Introduction to Global Studies


Introduction to Global Studies


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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.

Globalization and its consequences represent one of the most urgent and complex challenges of the twenty-first century. An Introduction to Global Studies presents students with the essential information necessary for an understanding of the complex set of interconnected issues confronting today’s globalized world.

In addition to exploring competing conceptions of globalization, the book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field of global studies, with coverage of such topics as the nation-state system, international organizations, human rights, the global environment, population and consumption, infectious diseases, gender, global media, war, conflict, and peace. A variety of enhanced features throughout the text help illustrate the themes presented and stimulate thinking about the topics addressed. Each chapter also contains a listing of further research ideas, academic resources on selected topics, and specific real-world examples.

Drawing on insights from a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences, An Introduction to Global Studies provides readers with a firm and integrated knowledge base to help them gain a better understanding of the multifaceted issues confronting our complex and rapidly changing world.

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Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.


Social and Behavioral Sciences

Introduction to Global Studies