The text confronts readers with our rapidly changing twenty first century world that is increasingly complex, diverse, and interdependent. The book combines theoretical constructs with real world examples, vignettes, and case studies to help students form a practical understanding of international politics. For those interested in international politics.
This college text by Papp (U. System of Georgia) explores the complexities of modern international relations. Coverage includes who the international actors are and their interests and objectives; how their interactions change the international system of policies; how developed and developing states perceive themselves; the instruments and tools used to implement policies and undertake actions; problems created and confronted by the actors in their interactions; and prospects for the 21st century. The sixth edition includes updated data and examples; material on the impact of information and communication technologies; expanded discussions on foreign policy decision-making, human rights, health issues, and environmental issues; the addition of website references to each chapter; and the addition of key term definitions to the end of each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)