Adopted at over 200 colleges and universities in the First Edition, Essentials of International Relations covers the field's central topics and offers professors the freedom to supplement their courses with additional books from The Norton Series in World Politics. The Second Edition features a new chapter on globalizing issues that addresses scarcity of resources, growing populations, and cross-cultural ethics. In addition, all of the material has been reconsidered and refined based on extensive input from professors and now includes alternative perspectives on international relations such as feminism and constructivism. An impressive ancillary package includes free access to the IR Websource and a test bank for instructors. With its brief but authoritative coverage, outstanding supporting materials, and attractive package options, Essentials of International Relations provides students with the analytic tools they need for study in this dynamic field.
Author Biography: Karen Mingst is professor of political science at the University of Kentucky. She is a specialist in international relations, with specific expertise in international organization, international law, and international political economy. Her geographic focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Mingst has written several books and numerous journal articles and has conducted research in Western Europe, Yugoslavia, and West Africa. She has served as President of the International Studies Association (South) and as Treasurer and Vice President of the International Studies Association.
Karen A. Mingst is Lockwood Chair Professor at the Paterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. A specialist in international organization, international law, and international political economy, Professor Mingst has written a number of books and articles and has conducted research in Western Europe, West Africa, and Yugoslavia. She has frequently taught the introductory international relations course.
Ivan M. Arreguín-Toft is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University, where he teaches introductory international relations, among other courses. Professor Arreguín-Toft is a specialist in security studies and, specifically, asymmetric conflict.