The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics

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9780534536992: The Global Future: A Brief Introduction to World Politics

The GLOBAL FUTURE is a brief introduction to the study of international relations, based on the framework of Charles Kegley's best selling WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION. Written in a clear, accessible style that speaks to students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, this textbook provides a set of concepts and analytic tools to help them understand contemporary events and emerging global trends. Every chapter contains thought-provoking case studies, box inserts with rival views on current controversies, and a marginal glossary, as well as vivid graphs, maps, and photographs. With an emphasis on engaging students in the latest international developments, THE GLOBAL FUTURE encourages them to think critically about contemporary issues and form their own opinions on how to address the pressing security, economic, and environmental problems of the twenty-first century.

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About the Author:

Charles W. Kegley is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. A past President of the International Studies Association, Kegley holds the title of Pearce Distinguished Professor of International Relations Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. A graduate of the American University (B.A.) and Syracuse University (Ph.D.) and a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Kegley previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Texas, Rutgers University, the People's University of China, and the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales Et du Developpement in Geneva Switzerland. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association. A founding partner of Kegley International, Inc. (a publishing, research, and consulting foundation), Kegley has authored more than 50 scholarly books (and over 100 articles in journals), including co-authorship with Gregory A. Raymond for Cengage of five editions of The Global Future, as well as with Eugene R. Wittkopf seven editions of American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process.

Gregory A. Raymond is a University Distinguished Professor at Boise State University, where he holds the the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs. Raymond has received nine major teaching awards, including Idaho Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has published numerous articles articles and books, including THIRD WORLD POLITICS OF INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS, which received an Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association. Together Kegley and Raymond have coauthored and/or coedited nine books on foreign policy and world politics as well as more than two dozen published articles. A graduate of Park College and the University of South Carolina, Raymond was a Pew Faculty Fellow at Harvard University.

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"This text . . . provides a very concise and 'updated' introduction to International Relation. Its greatest strength . . . is the insightful approach to global terrorism and the novel treatment of arms control from the 'realist' perspective. Both these issues, along with the global political economy and equity problems, seem to be the mandatory items in any discussion of our world in the 21st century."

"This text compares very favorably to the ones I have used in the past. In fact, it is richer in several ways, including the discussion on security and warfare. This book is thorough, balanced, rich, up-to-date, and user-friendly."

"[Kegley is] an excellent, brief introduction to international relations. The research is relatively current, the material is easily accessible and comprehensible to students, and the layout is well organized, clear, speaks to contemporary debates within the field, and utilizes well-thought-out pedagogical tools. It is a well-written and researched introductory textbook that presents the topic of international relations in an exciting and dynamic fashion."

"Overall for me the Kegley text's strength is its scholarship. The authors do an admirable job incorporating recent relevant scholarship and providing an analytical perspective for today's critical issues. They clearly contrast liberal and realist approaches, which I appreciate. They also incorporate much of the latest IPE scholarship."

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