OverviewPart I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. 1. Theories of Global Politics. 2. The Historical Setting. 3. The Modern Era. Part II: ACTORS IN GLOBAL POLITICS: POWER AND POLICY. 4. The Power of States and the Rise of Transnational Actors. 5. Inside States: The Making of Foreign Policy. Part III: INTERACTIONS OF ACTORS: SECURITY RELATIONS. 6. International Conflict: Explaining Interstate War. 7. Ethnic Conflict and International Terrorism. 8. Efforts to Avoid Conflict: Alliances, Arms, and Bargaining. 9. Global Security Efforts: International Organizations, Law, and Ethics. Part IV: INTERATIONS OF ACTORS: ECONOMIC RELATIONS. 10. Interdependence Among Rich States: International Political Economy in the North. 11. The Developing States in the International Political Economy. 12. Regional Economic Integration in the Global Political Economy. Part V: GLOBAL CHALLENGES. 13. The Global Environment and Its Inhabitants. 14. Globalization: Contemporary Dynamics and the Future of World Politics.