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World Politics in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0618919058

ISBN-13: 9780618919055

Edition: 3rd 2006

Authors: Duncan

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This exciting introduction to international relations includes topics often neglected in other texts and features in-depth case studies in every chapter that make abstract concepts concrete. Praised for its accessibility, pedagogy, and success in developing students' interest in the material, this edition is truly a text for students of world politics in the 21st century.
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Book details

List price: $171.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Foundationsof World Politics
The Importance of World Politics What Is World Politics?
Why Study World Politics?
What New Forces Are Shaping the Planet?
Case Study: The Report of the 9/11 Commission of the U.S. Senate and New Forces Shaping the Planet
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?
Case Study: The Future of Afghanistan
Analyzing World Politics What Is the Basic Unit of Analysis in the International System?
What Are the Levels of Analysis?
How Are the Levels of Analysis Used to Understand International Relations?
Case Study: North Korea's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
Driving Forces in World Politics
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?
Case Study: Power Factors in World Politics: Is America's Power in Decline?
Foreign Policy Formation and Execution What Is Foreign Policy?
How Is Foreign Policy Formulated?
What Are the Foreign Policy Repercussions of 9/11?
Case Study: The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Relationship
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?
Case Study: State Power, Individuals, and the International Criminal Court
Nongovernmental Actors What Factors Explain the Rise of Nongovernmental Organizations?
What Are Examples of Important NGOs?
What Corporate Actors Operate in the International Arena, and How Powerful Are They?
What Is the Relationship Between States and NGOs?
Case Study: Terrorist NGOs: The Case of Hamas
Political Geography What Is Political Geography?
What Geographic Factors Influence World Politics?
How Does Geography Shape Human Perceptions?
Case Study: Political Geographic Factors Surrounding Terrorism
Nationalism What Is Nationalism?
How Is Nationalism Manifested Around the World?
Russia's National Identity American National Identity How Do Leaders Use Nationalism in Foreign Policy?
Case Study: Ethnic Nationalism and Nigeria's Prospects for Democracy
Significant Issues in 21st-Century World Politics
Global Violence: Wars, Weapons, Terrorism What Are the Causes of War?
What Are the Weapons of War, and Can They Be Controlled?
What Can Be Done About Terrorism?
How Can Global Violence Be Controlled?
Case Study: Why People Turn to Terrorism
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?
Case Study: The Global Sex Trade: A Violation of Human Rights or a Business with Globalization Problems?
International Political Economy and Developed Countries What Is International Political Economy?
What Are Free Trade and Protectionism?
How Does the Global Financial System Work?
Case Study: Bitter Disputes in the Global Sugar Trade
The Political Economy of Development What Is Meant by Development?
An Analytical Framework for Evaluating Change What Theories Explain Rich and Poor Countries?
What Factors Affect the Politics of Development?
What Development Models Have Poor Countries Followed?
Case Study: Is Job Outsourcing Good or Bad for Developing Countries?
The Global Environment What Key Factors Influence the Global Environment?
What Are the Challenges to the Global Environment?
How Is the International Community Addressing These Challenges?
Why Can't the International Community Agree on a Common Strategy?
Case Study: Should the International Community Regulate Genetically Modified Foods?
Glossary
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index