Global Politics

2nd Edition (2014)

This extensively revised new edition of Global Politics provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. An entirely new chapter on theory towards the end of the book addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in international relations.

'The most comprehensive, theoretically and historically-informed introductory text available'

Jacqi True, University of Auckland, New Zealand


  • Introducing Global Politics
  • Historical Context
  • Theories of Global Politics
  • The Economy in a Global Age
  • The State and Foreign Policy in a Global Age
  • Society in a Global Age
  • Nationalism in a Global Age
  • Identity, Culture and Challenges to the West
  • Power and Twenty-First Century World Order
  • War and Peace
  • Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Terrorism
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention
  • International Law
  • Poverty and Development
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Gender in Global Politics
  • International Organization and the United Nations
  • Global Governance and the Bretton Woods System
  • Regionalism and Global
  • Why theory matters
  • Global Futures