A fresh, new text introducing the key issues that shape the nature of the international system and global politics in the 21st Century. Suitable for students on introductory courses considering the substance of IR and global politics, this is a major title. The book offers a modern approach to the subject of world politics and covers an increased number of issues, such as the financial crises and migration, in order to reflect the expansion of course curricula in recent years. With contributions from a team of leading international scholars this is a dynamic yet focussed text designed to spark interest and understanding.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Issues in Twenty-First World Politics; Mark Beeson and Nick Bisley PART I: EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM Globalization and Statehood; Philip G. Cerny Regions and Regionalism in World Politics; Shaun Breslin Climate Change and the Politics of the Global Environment; Neil Carter Global Power Shift: The Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest?; Nick Bisley There are alternatives: The Washington consensus versus state capitalism; Mark Beeson Democracy and Democratization; William Case Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics; Richard W. Mansbach PART II: CONFLICT, CRISES AND AUTHORITY Old and New Wars; Matt Killingsworth Transnational Terrorism; Andrew Phillips Peace Operations and Humanitarian Intervention; Alex J. Bellamy The New World of Security; Mely Cabellero-Anthony Gender Matters; Laura J. Shepherd Inequality and Underdevelopment in World Politics; Ray Kiely Energy Security and World Politics; Frank Umbach Global Financial Crises; Timothy J. Sinclair Governing the Global Economy; Richard Higgott Population Movement and its Impact on World Politics; Anne Hammerstad
MARK BEESON is Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia and formerly Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham, UK. NICK BISLEY is Associate Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia.