About the Book

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Our popular introductory textbook for undergraduates in international and global studies is now available in a substantially revised and updated third edition. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what has become a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor and an increasingly chosen undergraduate major, the book introduces key concepts, themes, and issues and then examines each in lively chapters on essential topics, including the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics we explore such diverse and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), pandemics, human rights, and multinational corporations and the connections among them. This textbook, used successfully in both traditional and online courses, provides the newest and most crucial information needed for understanding our rapidly changing world.

376 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 6 halftones, 1 fig., 3 maps, 5 tables, bibl., index

New to this edition

  • Close to 50% new material
  • New illustrations, maps, and tables
  • New and expanded emphases on political and economic globalization and populism, health, climate change, and development
  • Extensively revised exercises and activities
  • New resume-writing exercise in careers chapter
  • Thoroughly revised online instructors’ resources

For Instructors

Resources for instructors adopting the textbook are available on this website. Resources include sample syllabi, discussion and examination questions, assignments and rubrics, recommended films, and recommendations for adaptations for students with particular learning needs including those students whose first language is not English.

See our Examination and Desk Copies page if you’d like to use the book in your class.

Formats Available


Paperback retail price $45.00, ISBN: 978-1-4696-5999-2


Ebook retail price $29.99, ISBN: 978-1-4696-6000-4

1 thought on “About the Book”

  1. Semahagn Abebe

    I want to adopt the book for my course but could not find sample pages or table of contents of the book.

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