About the Book

International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues
by Sheldon Anderson, Jeanne A. K. Hey, Mark Allen Peterson, Stanley W. Toops, and Charles Stevens

Published January 2008 by Westview Press
$50.00 U.S. · $60.00 CAN · £29.99 U.K.
Paperback, 472 pages
ISBN-13: 9780813343723 · ISBN-10: 0813343720

Educators are becoming increasingly aware that no one social science can adequately provide explanations of and solutions to problems that transcend national boundaries, such as international conflict, political and economic development, ethnic conflict, and terrorism. An interdisciplinary approach is imperative to understanding these global issues.

This text offers the first interdisciplinary coverage of international studies. The authors include a geographer, a historian, a political scientist, and an anthropologist. Emphasizing their connectedness, each details the methodologies and subject matter of these respective disciplines to provide a fuller understanding of the world. The second part of the book applies these disciplines to regional chapters, providing students with an understanding of the issues facing these regions and their connection to the global community. Case studies in each of these chapters also give studies students a closer look at the geographic, historical, cultural, economic, and political elements of issues such as genocide and national identity.

This disciplinary and regional combination provides professors with a cohesive framework to teach the broad spectrum of international affairs through a wholly unique interdisciplinary approach that is indispensable for students’ understanding of global issues.