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An Introduction to Global Studies

March 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world.
  • Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists
  • Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community
  • Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
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Table of Contents

List of Tables xv

List of Figures xvii

Preface xviii

Acknowledgments xxii

1. Going Global 1

2. Nation-state System 31

3. International Organizations 51

4. Human Rights 87

5. The Natural Environment 122

6. Population and Consumption 161

7. Infectious Disease and Globalization 187

8. The Gendered World 214

9. Information and Communication Technologies 251

10. War and Violent Conflict 290

11. Peace 339

Glossary 375

Index 393

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Author Information

Patricia J. Campbell is Professor and Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University. She is the co-editor of Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions (1998) and has written numerous articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals, including International Feminist Journal of Politics and Journal of Political Science Education.

Aran MacKinnon is Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics (2004) and numerous scholarly articles as well as co-editor of a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal, Studies in the Social Sciences (2005).

Christy R. Stevens is the University Library's Information Literacy Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. She has published several articles focusing on information literacy in the political science and global studies contexts, including articles in Journal of Political Science Education and Reference Services Review.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring important global forces and issues, such as the nation-state system, infectious disease, gender, and information and communication technologies
  • Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists
  • Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community
  • Includes a variety of supplemental features, including a glossary and a guide to relevant websites and important primary and secondary sources, to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
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An Introduction to Global Studies
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