Title Global Politics in the Human Interest, 5/e
Author Mel Gurtov
ISBN 9789386385635
List price Rs 1295.00
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 404
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“A much-needed alternative to the usual treatment of world politics.”

International Journal of Comparative Sociology


“Met Gurtov’s enormous contribution is to provide an alternative to the misplaced faith in global markets and the nation-state system as the best means to provide for human needs and genuine security.”

Paul Joseph, Tufts University


Traditional studies of world politics emphasize the struggle between states as they search for national security. But increasing interdependence has transformed the world political agenda, creating the need for new tools to explain the changing reality of global politics. Global Politics in the Human Interest provides those tools.

This fully revised fifth edition thoroughly covers post- September 11 developments. Addressing such interrelated issues as terrorism, democratic transitions, nationalism, human rights violations, armed conflicts, economic globalization, and sustainable development, Gurtov explores the threats and opportunities posed by the changing world order. The book retains its practical bent, revealing how global politics affects the quality and content of people’s lives.


Crisis and interdependence in contemporary world politics: Global insecurity • A brief report on the state of the planet • From interdependence to globalization • Trend line 1: The new structure of world affairs • Trend line 2: Democratization’s rise and fall • Case study 1: 9/11 and the war on terror • Realism and corporate globalism in theory and practice: The realist perspective • Corporate globalism and the world economy • Rivals or partners •
Case study 1: Postwar planning for the “American Century” • Case study 2: Capitalist dominoes • The Mexican and Asian financial crises • Case study 3: Another American century? The invesion of Iraq • World politics in global-humanist perspective: The search for a third way • Values, methods measurements objectives • Case study 1: The US-Soviet arms race during the cold war • Case study 2: North Korea Iran, and weapons of mass destruction • The third world and the fourth: Human rights, environmental decline, and underdevelopment - Defining the “Third World” • A Third World country profile • Case studies of crisis and renewal • The United States and China: Cooperation or conflict? Alone at the top - US domination of the arms race after the cold war • Reining in the arms race • The United States • China’s rise: Revolution and transformation • US-China relations: Containment or engagement? • Europe, Russia, and Japan in a multipolar world: The new meaning of power • Toward a united Europe • The changed strategic picture • Russia: The rocky road to democracy and development • Japan’s quest for normalcy • In the human interest: An agenda for transforming world politics - Lessons for the future • Thinking globally • The prospects for humanity • Index

About the Author:

Mel Gurtov is professor of political science and international studies at Portland State University. His most recent book is Superpower on crusade: The Bush Doctrine in US Foreign Policy. Professor Gurtov is editor-in-chief of Asian Perspective a quarterly journal in international affairs.

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People interested in International Studies and Political Science.

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