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Introduction to Global Politics

ISBN-10: 0415782724
ISBN-13: 9780415782722
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Richard W. Mansbach is Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, USA. A former editor of International Studies Quarterly , Marshall Scholar, and three-time Fulbright Scholar.Kirsten L. Rafferty is Assistant Professor of Government and International Studies at Berry College (Mount Berry, GA), USA.

Theory and Global Politics
Theoretical Approaches to Global Politics
What is Theory and Why Do We Need It?
Many Theories, Many Meanings
Many Theories, Many Meanings
Levels of Analysis
Making Sense of a Complex World: Theory and Global Politics
Conclusion
The Past as Prologue to the Present
The Evolution of the Interstate System and Alternative Global Political Systems
The Eemergence of the European Interstate Ssystem
China: The Confucian Empire
Islam's Founding and Expansion
Conclusion
The World Wars
Events Leading to the Great War
Explaining the Outbreak of World War One
The Peace of Versailles
The Failure of Collective Security
Appeasement and its Consequences
On the Road to Pearl Harbor
Individual-Level Explanations
Unit-Level Explanations
System-Level Explanations
Conclusion
The Cold War
Explaining the Origins of the Cold War
The Cold War Spreads and Deepens
The Cold War Winds Down
The End of the Cold War
Russia after the Cold War
Conclusion
The Global South
Europe's Empires
The Decolonization of Asia and Africa
The Politics of Nonalignment, Nation Building and Economic Development
The BRICs and Global Governance
An Economic Giant Awakens
Conclusion
Globalization: The New Frontier
Features of Globalization
The Historical Roots of Globalization
Competing Perspectives on Globalization
The Globalization Debate
The State in Decline?
Conclusion
Living Dangerously in a Dangerous World
Great Issues in Contemporary Global Politics
The Nuclear Proliferation Regime
China and the United States: A New Bipolarity?
Israel and Palestine
Militant Islam: The "Green Menace"
9/11 and the War on Terrorism
The Changing Middle East
Conclusion
The Causes of War and the Changing Nature of Global Violence
The Quest for Power and Influence
The Causes of Interstate War
The Causes of Intrastate War
Managing Intrastate War
Irregular Warfare
Conclusion
Technology and the Changing Face of Warfare
War as an Extension of Politics
On the Road to Total War: The World Wars
Technology and Interstate War
Strategies in a Nuclear Age
The Era of Smart Weapons
Cyberwar
Conclusion
Global Actors and Institutions
International Law and Organization and the Quest for Peace
The "Law of Nations"
International Organizations
The League of Nations
The United Nations
Regional International Organizations
International Oganizations and Peace
Conclusion
Human Rights: The Individual in Global Politics
The Holocaust and the Genocide Convention
The Nuremberg Precedent and the Evolution of International Criminal Tribunals
Individual Rights under International Law
Women's Rights as Human Rights
Conclusion
Global Issues
Human Security
The Idea of Human Security
Poverty and Economic Development
Transnational Crime
The Arms Trade
The Global Movement of Persons
Globalized Diseases
Conclusion
Identity Politics: Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnicity
Multiple Identities
Manipulating Identities
Nationalism
Religious Identities
Ethnic Identities
The Brutal Break-Up of Yugoslavia
Approaches to Culture
Conclusion
International Political Economy
The Beginnings of a Global Economy
Theories of Political Economy
The Great Depression
The Bretton Woods Institutions
Hegemonic Stability
Transnational Corporations: Engines of Global Capitalism
States and Markets
The Asian Contagion
The American Contagion
Conclusion
The Environment: A Global Collective Good
Collective Goods and Collective Fates
Population and Environment
Deteriorating Global Ecology
Conclusion
And Tomorrow?
Epilogue: A Future Dimly Seen
Alternative Futures
Conclusion: An Uncertain Future

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