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International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, 4th edition

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, 4th edition

Margaret P. Karns, Tana Johnson, and Karen A. Mingst

Astounding, but true ... the newest edition of International Organizations surpasses its predecessors! The fourth edition of this award-winning text has been thoroughly revised and updated to capture nearly a decade of new developments affecting global governance: the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the rise of populist nationalism, implementation of the SDGs, the youth    More >

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 >

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Peter J. Schraeder, editor

The sixth edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa, and the first under the editorship of Peter Schraeder, combines the strengths of the previous editions with coverage of new topics suggested over the years by the many instructors who regularly assign the text in their classes. Entirely new chapters on the politics of public health, the changing roles of women, LGBTIQ rights, environmental    More >

Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and US Public Policy

Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and US Public Policy

Susan Gluck Mezey and Megan A. Sholar

Despite women's many gains in the political, economic, and social spheres, equality remains elusive—and in some areas, ground is being lost. Why? Why does the pay gap between women and men persist? Why is sexual harassment and assault so prevalent in schools and universities? Why are efforts to diminish women's individual autonomy, restricting their access to reproductive health    More >

Comparative Politics of the Global South: Linking Concepts and Cases, 5th ed.

Comparative Politics of the Global South: Linking Concepts and Cases, 5th ed.

December Green and Laura Luehrmann

December Green and Laura Luehrmann show how history, economics, and politics converge to create the realities of life in the Global South. In this new edition, the authors continue to offer an innovative blend of theory and empirical material as they introduce the politics of what was once called the "third world." They consistently link theoretical concepts to a set of eight    More >

Understanding Contemporary Latin America, 5th ed.

Understanding Contemporary Latin America, 5th ed.

Henry (Chip) Carey, editor

This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Latin America, the first under the editorship of Henry (Chip) Carey, reflects the many changes that have occurred in the region in the decade since the previous edition was published. An entirely new chapter on crime and security, along with new treatments of such classic subjects as geography, history, politics, economics, international relations,    More >

Politics and Society in Contemporary China, 2nd edition

Politics and Society in Contemporary China, 2nd edition

Elizabeth Freund Larus

This acclaimed introduction to China's politics and policies has been extensively revised and thoroughly updated not only to focus on the Xi Jinping era, but also to be even more accessible to students. Elizabeth Larus concisely captures the dynamism of Chinese politics. From local politics to the judicial system, from minority issues to defense policy, from the Belt and Road Initiative to    More >

 

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Congratulations to our 2023 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book winners! • Erin Accampo Hern's Explaining Successes in Africa: Things Don't Always Fall Apart : "A masterful study of policy successes in Africa." • John Allen Williams, Stephen J. Cimbala, and Sam C. Sarkesian’s US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, 6th edition : "An essential addition to any academic library."
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