International Relations, 2008-2009 / Edition 4

International Relations, 2008-2009 / Edition 4

by Joshua S. Goldstein, Jon C. Pevehouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205575277

ISBN-13: 9780205575275

Pub. Date: 08/08/2007

Publisher: Longman

The top-selling text in its field, International Relations is acclaimed for offering the most current and comprehensive coverage of international relations theory, international security, international political economy, and global issues.

From war, trade, and development to terrorism, human rights, and the environment, this introductory survey examines the

…  See more details below

Overview

The top-selling text in its field, International Relations is acclaimed for offering the most current and comprehensive coverage of international relations theory, international security, international political economy, and global issues.

From war, trade, and development to terrorism, human rights, and the environment, this introductory survey examines the relations between states, the international system, and transnational actors and influences. With the broadest discussion of theoretical perspectives, the most up-to-date coverage of international events, and the strongest emphasis on critical thinking, International Relations includes all the tools students need to engage the discipline’s concepts and to understand what is happening in the world today.

New to the Eighth Edition


The text has been thoroughly updated with the most current coverage and analysis of world affairs, including the sectarian civil war in Iraq, the world trade talks, public health campaigns in Africa, elections in Democratic Congo, China's global rise, Iran's confrontation with the U.N. Security Council over nuclear weapons, and the election of women leaders in Liberia, Chile, and Germany.
• Deeper coverage of globalization and transnational issues addresses the increasing number of personal connections that international relations brings into daily life as well as the importance of nongovernmental actors and transnational processes.
• Text-wide discussion of three core principles–dominance, reciprocity, and identity–offers students a new way to follow several of the most central concepts in the discipline and to grapple withthe collective goods problem, the recurring challenge in international relations.
• “The Big Picture” boxed feature and podcasts identify the essential lesson in each chapter, focusing student’s learning. Podcasts by the text’s authors expand on the issue and show how it plays out in a recent case study. The podcast is available on the text’s companion website and MyPoliSciKit.

Find a collection of valuable resources on the text’s open-access companion website.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205575275
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Series:
MyPoliSciKit Series
Edition description:
Brief Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Preface
To the Student
A Note on Nomenclature
Maps
Pt. 1International Security1
Ch. 1Understanding International Relations3
Ch. 2Power Politics51
Ch. 3Alternatives to Power Politics95
Ch. 4Foreign Policy137
Ch. 5International Conflict179
Ch. 6Military Force223
Ch. 7International Organization and Law265
Pt. 2International Political Economy309
Ch. 8Trade309
Ch. 9Money and Business351
Ch. 10Integration389
Ch. 11The Environment425
Ch. 12The North-South Gap465
Ch. 13International Development509
Ch. 14Postscript: IR in 2046 A.D.555
Photo Credits563
Author Index565
Subject Index577

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >