In this extensively revised new edition of Global Politics, internationally renowned author Andrew Heywood provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.
This edition is fully updated to cover key developments, from the Arab Spring to the global financial crisis, and provides enhanced coverage of current issues like international migration. An entirely new chapter on the importance and impact of theory at the end of the book revisits key perspectives, and addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in global politics.
Written with outstanding clarity and drawing on an exceptionally wide range of theoretical perspectives throughout, each chapter is packed with innovative features to aid study and reinforce learning. To complement this textbook, there is a companion website with resources for both lecturers and students. Exam questions, PowerPoint slides, online-only case-studies, self-test questions, and more, can be found at https://he.palgrave.com/companion/Heywood-Global-Politics/
"Excellent! A first-rate text which I look forward to using in class. Rich in themes, comprehensive in scope and beautifully woven together with illuminating theoretical threads, it introduces IR but also moves beyond and its innovative lay-out will fire students' imagination." - Torbjorn L Knutsen, University of Trondheim (NTNU), Norway 'The second edition of Global Politics shows once again that Heywood is the master of the introductory text.' Richard Stubbs, McMaster University, Canada 'This updated second edition maintains the standard of the first as an invaluable teaching aid for our first year IR students. The topical case studies and international perspective are particularly impressive.' - Nick Bisley, La Trobe University, Australia 'This is a first rate textbook which offers a sure-footed theoretical and empirical guide through the labyrinth of contemporary international relations. It is highly user-friendly. The new edition incorporates crucial new material on tectonic shifts in the Middle East and North Africa.'- Jolyon Howorth, Yale University, USA "[T]he most comprehensive, theoretically and historically-informed introductory text available." - Jacqui True, University of Auckland, New Zealand "Truly global without neglecting the international. Comprehensive, theoretically grounded and impressively integrated, Heywood's thoughtful and clearly-written introduction has the potential to change how international relations is taught." - Terry Nardin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
1. Introducing Global Politics 2. Historical Context 3. Theories of Global Politics 4. The Economy in a Global Age 5. The State and Foreign Policy in a Global Age 6. Society in a Global Age 7. The Nation in a Global Age 8. Identity, Culture and Challenges to the West 9. Power and Twenty-First Century Global Order 10. War and Peace 11. Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament 12. Transnational Terrorism 13. Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention 14. International Law 15. Poverty and Development 16. Global Environmental Issues 17. Gender in Global Politics 18. International Organization, the UN and Global Governance 19. Global Economic Governance 20. Regionalism and World Politics 21. Why Theory Matters
Series: Macmillan Foundations Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 11th March 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 19.2
Weight (kg): 1.18
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised