Global politics is the name given to the ways in which countries and nation-states engage with economic and social policies. Global politics as a field of study identifies patterns in the ways countries, or groups of countries engage in these systems, how they interact with each other, and how they communicate about certain issues. It is a vastly complex and large field of study. Issues that currently affect global politics are climate change, violence against women, and the global economy.
World politics, also referenced as global politics, is a discipline that studies political and economic patterns in the world and the field. World politics explores the relationship between cities, nation-states, shell-states, multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. The discussions within world politics include national and ethnic conflict regulation, globalization, conflict and peace studies, comparative politics, and political economy.
Comparative politics is a field in political science that is defined by the use of the comparative method to explore politics within countries. Scholars within the field strive to explore the similarities and differences in patterns created by politics all over the world. This includes political institutions, political behavior, conflict, and the causes and consequences of economic development. Comparative politics is also referred to as comparative government.
Studying global politics allows for the individual to gain an understanding of local, national, international, and global political activity. It also allows them to explore political issues that may be directly affecting their life. Studying global politics allows for the understanding of abstract political concepts by placing them in real world examples and case studies. Students are able to develop an international understanding and awareness of multiple perspectives and opinions.