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World politics : trend and transformation

Author: Charles W Kegley; Eugene R Wittkopf
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the post Cold War world and the various theories which attempt to explain what is unfolding and yet to come.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Kegley; Eugene R Wittkopf
ISBN: 0312247354 9780312247355 0333945786 9780333945780
OCLC Number: 44855362
Description: xxvii, 669, G1-16, R1-20, A1-2, I1-14 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. III. The politics of global welfare --
8. Trade and monetary issues in a globalized political economy --
The global context for interpreting contemporary world economic change --
The changing free-trade regime --
Monetary matters : can regimes promote trade and growth? --
From currency concerns to trade troubles in the twenty-first century --
The fate of free trade : triumph or trouble? --
9. Globalization and the disappearance of national borders --
What is globalization? --
The globalization of finance --
The globalization of trade --
The globalization of production --
The globalization of labor --
Globalization and the state : what future? --
10. Population politics and the demographic dimensions of globalization --
Population growth as a global political problem : the tragedy of the commons --
Assessing global demographic trends --
The changing population pyramid : further trends affecting population --
How population policy colors world politics --
The international response to population issues --
11. Ecopolitics and the preservation of the global commons --
Environmental security and sustainable development : an overview --
The ecopolitics of energy --
The ecopolitics of the atmosphere --
The ecopolitics of forests and biodiversity --
Trade, the environment, and sustainable development --
Toward sustainability --
pt. IV. Global conflict and its management --
12. Global conflict between and within the states --
Armed conflict in the world : continuities and change --
The causes of armed conflict : rival theories --
Armed conflict within states --
Terrorism --
The human tragedy of violent conflict --
13. Military power and national security in the age of globalization --
Power in international politics --
The quest for military capabilities --
The social and economic consequences of military preparations for war --
The great powers' national security strategies --
The search for security in an insecure world --
14. Coercive diplomacy and intervention in a world of vanishing borders --
The place of coercive diplomacy in world politics --
The security dilemma --
Nuclear deterrence and defense --
Conventional forces and the future of deterrence --
Boycotts, not bullets, as weapons : sanctions as instruments of coercion --
Diplomatic negotiation in lieu of coercion? --
15. The realist road to security through alliances, the balance of power, and arms control --
Alliances and their impact on national and global security --
The balance of power --
Controlling military power through arms agreements --
Military power and the search for a twenty-first-century peace --
16. The liberal institutional paths to peace --
International law and world order --
International organizations and world order --
Political integration : the functional and neofunctional paths to peace --
A democratic peace --
Liberal institutions and world order : from security to stability? --
pt. V. The problematic twenty-first century --
17. Ten questions about twenty-first-century global prospects --
Toward the future : critical questions at the start of the new millennium --
A new world order? --
Glossary. Part One. Trend and Transformation in World Politics --
1. Exploring Twenty-First-Century World Politics --
2. Theories of World Politics --
Part Two. The Actors and Their Relations --
3. Foreign Policy Decision Making --
4. Great-Power Rivalries and Relations --
5. The Plight and Policy Posture of the Global South --
6. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) --
7. The Promise and Peril of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) --
Part Three. The Politics of Global Welfare --
8. Trade and Monetary Issues in a Globalized Political Economy --
9. Globalization and the Disappearance of National Borders --
10. Population Politics and the Demographic Dimensions of Globalization --
11. Ecopolitics and the Preservation of the Global Commons --
Part Four. Global Conflict and Its Management --
12. Armed Conflict between and within States --
13. Military Power and National Security in the Age of Globalization --
14. Coercive Diplomacy and Intervention in the Age of Globalization --
15. The Realist Road to Security through Alliances, the Balance of Power, and Arms Control --
16. The Liberal Institutional Paths to Peace --
Part Five. The Problematic Twenty-First Century --
17. Ten Questions about Twenty-first Century Global Prospects.
Responsibility: Charles W. Kegley, Jr., Eugene R. Wittkopf.
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