World Politics: Trend and Transformation

The author analyzes both historical and contemporary trends, as well as the major theories used to explain the dynamics underlying international relations--helping you to think critically about these topics by presenting rival views.

Kegley, Charles W., and Eugene R. Wittkopf, World Politics : Trend and Transformation, Wadsworth Publishing; 10 edition, 2005.

This book is the best-selling text for the introduction to international relations course. The author analyzes both historical and contemporary trends, as well as the major theories used to explain the dynamics underlying international relations--helping you to think critically about these topics by presenting rival views. From global development, the practice of terrorism, and the war in Iraq to peacekeeping operations and the transformations evident since 9/11, this thought-provoking textbook briefs you on the most recent indicators of global trends. An extensive map, figure, and photo program helps you visualize the significance of statistical data and the implications of global rivalries.

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