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19 July 2013

416 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199991211

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Introduction to Global Politics

Brief Second Edition

Steven L. Lamy, John S. Masker, John Baylis, Steve Smith, and Patricia Owens

New to this Edition:

  • Detailed learning objectives are presented at the beginning of each chapter and reinforced by review questions
  • "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations
  • Updates throughout--including a 50%-new photo program--examine recent events and trends including the Arab Spring, the rise of China, and the continuing effects of the global economic crisis
  • Additional non-Western examples and a more even integration of critical approaches throughout provide more balanced coverage
  • Brief tables show how levels of analysis can be applied
  • Expanded coverage of regional governance and nonstate actors (Ch. 5), failed states, conflict, and the changing nature of war (Ch. 6), and human rights legislation and enforcement (Ch. 7)
  • New case studies offer in-depth analysis of such topics as drone warfare, cyberterrorism, the roots of poverty in Haiti, and the economics of coffee production