Introduction to Global Politics by Steve LamyIntroduction to Global Politics by Steve Lamy

Introduction to Global Politics

bySteve Lamy, John Masker, John Baylis

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Introduction to Global Politics, Fourth Edition, provides students with a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches-both mainstream and alternative-and emphasizes non-state actors morethan any other global politics text.
Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. John S. Masker is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University. John Baylis is Emeritus Professor at Swansea University. Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter. P...
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Title:Introduction to Global PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: About the Authors: Maps of the World: PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF GLOBAL POLITICSChapter 1. Introduction to Global Politics, John Baylis, Anthony McGrew, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerInternational Relations and Global PoliticsGlobal Actors: Global Issues: Theories of Global PoliticsWhat Are Theories?: Theoretical Traditions in International Relations: The Rise of Realism: Rival Theories: Research Approaches and Levels of AnalysisThe Historical Approach: The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis: The Constructivist Approach: Dimensions of GlobalizationFEATURESCase Study: Global Production and the iPhoneThinking About Global Politics: Why Should I Care?Chapter 2. The Evolution of Global Politics, David Armstrong, Michael Cox, Len Scott, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerThe Significance of the Peace of WestphaliaRevolutionary WarsWorld Wars: Modern and TotalLegacies and Consequences of European ColonialismCold WarOnset of the Cold War: Conflict, Confrontation, and Compromise: The Rise and Fall of Detente: From Detente to a Second Cold War: From the End of the Cold War to the War on TerrorismGlobalization: Challenging the International Order?From Superpower to Hyperpower: U.S. Primacy: Europe in the New World System: Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin: East Asia: Primed for Rivalry?: Latin America: Becoming Global Players: The War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq, Afghanistan, and SyriaFEATURESGlobal Perspective: Perception, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009Case Study: The Iraq War and Its OriginsThinking About Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving International ConflictsChapter 3. Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Theories, Tim Dunne, Brian C. Schmidt, Stephen Hobden, Richard Wyn Jones, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerWhat Is Realism?The Essential Realism: --Statism--Survival--Self-HelpOne Realism or Many?: --Classical Realism--Structural Realism, or Neorealism--Contemporary Realist Challenges to Structural RealismWhat Is Liberalism?Defining Liberaliscm: The Essential Liberalism: Neoliberalism: Liberalism in Practice: Critical TheoriesThe Essential MarxismThird World Socialists: Feminist TheoryConstructivismFEATURESCase Study: The Power of Ideas: Politics and NeoliberalismGlobal Perspective: What Makes a Theory "Alternative" or Critical?Theory in Practice: Jane Addams and the Women's International League for Peace and FreedomThinking About Global Politics: The Melian Dialogue: Realism and the Preparation for WarPART II. GLOBAL ACTORSChapter 4. Making Foreign Policy, Steven L. Lamy and John MaskerWhat Is Foreign Policy?States, Nationalism, and National Interests: Foreign Policy from Different Perspectives: Who Makes Foreign Policy?: What Do We Expect from Foreign Policy?Levels of Analysis in Foreign PolicyIndividual Factors, or the Human Dimension: National Factors, or Domestic Attributes: Systemic Factors, or the Nature of the International System: Global Factors: The Foreign Policy ProcessFour Phases of Foreign Policy Making: --Phase One: Initiation or Articulation--Phase Two: The Formulation of Foreign Policy--Phase Three: Foreign Policy Implementation--Phase Four: Foreign Policy EvaluationForeign Policy Strategies and ToolsSticks: Military and Economic Tools: Carrots: Foreign Assistance: Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of the Media: Soft and Hard Power in Foreign Policy: Foreign Policy Styles and TraditionsGreat Powers, Middle Powers, and Small States: --Great-Power Foreign Policy--Middle-Power Foreign Policy--Small-State Foreign PolicyFEATURESCase Study: RefugeesGlobal Perspective: Central America: A Perpetual Pursuit of Union?Theory in Practice: The Impact of Globalization on Different Kinds of StatesThinking About Global Politics: Designing a New World OrderChapter 5. Global and Regional Governance, Devon Curtis, Christian Reus-Smit, Paul Taylor, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerInternational LawInternational Order and Institutions: Criticisms of International Law: From International to Supranational Law?: The United NationsA Brief History of the United Nations and Its Principal Organs: --The Security Council--The General Assembly--The Secretariat--The Economic and Social Council--The Trusteeship Council--The International Court of JusticeMaintenance of International Peace and SecurityIncreased Attention to Conditions Within States: Intervention Within States: Economic and Social Questions: The Reform Process of the United NationsCountry Level: Headquarters Level: The European Union and Other Regional OrganizationsThe Process of European Integration: Other Regional Actors: The African Union and the Organization of American States: The Growth of Global Civil SocietyMultinational CorporationsINGOs as Global Political ActorsSources of INGO Power: Forms of INGO Power: --Information Politics--Symbolic Politics--Leverage Politics--Accountability Politics--Global Campaign PoliticsCelebrity DiplomacyFoundations and Think TanksCriminal and Terrorist Networks as Global ActorsFEATURESTheory in Practice: Neoconservatives and the United NationsCase Study: A Global Campaign: The Baby Milk Advocacy NetworkGlobal Perspective: Nongovernmental Organizations and Protecting the Rights of ChildrenThinking About Global Politics: Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues NetworksPART III. GLOBAL ISSUESChapter 6. Global Security, Military Power, and Terrorism, John Baylis, Darryl Howlett, James D. Kiras, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerWhat Is "Security"?Mainstream and Critical Approaches to SecurityRealist and Neorealist Views on Global Security: Liberal Institutionalist Views on Global Security: The Constructivist Approach to Global Security: The Feminist Approach to Global Security: Marxist and Radical Liberal or Utopian Approaches to Security: The Changing Character of WarThe Nature of War: The Revolution in Military Affairs: Postmodern War: Globalization and New Wars: New Roles for NATO?: Nuclear Proliferation and NonproliferationProliferation Optimism and Pessimism: Nuclear Weapons Effects: The Current Nuclear Age: Nuclear Motivations: Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions: Terrorism and ExtremismTerrorism: From Domestic to Global PhenomenaThe Impact of Globalization on TerrorismCultural Explanations: Economic Explanations: Religion and "New" Terrorism: The Current Challenge: The Islamic State: Globalization, Technology, and TerrorismProselytizing: Security of Terrorist Organizations: Mobility: Combating TerrorismCounterterrorism Activities: FEATURESCase Study: U. S. Drone Warfare: A Robotic Revolution in Modern CombatTheory in Practice: The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on TerrorismGlobal Perspective: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Fighting Terrorism in the Former Communist BlocThinking About Global Politics: Perspectives on the Arms RaceChapter 7. Human Rights and Human Security, Amitav Acharya, Alex J. Bellamy, Chris Brown, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerWhat Are Human Rights?The Liberal Account of Rights: Human Rights and State Sovereignty: International Human Rights LegislationThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Subsequent UN Legislation: Enforcement of Human Rights Legislation: What Is Human Security?Origin of the Concept: Human Security and Development: Human Security and Refugees: Common Security: History of Humanitarian Activism and InterventionIntervention and Nonintervention in the 1990s: Universalism Challenged: Humanitarian DimensionsPolitical and Economic Rights and Security: Human Rights and Human Security During Conflict: Women, Conflict, and Human Security: The Role of the International CommunityFEATURESCase Study: A Failed InterventionGlobal Perspective: Asian ValuesTheory in Practice: Gendered Perspective on Human RightsThinking About Global Politics: What Should be Done? National Interests Versus Human InterestsChapter 8. Global Trade and Finance, Steven L. Lamy and John MaskerThe Emergence of a Global Trade and Monetary SystemGlobal Trade and Finance Actors in a Globalizing EconomyCross-Border Transactions: Open-Border Transactions: Transborder Transactions: Global TradeTransborder Production: Transborder Products: Global FinanceGlobal Money: Global Banking: Global Securities: Global Derivatives: Continuity and Change in Economic GlobalizationIrregular Incidence: The Persistence of Territory: The Survival of the State: The Continuance of Nationalism and Cultural Diversity: FEATURESTheory in Practice: Contending Views of CapitalismGlobal Perspective: The Trans-Pacific PartnershipCase Study: Southern Debt in Global FinanceThinking About Global Politics: Globalization: Productive, Predatory, or Inconsequential?Chapter 9. Poverty, Development, and Hunger, Caroline Thomas, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerPovertyDevelopmentPost-1945 International Economic Liberalism and the Orthodox Development Model: The Post-1945 International Economic Order: Results: Economic Development: Orthodox and Alternative Evaluations: A Critical Alternative View of Development: Democracy, Empowerment, and Development: The Orthodoxy Incorporates Criticisms: An Appraisal of the Responses of the Orthodox Approach to Its Critics: HungerThe Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger: The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger: Globalization and Hunger: FEATURESCase Study: Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing SectorTheory in Practice: The Terms of DevelopmentGlobal Perspective: Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and PoliticsThinking About Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy StatecraftChapter 10. Environmental Issues, John Vogler, Steven L. Lamy, and John MaskerEnvironmental Issues on the International Agenda: A Brief HistoryThe Paris Climate Summit 2015: The Environment and International Relations TheoryThe Functions of International Environmental CooperationTransboundary Trade and Pollution Control: Norm Creation: Aid and Capacity Building: Scientific Understanding: Governing the Commons: Environmental Regimes: Climate ChangeFEATURESGlobal Perspective: "The Doomsday" Seed VaultTheory in Practice: Regime Theory and the Montreal ProtocolCase Study: Common but Differentiated Responsibilities?Thinking About Global Politics:The Environment: Images and OptionsGlossary: References: Credits: Index:

Editorial Reviews

"Very comprehensive! Introduction to Global Politics includes strong examples and useful tables. The text is successful at making IR meaningful for students." --Krista Tuomi, American University