmental institutions
    7. Politics beyond the state I: non-state actors and communications
    8. Politics beyond the state II: identity – ethnicity, nationalism, and religion
    Part III. Global Conflict and War:
    9. War: causes, conduct, and consequences
    10. Civil wars, insurgencies, and counterinsurgencies
    11. Terrorism and counter-terrorism
    Part IV. The Politics of Global Economics:
    12. Global economics and governance
    13. Global inequality: winners and losers
    Part V. Global Problems and Prospects:
    14. Human rights: law, institutions, and abuses
    15. Global threats: environment, energy, demographic, and health issues
    16. Crises in global politics.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Internatioanl Relations (POLI350)
  • Author

    Robert J. Jackson, University of Redlands, California
    Dr Robert Jackson is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Government at the University of Redlands, California. He is a Senior Associate at St Antony's College and Visiting Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford. He also holds the positions of Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and Life Member/Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He has recently been appointed as an Associate Fellow in International Security at Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London.

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