Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 July 2016

464 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190299798

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Introduction to Global Politics

Fourth Edition

Steve Lamy and John Masker

  • Clearly introduces students to the predominant theoretical approaches to international relations in a non-U.S.-centric way
  • "Thinking about Global Politics" boxes give students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking skills and apply their knowledge to what they have learned
  • "Theory in Practice" essays examine real-world scenarios using a variety of theoretical lenses and are punctuated with discussion questions
  • "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations
  • "Case Study" essays, with engaging discussion questions, delve into timely moments from world events, providing students with more in-depth analyses of specific topics
  • "What's Your Worldview?" critical-thinking questions challenge students to develop their own ideas about global actors and issues

New to this Edition:

  • A revised three-part organization and ten-chapter structure focus on the core topics of history, theory, global actors, security issues, and economic issues
  • An updated Chapter 5 includes expanded coverage of non-state actors, including NGOs, transnational social movements, corporations, celebrity diplomacy, think tanks, and foundations
  • A primer on theory in a single chapter (Chapter 3) introduces students to the wide variety of theoretical approaches in IR
  • New case studies offer in-depth analyses of topics like drone warfare and cyberterrorism

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