International Politics: An Introductory Guide (Politics Study Guides EUP)
- Publish Date: 2009-07-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alasdair Blair;Steven Curtis
This accessible, user-friendly and bang-up-to-date introduction to International Politics blends key facts and terms with strong analytical commentary, examining the debates and issues of greatest relevance to the study of the subject.Focusing on the period since 1900, the book provides detailed coverage of key events from the origins of the First World War to the post-Cold War international order. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, particular features include:* The shift from Great Powers to Superpowers in the first half of the twentieth century* The Cold War and post-Cold War order* A fresh approach to understanding the relevancy of theory*State and non-state actors* The challenge of globalization* Order, justice and security in International PoliticsThis clear and authoritative account of International Politics benefits from an exhaustive list of boxes, tables and figures, as well as extensive cross-referencing throughout. This book is an essential guide to understanding the challenges that face world peace and security in the twenty-first century.