Global Politics in the 21st Century

Global Politics in the 21st Century

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Objective, critical, optimistic, and with a global focus, this textbook combines international relations theory, history, up-to-date research, and current affairs to give students a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of international politics. It integrates theory and traditional approaches with globalization and research on such topics as terrorism, new economic superpowers, and global communications and social networking to offer unusual breadth and depth for an undergraduate course. The text is enhanced by box features and 'Close Up' sections with context and further information; 'Critical Case Studies' highlighting controversial and complex current affairs that show how the world works in practice; and questions to stimulate discussion, review key concepts, and encourage further study. Unlike any other textbook, Global Politics in the 21st Century demonstrates the significance and interconnectivity of globalization and new security challenges in the twenty-first century and illuminates the role of leadership in transnational crises.
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  • Paperback | 575 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 29mm | 1,270g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 22 Tables, unspecified; 31 Maps; 75 Halftones, unspecified; 7 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521756537
  • 9780521756532
  • 157,969

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Detailed table of contents; Part I. Foundations of Global Politics: 1. Introduction to global politics; 2. Global history: the making of the twenty-first century; 3. Competing theories, methods, and intellectual debates about global politics; Part II. Institutions and Actors in Global Politics: 4. Modern states, power, leaders, and decisions in global politics; 5. The global system: great and middle powers; 6. Global governance in transition: international law and intergovernmental institutions; 7. Politics beyond the state I: non-state actors and communications; 8. Politics beyond the state II: identity - ethnicity, nationalism, and religion; Part III. Global Conflict and War: 9. War: causes, conduct, and consequences; 10. Civil wars, insurgencies, and counterinsurgencies; 11. Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Part IV. The Politics of Global Economics: 12. Global economics and governance; 13. Global inequality: winners and losers; Part V. Global Problems and Prospects: 14. Human rights: law, institutions, and abuses; 15. Global threats: environment, energy, demographic, and health issues; 16. Crises in global politics.
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'Global Politics in the 21st Century is an impressive book that successfully conveys the complexity of this subject to a wide audience. An essential argument, which plays a role throughout, is that the context of world history shapes what is seen today. This manuscript offers a splendid synthesis of scholarship in the field of international relations. I am aware of no other work that attempts such a comprehensive integration of research and puts it forward so clearly. This book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in international relations.' Patrick James, Dornsife Dean's Professor, University of Southern California
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'Global Politics in the 21st Century is an impressive book that successfully conveys the complexity of this subject to a wide audience. An essential argument, which plays a role throughout, is that the context of world history shapes what is seen today. This manuscript offers a splendid synthesis of scholarship in the field of international relations. I am aware of no other work that attempts such a comprehensive integration of research and puts it forward so clearly. This book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in international relations.' Patrick James, Dornsife Dean's Professor, University of Southern California 'Robert Jackson has written a lucid and astonishingly wide-ranging analysis of the history and practice of international affairs. This is an ideal textbook for students who want a comprehensive synthesis and assessment of the major trends in world affairs.' Philip Towle, University of Cambridge "Global Politics in the 21st Century is an impressive book that successfully conveys the complexity of this subject to a wide audience. An essential argument, which plays a role throughout, is that the context of world history shapes what is seen today. This manuscript offers a splendid synthesis of scholarship in the field of international relations. I am aware of no other work that attempts such a comprehensive integration of research and puts it forward so clearly. This book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in international relations." - Patrick James, Dornsife Dean's Professor, University of Southern California "Robert Jackson has written a lucid and astonishingly wide-ranging analysis of the history and practice of international affairs. This is an ideal textbook for students who want a comprehensive synthesis and assessment of the major trends in world affairs." - Philip Towle, University of Cambridge
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About Robert J. Jackson

Dr Robert Jackson is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Government at the University of Redlands, California. He is a Senior Associate at St Antony's College and Visiting Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford. He also holds the positions of Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and Life Member/Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He has recently been appointed as an Associate Fellow in International Security at Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London.
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