World Politics in a New Era

Paperback | December 17, 2013

bySteven L. Spiegel, Elizabeth G. Matthews, Jennifer M. Taw

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World Politics in a New Era is a comprehensive and thought-provoking text for introductory courses on world politics. Reflecting the changes that have occurred worldwide - from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to recent upheavals in the global financial sphere - the book integrates coverage ofthe competing threads of globalization and fragmentation, examining how they tangle and weave through studies of global politics, economics, and culture.World Politics in a New Era, 6e, provides an in-depth treatment of the field by introducing key contemporary issues along with theory; supporting these issues with historical context; and giving students the analytical tools to apply the theories to current issues. It introduces the major theoriesused to explain international relations - realism, liberalism, constructivism, and a few select alternatives. Discussions of these theories are then incorporated into the narrative throughout the text, creating a useful framework for analysis. Extensive historical coverage in four chapters (3-6)reviews key events in world politics from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the present, offering students the best context to fully comprehend the modern political stage. Chapters 7-14 cover key topics in contemporary world politics: security, trade and investment, development, human and resourceissues, global governance, and ethics.

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World Politics in a New Era is a comprehensive and thought-provoking text for introductory courses on world politics. Reflecting the changes that have occurred worldwide - from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to recent upheavals in the global financial sphere - the book integrates coverage ofthe competing threads of globalization and f...

Steven L. Spiegel, Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Director of the Center for Middle East Development there, specializes in the analysis of world politics, American foreign policy, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. In addition to World Politics in a New Era, he is co-author (with Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. La...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199965625

ISBN - 13:9780199965625

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MapsSpecial FeaturesPrefacePART I - FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS1. Foundations of World Politics2. Theory and World Politics3. World Politics and Economics: 1648-19454. World Politics and Economics: The Cold War5. Imperialism and Its Survivors6. Globalization and Fragmentation in a New World Order: 1991 to the PresentPART II - THE MAJOR ISSUES IN WORLD POLITICS7. Security Theory in Practice8. Contemporary Security Issues9. World Politics: Trade and Investment10. World Politics: Development11. Human Issues: Demographic Trends12. Resource Issues13. Global Governance: International Law and International Organization14. World Politics in ContextNotesGlossarySources of IllustrationsIndex