International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs / Edition 2

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Student-oriented and contemporary, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS introduces the study of international relations in a clear, accessible style, with engaging concepts and analytical tools for students and a fully developed pedagogical program for instructors. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS bridges the gap between analytical theories and real-world issues and events. Readers will enjoy varied case studies and boxed features on history, policy, culture, and geography, along with vivid graphics.
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"The writing style is compelling, the coverage of theories is strong, and the boxes are good at promoting critical thinking."

"The section on terrorism is the best I've read in an intro book--concise and balanced."

"This chapter provides a very clear discussion of economic concepts and terminology, which is extremely helpful when teaching IPE to students with very little economics background."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111344498
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul D'Anieri is a professor of political science and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. He teaches international relations and comparative politics and specializes in politics and foreign policy in the post-Soviet states. Dr. D'Anieri's books include ECONOMIC INTERDEPENDENCE IN UKRAINIAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS; UNDERSTANDING UKRAINIAN POLITICS: POWER, POLITICS, AND INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN; and POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN UKRAINE. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals and publications on Eastern European politics.
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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction: Problems and Questions in International Politics. 2. The Historical Evolution of International Politics. Part II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES: EXPLAINING SYSTEM AND STATE BEHAVIOR. 3. Theories of International Relations: Realism and Liberalism. 4. Theories of International Relations: Economic Structuralism, Constructivism, and Feminism. Part III: ACTORS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM. 5. The State, Society and Foreign Policy. 6. Bureaucracies Groups, and Individuals in the Foreign Policy Process. 7. International Organizations and Transnational Actors. Part IV: INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND SECURITY. 8. International War and Domestic Conflict. 9. The Use of Force as a Policy. Part V: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 10. Fundamentals of International Political Economy. 11. The Globalization of Trade and Finance. 12. The Problem of Global Inequality. Part VI: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY. 13. International Law, Norms, and Human Rights. 14. The Global Environment and International Politics. 15. Conclusion. Power and Purpose in a Changing World.
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