Global Politics in the 21st Century

Global Politics in the 21st Century

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Robert J. Jackson
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 9/16/2013
EAN 9780521767453, ISBN10: 0521767458

Hardcover, 577 pages, 25.3 x 19.6 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

Objective, critical, optimistic, and with a global focus, this textbook combines international relations theory, history, up-to-date research, and current affairs to give students a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of international politics. It integrates theory and traditional approaches with globalization and research on such topics as terrorism, new economic superpowers, and global communications and social networking to offer unusual breadth and depth for an undergraduate course. The text is enhanced by box features and 'Close Up' sections with context and further information; 'Critical Case Studies' highlighting controversial and complex current affairs that show how the world works in practice; and questions to stimulate discussion, review key concepts, and encourage further study. Unlike any other textbook, Global Politics in the 21st Century demonstrates the significance and interconnectivity of globalization and new security challenges in the twenty-first century and illuminates the role of leadership in transnational crises.

Detailed table of contents
Part I. Foundations of Global Politics
1. Introduction to global politics
2. Global history
the making of the twenty-first century
3. Competing theories, methods, and intellectual debates about global politics
Part II. Institutions and Actors in Global Politics
4. Modern states, power, leaders, and decisions in global politics
5. The global system
great and middle powers
6. Global governance in transition
international law and intergovernmental institutions
7. Politics beyond the state I
non-state actors and communications
8. Politics beyond the state II
identity – ethnicity, nationalism, and religion
Part III. Global Conflict and War
9. War
causes, conduct, and consequences
10. Civil wars, insurgencies, and counterinsurgencies
11. Terrorism and counter-terrorism
Part IV. The Politics of Global Economics
12. Global economics and governance
13. Global inequality
winners and losers
Part V. Global Problems and Prospects
14. Human rights
law, institutions, and abuses
15. Global threats
environment, energy, demographic, and health issues
16. Crises in global politics.