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Introduction to Global Politics

A Reader

Edited by John S. Masker

Publication Date - 15 December 2011

ISBN: 9780199796250

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

The BEST International Relations reader at the BEST Price=the BEST course for your students


The best variety of readings--from both classic and contemporary sources including academic works, news articles, and government documents

The best coverage of alternative theories--going beyond realism, liberalism, and constructivism to feminist, Marxist, and contemporary theories

Moving beyond the almost exclusively liberal and realist readings included in other anthologies, Introduction to Global Politics: A Reader provides a better balance of canonical essays and more recent scholarship representing contemporary work in the constructivist, feminist, Marxist, and postmodern traditions. Renowned contributors include Paul Krugman on what undergraduates need to know about international trade; Kenneth N. Waltz on the relevance of realism after the Cold War; Thomas Homer-Dixon on eco-terrorism; and Cynthia Enloe on Abu Ghraib. Other experts address such compelling topics as landmines, global hunger, jihad, torture, and cyber-terrorism. This unique volume also presents genuine non-Western voices in the field, including Choong Yong Ahn on the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis in Asia and Navnita Chadha Behera on re-imagining IR in India.

Introduction to Global Politics is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features including:

* Chapter introductions that provide historical overviews of major issues, coverage of key academic debates, and insightful questions to guide students in their reading

* Article introductions discussing relevant issues and highlighting key terms

* Discussion questions following each section
* An extensive glossary of terms that are integral to the study of IR

Ideal for courses in IR, global studies, and world politics, Introduction to Global Politics: A Reader offers a robust and flexible set of readings on both theories and issues. It also helps students to make explicit connections between academic thinking and the "real world" of international events, problems, and issues.


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About the Author(s)

John S. Masker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, where he teaches international relations and political theory. He has had visiting appointments at Williams College, Mount Holyoke College, and Clark University. Dr. Masker has written about nuclear non-proliferation, Russian foreign policy, and U.S. foreign policy.

Table of Contents

    Each section ends with Useful Internet Resources and Discussion Questions and Activities.
    Useful Internet Resources
    Discussion Questions and Activities
    Reading Selections
    Six Principles of Political Realism, Hans J. Morgenthau
    Liberalism and World Politics, Michael W. Doyle
    Structural Realism after the Cold War, Kenneth N. Waltz
    Imperialist Expansion: Accident and Design, Harry Magdoff
    Anarchy is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics, Alexander Wendt
    Man, the State, and War: Gendered Perspectives on National Security, J. Ann Tickner
    Internations of Feminism and International Relations, Christine Sylvester
    Re-Imagining IR in India, Navnita Chadha Behera
    Social Evolution of International Politics: From Mearsheimer to Jervis, Shiping Tang
    Increasing the Incentives for International Cooperation, Mancur Olson
    Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms, Elinor Ostrom
    The State
    International Organizations (IOs)
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    Reading Selections
    On the Political Relevance of Global Civil Society, Richard Falk
    International Public Goods without International Government, Charles P. Kindleberger
    Resisting Globalization: The Alternative Globalization Movement, Chamsy el-Ojeili and Patrick Hayden
    The Rise of the Region State, Kenichi Ohmae
    Human Rights Advocacy Networks in Latin America, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink
    Danger--Landmines! NGO-Government Collaboration in the Ottawa Process, Matthew J.O. Scott
    Governing Intimacy in the World Bank, Kate Beford
    Applying European Values to Foreign Policy, The European Union
    Obama (or Netanyahu) as Modern Moses!, Marwan Bishara
    UN Expert Says Security Council Counterterrorism Measures Anti-Human Rights, Nikola Krastev
    Political Economy
    Reading Selections: Military Security, Human Security, Human Rights
    A World Without Power, Niall Ferguson
    The Clash of Civilizations?, Samuel P. Huntington
    The Triad: America, Europe, and Japan--United or Fragmented?, Samir Amin
    In Terrorem: Before and After 9/11, James Der Derian
    Jihad in the Cause of Allah, Sayyid Qutb
    Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans, Osama Bin Laden
    Islam, the Middle East, and the Pan-Islamic Movement, Sohail H. Hashmi
    Wielding Masculinity Inside Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo: The Globalized Dynamics, Cynthia Enloe
    Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands, Michael Walzer
    Reflections on the Problem of "Dirty Hands", Jean Bethke Elshtain
    National Military Strategy Plan for the War on Terrorism, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    From Global Village to Virtual Battlespace: The Colonizing of the Internet and the Extension of Realpolitik, Mary McEvoy Manjikian
    Nuclear Weapons Reinforce Security and Stability in 21st Century Asia, Muthiah Alagappa
    Darfur and the Failure of the Responsibility to Protect, Alex De Waal
    Children in Global Politics, Helen Brocklehurst
    Trading Human Rights: How Preferential Trade Agreements Influence Government Repression, Emilie M. Hafner-Burton
    Preventing and Transforming Conflict Nonviolently, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
    Reading Selections: Global Economy and Trade
    Fiscal Policy and Structural Fiscal Challenges, John Lipsky
    Making Globalization Work, Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Demise of the Anglo-American Model of Capitalism, Wonhyuk Lim
    Does Globalization Spell the End of Nation-State?, Kavaljit Singh
    What Do Undergrads Need to Know about Trade?, Paul Krugman
    Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Asia, Choong Yong Ahn
    Women and Globalization: A Study of 180 Countries, 1975-2000, Mark M. Gray, Miki Caul Kittilson, and Wayne Sandholtz
    Need Versus Greed, Jeffrey D. Sachs
    Reading Selections: Global Environment
    The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin
    Preparing for an Uncertain Global Food Supply: A New Food Assistance Convention, C. Stuart Clark
    Out of Chaos, a Shining Star? Toward a Typology of Green States, Peter Christoff
    The Rise of Complex Terrorism, Thomas Homer-Dixon
    More Species Slide to Extinction, Richard Black
    Worry But Don't Panic Over Glacial Losses, Richard A. Kerr
    Appendix One: Glossary
    Appendix Two: Table of Theoretical Perspectives Discussed in Readings

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