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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to GlobalStudies presents readers with a solid introduction to thecomplex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today'sglobalized world. * Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, andnotable theorists * Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual toolsnecessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facingthe global community * Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitatelearning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

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Globalization and its consequences represent one of the most urgentand complex challenges of the twenty-first century. AnIntroduction to Global Studies presents students with theessential information necessary for an understanding of the complexset of interconnected issues confronting today's globalizedworld.

In addition to exploring competing conceptions of globalization, the book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field ofglobal studies, with coverage of such topics as the nation-statesystem, international organizations, human rights, the globalenvironment, population and consumption, infectious diseases, gender, global media, war, conflict, and peace. A variety ofenhanced features throughout the text help illustrate the themespresented and stimulate thinking about the topics addressed. Eachchapter also contains a listing of further research ideas, academicresources on selected topics, and specific real-world examples.

Drawing on insights from a broad range of disciplines across thesocial sciences, An Introduction to Global Studies providesreaders with a firm and integrated knowledge base to help them gaina better understanding of the multifaceted issues confronting ourcomplex and rapidly changing world.

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Patricia J. Campbell is Professor and Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University. She is the co-editor of Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions (1998) and has written numerous articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals, including International Feminist Journal of Politics and Journal of Political Science Education. Aran MacKinnon is Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of The Making of South Africa: Culture and Politics (2004) and numerous scholarly articles as well as co-editor of a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal, Studies in the Social Sciences (2005). Christy R. Stevens is the University Library's Information Literacy Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. She has published several articles focusing on information literacy in the political science and global studies contexts, including articles in Journal of Political Science Education and Reference Services Review.

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