Introduction to Global Politics by Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Rafferty

By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Rafferty

Richard W. Mansbach and Kirsten L. Rafferty. Introduction to international Politics. Routledge, 2008. 873 Pages. 978–0–415–77383–6 (pbk); 978–0–203–94611–4 (ebk)

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Publication Date: September 21, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0415773830 | ISBN-13: 978-0415773836
This textbook introduces scholars to the foremost alterations in present worldwide politics to be able to support them make experience of significant tendencies which are shaping our international. The emphasis on swap in international politics is helping scholars to acknowledge that certainly new advancements require electorate to alter their ideals and that new difficulties might seem whilst previous ones disappear. it's designed to inspire scholars to imagine forward in new, open-minded methods, whilst they arrive to appreciate the old roots of the present.

Key features:
explains international politics utilizing an ancient approach
assesses various kinds of conception in order that scholars detect what conception is and why it will be important for figuring out worldwide politics
presents key features of worldwide politics together with the improvement of the geographical region, energy, overseas legislations, conflict, international coverage, safety, terrorism, foreign association, foreign political economic climate, the worldwide south, the surroundings and globalization
extensive pedagogy to augment studying - scholar actions, visible fabrics, definitions of key words and names, studying containers, cultural fabrics, key files, annotated bibliography and site addresses (support site with lecturers' fabrics, datasets and updates).
Introduction to international Politics may be crucial studying for college students of political technology, international politics and foreign relations.

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Yet, not everything is new. War, for example, has been central to global politics for millennia. If we understood its causes, we would eliminate them to prevent the horrifying levels of death and destruction that accompany armed conflict. Instead, even as wars among states grow less frequent, wars involving terrorists, ethnic minorities, and other groups become more frequent, with the potential to become even more deadly. Notwithstanding numerous efforts to explain war, we still quote from ancient philosophers and writers like Thucydides, a Greek historian from the fifth century BC, to understand and explain them.

In a word, no one can look at everything in global politics – or in any field – at once without becoming completely confused. Instead, by focusing on only the most important factors and looking for patterns, the student of world affairs can gain clarity. But how can we do this? The 13 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICS theory an abstract, simplified, and general proposition that answers “why” and “how” questions. empirical theory (positivism) theories built on knowledge derived from experiment and experience.

M. President George W. Bush announced that the United States apparently had been the victim of a terrorist attack. Minutes later he halted all US air traffic for the first time in history. However, the danger was not over. , another plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon in the outskirts of Washington, DC. The public wondered: would the attacks end? m. the unthinkable happened. The south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Only five minutes later, a portion of the Pentagon collapsed, while in Pennsylvania a fourth jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field.

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