World Politics: Trend and Transformation,
17th Edition

Shannon L. Blanton, Charles W. Kegley

ISBN-13: 9780357141809 | ISBN-10: 0357141806

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 592 pages

List Price USD $206.95


Combining the latest research with current events, Blanton/Kegley's WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION, 17th Edition, helps you understand what is happening on the international political stage -- and why. Thought-provoking discussions encourage you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls and paradoxes of people's choices about the global future and the likely long-term impact of those choices. Coverage includes recent challenges to global peace and prosperity; changes in the political landscape sparked by Brexit, the rise of China and enduring rivalries; terrorism and advances in military capabilities; human rights and inequality; threats to global health and the environment; and more. The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides further insight into emerging issues. Also available: MindTap Political Science digital learning solution.

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Meet the Authors

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Shannon Lindsey Blanton is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she is also the inaugural dean of the UAB Honors College. A past vice provost for undergraduate programs, department chair and undergraduate coordinator, she has served nationally as a facilitator for leadership development in higher education. In addition, she is the recipient of numerous research awards and professional recognitions. Dr. Blanton has served on a number of editorial boards, including those for five of the discipline's foremost journals: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY, FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS, INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIONS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PERSPECTIVES, and INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW. She has published articles on U.S. foreign policy decision-making, with a focus on the determinants and consequences of U.S. arms transfers and foreign aid. Her work also has examined the significance of human rights concerns in global political and economic interactions. She earned her B.A. from Georgia College, her M.A. from the University of Georgia and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Charles William Kegley is a past president of the International Studies Association and has served on the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Board of Trustees for the past two decades. He 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, Dr. 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 Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales Et du Développement 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), Dr. Kegley has authored more than 50 scholarly books and over 100 journal articles.

  • Thoroughly revised and updated, the 17th edition is packed with the most up-to-date data, current events and real-world examples.
  • Drawing from the most recent academic literature, the new edition has been revised and updated to include coverage and insight that reflects many diverse perspectives.
  • Each chapter now ends with a Chapter Summary to reinforce learning objectives and help students review key concepts.
  • All-new map questions promote visual literacy and critical thinking, helping students maximize their study time.
  • Bringing chapter concepts to life, new illustrations, videos, images and digital assets fully engage students, facilitate learning and integrate the latest developments in world politics.
  • The robust illustration program broadens the book's coverage, sparks student interest and helps them visualize core ideas while sharpening their critical thinking skills.
  • A Closer Look boxes give learners valuable insight into contemporary issues and conclude with critical thinking questions and links to relevant readings and videos through the Carnegie Council.
  • MindTap offers a wealth of online content such as quizzes, videos, timelines and case studies to help learners with IR course concepts.
  • Presenting detailed coverage of rival viewpoints on major international relations topics, Controversy boxes encourage students to think critically about key issues and develop their own opinions based on facts.
  • Ensuring thorough student understanding of key concepts, each chapter begins with specific learning objectives that are emphasized throughout as well as reinforced in the end-of-chapter summary.
  • All chapters end with a list of Suggested Readings, Videos and Web Resources to help students write their papers and essays.

Table of Contents

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1. Discovering World Politics.
2. Interpreting World Politics through the Lens of Theory.
3. Theories of International Decision Making.
4. Great Power Relations and Rivalries.
5. World Politics and the Global South.
6. Non-state Actors and the Quest for Global Community.
7. The Threat of Armed Conflict to the World.
8. The Pursuit of Power through Arms and Alliances.
9. The Quest for Peace through International Law and Collective Security.
10. The Globalization of International Finance.
11. International Trade in the Global Marketplace.
12. The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
13. The Promotion of Human Development and Human Rights.
14. Global Responsibility for the Preservation of the Environment.
15. Looking Ahead at Global Trends and Transformations.

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World Politics

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