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The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Ninth Edition

Edited by John Baylis, Patricia Owens, and Steve Smith

December 2022

ISBN: 9780192898142

648 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

Price: £42.99

The best-selling introduction to international relations offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics, written by the leading experts in the field.

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The best-selling introduction to international relations offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics, written by the leading experts in the field.

  • Unrivalled coverage of history, theory, structures, processes, and international issues by leading international scholars provides the most comprehensive coverage of IR available, giving complete coverage of introductory courses while also being a valuable reference for the remainder of an IR degree.
  • Reflects the latest developments in the field, including Global Health, introducing students to those topics that will define the key issues in IR into the future
  • Uses a wide-range of case studies that span cultures and geographies, including contemporary issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the geopolitics of Artic climate change, and the Russia-Ukraine war, clearly demonstrating to readers the link between theory and practice
  • Integrated learning features, including case studies and questions, an interactive timeline, author tutorial videos, opposing opinions feature, and end of chapter questions, are all carefully developed to help students achieve a firm foundation in the study of international relations
  • Carefully edited by highly respected IR experts John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens to ensure a coherent style throughout the book, making it ideal for students who are new to international relations studies
  • Available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Edited by John Baylis, Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and former Pro Vice Chancellor, Swansea University, Patricia Owens, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, and Steve Smith, Sir Steve Smith is the UK Government’s International Education Champion, and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Saudi Arabia for Education. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter from 2002-2020

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University.

Sir Steve Smith is the UK Government's International Education Champion, and the Prime Minister's Special Representative to Saudi Arabia for Education. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter from 2002-2020

Patricia Owens is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford

Table of Contents

    Part One: International Relations in a Global Era
    1:Introduction, John Baylis, Patricia Owens and Steve Smith
    2:Globalization and global politics, Anthony McGrew
    Part Two: The Historical Context
    3:The rise of modern international order, George Lawson
    4:International history of the twentieth century, Len Scott
    5:From the end of the cold war to a new world dis-order?, Michael Cox
    6:Rising powers and the emerging global order, Andrew Hurrell
    Part Three: Theories of World Politics
    7:Liberal Internationalism, Tim Dunne
    8:Marxist theories of international relations, Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones
    9:Realism, Or Rosenboim
    10:Feminism, Helen Kinsella
    11:Postcolonial and decolonial approaches, Meera Sabaratnam
    12:Poststructuralism, Lene Hansen
    13:Social Constructivism, Michael Barnett
    Part Four: Structures and Processes
    14:War and world politics, Tarak Barkawi
    15:International and global security, John Baylis
    16:Global political economy, Nicola Phillips
    17:Gender, Paul Kirby
    18:Race in world politics, Robbie Shilliam
    19:International law, Christian Reus-Smit
    20:International organizations in world politics, Susan Park
    21:The United Nations, Devon Curtis and Paul Taylor
    22:NGOs in world politics, Jutta Joachim
    23:Regionalism in international affairs, Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen
    Part Five: Contemporary International Issues
    24:Environmental issues, John Vogler
    25:Global health, Sophie Harman
    26:Refugees and forced migration, Ariadna Estévez López
    27:Poverty, hunger, and development, Tony Evans
    28:Global trade and global finance, Matthew Watson
    29:Terrorism and globalization, James Kiras
    30:Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
    31:Nationalism, national self-determination and international relations, John Breuilly
    32:Human rights, Ratna Kapur
    33:Humanitarian intervention in world politics, Alex Bellamy and Nicholas Wheeler

Reviews

"The new chapter 25 on Global Health is a timely, comprehensive introduction to a complex issue of highest importance, well-written and with impressive empirical evidence" - Associate Professor Jens Ladefoged Mortenson, University of Copenhagen

"After several decades, this textbook is still the most relevant on the market. I consider it to be an organic and constantly evolving source of knowledge and reflection about and within globalization simultaneously. It is simply the pillar stone of the IR undergraduate classroom globally today" - Erika Svedberg, Senior Lecturer, Malmo University

Additional Resources

The Globalization of World Politics 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, with learning resources embedded hyperlinked throughout to offer self-assessment activities, author tutorial videos and access to simulations: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
The student resources, accessible both online and via the e-book, include:

- Multiple choice questions
- Author tutorial videos
- Interactive timeline
- Web links to relevant blogs, debates, and videos
- An interactive flashcard glossary
- Additional 'theory to practice' case studies
-Pointers to Opposing Opinions

The teaching resources, accessible online to adopting lecturers include:

- Lecturer multiple choice questions
- Customisable PowerPoint slides
- Seminar and essay questions for each chapter

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