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Introduction to Global Politics

ISBN: 9780199934072 | 019993407X
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 7/31/2012

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Introduction to Global Politics,Second Edition, brings together an expert team of international scholars to provide students with a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches--both mainstream and alternative--and emphasizes non-state actors more than other textbooks. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * "Thinking about Global Politics" boxes at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking skills and apply their knowledge to activities dealing with real-world issues * "Engaging with the World" boxes suggest ways that students can get involved with activist organizations * Additional non-Western examples and a more even integration of critical approaches throughout provide more balanced coverage * A new chapter (7) on Nongovernmental Actors includes expanded coverage of NGOs, transnational social movements, corporations, celebrity diplomacy, and networks * Updates throughout examine recent events and trends including the Arab Spring, the rise of China, and the continuing effects of the global economic crisis * New case studies offer in-depth looks at sexual violence, cyber-terrorism, and more PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: * "Global Perspective" essays: Included in every chapter, these essays open windows onto other parts of the world, showing how other countries and world organizations perceive and manage global politics * "Theory in Practice" essays: Demonstrating the explanatory power of theories in global politics, these essays examine real-world scenarios using a variety of theoretical lenses * "Case Study" essays: These boxed essays delve into timely and teachable moments from world events, providing students with more in-depth analyses of specific topics * "What's Your Worldview?" critical-thinking questions: Short, critical-thinking questions in every chapter challenge students to develop their own, more well-informed ideas about global actors and issues SUPPORT PACKAGE: AnInstructor's Resource Manual with Test-Item File--available on CD or online--offers chapter objectives, detailed chapter outlines, lecture suggestions and activities, discussion questions, video and web resources, and more than 1,400 test items, including multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions. AComputerized Test Bankprovides multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions. ACompanion Website at www.oup.com/us/lamycontains all of the instructor resources (available for download) and numerous tools for students, including learning objectives, key-concept summaries, quizzes, essay questions, web activities, and web links. AnInstructor's Resource CDincludes the Instructor's Resource Manual with Test-Item File, a Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint-based lecture slides, and graphics from the text. Now Playing,a print resource and Netflix subscription, features relevant videos and DVDs. Learning Management System Cartridgesare also available. This text is also available as aCourseSmart Ebook(978-0-19-9993408-9). Please contact your Oxford University Press sales representative for details.

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