The most student-friendly introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural issues shaping our world today
Now in its second edition, this concise introduction to the wide-ranging field of international studies provides an overview of the political, social, economic, and cultural issues that shape our world. Known for its accessible tone, this text helps students develop a thorough understanding of our increasingly complicated and interconnected world while presenting an informed, Canadian perspective on important global issues.
Brian Orend is the director of international studies and a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo.
"This text offers a comprehensive overview of the diverse disciplinary approaches to International Studies. Frequent use of illustrative contemporary examples and case studies provide students with tangible applications for the core concepts of the field." --Greg Koabel, University of Regina
"This textbook is an excellent introduction to international and global studies. The detailed nature of the various case studies presented is especially useful for students to apply theoretical discussion to real world examples." --Wayne Zhu, University of Regina