“The Globalization of World Politics has done a superb job. Miraculously, it is both handy and sumptuous. Handy in the sense that the volume is self-standing in itself with succinct and lucid style and sumptuous in the sense that the volume covers the whole range of schools of thought and the whole range of policy issues that need to be dealt with in the standard curse of international relations as if readers could feel the richness of each chapter one after another. With substantial revision and updating in 2010, the volume shines even more. The volume shoots at two birds with one stone-successfully! If you are asked to choose one textbook in the area of international relations, this is it. ” – Takashi Inoguchi, University of TokyoJohn Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens: Introduction1: Anthony McGrew: Globalization and global politicsPart One: The historical context2: David Armstrong: The evolution of international society3: Len Scott: International history, 1900-19994: Michael Cox: From the cold war to the world economic crisisPart Two: Theories of world politics5: Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt: Realism6: Tim Dunne: Liberalism7: Steven L. Lamy: Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism8: Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones: Marxist and critical theories of international relations9: Michael Barnett: Social constructivism10: Lene Hansen: Post structuralism11: Christine Sylvester: Post colonialism12: Richard Shapcott: International ethicsPart Three: Structures and processes13: Mike Sheehan: The changing character of war14: John Baylis: International and global security15: Ngaire Woods: International political economy in an age of globalization16: J. Ann Tickner: Gender in world politics17: Christian Reus-Smit: International law18: Richard Little: International regimes19: Paul Taylor and Devon Curtis: The United Nations20: Peter Willetts: Transnational actors and international organizations in global politicsPart Four: International issues21: John Vogler: Environmental issues22: James D. Kiras: Terrorism and globalization23: Darryl Howlett: Nuclear proliferation24: John Breuilly: Nationalism25: Simon Murden: Culture in world affairs26: Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen: Regionalism in international affairs27: Matthew Watson: Global trade and finance28: Caroline Thomas and Tony Evans: Poverty, development, and hunger29: Amitav Acharya: Human security30: Jack Donnelly: Human rights31: Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler: Humanitarian intervention in world politicsPart Five: Globalization in the future32: Andrew Linklater: Globalization and the transformation of political community33: Ian Clark: Globalization and the post-cold war order
This highly successful textbook provides a systematic introduction to the principal theories of international relations. Combining incisive and original analyses with a clear and accessible writing style, it is ideal for introductory courses in international relations or international relations theory.Introduction to International Relations, Third Edition, focuses on the main theoretical traditions–realism, liberalism, international society, and theories of international political economy. The authors carefully explain how particular theories organize and sharpen our view of the world. They integrate excellent pedagogical features throughout, including chapter summaries, key points, questions, further reading, web links, boxes, and world maps.
A U.S. senator and Pulitzer Prizewinner, both experts on Southeast Asia, offer a bold new approach to address radical Islam and fight global terrorThe next front in the war on terror is in Southeast Asia, warn Senator Christopher Bond (R-MO) and Lewis Simons, both leading experts on the region. The U.S. has bankrupted its policies in dealing with the Islamic world. As Fundamentalist Islam gains traction in Southeast Asia, backed by Saudi money, the U.S. must act swiftly to re-establish its credibility there and help defuse global terrorism. Bond and Simons present a bold plan to accomplish this key goal by substituting smart power (civilians in sneakers and sandals) for force (soldiers in combat boots) in Indonesia and the other nations of Southeast Asia, home to the world’s greatest concentration of Muslims.Introduces a critical new “smart power” approach to combat global terrorWritten by two experts on Southeast Asia with extensive contacts in Washington and overseasTackles a crucial challenge to U.S. foreign policy and President Obama’s administrationExamines a wide range of views and people, from Osama bin Laden-trained armed terrorists to radical clerics to western-trained officials who plead for Americans to come to their countries to teach, start small businesses, and improve health careThe Next Front offers exactly the kind of fresh, out-of-the-box thinking the United States needs to rebuild its credibility and transcend its foreign policy failures.