Global Politics

Global Politics

Paperback Palgrave Foundations (Paperback)

By (author) Andrew Heywood

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 244mm x 32mm | 1,139g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403989826
  • ISBN 13: 9781403989826
  • Sales rank: 25,112

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This book is a major new introduction to international relations/global politics. Written by a leading textbook author, it is engaging, stimulating and forward-looking, covering all the topics and theory students require at an introductory level.

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ANDREW HEYWOOD Author of a number of best-selling textbooks including "Politics," "Key Concepts in Politics, ""Political Theory" and "Political Ideologies." He was Vice Principal of Croydon College, UK and before that Head of Politics at Orpington College, UK.

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"Truly global without neglecting the international. Comprehensive, theoretically grounded and impressively integrated, Heywood's thoughtful and clearly-written new introduction has the potential to change how international relations is taught." --Terry Nardin, National University of Singapore"This lucid and comprehensive text introduces a broad array of key concepts and shows how a wide range of analytical approaches can illuminate contemporary global affairs" -- Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University and past president APSA"A fantastic book. Enjoyably written, exhaustive in coverage, and genuinely global in perspective, Heywood's excellent text is simply the best currently available." -- Nick Bisley, La Trobe University"An excellent starting point for anyone wanting their students to think critically and creatively about 21st century global politics. Combining meaningful engagement with key global issues... with nuanced coverage of traditional international relations concerns... it is the most comprehensive, theoretically and historically-informed introductory text available." --Jacqui True, University of Auckland, New Zealand "Concise and comprehensive, an excellent introduction to contemporary International Relations which thoughtfully engages with key global issues. Written in an accessible and engaging style, its blend of history and theory will challenge, stimulate and enlighten students." --Marc Williams, University of New South Wales, Australia "Accessible and comprehensive as it is innovative, this is a splendid introduction and one truly crafted for our times. Its clarity of exposition and extensive use of illustrative materials bring global politics to life. And its novel combination of the great traditions of international relations theory with a more multidisciplinary approach provides students with the tools necessary to understand the complex forces shaping the 21st century world." --Tony McGrew, University of Strathclyde, UK

Table of contents

Introducing Global Politics Historical Context Theories of Global Politics The Economy in a Global Age The State and Foreign Policy in a Global Age Society in a Global Age Nationalism in a Global Age Identity, Culture and Challenges to the West Power and Twenty-First Century Global Order War and Peace Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament Transnational Terrorism Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention International Law Poverty and Development Global Environmental Issues Gender in Global Politics International Organization, the UN and Global Governance Global Economic Governance Regionalism and World Politics Global Futures