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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Global Politics Course Book

The only DP resources developed directly with the IB

Author Max Kirsch

Suitable for:  IB Diploma Global Politics students (age 16-18)

Price:  £38.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-830883-6
Publication date: 30/03/2017
Paperback: 224 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Equipping you to plan and implement Global Politics from day 1, this Course Book has been developed directly with the IB to help you get your programme off the ground. With a truly concept-based structure based around the central theme of People, Power and Politics it ensures critical understanding of big picture issues, problems and solutions.


  • Fully cover the syllabus written by syllabus developer and UNESCO Chair in Human and Cultural Rights Max Kirsch and developed directly with the IB
  • Adopt a fully concept-based approach - the truly concept-based structure drives trans-disciplinary understanding
  • Build critical thought student-centered activities drive exploration and analysis
  • Relate politics to the real world a rich base of current, engaging case-studies ensures subject material is immediately relevant to learners own experiences
  • Equip learners for assessment thorough assessment support directly from the IB accurately prepares students to achieve in exams

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Power, Sovereignty and international relations
2.1: Introduction
2.2: Social order, ideology and power
2.3: States and statehood in the contemporary world
2.4: The nation state, power and modes of social control
2.5: Violence and structural violence
2.6: Interpretations of justice, liberty and equality
2.7: Non-state actors in global politics
2.8: Interactions in global politics
2.9: Levels of Geographic organization and international relations
2.10: Conclusion
3: Human Rights
3.1: The development of human rights
3.2: The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights

3.3: The three 'generations' of human rights
3.4: Conclusion
4: Development
4.1: Introduction: The Role of Development in Global Politics
4.2: Contested Meanings of Development
4.3: Factors That May Promote or Inhibit Development
4.4: Pathways Towards Development
4.5: Debates Surrounding Development: Challenges of Globalization, Inequality, Sustainability
4.6: Conclusion
5: Peace and Conflict
5.1: Introduction: the role of Peace and Conflict in Global Politics
5.2: Contested meanings of peace, conflict and violence
5.3: Causes and parties to conflict
5.4: Evolution of conflict
5.5: Conflict resolution and post-conflict transformation
5.6: Conclusions/epilogue