PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT; PART TWO: THEORIES OF WORLD POLITICS; PART THREE: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES; PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and a former Pro Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter. Patricia Owens is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex.
It is distinct from other textbooks in its breadth of coverage... it is challenging and engaging, without being either overly simplistic or too in depth and specialized for a first year course.