Now publishing with CQ Press, the Third Edition of IR: International, Economic, and Human Security in a Changing World explores the most current issues affecting the global community by analyzing how global actors seek international, economic, and human security. Award-winning scholars and authors James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury combine thought-provoking examples with practical learning tools to give you context and help you develop an understanding of not just what happens, but why and how it happens. Assuming no prior knowledge about international relations, the text provides you with a framework to understand what conditions behavior in the international arena—the challenges of anarchy, diversity, and complexity permeate the multitude of events that comprise of our world today. You will be able to make sense of the complicated events and interactions of world politics and come away with a broader view of the world’s geographical and political landscapes.
New to the Third Edition:
- New discussions of key international trends and developments such as the shifts in power and leadership, the nature of and challenges to international order, the backlash against globalization and the rise of populism around the world.
- New and updated tables, charts, maps, and photographs illustrate important political events and players and bring concepts to life for today’s students.
- New and updated “Spotlight On” stories look at recent events happening in China, North Korea, Russia, and other countries to help students apply important concepts to real-world scenarios.
- New and updated “Theory in Action” examples feature contemporary theories about feminism, leadership, and more to demonstrate how ideas are directly translated into current policy and action.
- New and updated “The Revenge of Geography” feature with current issues such as “The Shrinking World,” turmoil in the African Great Lakes region, and more to demonstrate how a country’s borders and geography influences its relationships with neighboring countries.
- New and updated “Foreign Policy in Perspective” discussions explain how the dynamics of international relations have changed, putting into context the recent behavior and motivations of Russia’s interactions with its neighbors, Brexit, sanctions on North Korea, and more.