Intended for students of political science and international studies, this book offers students a comprehensive and concise introduction to world politics, approached from a conflict and co-operation perspective. The book's ethical focus enhances the model of conflict and co-operation. It includes chapters which discuss global issues, linking in with any of the topics covered in the main section of the book. Case studies and historical vignettes encourage student interest by introducing the drama of global politics. The text is accompanied by an instructor's manual to aid lecture planning, and contains suggested essay titles and topics of discussion.