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Fundamental Principles of International Relations
     

Fundamental Principles of International Relations

by J. Martin Rochester
 

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ISBN-10: 0813344182

ISBN-13: 9780813344188

Pub. Date: 02/23/2010

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


This book distills the essential elements of world politics, both the enduring characteristics as well as the revolutionary changes that may be altering the very fabric of the centuries-old state system. Author J. Martin Rochester explores all the important topics that one would expect to find in an IR text (war, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law and

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This book distills the essential elements of world politics, both the enduring characteristics as well as the revolutionary changes that may be altering the very fabric of the centuries-old state system. Author J. Martin Rochester explores all the important topics that one would expect to find in an IR text (war, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law and organization, the international economy, and more) but injects fresh perspectives on how globalization and other contemporary trends are affecting these issues. In addition, the author does so through a highly engaging, lively writing style that will appeal to today's students. Fundamental Principles of International Relations is a tightly woven treatment of international politics past and present, drawing on the latest academic scholarship while avoiding excessive jargon and utilizing pedagogical aids while avoiding clutter. Rochester ultimately challenges the reader to think critically about the future of a post-Cold War and post-9/11 world that is arguably more complex, if not more dangerous, than some previous eras, with the potential for promise as well as peril.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344188
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface

PART ONE
Introduction: Conceptual and Historical Background

1 Understanding International Relations, or Getting a Handle on the World
The Challenge
Why Study International Relations?
The Definition of International Relations
The Paradigm Debate
Scholars, Policymakers, and Citizens
The Plan of the Book
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

2 The Historical Development of the International System: From the Birth of the Nation-State to Globalization
The Birth of the Nation-State
The International System in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries
The International System in the Twentieth Century
The Contemporary International System
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

PART TWO
FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: The Dynamics of Conflict and Cooperation

3 States and Foreign Policy
States as Players
What Is Foreign Policy?
The Analysis of Foreign Policy
Explaining Foreign Policy: The “Levels of Analysis” Framework
The International System Level
The Nation-State Level
The Individual Level
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

4 Diplomacy, Bargaining, and Statecraft
What Is Diplomacy?
The Changing Nature of Diplomacy
The Good Diplomat and Good Diplomacy:
Rules to Follow in Negotiations
Game Theory
The Dynamics of Strategic Bargaining
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

5 War and the Use of Armed Force
Trends in the Use of Armed Force
The Causes of War
The Causes of Peace: Approaches to World Order
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

6 International Organization and Law
International Organization
The United Nations and the UN System
The European Union
International Law
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

PART THREE
GLOBAL PROBLEM-SOLVING: Issue-Areas

7 Improving International Security
The Problem
Use of Force Regimes
Arms Control Regimes
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

8 Enhancing Human Rights and Human Development
The Problem
Human Rights Regimes
Human Development Regimes
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

9 Managing the World Economy and Promoting Prosperity
The Problem
International Economic Regimes
Conclusion
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

PART FOUR
CONCLUSION: Thinking About the New Millennium

10 The Future of International Relations: Sovereignty, Global Governance, and the Human Prospect in the Twenty-first Century
Whither the Nation-State System? Alternative World Order Models
Living with Paradoxes: Toward a More Mature Anarchy
Thinking About the Future
Questions for Study and Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading

Notes
Glossary
Index

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