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Global Politics: A New Introduction

Global Politics: A New Introduction
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415431316
ISBN 10: 41543131
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 568
List Price: $68.95

Global Politics:A New Introduction is an innovative new textbook that provides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective.

Key features of Global Politics: A New Introduction:

  • Examines the most significant issues in global politics — from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world

  • Each chapter is written to a common structure which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and larger issues

  • Integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies

  • Draws on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies, development

  • Extensively illustrated throughout with 169 maps, photos, figures and cartoons as well as extensive pedagogic features to further learning, including a support website which provides podcast interviews with contributors, weblinks and downloadable maps

  • Features an international line-up of leading scholars.

Global Politics: A New Introduction is an original, groundbreaking, engaged and intellectually stimulating textbook for core courses on world politics, international politics and international relations.