International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues / Edition 5

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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 best-selling 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.

MyPoliSciKit for International Politics is a premium online learning companion that features multimedia and interactive activities to help students make connections between concepts and current events. The book-specific assessment, reading guides, video case studies, simulations, mapping exercises, Financial Times newsfeeds, current events quizzes, politics blog, and MySearchLab encourage comprehension and critical thinking. With Grade Tracker, instructors can easily follow students' work on the site and their progress on each activity. MyPoliSciKit is available at no additional charge when packaged with this book. To learn more, please visit or contact your Pearson representative.

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“Art and Jervis have put together the best reader in the land for an introductory class on international relations. It covers the key theoretical issues in that field and does it with top-notch readings that are easy to follow and represent different and sometimes clashing perspectives. This book is a wonderful starting point for any student interested in learning how international relations scholars think about the world around them.”–John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago

“If the Art and Jervis reader didn’t exist, someone would have to invent it, but who would do it so well? As an introduction to the excitement of ideas and argument in the field of world politics, this book is unexcelled.”–Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321005250
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/18/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 559
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.84 (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

Preface x

Part 1 Anarchy and Its Consequences 1

Power and principle in statecraft 9

The Melian Dialogue Thucydides 9

Six Principles of Political Realism Hans J. Morgenthau 16

A Critique of Morgenthau's Principles of Political Realism J. Ann Tickner 24

The Consequences of Anarchy 37

The Anarchic Structure of World Politics Kenneth N. Waltz 37

Anarchy and the Struggle for Power John J. Mearsheimer 59

Anarchy Is What States Make of It Alexander Wendt 70

The Mitigation of Anarchy 79

The Conditions for Cooperation in World Politics Kenneth A. Oye 79

Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma Robert Jervis 93

Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs Michael W. Doyle 114

Alliances: Balancing and Bandwagoning Stephen M. Walt 127

The Future of Diplomacy Hans J. Morgenthau 135

The Uses and Limits of International Law Stanley Hoffmann 145

International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work? Robert O. Keohane 150

Part 2 The Uses of Force 159

The Political Uses of Force 163

The Four Functions of Force Robert J. Art 163

The Diplomacy of Violence Thomas C. Schelling 171

What is Terrorism? Bruce Hoffman 185

The Political Utility of Force Today 196

The Fungibility of Force Robert J. Art 196

The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Robert A. Pape 213

New and Old Wars Mary Kaldor 231

Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Spread 238

Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran Henry Sokolski 238

A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem Barry R. Posen 242

Part 3 International Political Economy and Globalization 259

Perspectives on Political Economy 265

The Nature of Political Economy Robert Gilpin 265

The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies Michael J. Hiscox 282

The Great Divide in the Global Village Bruce R. Scott 292

The Nature of Globalization 305

Globalization of the Economy Jeffrey Frankel 305

Why the World Isn't Flat Pankaj Ghemawat 322

Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution? Alan S. Blinder 328

Critics of Globalization 339

Trading in Illusions Dani Rodrik 339

Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupid John Micklethwait Adrian Wooldridge 348

Financial Regime Change? Robert Wade 355

Part 4 Contemporary Issues in World Politics 367

Interstate War and Terrorism 373

The Era of Leading Power Peace Robert Jervis 373

The United States and the Rise of China Robert J. Art 390

Ending Terrorism Audrey Kurth Cronin 398

Civil Wars and Intervention 412

Humanitarian Intervention Alan J. Kuperman 412

Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars Chaim Kaufmann 424

Deconstructing Nation Building James L. Payne 445

Human Rights and International Law 450

Human Rights in World Politics Rhoda E. Howard Jack Donnelly 450

Reflections on Intervention Kofi Annan 463

International Law: The Trials of Global Norms Steven R. Ratner 469

Transnational Actors 475

Transnational Activist Networks Margaret E. Keck Kathryn Sikkink 475

NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor Sebastian Mallaby 482

Transnational Organized Crime and the State Phil Williams 489

The Global Commons 502

The Tragedy of the Commons Garrett Hardin 502

Tyranny for the Commons Man Barry Schwartz 508

International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests, and Institutions David G. Victor 515

Global Governance 524

The United Nations and International Security Adam Roberts 524

Globalization and Governance Kenneth N. Waltz 533

Rising Powers and Global Institutions G. John Ikenberry 545

Minilateralism Mois?s Na?m 552

Government Networks and Global Governance Anne-Marie Slaughter 554

Future Developments 564

Global Trends 2025 The U.S. National Intelligence Council 564

Emerging Multipolarity: Why Should We Care? Barry R. Posen 572

The Return of Histor Robert Kagan 577

A Demographic Map of Our Geopolitical Future Richard Jackson Neil Howe 588

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