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Readership: An introductory textbook suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of International Relations.
Edited by John Baylis, Formerly Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea, Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Politics, University of Exeter, and Patricia Owens, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of London, Queen Mary
"By thoroughly updating chapters and expanding its coverage of recent global developments, financial crises, migration dynamics and deepening anxieties, this popular textbook sustains its claim to comprehensive, cutting edge analysis and student-friendly pedagogical effectiveness.
" - V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona
"The Globalization of World Politics is the book that you wished that you had written yourself. It is excellent. The book reflects the authors' pedagogical understanding and deep knowledge of their subject. Students, teachers and scholars alike will find it very valuable. Highly recommended.
" - Mikael Baaz, University of Gothenburg
"Extensive updating and revision, new chapters by leading scholars in the field and enhanced online resources ensure that this new, 5th edition of The Globalization of World Politics will further enhance its reputation as the worlds leading introductory text on world politics.
" - Peter Lawler, University of Manchester
"This textbook offers an extraordinary combination of historical, conceptual and thematic breadth, accessible prose written by some of IRs greatest minds, and a perspective that is genuinely global in scope. It is the must read for students of international relations from around the world.
" - Arlene B. Tickner, Professor of International Relations, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Columbia
"The preeminent introduction to International Relations just got even better. The empirical and theoretical updates in the new edition demonstrate the authors continuing commitment to excellence. Much appreciated by both teachers and students, I strongly recommend Baylis, Smith & Owens to anyone teaching or learning about global politics of today.
" - Malena Rosen Sundstrom, Malmo University, Sweden
"The Globalization of World Politics has done a superb job. Miraculously, it is both handy and sumptuous. Handy in the sense that the volume is self-standing in itself with succinct and lucid style and sumptuous in the sense that the volume covers the whole range of schools of thought and the whole range of policy issues that need to be dealt with in the standard curse of international relations as if readers could feel the richness of each chapter one after another. With substantial revision and updating in 2010, the volume shines even more. The volume shoots at two birds with one stone-successfully! If you are asked to choose one textbook in the area of international relations, this is it.
" - Takashi Inoguchi, University of Tokyo
Review(s) from previous edition"The Globalization of World Politics is one of the most commercially successful textbooks published by Oxford University Press, and with even a quick flick through it is not difficult to see why. It aims to combine history, theory, structure and process with contemporary international issues, and it does so in a way that is clearly presented. This is an ideal text for students who are new to the subject, but it also remains a key resource as students continue in their studies. Although the book's aim is introductory, its breadth and depth make it a worthwhile investment. - Ariene Caloia, third-year politics student, Royal Holloway, University of London
"I have had very, very good experiences with your "IR bible" [The Globalization of World Politics by Baylis et al] as well as Strategy in the Contemporary World. I wish all my books were this informative - extremely well written, clearly structured and of high quality!
Everywhere I go, I take these books with me. Keep up the good work!" - Romain Markwalder, Postgraduate student, King's College, London
John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens: Introduction
1: Anthony McGrew: Globalization and global politics
Part One: The historical context
2: David Armstrong: The evolution of international society
3: Len Scott: International history, 1900-1999
4: Michael Cox: From the cold war to the world economic crisis
Part Two: Theories of world politics
5: Tim Dunne and Brian C. Schmidt: Realism
6: Tim Dunne: Liberalism
7: Steven L. Lamy: Contemporary mainstream approaches: neo-realism and neo-liberalism
8: Stephen Hobden and Richard Wyn Jones: Marxist and critical theories of international relations
9: Michael Barnett: Social constructivism
10: Lene Hansen: Post structuralism
11: Christine Sylvester: Post colonialism
12: Richard Shapcott: International ethics
Part Three: Structures and processes
13: Mike Sheehan: The changing character of war
14: John Baylis: International and global security
15: Ngaire Woods: International political economy in an age of globalization
16: J. Ann Tickner: Gender in world politics
17: Christian Reus-Smit: International law
18: Richard Little: International regimes
19: Paul Taylor and Devon Curtis: The United Nations
20: Peter Willetts: Transnational actors and international organizations in global politics
Part Four: International issues
21: John Vogler: Environmental issues
22: James D. Kiras: Terrorism and globalization
23: Darryl Howlett: Nuclear proliferation
24: John Breuilly: Nationalism
25: Simon Murden: Culture in world affairs
26: Edward Best and Thomas Christiansen: Regionalism in international affairs
27: Matthew Watson: Global trade and finance
28: Caroline Thomas and Tony Evans: Poverty, development, and hunger
29: Amitav Acharya: Human security
30: Jack Donnelly: Human rights
31: Alex J. Bellamy and Nicholas J. Wheeler: Humanitarian intervention in world politics
Part Five: Globalization in the future
32: Andrew Linklater: Globalization and the transformation of political community
33: Ian Clark: Globalization and the post-cold war order