Global Politics in the Human Interest

Global Politics in the Human Interest

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This third edition has been revised to reflect the realities of the post-Cold War period. In addition to providing facts and figures current in mid-1993, it includes new material on: the reshaping of the world order since 1989; international peacekeeping efforts in the Gulf, Yugoslavia, and Somalia; the significance of the Soviet collapse for ethnic nationalism, European security and US-Russian relations; nuclear proliferation; the Earth Summit; sustainable development; Japan's emerging international role; international law and human rights; and refugees and migration. The use of a global-humanist framework to address four interrelated problems - underdevelopment, human rights violations, the arms race, and environmental destruction - remains a key feature of the book, which retains its practical bent, conveying how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives. Gurtov concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of international security and specific ways that it might be achieved.
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 155587441X
  • 9781555874414

Table of contents

Crisis and Interdependence in Contemporary World Politics; Realism and Corporate Globalism in Theory and Practice; World Politics in Global-Humanist Perspective; The Third World - and the Fourth - Human Rights and Underdevelopment (Defining the "Third World" - a Third World Country Profile, Case Studies of Crisis and Renewal - China, South Africa, South Korea, Brazil); The United States and Russia - Arms and Insecurity (The Nuclear Danger in the Cold War Era, the Arms Race After the Cold War, the Human Cost of the Nuclear Game, Russia - the Demise of a Super-Power, the United States - the Price of Being Number One); Europe and Japan - the Quest for Autonomy and Security; In the Human Interest - an Agenda for Transforming World Politics.
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