International Relations 2008-2009 Update / Edition 8

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Overview

“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.

New to the 2008-2009 Update Edition

  • An all new insert by Oxfam America, “Empowering the Global South: A Rights-Based Approach to Development” was written specifically for this text by one of the leading NGOs in international development. It covers such topic areas as poverty, women’s rights, fair trade, and disaster assistance.

Other updates include…

Security

  • Violence levels in Iraq and the troop surge
  • Kosovo’s declaration of independence
  • Ethnic violence in Darfur, Kenya, and Pakistan
  • Buddhist monks protesting in Myanmar
  • Nuclear weapons programs in North Korea and Iran

Economy

  • European Union governance and the euro
  • The U.S. financial crisis, trade deficit, and decline of the dollar
  • Effects of record high oil prices on producing and consuming nations
  • The Chinese trade surplus and export product contamination
  • The Doha Round WTO trade talks

Global Issues

  • Climate change negotiations to follow on the Kyoto Protocol
  • HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and drug patent disputes
  • Progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goals for poverty reduction
  • The changing face of international terrorism
  • New impacts of information and communication technologies

Readings in International Relations pairs writings on international relations theory with writings on current events to help students explore the relationship between concept and application. Package the reader with this text and receive a discount on the package price.

The new MyPoliSciKit for International Relations is a premium online learning resource that features multimedia activities to help students connect concepts to current events, including book-specific assessment, video case studies, role-playing simulations, mapping exercises, Financial Times newsfeeds, and politics blog. Log on to www.mypoliscikit.com to see a demo, purchase a subscription, or use your access code to get started.

Find a collection of valuable resources on the text's open-access companion website: www.internationalrelations.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205585953
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Series: MyPoliSciKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua S. Goldstein is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at American University, Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland's CIDCM, and Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

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

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