This exciting introduction to International Relations provides students with integrated case studies that help them better understand core concepts and includes important topics often neglected in other texts. Lauded for its accessibility and excellent attention to student interest, this third edition of World Politics is a major revision including a new four design, new and improved features, and a brand new technology package.Topics often neglected by other texts include political geography, women's issues, human rights and more. Unique active-learning approach makes this a text that is sure to engage students and help them better make sense of the complexity of world politics. Fascinating, current "Case Studies" at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to apply concepts to global cases. These completely revised, original case studies provide up-to-date treatment and examples from around the world. Students are asked to think critically about each case with "Check Your Understanding" and "Analyze the Issue" questions. "Web Exploration" icons in the text margins direct students to the text's Companion Website where they link to text-relevant websites and are asked to think critically about current global issues. "Why It Matters To You" boxes illustrate why particular issues in world politics, such as the rising price of gas, are relevant to students' lives, thus encouraging students to see a connection between their lives and world around them.