Introduction to Global Politics offers students a truly global approach to International Relations. The book's three-part organization and ten-chapter structure provides a solid introduction to the core areas of study in this course: History, Theories, Global Actors, Security Issues, and Economic Issues. Using the theme of globalization and incorporating the expertise of scholars around the world, this text teaches students how to analyze global political events using the predominant theories in the field and provides sufficient historical context and a broad-based global perspective. The first edition of Introduction to Global Politics was an adaptation for the US market of the successful UK text Globalization of World Politics, now in its sixth edition, by Baylis, Smith, and Owens. The US adaptation capitalizes on the many strengths of the UK edition while making it more suitable for the US market. Introduction to Global Politics, Fourth Edition will continue the successful formula established in the first edition.