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Cases in International Relations challenges students to use international relations theory to understand the most current and pressing issues facing the world.

Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory course, this bestselling text presents 16 original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at issues of current interest. Cases in International Relations offers more than a collection of journal articles; it provides a coherent and accessible approach that encourages students to put international relations concepts to practical use.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Snow powerfully connects historical backgrounds, theoretical approaches, and discussions of current issues in international politics, helping instructors develop engaging and challenging classes that help students understand current issues and how they relate to the field of international relations and the world around them.”–Pedro dos Santos, University of Kansas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205005826
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Snow is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of numerous books and articles on national security, international conflict, and American foreign policy.
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Table of Contents

*Cases new to the fifth edition.


Chapter 1. Sovereignty: The Legality and Impact of Invading Iraq

Chapter 2. Resource Scarcity: Oil, The Lubricant That Corrodes

Chapter 3. Limits on International Cooperation: War Crimes, the International Criminal Court, and Torture

Chapter 4. Irresolvable Conflicts: The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse


Chapter 5. Asymmetrical Force: The Case of Afghanistan

Chapter 6. Proliferation: The Case of North Korea

Chapter 7. Pivotal States: Confronting and Accommodating Iran

Chapter 8. Peacekeeping: Humanitarian Disaster and International Responses in Darfur


Chapter 9. Free Trade: From ITO to WTO and Beyond

Chapter 10. Regional Integration: The European Union Faces the Future

*Chapter 11. Rising Powers: China and India

*Chapter 12: Extending Globalization: From G-7 to G-20


Chapter 13. Global Warming: Facing the Problem After Copenhagen

*Chapter 14: International Migration: The U.S. Mexican Border

*Chapter 15. Failed and Failing States: The Case of Pakistan

Chapter 16. Terrorism: The Changing Global Threat

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