About the Author
Harry I. Chernotsky is Professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and served as the founding chair of the department from 2009-2016. Previous positions included Director of International Studies and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. He is the recipient of UNC Charlotte’s Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award and its International Education Faculty Award. Chernotsky received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University and specializes in international political economy and American foreign policy. He is co-author (with Heidi Hobbs) of Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century (about to enter its 4th edition) and has published in a wide range of professional journals. He has also been a leader in international studies education. In addition to spearheading numerous initiatives at UNC Charlotte, including the development of the Model United Nations program and the interdisciplinary International Studies major, he was Director of the North Carolina Great Decisions public affairs series for many years. He has served as President of the Southern region of the International Studies Association (ISA) and as Chair of ISA’s International Education section. He lectures widely on international affairs and consults on international education issues and programming. In recent years, he has been Scholar in Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has worked closely with the University of Cantabria (Spain) on a global studies certificate project.
Heidi H. Hobbs is the director of the Master of International Studies program and an associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. She has a PhD in international relations from the University of Southern California.
Publisher: CQ Press; 3rd edition
Publication date: January 23, 2018
Page length: 368 pages
Crossing Borders International Studies For The 21st Century PDF is the first text to provide students with a global perspective, analyzing regional developments in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East; how globalization has led to the development of transnational societies; and how knowledge of multiple cultures will become increasingly important. The third edition includes special sections on terrorism, climate change, and emerging markets. It also presents new case studies and has been completely revised to cover the latest social, political, economic, technological and cultural developments.
1. Global View — The authors present readers with a global perspective by analyzing regional developments in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East; how globalization has led to the development of transnational societies; and how knowledge of multiple cultures will become increasingly important.
2. Increased Coverage of the U.S. — In addition to international perspectives, authors have increased coverage of the U.S. including new material on terrorism and climate change, as well as updated information on the American economy and culture.
3. Case Study Approach — Case Studies examine current events in an interesting, informed and thoughtful manner that draws on a variety of perspectives — including political, social, economic, technological and cultural — to show how these forces interact in our increasingly interconnected world.
4. Updated Material on the Developing World — The book has been completely revised and updated with new material on the Middle East; African economic development; terrorism and transnational crime; climate change and energy resources; Malaysia’s role in the global economy; and globalization’s effect on culture.
5. New Sections on India — The book’s new sections cover India, including a thorough analysis of its international relations, culture, economy, society and environment.
6. New Insights into Environmental Issues — In addition to new material on Africa’s environment, the book includes a section discussing global warming as well as a section examining political strategies of major world leaders.
7. New Case Studies — New case studies on India, Russia and Brazil, as well as updated ones on China, Japan, Korea and Latin America are included.
8. Updated Coverage of Civil Rights and Human Rights — The book contains new material on civil rights and human rights that covers the recent past as well as the future.
9. More Discussions of Economics and Culture — The text includes more in-depth discussions of economics and culture including environmental issues, the arts, literature, philosophy, sports and more.
10. Opportunity to Compare United States and Japan — In addition to comparing the United States and Japan, the book contains new case studies of India, China and Brazil.