Introduction to Global Politics

Seventh Edition

Steven Lamy, John Masker

Introduction to Global Politics

Seventh Edition

Steven Lamy, John Masker






26 Oct 2022




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Introduction to Global Politics, Seventh Edition, provides a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches--both mainstream and alternative--and emphasizes non-state actors more than any other global politics text. The book offers a robust ancillary resource program, including interactive media activities designed to reinforce key concepts by simulating real-world situations, making Introduction to Global Politics, Seventh Edition, the perfect text to engage your students.


About the Authors Maps of the World Preface PART I:FOUNDATIONS OF GLOBAL POLITICS CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICS: John Baylis, Anthony McGrew, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction International Relations and Global Politics Global Actors Global Issues Theories of Global Politics What Are Theories? Theoretical Traditions in International Relations The Rise of Realism Rival Theories Research Approaches: Historical, Social Scientific, and Constructivist The Historical Approach The Social Scientific Approach: Levels of Analysis The Constructivist Approach Dimensions of Globalization Conclusion WHAT'S TRENDING? The End of Peace? THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts CHAPTER 2 THE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL POLITICS: David Armstrong, Michael Cox, Len Schoot, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction The Significance of the Peace of Westphalia Revolutionary Wars World Wars: Modern and Total Legacies and Consequences of European Colonialism Col War Onset of the Cold War Conflict, Confrontration, and Compromise The Rise and Fall of Detente From Detente to a Second Cold War From the End of the Cold War to the War on Terrorism Globalization: Challenging the International Order? From Superpower to Hyperpower: US Primacy Europe in the New World System Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin East Asia: Primed from Rivalry? Latin America: Becoming Global Players The War on Terrorism: From 9/11 to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria Conclusion FEATURES THEORY IN PRACTICE Percenption, Continuity, and Change After January 20, 2009 CASE STUDY The Forgotten Genocides: German Colonialism After the Berlin Conference WHAT'S TRENDING? The End of Peace? THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Understanding and Resolving International Conflicts CHAPTER 3 REALISM, LIBERALISM, AND CRITICAL THEORIES: Tim Dunne, Brian C. Schmidt, Stephen Hobden, Richard Wyn Jones, Steve Smith, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Is Realism? The Essential Realism Statism Survival Self-Help One Realism or Many? Classical Realism Structural Realism, or Neorealism Contemporary Realist Challenges to Structural Realism What Theory Tells Us About Policy What Is Liberalism? Defining Liberalism The Essential Liberalism Neoliberalism Liberalism in Practice What Theory Tells Us About Policy Critical Theories The Essential Marxism Third World Socialists Feminist Theory What Theory Tells Us About Policy Constructivism Conclusion FEATURES CASE STUDY The Power of Ideas: Politics and Neoliberalism THEORY IN PRACTICE What Makes a Theory <"Alternative>" or Critical? THEORY IN PRACTICE Jane Addams and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom WHAT'S TRENDING? Will Capitalism Survive? THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS The Melian Dialogue: Realism and the Preparation for War PART II: GLOBAL ACTORS CHAPTER 4 MAKING FOREIGN POLICY: Steven L. Lamy and John Masker Introduction What Is Foreign Policy? States, Nationalism, and National Interests Foreign Policy from Different Perspectives Who Makes Foreign Policy? What Do We Expect From Foreign Policy? Levels of Analysis in Foreign Policy Individual Factors, or the Human Dimension National Factors, or Domestic Attributes Systemic Factors, or the Nature of the International System Global Factors The Foreign Policy Process Phase One: Initiation or Articulation Phase Two: The Formulation of Foreign Policy Phase Three: Foreign Policy Implementation Phase Four: Foreign Policy Evaluation Foreign Policy Strategies and Tools Sticks: Military and Economic Tools Carrots: Foreign Assistance Sermons: Diplomatic Messaging and the Use of All Forms of Media Soft, Smart, and Hard Power in Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Styles and Traditions Great-Power Foreign Policy Middle-Power Foreign Policy Small-State Foreign Policy Conclusion FEATURES CASE STUDY Refugees CASE STUDY Geopolitics in the COVID-19 Era: Vaccine Diplomacy and Competition for Global Influence THEORY IN PRACTICE The Impact of Globalization on Different Kinds of States WHAT'S TRENDING? Women Do Matter THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Designing a New World Order CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE : Devon Curtis, Christian Reus-Smit, Paul Taylor, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction International Law International Order and Institutions Criticisms of International Law From International to Supranational Law? The United Nations A Brief History of the United Nations The UN's Principal Organs The Security Council Growth in UN Membership The General Assembly The Secretariat The Economic and Social Council The Trusteeship Council The International Court of Justice Maintenance of International Peace and Security Increased Attention to Conditions Within States Intervention Within States Economic and Social Questions The Reform Process of the United Nations Country Level Headquarters Level The European Union and Other Regional Organizations The Process of European Integration Other Regional Actors: The African Union, the Organization of American States, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Arab League The African Union Organization of American States The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Arab League China as a Leader of Global Institutions The Growth of Global Civil Society Multinational Corporations INGOs as Global Political Actors Sources of INGO Power Forms of INGO Power Information Politics Symbolic Politics Leverage Politics Accountability Politics Global Campaign Politics Celebrity Diplomacy Foundations and Think Tanks Criminal and Terrorist Networks as Global Actors Conclusion FEATURES THEORY IN PRACTICE Neoconservatives and the United Nations CASE STUDY Democratic Diplomacy: The Ottawa Process and Treaty to Ban Landmines THEORY IN PRACTICE NGOs and Protecting the Rights of Children WHAT'S TRENDING? A World Order Without Arms? THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Who Could Help Tomorrow? Twenty Global Problems and Global Issues Networks PART III: GLOBAL ISSUES CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL SECURITY, MILITARY POWER, AND TERRORISM : John Baylis, Darryl Howlett, James D. Kiras, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Is <"Security>"? Mainstream and Critical Approaches to Security Realist and Neorealist Views on Global Security Liberal Institutionalist Views on Global Security The Constructivist Approach to Global Security The Feminist Approach to Global Security Marxist and Radical Liberal or Utopian Approaches to Security The Changing Character of War The Nature of War The Revolution in Military Affairs Hybrid Warfare Postmodern War Globalization and New Wars New Roles for NATO? Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation Proliferation Optimism and Pessimism Nuclear Weapons Effects The Current Nuclear Age Nuclear Motivations Nuclear Capabilities and Intentions Great Power Security and Strategy United States China Russia The European Union Terrorism and Extremism Terrorism: From Domestic to Global Phenomenon The Impact of Globalization on Terrorism Cultural Explanations Economic Explanations Religion and <"New>" Terrorism Globalization, Technology, and Terrorism Proselytizing Security of Terrorist Organizations Mobility Combating Terrorism Counterterrorism Activities Conclusion FEATURES CASE STUDY US Drone Warfare: A Robotic Revolution in Modern Combat THEORY IN PRACTICE The Realist-Theory Perspective and the War on Terrorism THEORY IN PRACTICE The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Fighting Terrorism in the Former Communist Bloc WHAT'S TRENDING? New Strategies and Tools of War THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Perspectives on the Arms Race CHAPTER 7 HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN SECURITY: Amitav Acharya, Alex J. Bellamy, Chris Brown, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction What Are Human Rights? The Liberal Account of Rights Human Rights and State Sovereignty International Human Rights Legislation The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Subsequent UN Legislation Enforcement of Human Rights Legislation What Is Human Security? Origin of the Concept Human Security and Development Human Security and Refugees Common Security History of Humanitarian Activism and Intervention Contemporary Cases of Intervention and Nonintervention Universalism Challenged Humanitarian Dimensions Political and Economic Rights and Security Human Rights and Human Security During Conflict Gender, Identity, and Human Security The Role of the International Community Responsibility to Protect, Prevent, and Rebuild Basic Principles Conclusion FEATURES CASE STUDY A Failed Intervention CASE STUDY Afghanistan: Sleepwalking into a Great Humanitarian Crisis THEORY IN PRACTICE Gendered Perspective on Human Rights WHAT'S TRENDING? The Human Rights Network THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS What Should Be Done? National Interests Versus Human Interests CHAPTER 8 GLOBAL TRADE AND FINANCE: Steven L. Lamy and John Masker Introduction The Emergence of a Global Trade and Monetary System 350 Global Trade and Finance Actors in a Globalizing Economy Cross-Border Transactions Open-Border Transactions Transborder Transactions Global Trade Transborder Production Transborder Products Global Finance Global Money Global Banking Global Securities Global Derivatives Continuity and Change in Economic Globalization Irregular Incidence The Persistence of Territory The Survival of the State The Continuance of Nationalism and Cultural Diversity Conclusion FEATURES THEORY IN PRACTICE Contending Views of Capitalism THEORY IN PRACTICE Globalization and <"America First>" Nationalism CASE STUDY Southern Debt in Global Finance WHAT'S TRENDING? Managing Global Political Risks THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Globalization: Productive, Predatory, or Inconsequential? CHAPTER 9 POVERTY, DEVELOPMENT, AND HUNGER: Caroline Thomas, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction Poverty Development Post-1945 International Economic Liberalism and the Orthodox Development Model The Post-1945 International Economic Order: Results Economic Development: Orthodox and Alternative Evaluations A Critical Alternative View of Development Democracy, Empowerment, and Development The Orthodoxy Incorporates Criticisms An Appraisal of the Responses of the Orthodox Approach to Its Critics Hunger The Orthodox, Nature-Focused Explanation of Hunger The Entitlement, Society-Focused Explanation of Hunger Globalization and Hunger Conclusion FEATURES THEORY IN PRACTICE The Terms of Development CASE STUDY Life in Zimbabwe: Poverty, Hunger, Development, and Politics WHAT'S TRENDING? Saving a Life THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS Development Assistance as Foreign Policy Statecraft CHAPTER 10 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: John Vogler, Steven L. Lamy, and John Masker Introduction Global Environmental Governance Environmental Issues on the International Agenda: A Brief History The Paris Climate Summit 2015 and 2016 From Bonn 2017 to Madrid 2019 COP 26 The Glasgow Conference The Environment and International Relations Theory The Functions of International Environmental Cooperation Transboundary Trade and Pollution Control Market Strategies to Address Environmental Challenges Norm Creation Aid and Capacity Building Scientific Understanding Governing the Commons Environmental Regimes Climate Change Conclusion FEATURES CASE STUDY The <"Doomsday>" Seed Vault THEORY IN PRACTICE Regime Theory and the Montreal Protocol CASE STUDY Common But Differentiated Responsibilities? WHAT'S TRENDING? Is the Human Game Coming to an End? THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS The Environment: Images and Options Glossary References Credit Index




Steven L. Lamy is Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Environmental Studies, and Spatial Sciences in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. John S. Masker is Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University. John Baylis is Emeritus Professor at Swansea University. Sir Steve Smith is Vice Chancellor and Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter. Patricia Owens is Professor of International Relations and Fellow of Somerville College at the University of Oxford.