Dynamics of International Relations: Conflict and Mutual Gain in an Era of Global Interdependence 2E/World Bank Atlas: The World Bank / Edition 2

Dynamics of International Relations: Conflict and Mutual Gain in an Era of Global Interdependence 2E/World Bank Atlas: The World Bank / Edition 2

by Walter C. Clemens Jr., Jr. Clemens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742530116

ISBN-13: 9780742530119

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

What has changed in international relations after 9/11 and what remains much as before? The second edition of Dynamics of International Relations remains grounded in theory and history—three basic perspectives on international relations are tested against recurrent cases of conflict and cooperation issues in world affairs. It uses this framework to put in

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What has changed in international relations after 9/11 and what remains much as before? The second edition of Dynamics of International Relations remains grounded in theory and history—three basic perspectives on international relations are tested against recurrent cases of conflict and cooperation issues in world affairs. It uses this framework to put in perspective the confrontation between two new actors on the world scene, the George W. Bush administration and the al-Qaeda network of 'sama bin Laden, each determined to destroy the other in a global struggle. Student-friendly and professor-endorsed, Dynamics of International Relations is an innovative, introductory level core text. It compares realist and idealist theories and the paradigm of interdependence against case studies of recurrent problems—why wage war, how to make peace, how to transcend conflict, when and where to mediate, how to increase GDP but also quality of life, and how to organize for peace and promote human rights. Calling upon students to look at the world through policymakers' lenses, Dynamics of International Relations asks whether actors are better advised to seek unilateral or mutual gain. Since "win-win" is not guaranteed, Clemens shows students how coalition building and compromise may be the most productive path in negotiating everything from environmental safeguards to the war on terrorism. Along the way, the author provides detailed case studies, broad empirical surveys, and role-playing simulations to develop a first-hand grasp of the dangers and opportunities inherent in interdependence. Click here for a printable (PDF) flyer of Dynamics of International Relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742530119
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
989,770
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 I Hard Realties, High Ideals, and Global Interdependence Chapter 2 Is IR "Winner-Take-All"? Can It Be Mutual Gain? Chapter 3 How to Win at Peace: Creating New World Orders Chapter 4 Foreign Policy Decision Making: Do Individuals Count? Chapter 5 Why Wage War? Does It Pay to Fight? Chapter 6 Power and Influence: What Wins? Part 7 II From Anarchy, Order? Chapter 8 Arms and Arms Control: Can Swords Become Plowshares? Chapter 9 Negotiating Conflict: How Can Foes Become Partners? Chapter 10 What Unites and Divides Humanity? Nationalism and Faith Chapter 11 Intervention and Mediation: HowCan Outsiders Help? Part 12 III International Political Economy Chapter 13 Democracy and Authoritarianism: What Impact on International Peace and Prosperity? Chapter 14 The Wealth of Nations: Top Down or Bottom Up? Chapter 15 Challenges of Development: South Meets North Part 16 IV Building a Better World Chapter 17 Ecopolitics: The Health of Nations Chapter 18 Organizing for Mutual Gain: The United Nations, Europe, and Nonstate Actors Chapter 19 International Law and Human Rights: Sham or Revolution? Chapter 20 Alternative Futures: Lessons from the Past

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