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“A terrific introduction to world politics; the most engaging and well-organized introductory text that I’ve seen.”
-Richard Herrmann, Ohio State University
International Relations, 2008-2009 Update Eighth Edition
Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs to 2008, International Relations offers the most current and comprehensive coverage of international relations theory, international security, international political economy, and global issues.
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.
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Chapter 1. The Globalization of International Relations
PART ONE. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Chapter 2. Power Politics
Chapter 3. Alternatives to Power Politics
Chapter 4. Foreign Policy Chapter 5. International Conflict
Chapter 6. Military Force and Terrorism
Chapter 7. International Organization, Law, and Human Rights
PART TWO. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Chapter 8. International Trade Chapter 9. Money and Business Chapter 10. International Integration
Chapter 11. Environment and Population
Chapter 12. The North-South Gap Chapter 13. International Development
Chapter 14. Postscript