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|1 pages

Background, Theories, and Contexts

chapter 1|12 pages

What Is Global Studies? A Political and Economic Perspective

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson, Stephanie S. Holmsten

chapter 2|12 pages

Historical Foundations

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson

chapter 2|14 pages

U.S. Globalism and the Present World Order

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson

chapter 4|9 pages

Key Concepts and Processes: Empire and Imperialism

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson

chapter 5|17 pages

Key Concepts and Processes: Development

Edited ByStephanie S. Holmsten

chapter 6|16 pages

Key Concepts and Processes: Security

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson, Stephanie S. Holmsten

chapter 7|14 pages

Key Concepts and Processes: Sustainability

Edited ByStephanie S. Holmsten

chapter 8|17 pages

Key Concepts and Processes: Governance

Edited ByStephanie S. Holmsten

part Two|1 pages

Case Studies

chapter 9|3 pages

Introduction to the Case Studies

Edited ByMichael R. Anderson

chapter 10|13 pages

Regional and Global Impacts of Post-Gaddafi Libya

Contributor(s):Brandon Gentry

chapter 13|16 pages

The Causes and Consequences of International Migration: The View from Europe

Contributor(s):John D. Graeber

chapter 14|13 pages

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

Contributor(s):John Taylor Vurpillat

chapter 15|10 pages

Globalization and Transnational Capitalism

Contributor(s):Jerry Harris

chapter 16|14 pages

When Weak States Win: Providing Opportunities at the WTO

Contributor(s):Stephanie S. Holmsten

chapter 17|2 pages

Conclusion to the Case Studies

Contributor(s):Michael R. Anderson