The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations


By (author) John Baylis, By (author) Steve Smith, Edited by Patricia Owens

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 856 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 244mm x 44mm | 1,619g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199271186
  • ISBN 13: 9780199271184
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: numerous tables, line drawings, 3 maps and 1 illustration
  • Sales rank: 255,505

Product description

Now in its third edition, this internationally successful title has been fully revised and updated to cover the latest developments in world politics, with three new chapters on International Law, Terrorism and Social Constructivism and two updated case studies. Written specially for those coming to the subject for the first time, this text has been carefully edited by John Baylis and Steve Smith to ensure a coherent, accessible and lively account of the globalization of world politics. ONLINE RESOURCE CENTRE For lecturers: PowerPoint slides; question bank; test bank; figures and tables. For students: multiple choice questions; case studies on Iraq, Kosovo and the Gulf War; revision guide, and web links.

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Author information

John Baylis is Professor and Head of Department of Politics and IR at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is also Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university. His publications include Dilemmas of World Politics, edited with N. J. Rengger (1992), The Diplomacy of Pragmatism: Britain and the Formation ofNATO (1993), Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964 (1995) and Anglo-American Relations Since 1939: The Enduring Alliance (1998). Steve Smith is University Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. He specializes in international political theory. His publications include International Relations Theory Today, edited with Ben Booth (1995) and InternationalTheory: Positivism and Beyond edited with Ken Booth and Marysia Zalewski (1996).

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The Globalization of World Politics; HISTORICAL CONTEXT; 2. The Evolution of International Society; 3. International History 1900-1945; 4. International History 1945-1990; 5. The End of the Cold War; 6. From the Cold War to the War on Terror; THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS; 7. Realism; 8. Liberalism; 9. Contemporary Mainstream Approaches: Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism; 10. Marxist Theories of International Relations; 11. Social Constructivism; 12. Alternative Approaches to International Theory; STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES; 13. International and Global Security in the Post-Cold War Era; 14. International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization; 15. International Law; 16. International Regimes; 17. Diplomacy; 18. The United Nations; 19. Transnational Actors and International Organizations in Global Politics; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; 20. Environmental Issues; 21. Terrorism; 22. Nuclear Proliferation; 23. Nationalism; 24. Culture in World affairs; 25. Humanitarian Intervention in World Politics; 26. European Integration and Regional Co-operation; 27. Global Trade and Finance; 28. Causes and Consequences of the Communications and Internet Revolution; 29. Poverty, Development and Hunger; 30. Gender Issues; 31. Human Rights; GLOBALIZATION IN THE FUTURE; 32. Globalization and the Transformation of Political Community; 33. Globalization and the Post-Cold War Order