Global Politics: Origins, Currents, And Directions: Origins, Currents, Directions

Paperback | November 4, 2013

byAllen Sens, Peter Stoett

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Global Politics: Origins, Currents, and Directions introduces readers to the rich and diverse experience that is the study of contemporary international relations, encouraging an appreciation of the theoretical roots of divergent perspectives on how the international system operates. The text, suitable for courses in International Relations and World/Global Politics, also establishes the vital historical context in which the modern world is embedded, and stimulates thoughtful analysis and critical thinking while promoting a healthy skepticism for established wisdom and prevailing assumptions. This fifth edition continues to reveal the human element of international relations by providing insights and biographies of individuals who have made an impact on the world in which we live. Reflecting the contemporary global environment and the issues faced by today's scholars, policymakers, students, and citizens, Global Politics gives equal attention to the theoretical developments and historical events of the past, the key issues facing us today, and the emerging agenda that confronts us all. As the full title indicates, this book looks to the future as much as it looks to the past and the present. The book does not claim to be a crystal ball but it does identify trends and themes, and challenges the reader to think about the issues and theoretical approaches that loom on the horizon.

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Global Politics: Origins, Currents, and Directions introduces readers to the rich and diverse experience that is the study of contemporary international relations, encouraging an appreciation of the theoretical roots of divergent perspectives on how the international system operates. The text, suitable for courses in International Rela...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.81 × 7.94 × 0.75 inPublished:November 4, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:017650947X

ISBN - 13:9780176509477

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart One: OriginsChapter 1: Global Politics: The Discipline and Its Theoretical FoundationsChapter 2: History and Global Politics: War and PeaceChapter 3: The Cold War and Foreign Policy AnalysisChapter 4: Political Perspectives on the World EconomyChapter 5: International Institutions and LawPart Two: CurrentsChapter 6: International Security after the Cold WarChapter 7: Conflict Management in Global PoliticsChapter 8: The Global Economy: Growth, Prosperity, Crisis, and InequityChapter 9: Human Rights and Human SecurityPart Three: DirectionsChapter 10: Global Ecopolitics: Crises and ChangeChapter 11: Population Growth, Movements, and Global HealthChapter 12: Technology and Information in Global PoliticsChapter 13: New Directions in Theory and PracticeGlossaryIndex