International Politics : Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues / Edition 7

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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 students 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: 9780321209474
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 594
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.87 (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

Detailed Contents     VII
Preface     XIII
Anarchy and Its Consequences     1
Power and Principle in Statecraft     7
The Consequences of Anarchy     29
The Mitigation of Anarchy     69
The Uses of Force     127
The Political Uses of Force     131
The Four Functions of Force   Robert J. Art     131
The Diplomacy of Violence   Thomas C. Schelling     139
Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma   Robert Jervis     153
What Is Terrorism?   Bruce Hoffman     174
The Political Utility of Force Today     181
The Fungibility of Force   Robert J. Art     181
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism   Robert A. Pape     198
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons     217
Nuclear Instability in South Asia   Scott D. Sagan     217
Nuclear Stability in South Asia   Kenneth N. Waltz     228
A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem   Barry R. Posen     239
International Political Economy and the Environment     255
Perspectives on Political Economy     263
The Nature ofPolitical Economy   Robert Gilpin     263
The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies   Michael J. Hiscox     280
The Great Divide in the Global Village   Bruce R. Scott     290
Globalization and Its Critics     303
Globalization of the Economy   Jeffrey Frankel     303
Why the World Isn't Flat   Pankaj Ghemawat     319
Trading in Illusions   Dani Rodrik     325
Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupid   John Micklethwait   Adrian Wooldridge     333
Has Globalization Passed Its Peak?   Rawi Abdelal   Adam Segal     340
The Environment and Climate Change     347
The Tragedy of the Commons   Garrett Hardin     347
Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife   Colin H. Kahl     353
International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests and Institutions   David G. Victor     364
One Answer to Global Warming: A New Tax   N. Gregory Mankiw     372
Contemporary World Politics     375
Conflict, Interstate War, and Terrorism     379
The Era of Leading Power Peace   Robert Jervis     379
The Clash of Civilizations?   Samuel P. Huntington     395
Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?   F. Gregory Gause III     411
Can the War on Terror Be Won?   Philip H. Gordon     419
Civil Wars, Intervention, and Nation-Building     427
Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators   Robert I. Rotberg     427
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars   Chaim Kaufmann     435
Nation-Building: UN Surpasses U.S. on Learning Curve   James Dobbins     457
Deconstructing Nation Building   James L. Payne     466
New Actors and New Forces     471
Europe Without Illusions   Andrew Moravcsik     471
Transnational Activist Networks   Margaret E. Keck   Kathryn Sikkink     477
NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor   Sebastian Mallaby     484
Transnational Organized Crime and the State   Phil Williams     491
Human Rights, Justice, and International Law     504
Human Rights in World Politics   Rhoda E. Howard   Jack Donnelly     504
Reflections on Intervention   Kofi Annan     517
International Law: The Trials of Global Norms    Steven R. Ratner     523
The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice   Neil J. Kritz     529
Modes of Global Governance     539
The United Nations and International Security   Adam Roberts     539
Globalization and Governance   Kenneth N. Waltz     548
Rising Powers and Global Institutions   G. John Ikenberry     560
Democracies of the World, Unite   Ivo Daalder   James Lindsay     567
Government Networks and Global Governance   Anne-Marie Slaughter     577

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