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Published: 13 July 2018

472 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190904654

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Introduction to Global Politics

Fifth edition

Steven L. Lamy and John S. Masker

  • Introduces students to the predomiment theoretical apporaches to international relations in a non-U.S.-centric way, utilizing a consistent, accessible tone
  • "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
  • "What's Your Worldview?" critical-thinking questions challenge students to develop their own ideas about global actors and issues
  • "Case Study" essays, with engaging discussion questions, delve into timely moments from world events, providing students with more in-depth analyses of specific topics
  • "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations

New to this Edition:

  • Sweeping coverage of the resurgence of populism and economic nationalism along with the revolt against globalization in the West, examining Trumpism and Bannonism in the United States, Brexit in the UK, and far-right electoral successes in France, Germany, Austria, and Hungary
  • Enhanced discussions of Russia, China, and North Korea throughout chapters 5-10
  • Comprehensive updates and revisions to Chapter 3: "Realism, Liberalism, and Critical Theories," including more sophisticated discussions of constructivism and feminism and a reappraisal of realism in the Trump era
  • Updated "Case Study" and "Theory in Practice" essays

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