The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations


Edited by John Baylis, Edited by Steve Smith, Edited by Patricia Owens


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 680 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 264mm x 30mm | 1,406g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199569096
  • ISBN 13: 9780199569090
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: over 180 tables, boxes and figures
  • Sales rank: 12,165

Product description

Now in its fifth edition, this internationally successful title has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics. New chapters on post colonialism and post structuralism as well as increased emphasis on the global financial crisis, forced migration, diplomacy and religion ensure The Globalization of World Politics remains the most comprehensive introduction to International Relations available. Expert contributors provide accessible but stimulating insights into the history, theory, structures and key issues in IR, which are ideally suited to those coming to the subject for the first time. Students and lecturers are further supported by a cutting-edge Online Resource Centre with the following features: Student resources: Case studies Flash card glossary Multiple choice questions Web links Links to relevant journals News feed Video podcasts from the contributors Revision guide Instructor Resources: Case studies NEW TO THIS EDITION Interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs and video content NEW TO THIS EDITION Test bank Question bank PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book

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Author information

John Baylis is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales, Swansea. Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Politics at the University of Exeter. Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

Review quote

"The Globalization of World Politics is superb. The volume has a succinct and lucid style, but also manages to cover a whole range of schools of thought and policy issues. If you are asked to choose one textbook in the area of international relations, this is it."--Takashi Inoguchi, University ofTokyo"Comprehensive in its coverage, clear and concise in its presentation. An excellent teaching tool and resource."--V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Globalization and global politics ; PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT ; 2. The evolution of international society ; 3. International history, 1900-1999 ; 4. From the cold war to the world economic crisis ; PART TWO: THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS ; 5. Realism ; 6. Liberalism ; 7. Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism ; 8. Marxist and critical theories of international relations ; 9. Social constructivism ; 10. Post structuralism ; 11. Post colonialism ; 12. International ethics ; PART THREE: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES ; 13. The changing character of war ; 14. International and global security ; 15. International political economy in an age of globalization ; 16. Gender in world politics ; 17. International law ; 18. International regimes ; 19. The United Nations ; 20. Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics ; PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES ; 21. Environmental issues ; 22. Terrorism and globalization ; 23. Nuclear proliferation ; 24. Nationalism ; 25. Culture in world affairs ; 26. Regionalism in international affairs ; 27. Global trade and finance ; 28. Poverty, development, and hunger ; 29. Human security ; 30. Human rights ; 31. Humanitarian intervention in world politics ; PART FIVE: GLOBALIZATION IN THE FUTURE ; 32. Globalization and the transformation of political community ; 33. Globalization and the post-cold war order