Global Politics as If People Mattered

Front Cover
How might we see world affairs if we started with people, families, and communities instead of presidents, governments, and militaries? After all, it is people who make up cities, states, and corporations, and it is their beliefs and behaviors that explain why some parts of the world seem so peaceful while others appear so violent, why some societies are so rich while others are so poor. This unique look at contemporary global politics begins with people, treating them as 'social individuals' with free will and human agency even as they are limited and disciplined by rules and rulers. Placing people in the center of their analysis instead of states, this dynamic team of authors trades perspectives with each other and with such eminent social theorists as Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt to develop their resonant theme.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Global Politics Because People Matter
People Households and the World
People and Power
People and Economy
People and States
People and Borders
People and War
People and Justice
People and Globalization
People Matter
About the Authors

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2005)

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out With series of textbooks. Tony has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College "Teacher of the Year" and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out With series includes introductory books covering C++, Java(tm), Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft® C#®, Python®, Programming Logic and Design, Alice, and App Inventor, all published by Pearson. More information about all these books can be found at

Bibliographic information