Global Politics in the Human Interest

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Traditional studies of world problems emphasize the struggle for power between states as they search for national security. But increasing economic and ecological interdependence have transformed the world political agenda, creating the need for new tools to explain the changing reality of global politics. Addressing interrelated global problems, this text explores the threats and the opportunties posed by the changing world order. This fourth edition provides new information on economic and security issues, as well as updated case studies with current figures. The book retains its practical bent, conveying how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives.

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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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"A much-needed alternative to the usual treatment of world politics." --International Journal of Comparative Sociology

"Mel 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

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