Not only an introduction but also a reference!,
This review is from: The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (Paperback)
I've bought as a recommended textbook for my online distance MA degree three years ago. However, it became reference book since then for both my full-time MA and my current PhD thesis.
The book is very rich not only in terms of the provided information, but also, its study cases, suggested further readings, and glossary. What makes it an excellent book for students and knowledge seekers is the list of questions at the end of each of its 33 chapters. Such questions develop ones critical thoughts by insuring that the reader gets the idea of the chapter expands his/her own opinion. I'm sure that the 4th edition would contain updated information on current affairs.
As a result of the book's verity of topics, I decided to list it under "references" in my personal library!