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Published: 06 May 2010

464 Pages | 80 photos, 14 tables, 10 figures, and 5 maps


ISBN: 9780195417173

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Global Politics

W. Andy Knight and Tom Keating

  • Current. Firmly rooted in a post-9/11 world, the text engages students with timely discussions and examples of global politics
  • Interdisciplinary. With perspectives from history, economics, politics, sociology, and geography, the text helps students understand how different aspects of global politics are interrelated.
  • Class-tested. Extensively tested in undergraduate classrooms, ensuring that instructors and students have the most user-friendly resource available.
  • International scope. Canadian voice. Written by Canadian instructors, the text maintains an international perspective throughout, giving students a broad foundation for study of global politics.
  • Globalization coverage. An in-depth and accurate treatment of globalization and how it impacts global politics makes this key topic accessible to students.
  • Human security coverage. Thorough integration of human security issues reflects growing international attention to and acceptance of this approach to security concerns.
  • Historical and contemporary treatment. Comprehensive discussion of relevant issues and events from the past through to the present day, acknowledging the importance of history to our understanding of the present.
  • Unique topics. Organized Crime and Terrorism are each explored in their own chapters, exposing students to thought-provoking discussions of these crucial issues.
  • Balanced. Explores the actors-individuals, non-governmental organizations, media, and culture-involved in global governance as well as governmental states, helping students develop an appreciation of the varied factors that affect global politics.
  • Engaging learning tools. Highlighted key terms, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, web links, and debate boxes that further explore important concepts, theories, institutions, and individuals will help students grasp complex subject matter.

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