Trusted by over 350,000 students in over 120 countries, The Globalization of World Politics is the most authoritative and complete introduction to IR available, making it the go-to text for students of international relations. On these pages you can find out more about the book and the experts who have contributed to its success over the last 2 decades.


The best-selling introduction to international relations offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics, written by the leading experts in the field

  • Spanning history, theory, structures and processes, and international issues, the book offers the most comprehensive coverage of IR available and maps closely onto introductory courses, as well as being suitable as a valuable reference for the duration of an IR degree.
  • Carefully edited by respected IR experts, John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens, to ensure an integrated and coherent style throughout the book.

  • Integrated learning features, including case studies and questions, a brand new debating feature and end of chapter questions, are all carefully tailored to the needs of students approaching IR for the first time.

  • Accompanied by a wealth of online resources to support IR lecturers and their students.

20 years of Globalization - a few things that have happened in the world since the 1st edition published...

The Globalization of World Politics   |   Seventh Edition   |   Edited by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens   |   December 2016   |   648 pages   |   Paperback   |   ISBN: 9780198739852