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International Studies

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues, 4th Edition

By Sheldon Anderson, Mark Allen Peterson, Stanley W Toops


512 pages

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This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports.

Table of Contents


Part One: The Disciplines of International Studies

1 The Past in the Present: Historical Interpretation in International Conflict

2 Peoples, Places, and Patterns: Geography in International Studies

3 Anthropology and Intercultural Relations

4 Economics and International Development

5 Power, Conflict, and Policy: The Role of Political Science in International Studies

Part Two: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Regional and International Topics

6 North America and International Studies

7 Europe and the Modern World

8 East Asia, the Pacific, and International Studies: Demography and Development

9 South and Central Asia and International Studies: Environment and Population

10 Sub-Saharan Africa and the International Community

11 The Middle East and North Africa

12 Latin America

Part Three: Contemporary Global Issues

13 International Terrorism

14 The Global Refugee Crisis

15 The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State

16 The Veil Controversy

17 Global Population Projections

18 Global Climate Change

19 The Globalization of Modern Sports


About the Authors

Sheldon Anderson, Miami University, USA

Mark Allen Peterson, Miami University, USA

Stanley W. Toops, Miami University, USA

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