W. Andy Knight and John Keating, Global Politics(Oxford University Press, 2010).
Addressing issues of conflict and conflict resolution, war and peace, the environment, health, and human rights, this new text implores students to be attentive to the world around them and become informed global citizens. Potential solutions to global problems are explored through a framework that highlights how issues are interconnected. Providing an accurate and accessible view of global politics today, this book also offers a clear set of possible improvements for the structures and processes of global governance. Global Politics is an essential resource for students of global politics.
About the Authors
W. Andy Knight is Chair of the Department of Political Science University of Alberta, and past Director of the Peace and Post Conflict certificate programme in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS). In March 2007 Dr Knight was appointed, by the Canadian Foreign Minister, to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He co-edited the international journal Global Governance from 2000 to 2005, was Vice-Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS), the Canadian Consortium for Peace Studies (CCPS), and the Education for Peace Academic and Research Council (EPARC). The recipient of the 2010 Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award, Knight has written and edited several books, book chapters, and journal articles on various aspects of multilateralism, global governance and peace, and United Nations reform. His most recent books are Adapting the United Nations to a Postmodern Era: Lessons Learned (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Building Sustainable Peace (United Nations University Press, 2004), co-authored with Tom Keating.
Tom Keating is Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. He also sits on the St Joseph College Board of Governors. As well as being the author of Canada and World Order: The Multilateralist Tradition in Canadian Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press Canada, 2001) and co-author of Building Sustainable Peace (University of Alberta Press, 2004), he has also written numerous articles on humanitarianism in Canadian foreign policy, international institutions, intervention, and state sovereignty.