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Introduction to Global Politics (Paperback) (Steven L. Lamy & John S. Masker & John Baylis & Steve Smith
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Introduction to Global Politics, Fourth Edition, provides students with a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches-both mainstream and alternative-and emphasizes non-state actors more than any other global politics text.Chapter-by-Chapter RevisionsChapter 1: Introduction to Global Politics-Expanded theoretical coverage introduces students to the three theoretical traditions in international relations theory: Machiavellian, Grotian, and Kantian-New Case Study: "Global Production and the iPhone"Chapter 2: The Evolution of Global Politics-Revised chapter-opening vignette addresses the goals of nation-states for survival and influence in the global system and how critical trends, such as the diffusion of power and increasing demands for vital resources, influence such goals-Expanded coverage of US-Cuba relations addresses the restoration of diplomatic ties-Further examination of the war on terrorism, including the completion of NATO's International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan and its subsequent transition to the ongoing Resolute Support Mission-Updated Global Perspective "Perception, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009" addresses the continuing course of the Arab Spring-Updated statistics and graphics include "Estimated Global Nuclear Warheads, as of 2015," and "Number of Wars in Progress Since 1950"Chapter 3: Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Theories-Elimination of overlapping content between Chapter 3 and the first two introductory chapters, effectively streamlining the chapter and bringing its objectives of defining and describing the origins of IR theories, as well as explaining the relation among the levels of analysis and the different variations of the five schools of thought, into clearer focus-The latest on the most pertinent international relations matters including how world leaders should deal with extremist networks like the Islamic StateChapter 4: Making Foreign Policy-Further coverage and analysis of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference-Expanded discussion of fragile states, including updates to the Fragile State Index-Discussion of foreign policy evaluation has been expanded to include criticism of the CIA's detention and treatment of prisoners taken in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-Additional examples of NGO influence on human rights (i.e. Human Rights Watch pressuring the Chinese government to abolish its re-education through labor detention system)-Updated statistics and graphics include "Top Ten Foreign Aid Donors" and the addition of a new figure "Share of World Military Expenditures of the 15 States with the Highest Expenditure"
Number of Pages: 426
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / General
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Steven L. Lamy & John S. Masker & John Baylis & Steve Smith & Patricia Owens
Street Date: July 20, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-3137
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