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The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics, 5th Edition

  • Charles W. Kegley Jr.
  • Gregory A. Raymond Boise State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133608485  |  ISBN-13: 9781133608486
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50
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About

Overview

THE GLOBAL FUTURE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS, Fifth Edition is a concise overview of the study of world politics, based on the framework of Charles Kegley's best-selling WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION. Written in a way that speaks to students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, THE GLOBAL FUTURE provides concepts and analytical tools to help readers understand contemporary events and emerging global trends. Every chapter contains thought-provoking case studies, box inserts with rival views on current controversies, a marginal glossary, as well as vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. Centering on the latest international developments, this text encourages students to form their own opinions about the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems of the twenty-first century. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter introduces case studies to help students think more critically.
  • "Controversy" boxes present essential debates in the field.

Table of Contents

Part I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD POLITICS.
1. Analyzing World Politics.
2. Theories of World Politics.
3. The Historical Setting of Contemporary World Politics.
Part II. THE ACTORS IN WORLD POLITICS.
4. States and Foreign Policy Decision Making.
5. Intergovernmental Organizations and Global Governance.
6. Nongovernmental Organizations and Transnational Relations.
Part III. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL SECURITY.
7. Patterns of Armed Conflict.
8. Arms, Alliances, and Coercive Diplomacy.
9. International Law and Human Rights.
Part IV. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WELFARE.
10. The Globalization of International Trade and Finance.
11. The Political Economy of Inequality and Development.
12. Global Environmental Trends and the Future of World Politics.

What's New

  • Learning Objectives open each chapter.
  • A critical thinking activity has been added to the end of each chapter.
  • Enhanced coverage of the debate over counterinsurgency versus counterterrorism policies and their application to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Focus on hot topics such as communications, terrorism, ethnic conflict, and the role of multinational corporations.
  • The total number of chapters has been reduced from 15 to 12.
  • Restructuring of the text including the following:
  • a) The chapter on "The Global South" now emphasizes global inequalities and development and accompanies the other political economy chapters that deal with trade, finance, and monetary relations.
  • b) Material on globalization has been moved to earlier in the text and combined with the treatment of nonstate actors.
  • c) The chapters on international law and human rights have been merged.
  • New exercises linked to a specific theoretical puzzle presented in the chapter.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I have used this text for 9 years. Its scholarship is rigorous. It's style and layout engage students."

— Kathleen Collihan, American River College

"Very highly recommended as a brief edition, because the key concepts and controversies are there for use as a springboard for good classroom coverage and discussion."

— Donald Roy, Ferris State University

"[The book] is well-written and -organized. It reflects the current scholarship in the IR discipline and covers all key issues on the global agenda. The chapters offer insights into future trends and engage students in critical thinking on a number of controversial matters."

— Abdalla Battah, Minnesota State University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285065379 | ISBN-13: 9781285065373)

The instructor's manual and test bank have been updated with new material to reflect changes in the new edition.

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COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS provides access to thousands of readings, articles, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. This easy to use solution allows you to search for selections to enhance your classes, and to select exactly the content you need for your courses. Each source document includes a descriptive introduction that provides important background context, and is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key concepts. The COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and the option to download MP3 audio files for each reading. You can easily create an affordable custom reader for your students, with all permissions cleared, which contains your notes and highlighting. You have the freedom to assign individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is the perfect complement to any class.

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Student Supplements

CourseReader 0-30: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111480591 | ISBN-13: 9781111480592)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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CourseReader 0-60: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680671 | ISBN-13: 9781111680671)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $137.00  | CengageBrain Price = $137.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.00

CourseReader Unlimited: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680701 | ISBN-13: 9781111680701)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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Political Science NewsWatch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133524389 | ISBN-13: 9781133524380)

Cengage Learning's Political Science NewsWatch provides you with up-to-the-minute in-depth analysis and robust content from worldwide news outlets to help you incorporate the political science headlines of today into your learning experience. This resource includes the NewsWatch website which is updated at least four times a day with news and information via video, podcasts, and hundreds of articles from leading journals, magazines, and newspapers from around the United States and the world. Sources include POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE NATIONAL REVIEW, THE NEW YORT TIMES, THE INDEPENDENT, and the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE. Also included is KnowNow!--the go-to blog about current events in Political Science.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles W. Kegley Jr.

Charles William Kegley is a past president of the International Studies Association, and has been serving the past two decades on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Kegley holds the title of Pearce Distinguished Professor of International Relations Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. A graduate of the American University (B.A.) and Syracuse University (Ph.D.) and a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Kegley previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Texas, Rutgers University, the People's University of China, and the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales Et du Développement in Geneva Switzerland. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association. A founding partner of Kegley International, Inc. (a publishing, research, and consulting foundation), Kegley has authored more than 50 scholarly books and over 100 articles in journals.

Gregory A. Raymond

Gregory A. Raymond is a University Distinguished Professor at Boise State University, where he holds the the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs. Raymond has received nine major teaching awards, including Idaho Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has published numerous articles articles and books, including THIRD WORLD POLITICS OF INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS, which received an Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association. Together Kegley and Raymond have coauthored and/or coedited nine books on foreign policy and world politics as well as more than two dozen published articles. A graduate of Park College and the University of South Carolina, Raymond was a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University.