Equipping teachers and learners to succeed in Global Politics from day 1, this student Course Book has been developed directly with the IB. Helping to develop politically engaged learners who can think critically about the changing 21st Century world, you can rely on it providing the most comprehensive coverage of this subject. Embracing a truly concept-based approach, fully in line with the syllabus, and structured around the central theme of People, Power and
Politics, it ensures learners develop critical understanding of big picture political issues, problems and solutions.
Fully cover the syllabus - written by syllabus developer and UNESCO Chair in Human and Cultural Rights Max Kirsch and developed directly with the IB.
Adopt a fully concept-based approach - the truly concept-based structure drives trans-disciplinary understanding.
Build critical thought - student-centered activities drive exploration and analysis.
Relate politics to the real world - a rich base of current, engaging case-studies ensures subject material is immediately relevant to learners own experiences.
Equip learners for assessment - assessment support directly from the IB accurately prepares students to achieve in exams.
This pack includes one print Course Book and one online Course Book. The online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2024. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
1: Introduction 2: Power, Sovereignty and International Relations 2.1: Introduction 2.2: Social order, ideology and power 2.3: States and statehood in the contemporary world 2.4: The nation state, power and modes of social control 2.5: Violence and structural violence 2.6: Interpretations of justice, liberty and equality 2.7: Non-state actors in global politics 2.8: Interactions in global politics 2.9: Levels of Geographic organization and international relations 2.10: Conclusion 3: Human Rights 3.1: The development of human rights 3.2: The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights 3.3: The three 'generations' of human rights 3.4: Conclusion 4: Development 4.1: Introduction: The Role of Development in Global Politics 4.2: Contested Meanings of Development 4.3: Factors That May Promote or Inhibit Development 4.4: Pathways Towards Development 4.5: Debates Surrounding Development: Challenges of Globalization, Inequality, Sustainability 4.6: Conclusion 5: Peace and Conflict 5.1: Introduction: the role of Peace and Conflict in Global Politics 5.2: Contested meanings of peace, conflict and violence 5.3: Causes and parties to conflict 5.4: Evolution of conflict 5.5: Conflict resolution and post-conflict transformation 5.6: Conclusions/epilogue