IB Course Book: Global Politics 2016

Max Kirsch

IB Course Book: Global Politics 2016

Max Kirsch






7 Mar 2017




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Equipping teachers and learners to succeed in Global Politics from day 1, this student Course Book has been developed directly with the IB. Helping to develop politically engaged learners who can think critically about the changing 21st Century world, you can rely on it providing the most comprehensive coverage of this subject. Embracing a truly concept-based approach, fully in line with the syllabus, and structured around the central theme of People, Power and Politics, it ensures learners develop critical understanding of big picture political issues, problems and solutions.

Fully cover the syllabus - written by syllabus developer and UNESCO Chair in Human and Cultural Rights Max Kirsch and developed directly with the IB
Adopt a fully concept-based approach - the truly concept-based structure drives trans-disciplinary understanding
Build critical thought - student-centered activities drive exploration and analysis
Relate politics to the real world - a rich base of current, engaging case-studies ensures subject material is immediately relevant to learners own experiences
Equip learners for assessment - assessment support directly from the IB accurately prepares students to achieve in exams


1: Introduction
2: Power, Sovereignty and international relations
2.1: Introduction
2.2: Social order, ideology and power
2.3: States and statehood in the contemporary world
2.4: The nation state, power and modes of social control
2.5: Violence and structural violence
2.6: Interpretations of justice, liberty and equality
2.7: Non-state actors in global politics
2.8: Interactions in global politics
2.9: Levels of Geographic organization and international relations
2.10: Conclusion
3: Human Rights
3.1: The development of human rights
3.2: The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights
3.3: The three 'generations' of human rights
3.4: Conclusion
4: Development
4.1: Introduction: The Role of Development in Global Politics
4.2: Contested Meanings of Development
4.3: Factors That May Promote or Inhibit Development
4.4: Pathways Towards Development
4.5: Debates Surrounding Development: Challenges of Globalization, Inequality, Sustainability
4.6: Conclusion
5: Peace and Conflict
5.1: Introduction: the role of Peace and Conflict in Global Politics
5.2: Contested meanings of peace, conflict and violence
5.3: Causes and parties to conflict
5.4: Evolution of conflict
5.5: Conflict resolution and post-conflict transformation
5.6: Conclusions/epilogue


Author Max Kirsch , USA

Max Kirsch is Professor of Anthropology and UNESCO Chair in Human and Cultural Rights at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author or four books and many journal articles, including, In the Wake of the Giant, Queer Theory and Social Change, Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions, and Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena. He is currently working on two monographs, one an analysis of current global effects on our daily lives entitled The Way We Live Now, and the second is an ethnography concerning rapid social change, redevelopment, and internal colonialization in the Florida Everglades.