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World Politics in the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 0547056346

ISBN-13: 9780547056340

Edition: 2009

Authors: W. Raymond Duncan, Barbara Jancar-Webster, Bob Switky

List price: $175.95
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This introduction to world politics includes 21st century topics and features an active learning approach that should help students better understand international relations.
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Book details

List price: $175.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

The Importance of World Politics What Is World Politics?
Why Study World Politics?
What New Forces Are Shaping the Planet?
Join the Debate: Should There Be One World Government?
Approaches to World Politics What Are the Tools of Analysis in World Politics?
What Theories of World Politics Flow from the Paradigms?
What Are the Subjective Approaches to World Politics?
Join the Debate: Looking Out for Number One
Analyzing World Politics The State: The Basic Unit of Analysis in the International System What Are the Levels of Analysis?
Applying the Levels of Analysis to Understand International Relations Join the Debate: The New Global Civil Society Is Great!
Power in World Politics What Is Power, and How Is It Measured?
What Are the Major Elements of Power?
What Patterns of Power Relationships Exist among States?
Join the Debate: The Big Debate About China: Will It Be the World's Next Superpower?
Foreign-Policy Formation and Execution What Is Foreign Policy?
How Is Foreign Policy Formulated?
What Are the Foreign-Policy Repurcussions of 9/11?
Join the Debate: Globalization Demands a New Foreign-Policy Approach for the Sovereign State
Intergovernmental Actors What Are Intergovernmental Organizations?
Why Do Countries Join Intergovernmental Organizations?
What Is the United Nations, and How Does It Work?
What Is the European Union, and How Does It Work?
Join the Debate: The United States Should Leave the United Nations
Non-State Actors What Factors Explain the Rise of Nongovernmental Organizations?
What Are the Goals, Strategies, and Tactics of NGOs?
What Corporate Actors Operate in the International Arena, and How Powerful Are They?
What Is the Relationship between States and NGOs?
Join the Debate: Should the International Community Allow Minke Whaling?
Political Geography What Is Political Geography?
How Does Geography Impact a State's Power and Security?
How Does Geography Shape Human Perceptions?
Join the Debate: Does Geography Matter in a Globalized World?
Nationalism's Power in World Politics What Is Nationalism?
How Do History and Location Shape Twenty-First-Century Nationalism?
How Do Leaders Use Nationalism in Foreign Policy?
Join the Debate: Should America Try to Transplant Its Civic
Nationalism Abroad?
Global Violence: Wars, Weapons, Terrorism What Are the Causes of War?
What Are the Weapons of War, and Can They Be Controlled?
What Is Terrorism, and What Can Be Done about It?
How Can Global Violence Be Controlled?
Join the Debate: Is the World Safer with More Nuclear States?
Human Rights, Women, and Global Justice What Are Human Rights?
Why Are Women's Rights Human Rights?
How Do Feminist Theories of International Relations Address Human Rights?
How Has the International Community Responded to Human Rights Violations?
Join the Debate: Women's Rights Are Not Human Rights
International Political Economy and Developed Countries What Is International Political Economy?
What Are Free Trade and Protectionism?
How Does the Global Financial System Work?
Join the Debate: What Is the Impact of Multinational Corporations?
The Politics of Development What Is Meant by Development?
What Theories Explain Rich and Poor Countries?
What Factors Affect the Politics of Development?
What Is the Relationship between Development and Democracy?
Join the Debate: Can Outside Aid Help Africa?
The Global Environment What Factors Influence Sustainable Development?
What Are the Challenges to Sustainable Development?
How Is the International Community Addressing these Challenges?
Join the Debate: The Best Strategy for Solving Global Environmental Problems