Global Politics in the Human Interest

Global Politics in the Human Interest

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Gurtov uses a global-humanist framework to address four interrelated problems: underdevelopment, human rights violations, the arms race, and environmental destruction. This edition of his textbook has been updated to take account of the dramatic developments in world politics and the world economy since 1988. The book includes up-to-date material on: perestroika, pluralism in Eastern Europe, the changing nature of the arms race, events in South Africa, the Gulf crisis, the changes in China, mounting budget deficits in the U.S., tropical deforestation in Brazil and statistics through 1990. The book has a practical bent, conveying how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives. It concludes with a definition of international security and specific ways that it might be achieved.
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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1555872557
  • 9781555872557

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 - human rights and underdevelopment; defining the "Third World"; a Third World country profile; China; South Africa; Nicaragua; the Philippines; South Korea; arms and insecurity in the First World; the Soviet Union; the United States; the prospects for peace; the quest for security and autonomy in the Second World; the new meaning of power; Japan; Canada; Poland; in the human interest - an agenda for transforming world politics.
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