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Global Politics / Edition 2

Global Politics / Edition 2

by Andrew Heywood
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137349262
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Series: Macmillan Foundations Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 592,299
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Theory and Political Ideologies used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

Table of Contents

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. 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 Organizations and the United Nations.- 19. Global Governance and the Bretton Woods System.- 20. Regionalism and World Politics.- 21. Why Theory Matters.- 22. Images of the Global Futur

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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.' - Torbjørn 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

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