Introduction to Global Politics

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bySteven L. Lamy, John Baylis, Steve Smith

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Introduction to Global Politics, Third Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide 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 - bothmainstream and alternative - and emphasizes non-state actors more than other textbooks. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: * "Thinking about Global Politics" boxes at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking skills and apply their knowledge to in-depth activities dealing with real-world issues* "Theory in Practice" essays with discussion questions examine real-world scenarios using a variety of theoretical lenses* "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations* "Case Study" essays with discussion questions delve into timely moments from world events, providing students with more in-depth analyses of specific topics* "What's Your Worldview?" critical-thinking questions challenge students to develop their own, more well-informed ideas about global actors and issues* Additional study aids - including a running glossary, a comprehensive glossary, review questions at the end of each chapter, and margin charts - help students better comprehend the material and prepare for tests

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Introduction to Global Politics, Third Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide 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 - bothmainstream and alternative - and emphasizes non-s...

Steven L. Lamy is Professor of International Relations and Vice Dean for Academic Programs for Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California. John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at Swansea University. Sir Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Relation...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbout the AuthorsMaps of the WorldPART I. FOUNDATIONS1. Introduction to Global PoliticsInternational Relations and Global Politics- Global Actors- Global IssuesTheories of Global Politics- What Are Theories?- The Rise of Realism- Rival TheoriesResearch Approaches and Levels of Analysis- The Historical Approach- The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis- The Constructivist ApproachDimensions of GlobalizationFEATURESCase Study 1.1: Global Production and the iPodCase Study 1.2: Cell Phones, Poverty, Civil War, Okapi, and ProstitutionThinking about Global Politics: Why Should I Care?2. The Evolution of Global PoliticsThe Significance of the Peace of WestphaliaRevolutionary WarsWorld Wars: Modern and TotalLegacies and Consequences of European ColonialismCold War- Onset of the Cold War- Conflict, Confrontation, and Compromise- The Rise and Fall of D'etente- From D'etente to a Second Cold WarFrom the End of the Cold War to the War on TerrorismGlobalization: Challenging the International Order?- From Superpower to Hyperpower: US Primacy- Europe in the New World System- Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin- East Asia: Primed for Rivalry?- Latin America: Becoming Global PlayersThe War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq and AfghanistanFEATURESGlobal Perspective: Perception, Continuity, and Change after January 20, 2009Case Study: The Iraq War and Its OriginsThinking about Global Politics: Understanding and Resolving National ConflictsPART II. THEORIES OF GLOBAL POLITICS3. Realism and LiberalismWhat Is Realism?- The Essential Realism- One Realism, or Many?What Is Liberalism?- Defining Liberalism- The Essential Liberalism- Neoliberalism- Liberalism in Practice: GlobalizationFEATURESGlobal Perspective: Russia and RealismCase Study 3.1: The Melian Dialogue: Realism and the Preparation for WarTheory in Practice: The Prisoner's DilemmaCase Study 3.2: The Power of Ideas: Politics and NeoliberalismThinking about Global Politics: A Summit on Global Problems4. Critical ApproachesThe Essential Marxism- The Origins of World-System Theory- The Key Features of Wallerstein's World-System Theory- Third-World SocialistsFeminist TheoryConstructivismFEATURESGlobal Perspective: What Makes a Theory "Alternative" or "Critical?"Case Study: Sexual ViolenceTheory in Practice 4.1: Gendered Perspective on Human RightsTheory in Practice 4.2: Jane Addams and the Women's International League for Peace and FreedomThinking about Global Politics: Meeting of the MindsPART III. GLOBAL ACTORS5. Making Foreign PolicyWhat 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 Policy- Individual, or the Human Dimension- National Attributes, or the Domestic Factors- Systemic Conditions, or the Nature of the International System- Global FactorsThe Foreign Policy Process- Four Phases of Foreign Policy MakingForeign Policy Strategies and Tools- Sticks: Military and Economic Tools- Carrots: Foreign Assistance- Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of the Media- Soft and Hard Power in Foreign PolicyForeign Policy Styles and Traditions- Great 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 Order6. Global and Regional GovernanceInternational Law- International Order and Institutions- Criticisms of International Law- From International to Supranational Law?The United Nations- A Brief History of the United Nations and Its Principal OrgansMaintenance of International Peace and Security- Increased Attention to Conditions within States- Intervention Within States- Economic and Social QuestionsThe Reform Process of the United Nations- Country Level- Headquarters LevelThe EU and Other Regional Organizations- The Process of European Integration- Other Regional Actors: The African Union and the Organization of American StatesFEATURESTheory in Practice: Neoconservatives and the United NationsCase Study: The 2003 Intervention in IraqGlobal Perspective: The United Nations and Environmental ProtectionThinking about Global Politics: Theory Pursuit: A Structured Review of Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Approaches7. Nongovernmental ActorsThe Growth of Global Civil SocietyMultinational CorporationsINGOs as Political Actors- Sources of INGO Power- Forms of INGO PowerCelebrity DiplomacyGlobal Foundations and Think TanksCriminal and Terrorist Networks as Global Actors- Terrorists, Guerrillas, and National Liberation- The Significance of Criminals, Terrorists, and GuerrillasFEATURESCase Study: The Baby Milk Advocacy NetworkTheory in Practice: A Transnational Challenge: The War on DrugsGlobal Perspective: Nongovernmental Organizations and Protecting the Rights of ChildrenThinking about Global Politics: Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues NetworksPART IV. GLOBAL ISSUES: SECURITY8. Security and Military PowerWhat Is "Security"?Mainstream Approaches to Security- Realist Views on Security- Key Structural-Realist Assumptions- Liberal Institutionalists on Global SecurityCritical Approaches to Security- The Constructivist Approach and War- Critical Security Studies: Feminism- Marxist and Radical Liberal or Utopian Views on SecurityThe Changing Character of War- The Nature of War- The Revolution in Military Affairs- Postmodern War- Globalization and New Wars- New Roles for NATO?Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation- The Global Zero Movement- Proliferation Optimism and Pessimism- Nuclear Weapons Effects- Nuclear DefenseTheorizing Nuclear Proliferation- Nuclear Motivations- Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions- Post-Cold War Antiproliferation EffortsFEATURESGlobal Perspective: The Democratic Republic of the CongoTheory in Practice: Reimaging WarCase Study: Asymmetric Conflict: The United States and Iraq, 2003-2011Thinking about Global Politics: Perspectives on the Arms Race9. TerrorismDefining TerrorismTerrorism: From Domestic to Global PhenomenaThe Impact of Globalization on Terrorism- Cultural Explanations- Economic Explanations- Religion and New TerrorismThe Intersection of Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism- Proselytizing- Coordination- Security- Mobility- LethalityCombating TerrorismThe Death of Bin Laden and the End of the War on Terrorism?FEATURESGlobal Perspective: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Fighting Terrorism in the Former Communist BlocTheory in Practice: The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on TerrorCase Study: CyberterrorismThinking about Global Politics: Why Terrorism? Developing Testable Hypotheses10. Human Rights and Human SecurityWhat Are Human Rights?- The Liberal Account of Rights- Human Rights and State SovereigntyInternational Human Rights Legislation- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights- Subsequent UN Legislation- Enforcement of UN LegislationWhat Is Human Security?- Origin of the Concept- Human Security and Development- Common SecurityHistory of Humanitarian Activism and Intervention- Intervention and Nonintervention in the 1990s- Universalism ChallengedHumanitarian Dimensions- Political and Economic Rights and Security- Human Rights and Human Security During Conflict- Access to Resources- Women, Conflict, and Human SecurityThe Role of the International CommunityFEATURESCase Study: Human Insecurity in Southeast AsiaGlobal Perspective: Asian ValuesTheory in Practice: Gendered Perspective on Human RightsThinking about Global Politics: What Should be Done? National Interests Versus Human Interests11. International Political EconomyThe Postwar World EconomyTraditional Approaches to IPE: Liberal, Mercantilist, and Marxist- The Liberal Tradition- The Mercantilist Tradition- The Marxist TraditionNew Approaches to IPE- Political Economy: The Application of Rational Choice to Groups Within the State- Institutionalism: The Application of Rational Choice to States- ConstructivismThe Globalization Debate in IPE- Is Globalization Diminishing the Role of the State in the World Economy?- The Global Skeptics- New Constraints on StatesInternational Institutions in the Globalizing World EconomyFEATURESCase Study 11.1: Microcredit: Empowering Women Through InvestmentGlobal Perspective: The Bretton Woods Institutions and the Global SouthTheory in Practice: Contending Views of CapitalismCase Study 11.2: The European Economic Crisis and Its Global ConsequencesThinking about Global Politics: Globalization: Productive, Predatory, or Inconsequential?12. Global Trade and FinanceGlobal Trade and Finance ActorsA Globalizing Economy- Cross-Border Transactions- Open-Border Transactions- Transborder TransactionsGlobal Trade- Transborder Production- Transborder ProductsGlobal Finance- Global Money- Global Banking- Global Securities- Global DerivativesContinuity and Change in Economic Globalization- Irregular Incidence- The Persistence of Territory- The Survival of the State- The Continuance of Nationalism and Cultural DiversityFEATURESGlobal Perspective: NAFTA and MexicoCase Study: Southern Debt in Global FinanceTheory in Practice: What Course to Follow Out of the 2008 Global Recession?Thinking about Global Politics: The Possibilities of Cooperation: The Global Commons Challenge13. Poverty, Development, and HungerPovertyDevelopment- Post-1945 International Economic Liberalism and the Orthodox Development Model- The Post-1945 International Economic Order: Results- Economic Development: Orthodox and Alternative EvaluationsHunger- The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger- The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger- Globalization and HungerFEATURESCase Study 13.1: Ideas and Development in the Contemporary Coffee-Producing SectorTheory in Practice: The Terms of DevelopmentCase Study 13.2: Haiti: Poverty and HungerGlobal Perspective: Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and PoliticsThinking about Global Politics: Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft14. Environmental IssuesEnvironmental Issues on the International Agenda: A Brief HistoryThe Environment and International Relations TheoryThe Functions of International Environmental Cooperation- Transboundary Trade and Pollution Control- Environmental RegimesClimate 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 OptionsThematic MapsGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex