The Globalization of World Politics (8th Edition)

An Introduction to International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics (8th Edition)
Steve Smith, Patricia Owens, John Baylis
NZ$ 91.99
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h265 x 195mm - 648pg
2 Jan 2020 UK
University of Canterbury
The Globalization of World Politics, the bestselling introduction to international relations, offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics. Leading scholars in the field introduce readers to the history, theory, structures and key issues in international relations, providing students with an ideal introduction. NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew Chapter on Refugees and Forced Migration encourages students to critically engage with cutting-edge research on this vital topicIncorporation of postcolonial and decolonial approaches in Chapter 10 critically explores the limitations inherent within existing theoretical approaches to IRNewly authored Chapter (31) on Human Rights encourages students to think critically about key issues within the field and consider whether human rights are universalExpanded coverage of non-Western approaches, particularly perspectives from the global South, are woven throughout chapters to ensure students appreciate the importance of viewing international relations from representative and varied perspectivesUpdated IR theory chapters reflect a more contextualised and historical perspective, allowing students to gain a thorough, nuanced understanding of the historical and political context in which these approaches emergedUpdated ' Opposing Opinions' features facilitate critical and reflective debate on contemporary policy challenges, from campaigns to decolonise the curriculum to debates over open borders and migration. This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.
Chapter 10 brings many new insights, excellent examples and debates on postcolonial and decolonial approaches. The Opposing Opinions feature will ignite heated and reflexive debate amongst students * Dr Birsen Erdogan, Maastricht University * Chapter 25 covers a topic of great relevance and interest to students, including good discussion of the theoretical and legal debate of various categories of refugees and effective examples and case studies to illustrate the complexities of this most challenging policy issue * Professor Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women' s University *
John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies, University of Exeter. Patricia Owens is Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations, University of Sussex.

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