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Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars, International Politics places contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the field’s diverse voices, concepts, and issues.

Challenging the reader to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics, this bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation with each other to illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view. Comprehensive and engaging, International Politics offers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205778768
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/3/2010
  • Series: MyPoliSciKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, Research Associate at Harvard University's Olin Institute of Strategic Studies, Senior Fellow in M.I.T's Security Studies Program, and Director of M.I.T.'s Seminar XXI Program. In 2006, he was recognized with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.

Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; he is a former President of the American Political Science Association.

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Table of Contents

* Selections new to the tenth edition.


Power and Principle in Statecraft

*Thucydides, "The Melian Dialogue"

Hans J. Morgenthau, "Six Principles of Political Realism"

J. Ann Tickner, "A Critique of Morgenthau’s Principles of Political Realism"

The Consequences of Anarchy

Kenneth N. Waltz, "The Anarchic Structure of World Politics"

John J. Mearsheimer, "Anarchy and the Struggle for Power"

Alexander Wendt, "Anarchy Is What States Make of It"

The Mitigation of Anarchy

Kenneth A. Oye, "The Conditions for Cooperation in World Politics"

Robert Jervis, "Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma"

Michael W. Doyle, "Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs"

Stephen M. Walt, "Alliances: Balancing and Bandwagoning"

Hans J. Morgenthau, "The Future of Diplomacy"

Stanley Hoffmann, "The Uses and Limits of International Law"

Robert O. Keohane, "International Institutions"


The Political Uses of Force

Robert J. Art, "The Four Functions of Force"

Thomas C. Schelling, "The Diplomacy of Violence"

Bruce Hoffman, "What Is Terrorism?"

The Political Utility of Force Today

Robert J. Art, "The Fungibility of Force"

Robert A. Pape, "The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism"

*Mary Kaldor, "New and Old Wars"

Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Spread

*Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson, “Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran”

Barry R. Posen, "Dealing with a Nuclear-Armed Iran"


Perspectives on Political Economy

Robert Gilpin, "The Nature of Political Economy"

Michael J. Hiscox, "The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies"

Bruce R. Scott, "The Great Divide in the Global Village"

The Nature of Globalization

Jeffrey Frankel, "The Globalization of the International Economy"

Pankaj Ghemaway, "Why the World Isn’t Flat"

*Alan S. Blinder, “Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution?”

Critics of Globalization

Dani Rodrik, "Trading in Illusions"

John Micklethwait and Adrain Wooldridge, "Why the Globalization Backlash is Stupid"

*Robert Wade, “Financial Regime Change?”


Conflict, Interstate War, and Terrorism

Robert Jervis, "The Era of Leading Power Peace"

*Robert J. Art, “The U.S. and the Rise of China”

*Audrey Cronin, “Ending Terrorism”

Civil Wars and Intervention

*Alan J. Kuperman, “Humanitarian Intervention”

Chaim Kaufmann, "Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars"

James L. Payne, "Deconstructing Nation Building"

Human Rights and International Law

Rhoda E. Howard and Jack Donnelly, "Human Rights in World Politics"

Kofi Annan, "Reflections on Intervention"
Stephen R. Ratner, "International Law: The Trials of Global Norms"

Transnational Actors

Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, "Transnational Activist Networks"

Sebastian Mallaby, "NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor"

Phil Williams, "Transnational Organized Crime and the State"

The Global Commons

Garrett Hardin, "The Tragedy of the Commons"

*Barry Schwartz, “Tyranny for the Commons Man”

David G. Victor, "International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests, and Institutions"

Global Governance

Adam Roberts, "The United Nations and International Security"

Kenneth N. Waltz, "Globalization and Governance"

John Ikenberry, "Rising Powers and Global Institutions"

*Moses Naim, “Minilateralism”

Anne-Marie Slaughter, "Government Networks and Global Governance"

Future Developments

*The U.S. National Intelligence Council, “Global Trends 2025”

*Barry Posen, "Emerging Multipolarity: Why Should We Care?"

*Robert Kagan, “The Return of History”

*Richard Jackson and Neil Howe, “A Demographic Map of Our Geopolitical Future”

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