The 2nd edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction continues to provide a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and theories and also to develop a critical and inquiring perspective.
Completely revised and updated throughout, the 2nd edition also offers additional chapters on key issues such as environmental politics, nationalism, the internet, democratization, colonialism, the financial crisis, political violence and human rights.
Drawing on theoretical perspectives from a broad range of disciplines including international relations, political theory, postcolonial studies, sociology, geography, peace studies and development this innovative textbook is essential reading for all students of global politics and international relations.
Jenny Edkins is Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University and has also taught at the University of Manchester and the Open University. Her publications include Missing: Persons and Politics (Cornell University Press 2011), Trauma and the Memory of Politics (Cambridge University Press 2003) and Whose Hunger? Concepts of Famine, Practices of Aid (University of Minnesota Press 2000, 2008). She is co-editor (with Nick Vaughan-Williams) of the Routledge book series Interventions, and co-organiser of the Gregynog Ideas Lab Summer School in PostInternational Politics. She is currently completing a book with the working title Making Faces, Making a Politics (Routledge 2013).
Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Constructivism in International Relations: The Politics of Reality (Cambridge University Press 2002) and Wounds of Memory: Politics of War in Germany (Cambridge University Press 2007). Her current research examines the politics of ethics in the context of war. She is a member of the National Academy of Teaching.