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The globalization of world politics : an introduction to international relations / ed. John Baylis, Steve Smith

Secondary Author Baylis, John
Smith, Steve, 1952-
Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University, imp. 1998 Description XXVIII, 526 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 0-19-878109-1 CDU 327
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

We now live in a new era of globalization, where instant communications, the emergence of a world economy, a global culture, and new non-state social movements have transformed world politics, making redundant many of the approaches developed for understanding and explaining the cold war
world.

This comprehensive introductory text focuses on explaining to students without previous knowledge of the subject how contemporary world politics work. An introductory chapter discusses the concept of globalization and summarises the main arguments for and against it. There then follow four
sections, covering:

* the historical background to contemporary world politics

* the main theories that offer explanations of world politics

* the structures and processes of world politics

* the main issues of contemporary world politics.

Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in the field, and uses diagrams, boxes, and discussion points extensively, making this an extremely reader-friendly student text. Each chapter has a guide to further reading and ends with a series of questions.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 The Globalization of World Politics
  • Part 1 The Historical Context
  • 2 The Evolution of International Society
  • 3 International History 1900-1945
  • 4 International History 1945-1989
  • 5 The End of the Cold War
  • Part 2 Theories of International Politics
  • 6 Realism
  • 7 World-System Theory
  • 8 Liberalism, Timothy Dunne
  • 9 New Approaches to International Theory
  • Part 3 Structure and Process
  • 10 International Security in the Post-Cold War Era
  • 11 International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization
  • 12 International Regimes
  • 13 Diplomacy
  • 14 The United Nations and International Organizations, Paul Taylor
  • 15 Transnational Actors and International Organizations in Global Politics
  • Part 4 International Issues
  • 16 Environmental Issues
  • 17 Nuclear Proliferation
  • 18 Nationalism
  • 19 Cultural Conflict in International Relations: The West and Islam
  • 20 Humanitarian Intervention and World Politics
  • 21 Regionalism and Integration
  • 22 Finance and World Trade
  • 23 Poverty, Development, and Hunger
  • 24 Human Rights
  • 25 Gender Issues
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics


Professor John Baylis is Reader in International Politics, University of Aberystwyth. He is the co-editor of Dilemmas of World Politics (OUP, 1991).

Professor Steve Smith is Professor of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth. He is the editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations series.

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