World politics and you

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Language: Anglais
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360 p. · 23.5x19 cm · Paperback

For Introduction to International Relations, World Politics, Global Issues, Diplomacy, and International Politics courses at the freshman/sophomore level.

Engaging students in some of the most important issues of our time, this stimulating, pragmatic, and historically-oriented introduction to world politics focuses on international relations in a manner that is both interesting and readily understandable to students. This allows them to gain a greater appreciation of how the world operates and what role they can play in this world. Each chapter begins with intriguing Critical Thinking exercises that focus on international conflict and issues in the past, present, and foreseeable future which both prepare and motivate students to learn. Compelling photographs, practical information on how international relations impacts students lives, and listings of websites further students learning and research.

1. World Politics and You: An Introduction.

I. WHO ARE THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS?

2. The Evolution of the State.
3. The State System and the Balance of Power.
4. Actors, Power, and Interdependence in World Politics.

II. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF WORLD POLITICS?

5. The Second Thirty Years War: World Wars I and II.
6. Collective Security.
7. The Rise and Demise of the Cold War.

III. WHAT ARE THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES OF WORLD POLITICS?

8. War, Peace, and International Security.
9. Arms Control and Disarmament.
10. International Law.
11. International Political Economy.
12. Ethics, Human Rights, and Democratization.

IV. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WORLD POLITICS?

13. Population, the Environment, and Economic Development.
14. Intrastate Violence, Peace Operations, and Preventing Deadly Conflict.
15. World Politics, the Future, and You.
Appendix A: Graduate Schools of International Studies in the United States.
Glossary.
Photo Credits.
Index.
  • Critical thinking exercises ( Critex ) - Compelling, thought-provoking, and controversial, these chapter-opening exercises spark interest, stimulate analytical thinking, and shed critical insight on the topic students are about to study (e.g., Ch. 1s critex shows a photograph of an African man in chains with a net over his head, about to begin life as a slave, students are asked to write a brief letter expressing their feelings from the perspective of this person). Provides students with a meaningful and interesting introduction to the material that requires their active involvement.
  • Practical information - Offers discussions on internships, graduate schools, and careers in the international field throughout the book. Takes students beyond the classroom, giving them valuable an