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World Politics

World Politics
International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Second Edition
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March 2017 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A crucial companion for your International Relations course

Helping readers to successfully navigate the exciting and complex field of global politics, World Politics gives a clear overview of the field and will make sure readers get the most out of their course.

In the book: 
  • Terrorism to transnational actors
  • New chapters on Migration and Feminist Theory
  • New case studies including on Donald Trump and the refugee crisis
  • “How to Impress your Examiner” boxes in every chapter with hints on what to do to get those top marks
  • Reflection boxes in every chapter to help you flex your analytic skills and get discussions with your fellow students going
  • Plenty to help you master theory, with a range of dedicated theory chapters, concept boxes included throughout, and lots of case studies so you can see how theories apply to the real world
  • Annotated reading lists and pointers to online resources, making it easy to delve into topics further
Part I International Relations and Globalisation
1. International Relations and Globalisation
2. The Development of International Society
Part II The History of Globalisation and International Relations
3. International Relations before the Second World War
4. International Relations after the Second World War
5. International Relations after the Cold War
Part III IR Theories
6. Realism
7. Liberalism
8. Marxism and Neo-Marxism
9. Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism
10. Critical Theory
11. Social Constructivism
12. Feminist Theory and Gender in IR
Part IV International structures
13. International Organizations and Transnational Actors
14. The United Nations
15. International Law
16. Regionalism
Part V Global Issues
17. International Security Studies
18. International Political Economy
19. Human Rights
20. The Natural Environment
21. Development, Poverty and Inequality
22. Migration
23. New Wars
24. Nuclear Deterrence and Proliferation
25. Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention
26. Terrorism and Political Violence
Part VI The Future
27. Rising Powers
28. Conclusions and the Future of International Relations

As an introduction to International Relations this textbook is fantastic. It offers a comprehensive coverage of many of the most pertinent issues facing international society today. The layout of the book is clear and the design used is aesthetically pleasing. Highly recommended.

Mr Benjamin Iain Nutt
School of Government, Plymouth University
April 27, 2017

very accessible reading for students

Ms Nakissa Campbell
Dept of Care and Early Years, Weston College
January 16, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

World Politics - Chapter 1

Jeffrey Haynes

Jeffrey Haynes, the author of more than 40 books, is a professor of politics and director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation at London metropolitan University, where he teaches courses on international relations. More About Author

Peter Hough

Peter Hough is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Middlesex University where he leads the MA International Relations course. He has published recent books on the politics of security, the environment and the Arctic. More About Author

Shahin Malik

Lloyd Pettiford

Lloyd Pettiford is a former Professor or International Relations and an academic/writer with over 20 years' experience. He has published more than 20 books, working on topics as diverse as terrorism, environmental politics, development, democratization and foreign policy. More About Author

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