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Global Politics

Myths and Mysteries

Aggie Hirst, Diego de Merich, Joe Hoover, and Roberto Roccu

December 2022

ISBN: 9780198820826

400 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £29.99

Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries is an innovative introduction to key concepts in international relations, exposing the myths of the discipline, and making critical thinking engaging and relatable for students.

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Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries is an innovative introduction to key concepts in international relations, exposing the myths of the discipline, and making critical thinking engaging and relatable for students.

  • Takes a critical pedagogical approach to help students to develop theoretical reflexivity and independent critical thinking skills
  • Engages students by encouraging them to explore the key questions which shape international politics
  • Systematically organised into themes around common 'myths' and 'mysteries' that structure international relations
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Aggie Hirst, Diego de Merich, Joe Hoover, and Roberto Roccu

Dr Aggie Hirst is Senior Lecturer in International Relations Theory and Methods at King's College London. Situated in international political theory and critical military studies, her research focuses on play, games, and violence.

Dr Diego de Merich is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on care ethics, human affect and empathy, on equalities mainstreaming in public policy, and on the ethics of international development.

Dr Joe Hoover is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary University of London. His work examines questions of global ethics drawing on philosophical pragmatism and agonistic political theory.

Dr Roberto Roccu is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at King's College London. His research focuses on different dimensions of the impact of globalization and neoliberal restructuring on the Middle East and North Africa.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction: Myth Making
    2:Politics
    3:Power
    4:Ethics
    5:Violence
    6:Law
    7:Money
    8:Empire
    9:Capitalism
    10:States
    11:Conclusion: Making Change

Reviews

"A genuinely innovative approach to the subject matter and a welcome additional to teaching options." - Dr Adam Bower, Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
· The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with hyperlinks to carefully selected lists of web-links, and an additional reading list, to help you broaden your knowledge and understanding of international relations: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
· Student resources: an library of web links, an annotated reading guide, and additional case studies are available online.
Lecturer resources: seminar questions and activities, essay questions, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available online.

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