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Overview

The text confronts readers with our rapidly changing twenty first century world that is increasingly complex, diverse, and interdependent. The book combines theoretical constructs with real world examples, vignettes, and case studies to help students form a practical understanding of international politics. For those interested in international politics.

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This college text by Papp (U. System of Georgia) explores the complexities of modern international relations. Coverage includes who the international actors are and their interests and objectives; how their interactions change the international system of policies; how developed and developing states perceive themselves; the instruments and tools used to implement policies and undertake actions; problems created and confronted by the actors in their interactions; and prospects for the 21st century. The sixth edition includes updated data and examples; material on the impact of information and communication technologies; expanded discussions on foreign policy decision-making, human rights, health issues, and environmental issues; the addition of website references to each chapter; and the addition of key term definitions to the end of each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321089991
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. International Relations in the Twenty First Century.

I. THE PARTICIPANT'S FRAMEWORK: ACTORS AND INTERESTS IN IR.

2. The State, Nationalism, and the National Interest.

3. International Government Organization.

4. Multinational Organizations.

5. Nongovernmental Organizations, Individuals, and Other International Actors.

II. THE SYSTEMATIC FRAMEWORK: ACTORS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM.

6. Foreign Policy Decision Making.

7. The Rise and Fall of the East-West Conflict.

8. The North-South Conflict.

III. THE PERCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: THE VARIED VIEW OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

9. Perceptions and Policy in International Relations.

10. Views from the Developed World.

11. Outlooks from the Developing World.

IV. THE INSTRUMENTAL FRAMEWORK: THE TOOLS OF POWER IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.

12. Power.

13. Economic Parameters of Power.

14. Military Parameters of Power.

15. Other Parameters of Power: International Law, Diplomacy and Sociopolitical Elements of Power.

V. THE ARGUMENTATIVE FRAMEWORK: ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLICS.

16. International Political Economic Issues.

17. War, Peace, and Violence.

18. Human Rights and Conflicts of Values.

19. The Environment and Health.

VI. THE FUTURISTIC FRAMEWORK: WHERE IS THE WORLD GOING?

20. Toward 2100.

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