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The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, Sixth Edition

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Trusted by over 300,000 students across the world, The Globalization of World Politics is central to the teaching of introductory International Relations.

Now in its sixth edition, this internationally successful textbook has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics.. A new chapter by Andrew Hurrell on rising powers and the emerging global order ensures the text continues to cover topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation.
The unique line-up of expert contributors introduces students to the very best work within history, theory, structures, and key issues in International Relations, providing a launch-pad for those who choose to progress with their IR studies. 

New to this Edition:

  • An exciting new chapter on 'Rising powers and the emerging global order' by eminent scholar Andrew Hurrell reflects on the transformation in world politics and covers topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation.
  • The chapter on nuclear proliferation has been substantially revised by new contributor, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, with updated coverage of nuclear weapons technology, theoretical debates about nuclear proliferation, and the evolution of non-proliferation efforts, featuring case studies of the nuclearization of Iran and North Korea and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
  • All chapters have been updated to take account of the latest global events, with particular emphasis on the Arab Spring, effects of the eurozone crisis on globalization, emerging economies, and the rise of the BRICs.
  • The Online Resource Centre, which accompanies the text, has been updated and improved with new video podcasts from the contributors and mindmaps, more case studies, and new PowerPoint slides for adopting lecturers.