Global Politics: A New Introduction

Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss

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Global Politics:A New Introduction is an innovative new textbook that provides a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective.

Key features of Global Politics: A New Introduction:

Examines the most significant issues in global politics – from war, peacebuilding, terrorism, security and authority to poverty, development, postcolonialism, human rights, gender, inequality, ethnicity and what we can do to change the world
Each chapter is written to a common structure which is ideal for teaching and learning and features a key question, an illustrative example, general responses and larger issues
Integrates theory and practice throughout the text, by presenting theoretical ideas and concepts in conjunction with a global range of historical and contemporary case studies
Draws on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies, development
Extensively illustrated throughout with 169 maps, photos, figures and cartoons as well as extensive pedagogic features to further learning, including a support website which provides podcast interviews with contributors, weblinks and downloadable maps
Features an international line-up of leading scholars.

Global Politics: A New Introduction is an original, groundbreaking, engaged and intellectually stimulating textbook for core courses on world politics, international politics and international relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages568
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-43131-6, 978-0-415-43130-9, 041543131X
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2008


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