How can we better resolve issues like climate change or global pandemics?
When is resolution of armed conflict achievable?
What impact does culture, religion or identity have on world events?
Today’s world politics is complex, contested and changing fast. Sovereign states, big data, international institutions, world leaders, large companies, and citizens all have vested interests in the most momentous issues facing us. Whether it’s economic crisis, global health, nuclear deterrence or war, this text is the ideal guide to understanding the most critical issues of today, and the competing ways to interpret them.
Extensively revised, the third edition takes you through the key events and changes in world politics from the 1500s, showing how historical events and developments are essential for understanding world politics today. Packed with examples from around the world, the book introduces the reader to different theories, concepts, issues, and actors in world politics.Covering all the essential topics, from international law and political economy to critical theory and security studies, this new edition includes:
- 3 brand new chapters on Foreign Policy Analysis, Race and Identity, and Global Health
- Fully revised historical chapters for a comprehensive historical perspective
- An expanded range of topics, cases, and cutting-edge research to fully reflect the latest empirical and theoretical developments
Its unparalleled breadth and clarity make it the perfect introductory text for all undergraduate students of International Relations and Global Politics.
Jeffrey Haynes is an emeritus professor of politics at London Metropolitan University.
Peter Hough is an Associate Professor in International Politics at Middlesex University, London.
Bruce Pilbeam is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University.
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