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MindTap Political Science for World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2016 - 2017 16th Edition

Charles W. Kegley Jr., Shannon L. Blanton

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MindTap® Political Science for Blanton/Kegley’s World Politics: Trend and Transformation 2016 - 2017, 16th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content. Students work with engaging activities such as timelines; introductory videos with polling; Aplia homework assignments that contain videos, graphs, maps, and primary sources; case study activities; infographics; an atlas; and a current events blog. Students develop critical-thinking, analytical, and writing skills while sharing their worldviews. Customize the syllabi, emphasize key topics, and add your own material.

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.

Shannon L. Blanton, University of Memphis

Shannon Lindsey Blanton is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she is also the inaugural dean of the UAB Honors College. She is a past vice provost for undergraduate programs, department chair and undergraduate coordinator, and has served nationally as a facilitator for leadership development in higher education. A graduate of Georgia College (B.A.), the University of Georgia (M.A.), and the University of South Carolina (Ph.D.), she has received numerous research awards and professional recognitions. She has served on a number of editorial boards, including those for four of the discipline's foremost journals: International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, and International Studies Perspectives. She has published articles on U.S. foreign policy decision-making, with a focus on the determinants and consequences of U.S. arms transfers and foreign aid. Her work has also examined the significance of human rights concerns in global political and economic interactions.
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  • MindTap for WORLD POLITICS offers students a wealth of engaging activities such as interactive timelines; introductory videos with polling; Aplia homework assignments that contain videos, graphs, maps, and primary sources; case study activities; infographics; an atlas; a current events blog; and over 130 Carnegie Council videos.

Infographic Library. A series of infographics illuminate interesting statistics and facts in international relations and ask students to think critically about the data.

International Relations Timelines. Historical developments in international relations are overviewed in a series of twelve illustrated, interactive timelines and students are asked to identify key events and trends.

Atlas. A collection of world political maps provides a handy reference.

Introductory Videos with Polling. Students can watch these videos, featuring other International Relations students, to get context for what they will learn in the chapter and spark their thoughts on the topic at hand. Each video presents real-world poll results and then asks students to share their opinion, which they can compare with their classmates.

Chapter Learning Objectives. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the chapter to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2016-2017 Edition. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Case Study Activities. Students will research and read relevant primary source articles and practice their writing skills by answering a series of short-answer questions.

Focus Activities including primary source, map, video activities tied closely with Learning Objectives. These activities combine the richness of primary source materials with a learn-by-doing approach to ensure students internalize the material.

Wrap it Up Quiz – 25 Question Final Chapter Quiz. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every chapter, which will improve course outcomes.

KnowNow International Relations Blog. The KnowNow Blog closes every chapter to ensure all students have a current, real-world view into the concepts covered.

Carnegie Council Videos. Our partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs offers over 130 videos from the top scholars in international relations, reinforcing key concepts from the book.
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