Welcome to the SAGE edge site for International Studies, Second Edition!

The challenge of teaching international studies is to help students think coherently about the multiple causes and effects of global problems. In International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, and Tensions, award-winning scholars Scott Straus and Barry Driscoll introduce students to the foundations of the course; the major actors, institutions and theories; as well as the contemporary problems that will matter most to students. In the fully updated Second Edition, the authors give students a clear framework that pinpoints how key factors - forces, interactions, and tensions - contribute to current world events and global problems like human rights abuses, economic inequality, pandemic and global health responses, and food security. The book raises the bar for the Introduction to International Studies course and is relevant to students from a wide variety of backgrounds with diverse interests in geography, sociology, political science, and anthropology. Included with this text The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Scott Straus and Barry Driscoll for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Alicia Fisher of California State University Fullerton for developing the resources on this site.