The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

Author(s): John Baylis


Trusted by over 300,000 students in over 120 countries, The Globalization of World Politics is the most authoritative and complete introduction to IR available, making it the go-to text for students of International Relations. Now in its sixth edition, this internationally successful textbook has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, featuring 35 new international case studies including: the BRICs, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Sudanese civil war, drones, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, rise of China, Occupy movement, and Syrian Revolution. A new chapter by Andrew Hurrell on rising powers and the emerging global order ensures the text continues to cover topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation. The unique line-up of expert contributors introduces students to the very best work within history, theory, structures, and key issues in International Relations, providing a launch-pad for those who choose to progress with their IR studies.
Students and lecturers are further supported by a well-resourced Online Resource Centre with the following features: Student resources: Mind maps NEW TO THIS EDITION Case studies MORE ADDED Video podcasts from the contributors NEW TO THIS EDITION Interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs and video content Flash card glossary Multiple choice questions Revision guide Instructor Resources: Case studies MORE ADDED Test bank Question bank PowerPoint slides REVISED Figures and tables from the book


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John Baylis is Emeritus Professor, former Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies at the University of Exeter. Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

Introduction ; 1. Globalization and global politics ; THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT ; 2. The evolution of international society ; 3. International history, 1900-1999 ; 4. From the end of the cold war to the new global era ; 5. Rising powers and the emerging global order ; THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS ; 6. Realism ; 7. Liberalism ; 8. Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism ; 9. Marxist theories of international relations ; 10. Social constructivism ; 11. Post structuralism ; 12. Post-colonialism ; 13. International ethics ; STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES ; 14. The changing character of war ; 15. International and global security ; 16. International political economy in an age of globalization ; 17. Gender in world politics ; 18. International law ; 19. International regimes ; 20. The United Nations ; 21. Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics ; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES ; 22. Environmental issues ; 23. Terrorism and globalization ; 24. Nuclear proliferation ; 25. Nationalism ; 26. Regionalism in international affairs ; 27. Global trade and global finance ; 28. Poverty, development, and hunger ; 29. Human security ; 30. Human rights ; 31. Humanitarian intervention in world politics ; GLOBALIZATION IN THE FUTURE ; 32. Globalization and the transformation of political community ; 33. Globalization and the post-cold war order

General Fields

  • : 9780199656172
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : December 2013
  • : 265mm X 195mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 6th Revised edition
  • : 327
  • : 680
  • : Illustrationsstrations, maps
  • : John Baylis
  • : Paperback