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Crossing Borders
International Studies for the 21st Century

Second Edition
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February 2015 | 384 pages | CQ Press

In Crossing Borders, authors Harry Chernotsky and Heidi Hobbs provide an introduction to international studies that utilizes different disciplinary approaches in understanding the global arena.  Geographic, political, economic, social, and cultural borders provide the framework for critical analysis as explicit connections to the different disciplines are made through both historical and theoretical analysis.  Throughout the text, readers are given opportunities to explore specific international problems with a final chapter providing advice on how students can further their own global engagement.

This Second Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect recent events relating to cyberterrorism, ISIS, Ebola, South Sudan, Ukraine, and other critical hotspots. It offers new color maps and features, an expanded list of resources, and clear learning objectives for every chapter.

 
Chapter 1. Getting Your Global Bearings: Navigating the World
Toward a Working Definition of International Studies

 
Different Ways of Looking at the World’s Borders

 
The Evolution of Globalization

 
Globalization: Winners and Losers

 
The Changing Definition of Citizenship in a Global Era

 
Where Do We Go From Here?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 2: Point of Departure: Planet Earth
Getting Our Heads around the Earth: Geography as a Field of Study

 
Challenges to the Planet: Where We Live

 
Will Population Exceed Capacity?

 
What Are the Challenges? The Potential for Tragedy

 
The Human Factor: Contributing to the Tragedy

 
The Global Response

 
What Can You Do?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 3: Jump Starting the Trip: The Role of Technology
Technology in the Modern Era

 
The Industrial Revolution

 
Enter the Computer

 
The Packaging of Technology: The Second Era of Computing

 
The Role of Technology in Crossing Borders

 
A Final Thought on Technology Prior to the Journey

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 4: Searching for Security: The Political World
Defining Political Borders: The Origins of the Modern State System

 
The Balance of Power System: Its Failures and the Outbreak of War

 
The Cold War

 
The Post–Cold War World

 
Conclusion: The Quest for Security

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 5: Challenges to Security
Conflict in the Middle East

 
Weapons of Mass Destruction

 
Terrorism

 
What Can Be Done?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 6: Seeking Prosperity: The Global Economy
Defining Economic Borders: A Very Short History

 
The Bretton Woods System

 
Beyond Bretton Woods: The Roots of Contemporary Globalization

 
Emerging Economic Centers

 
Key Players in Transition

 
Conclusion: The Evolution of the World Economy

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 7: Challenges to Prosperity
Trade

 
Investment

 
Finance and Development

 
What Can Be Done?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 8: Protecting Identity: The People of the World
Cultural and Social Borders: Understanding Identity

 
The Age of Enlightenment

 
Social Borders

 
The Study of Social and Cultural Borders

 
Globalization: Homogenization or Hybridization?

 
Conclusion: Identity at the Crossroads

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 9: Challenges to Identity
The Role of Religion

 
Ethnic Conflict

 
Failed States

 
What Can Be Done?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 10: Managing the World: Cooperation at the Global Level
Defining the Global Order: International Law and Organizations

 
The United Nations

 
Interdependence and Regional Intergovernmental Organizations

 
Nongovernmental Organizations

 
The Evolution of the United Nations and Civil Society

 
The Expansion of International Law and the International Criminal Court

 
Conclusion: Compliance and Enforcement

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 11: Challenges to Cooperation
Poverty

 
Global Health and the Threat of Disease

 
Human Rights

 
What Can Be Done?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
 
Chapter 12: Connecting to the World: Where Do You Go from Here?
International Studies beyond the Classroom

 
International Career Opportunities

 
Educational Options

 
Conclusion: Where Do You Go From Here?

 
Key Concepts

 
To Learn More

 
Notes

 

Supplements

Instructor Resources Site

SAGE edge for Instructors, supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students. SAGE edge instructor sites include tools and elements such as:

  • Test banks that provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • Multimedia content includes links to video, audio, web, and data that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Instructor Manual which summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • Transition Guide provides chapter-by-chapter outline of key changes to the second edition
  • A set of all the graphics from the text, including all of the maps, tables, and figures, in PowerPoint, .pdf, and .jpg formats for class presentations.
  • A Course cartridge that provides easy integration into most major learning management systems. This course cartridge includes assets found on the Instructor Teaching Site and the Student Study Site, as well as a bonus quiz for each chapter in the book—all in an easy-to-upload package.
Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment and features elements such as:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards which strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes that allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material
  • An online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience
  • Chapter summaries with learning objectives that reinforce the most important material
  • Video and multimedia content that appeal to students with different learning styles
  • Carefully selected SAGE readings to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter

An essential text for any course on internationalism, global issues or international HRM.

Mr Paul Matthews
School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, University College Birmingham
April 22, 2015

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Harry I. Chernotsky

Harry I. Chernotsky is chair of the Department of Global, International and Area Studies and professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a PhD in political science from Rutgers University. More About Author

Heidi Hilary Hobbs

Heidi H. Hobbs is the director of the Master of International Studies program and an associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. She has a PhD in international relations from the University of Southern California. More About Author

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