Global Politics in the Human Interest
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Traditional studies of world politics emphasize the struggle between states as they search for national security. But increasing interdependence has transformed the world political agenda, creating the need for new tools to explain the changing reality of global politics. "Global Politics in the Human Interest" provides those tools. This fully revised fifth edition thoroughly covers post - September 11 developments. Addressing such interrelated issues as terrorism, democratic transitions, nationalism, human rights violations, armed conflicts, economic globalization, and sustainable development, Gurtov explores the threats and opportunities posed by the changing world order. The book retains its practical bent, revealing how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives. This fully revised fifth edition thoroughly covers post-September 11 developments, retaining its practical bent, to reveal how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 158826484X
  • 9781588264848
  • 2,436,814

About Melvin Gurtov

Mel Gurtov is professor of political science and international studies at Portland State University. His most recent book is Superpower on Crusade: The Bush Doctrine in US Foreign Policy. Professor Gurtov is editor-in-chief of Asian Perspective a quarterly journal in international affairs.show more

Table of contents

Crisis and Interdependence in Contemporary World Politics. (CASE STUDY: 9/11 and the War on Terror.) Realism and Corporate Globalism in Theory and Practice. (CASE STUDIES: Postwar Planning for the "American Century". Capitalist Dominoes - The Mexican and Asian Financial Crises. Another American Century? The Invasion of Iraq.) World Politics in Global-Humanist Perspective. (CASE STUDIES: The US-Soviet Arms Race During the Cold War. North Korea, Iran, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.) The Third World and the Fourth: Human Rights, Environmental Decline, and Underdevelopment. (CASE STUDIES: South Africa. South Korea. Brazil. Failing and Recovering States: Haiti, Venezuela, Bolivia.) The United States and China: Cooperation or Conflict? Europe, Russia, and Japan in a Multipolar World. In the Human Interest: An Agenda for Transforming World Politics.show more

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