The Globalization of World Politics: an Introduction to International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics: an Introduction to International Relations

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

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 664 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 264mm x 36mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199297770
  • ISBN 13: 9780199297771
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Over 180 tables, boxes and figures
  • Sales rank: 59,031

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Now in its fourth edition, this internationally successful title has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics. A comprehensive introduction to international relations, it is ideally suited to students coming to the subject for the first time. This books is supported by a cutting-edge Online Resource Centre. Student resources: Case studies Multiple choice questions Links to journal articles Flashcard glossary Video pod-cast of contributors NEW TO THIS EDITION Video clips NEW TO THIS EDITION News feed NEW TO THIS EDITION Instructor resources: PowerPoint slides Test bank Seminar questions Figures and tables from the book

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By Annie Lin 04 Jun 2011 5

It's a really great university politics textbook, well worth the money as it is comprehensive and includes a handy glossary on the side of the page. It's a really long book, heavy too, but good value for money. It's also half the price of my university book store, so it's a massive saving.

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The Globalization of World Politics is one of the most commercially successful textbooks published by Oxford University Press, and with even a quick flick through it is not difficult to see why. It aims to combine history, theory, structure and process with contemporary international issues, and it does so in a way that is clearly presented. This is an ideal text for students who are new to the subject, but it also remains a key resource as students continue in their studies. Although the book's aim is introductory, its breadth and depth make it a worthwhile investment. Ariene Caloia, third-year politics student, Royal Holloway, University of London I have had very, very good experiences with your "IR bible" [The Globalization of World Politics by Baylis et al] as well as Strategy in the Contemporary World. I wish all my books were this informative - extremely well written, clearly structured and of high quality! Everywhere I go, I take these books with me. Keep up the good work! Romain Markwalder, Postgraduate student, King's College, London

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 war on terror; PART TWO: THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS; 5. Realism; 6. Liberalism; 7. Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism; 8. Marxist theories of international relations; 9. Social constructivism; 10. Alternative approaches to international theory; PART THREE: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES; 11. The changing character of war; 12. International and global security in the post-cold war era; 13. International political economy in an age of globalization; 14. Gender in world politics; 15. International law; 16. International regimes; 17. The United Nations; 18. Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics; PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; 19. Environmental issues; 20. Terrorism and globalization; 21. Nuclear proliferation; 22. Nationalism; 23. Culture in world affairs; 24. European integration and regional cooperation; 25. Global trade and finance; 26. Poverty, development, hunger; 27. Human security; 28. Human rights; 29. Humanitarian intervention in world politics; 30. International ethics; PART FIVE: GLOBALIZATION IN THE FUTURE; 31. Globalization and the transformation of political community; 32. Globalization and the post-cold war order