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Introducing Global Issues, 7th edition

Introducing Global Issues, 7th edition

Michael T. Snarr and D. Neil Snarr, editors

The half-decade since the 6th edition of Introducing Global Issues appeared has seen enormous changes in the international arena, perhaps most notably a move away from multilateral approaches to solving global problems—climate change, the Covid pandemic, conflict-driven migration, and more. Both the impact of those changes and possible paths to collaborative problem solving are at the center    More >

Pandemic Medicine: Why the Global Innovation System Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It

Pandemic Medicine: Why the Global Innovation System Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It

Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens

Despite a century of advances in modern medicine, as well as the rapid development of Covid vaccines, the global pharmaceutical industry has largely failed to bring to market drugs that actually cure disease. Why? And looking further ... How can government policies stimulate investment in the development of curative drugs? Is there an untapped potential for "natural medicines" in new    More >

Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices

Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices

Constance S. Uthoff

US national security compromised by Wikileaks. Towns held hostage by ransomware. Corporate websites hacked. Cyber espionage and cybercrimes are increasing in both frequency and sophistication—requiring the collection of actionable intelligence in order to combat them. Constance Uthoff provides a comprehensive overview of cyber intelligence, explaining what it is, why it is needed, who is    More >

Mobilizing Force: Linking Security Threats, Militarization, and Civilian Control

Mobilizing Force: Linking Security Threats, Militarization, and Civilian Control

David Kuehn and Yagil Levy, editors

What leads a democratic government to use military force to counter a domestic or external threat? How does it legitimize this mobilization to its citizenry? And what is the significance for civilian control of the military? The authors of Mobilizing Force draw on case studies from around the world to systematically examine these critical questions, exploring the interrelationships among    More >

Religion and Politics on the World Stage: An IR Approach

Religion and Politics on the World Stage: An IR Approach

Lynda K. Barrow

The premise of this new text is straightforward: Religion matters in world politics. Therefore, to comprehend the world around us, we need to understand how and why religion matters, analyze the interaction in a systematic way, and have a framework in which to fit facts and events that we cannot yet anticipate. The goal of Religion and Politics on the World Stage is to provide the information and    More >

 Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jean Krasno and Elisabeth Szeli

Frustrated by the abrogation of promises by nuclear weapons states to disarm, countries that have foregone nuclear weapons joined forces with key members of civil society in efforts that culminated in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). How did this initiative succeed—in defiance of the major powers—in changing the discourse around nuclear weapons? What roles    More >

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Evren Celik Wiltse and Lisa Hager

From Brazil to Bangladesh, Liberia to Switzerland, Malta to the Marshall Islands, more and more women are rising to the top level of political leadership. What can we learn from this?  What kinds of conditions and political institutions pave the way for a woman's ascendance to power? Are there common pathways to power? How much do family ties matter? Is political activism and important    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Let’s celebrate: Mcebisi Ndletyana's Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 just received an “Essential” review in Choice: “[An] exemplary study.... Ndletyana’s examination of how and why the ANC became so corrupt, so dysfunctional, so focused on benefitting itself and its leading cadres ... is of enormous academic and public-policy value.... Essential.” —Choice
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