1st Edition

Political and Economic Foundations in Global Studies

Edited By Michael Anderson, Stephanie Holmsten Copyright 2019
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Political and Economic Foundations in Global Studies provides an innovative introductory examination of the global forces shaping the world today, seen through political and economic lenses.

    Along with its companion, Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies, the book exposes students to the historical contours of, and the key concepts and processes that underlie, the interconnections among individuals, societies, organizations, and governments. As in the rest of Routledge’s Global Studies series, the Foundations books employ a two-part strategy: conceptual underpinnings explored in the first part are enlivened by case studies in the second. Special features magnify the utility of the text:

    • Text boxes are employed to expand and emphasize specific material: they are used to open up the coverage to related topics or to call attention to especially critical material, such as historical milestones or key vocabulary.

    • Resource boxes offer links that point readers to sources—mostly online—on the topics discussed and establish a rich archive of additional material for readers to draw on.

    • At the same time, back-of-chapter References and Further Research lists help students to trace the material used by authors or to follow more general leads relating to the topics covered in the chapters.

    • Images highlight specific details of the case studies, helping to bring the subjects alive.

    Part One: Background, Theories, and Contexts

    Chapter 1 - What Is Global Studies? A Political and Economic Perspective

    Michael R. Anderson and Stephanie S. Holmsten

    Chapter 2 - Historical Foundations

    Michael R. Anderson

    Chapter 3 - U.S. Globalism and the Present World Order

    Michael R. Anderson

    Chapter 4 - Key Concepts and Processes: Empire and Imperialism

    Michael R. Anderson

    Chapter 5 - Key Concepts and Processes: Development

    Stephanie S. Holmsten

    Chapter 6 - Key Concepts and Processes: Security

    Michael R. Anderson and Stephanie S. Holmsten

    Chapter 7 - Key Concepts and Processes: Sustainability

    Stephanie S. Holmsten

    Chapter 8 - Key Concepts and Processes: Governance

    Stephanie S. Holmsten


    Part Two: Case Studies

    Chapter 9 - Introduction to the Case Studies

    Chapter 10 - Regional and Global Impacts of Post-Gaddafi Libya

    Brandon Gentry

    Chapter 11 - The Anti-Apartheid Movement in the Western World: Segregation, Revolution, and the Creation of a Global Civil Society

    R. Joseph Parrott

    Chapter 12 - The Treaty of Waitangi and the Waitangi Tribunal: Globalization and Decolonization in New Zealand

    Sean Killen

    Chapter 13 - The Causes and Consequences of International Migration: The View from Europe

    John D. Graeber

    Chapter 14 - Patterns of Fear: Hegemony, Globalization, and the U.S.-Japan Trade Conflict, 1971–1996

    John Taylor Vurpillat

    Chapter 15 - Globalization and Transnational Capitalism

    Jerry Harris

    Chapter 16 - When Weak States Win: Providing Opportunities at the WTO

    Stephanie S. Holmsten

    Chapter 17 - Conclusion to the Case Studies


    Michael R. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the International Relations and Global Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests focus on trans-Pacific intellectual networks and diplomacy in the twentieth century. He also serves as Associate Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Policy, and he is a board member of the Austin chapter of the United Nations Association–USA.

    Stephanie S. Holmsten is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the International Relations and Global Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the election of women and ethnic minorities around the world. Her recent work appears in Comparative Political Studies. She is also interested in innovative teaching methods, particularly team-based learning, which earned her the 2017 Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence.