Global Politics

by Andrew Heywood


Excellent! A first-rate text which I look forward to using in class. Rich in themes, comprehensive in scope and beautifully woven together with illuminating theoretical threads, it introduces IR but also moves beyond and its innovative lay-out will fire students' imagination. -Torbjørn L Knutsen, University of Trondheim (NTNU), Norway
The second edition of Global Politics shows once again that Heywood is the master of the introductory text. Without losing the nuances of an ever more complex field, this wonderfully laid out textbook logically and clearly takes the reader step-by-step through its various dimensions, bringing to life along the way the conflicting positions, debates and trends that make the subject so fascinating. -Richard Stubbs, McMaster University, Canada
This updated second edition maintains the standard of the first as an invaluable teaching aid for our first year IR students. The topical case studies and international perspective are particularly impressive. -Nick Bisley, La Trobe University, Australia
This is a first rate textbook which offers a sure-footed theoretical and empirical guide through the labyrinth of contemporary international relations. It is highly user-friendly. The new edition incorporates crucial new material on tectonic shifts in the Middle East and North Africa. -Jolyon Howorth, Yale University, USA
An excellent starting point for anyone wanting their students to think critically and creatively about 21st century global politics. Combining meaningful engagement with key global issues . . . with nuanced coverage of traditional international relations concerns . . . it is the most comprehensive, theoretically and historically-informed introductory text available. -Jacqui True, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Truly global without neglecting the international. Comprehensive, theoretically grounded and impressively integrated, Heywood's thoughtful and clearly-written introduction has the potential to change how international relations is taught. -Terry Nardin, National University of Singapore, Singapore