Introduction to Global Politics: A Reader

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EditorJohn S. Masker

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The best variety of readings - from both classic and contemporary sources including academic works, news articles, and government documents The best coverage of alternative theories - going beyond realism, liberalism, and constructivism to feminist, Marxist, and contemporary theories Moving beyond the almost exclusively liberal and realist readings included in other anthologies, Introduction to Global Politics: A Reader provides a better balance of canonical essays and more recent scholarship representing contemporary work in the constructivist, feminist, Marxist, and postmoderntraditions. Renowned contributors include Paul Krugman on what undergraduates need to know about international trade; Kenneth N. Waltz on the relevance of realism after the Cold War; Thomas Homer-Dixon on eco-terrorism; and Cynthia Enloe on Abu Ghraib. Other experts address such compelling topics aslandmines, global hunger, jihad, torture, and cyber-terrorism. This unique volume also presents genuine non-Western voices in the field, including Choong Yong Ahn on the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on Asia and Navnita Chadha Behera on re-imagining IR in India. Introduction to Global Politics is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features including: * Chapter introductions that provide historical overviews of major issues, coverage of key academic debates, and insightful questions to guide students in their reading * Article introductions discussing relevant issues and highlighting key terms * Discussion questions and key terms lists following each article and chapter * An extensive glossary of terms that are integral to the study of IR Ideal for courses in IR, global studies, and world politics, Introduction to Global Politics: A Reader offers a robust and flexible set of readings on both theories and issues. It also helps students to make explicit connections between academic thinking and the "real world" of international events,problems, and issues.

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The best variety of readings - from both classic and contemporary sources including academic works, news articles, and government documents The best coverage of alternative theories - going beyond realism, liberalism, and constructivism to feminist, Marxist, and contemporary theories Moving beyond the almost exclusively liberal and rea...

John S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, where he teaches international relations and political theory. He has had visiting appointments at Williams College, Mount Holyoke College, and Clark University. Dr. Masker has written about nuclear non-proliferation, Russian foreign policy, and U.S. fore...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Each section ends with Useful Internet Resources and Discussions and ActivitiesPrefacePART ONE: INTRODUCTIONUseful Internet ResourcesDiscussion Questions and ActivitiesPART TWO: THEORIES AND PERSPECTIVESReading SelectionsHans J. Morgenthau: Six Principles of Political RealismMichael W. Doyle: Liberalism and World PoliticsKenneth N. Waltz: Structural Realism after the Cold WarHarry Magdoff: Imperialist Expansion: Accident and DesignAlexander Wendt: Anarchy is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power PoliticsJ. Ann Tickner: Man, the State, and War: Gendered Perspectives on National SecurityChristine Sylvester: Inter-nations of Feminism and International RelationsNavnita Chadha Behera: Re-Imagining IR in IndiaShiping Tang: Social Evolution of International Politics: From Mearsheimer to JervisMancur Olson: Increasing the Incentives for International CooperationElinor Ostrom: Collective Action and the Evolution of Social NormsPART THREE: FOREIGN POLICY ACTORS: STATES, IOS, NGOSThe StateInternational Organizations (IOs)Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)Reading SelectionsRichard Falk: On the Political Relevance of Global Civil SocietyCharles P. Kindleberger: International Public Goods without International GovernmentChamsy el-Ojeili and Patrick Hayden: Resisting Globalization: The Alternative Globalization MovementKenichi Ohmae: The Rise of the Region StateMargaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink: Human Rights Advocacy Networks in Latin AmericaMatthew J.O. Scott: Danger--Landmines! NGO-Government Collaboration in the Ottawa ProcessKate Beford: Governing Intimacy in the World BankThe European Union: Applying European Values to Foreign PolicyMarwan Bishara: Obama (or Netanyahu) as Modern Moses!Nikola Krastev: UN Expert Says Security Council Counterterrorism Measures Anti-Human RightsPART FOUR: GLOBAL ISSUESSecurityPolitical EconomyEnvironmentReading Selections: Military Security, Human Security, Human RightsNiall Ferguson: A World Without PowerSamuel P. Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations?Samir Amin: The Triad: America, Europe, and Japan--United or Fragmented?James Der Derian: In Terrorem: Before and After 9/11Sayyid Qutb: Jihad in the Cause of AllahOsama Bin Laden: Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against AmericansSohail H. Hashmi: Islam, the Middle East, and the Pan-Islamic MovementCynthia Enloe: Wielding Masculinity Inside Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo: The Globalized DynamicsMichael Walzer: Political Action: The Problem of Dirty HandsJean Bethke Elshtain: Reflections on the Problem of "Dirty Hands"U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: National Military Strategy Plan for the War on TerrorismMary McEvoy Manjikian: From Global Village to Virtual Battlespace: The Colonizing of the Internet and the Extension of RealpolitikMuthiah Alagappa: Nuclear Weapons Reinforce Security and Stability in 21st Century AsiaAlex De Waal: Darfur and the Failure of the Responsibility to ProtectHelen Brocklehurst: Children in Global PoliticsEmilie M. Hafner-Burton: Trading Human Rights: How Preferential Trade Agreements Influence Government RepressionSanam Naraghi Anderlini: Preventing and Transforming Conflict NonviolentlyReading Selections: Global Economy an TradeJohn Lipsky: Fiscal Policy and Structural Fiscal ChallengesJoseph E. Stiglitz: Making Globalization WorkWonhyuk Lim: Demise of the Anglo-American Model of CapitalismKavaljit Singh: Does Globalization Spell the End of Nation-State?Paul Krugman: What Do Undergrads Need to Know about Trade?Choong Yong Ahn: Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on AsiaMark M. Gray, Miki Caul Kittilson, and Wayne Sandholtz: Women and Globalization: A Study of 180 Countries, 1975-2000Jeffrey D. Sachs: Need Versus GreedReading Selections: Global EnvironmentGarrett Hardin: The Tragedy of the CommonsC. Stuart Clark: Preparing for an Uncertain Global Food Supply: A New Food Assistance ConventionPeter Christoff: Out of Chaos, a Shining Star? Toward a Typology of Green StatesThomas Homer-Dixon: The Rise of Complex TerrorismRichard Black: More Species Slide to ExtinctionRichard A. Kerr: Worry But Don't Panic Over Glacial LossesAppendix One: GlossaryAppendix Two: Table of Theoretical Perspectives Discussed in ReadingsReferencesIndex