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Updated in its 6th edition, International Relations has beenthoroughly revised to cover world affairs through 2012. From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this text is praised for being the most current introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to help readers analyze what is happening in the world today, International Relations, Brief Edition is perfect for courses where multiple texts are assigned.
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International Relations has long been the best introduction to the field. It perfectly balances different theoretical approaches to international politics, theoretical and empirical material, and major topics like international security, international political economy, and global social issues. In particular, its coverage of war, civil conflict, and terrorism is outstanding and especially relevant today.”—Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin—Madison

“Students have realized that women–as factory workers, as peace activists, as political thinkers–need to be discussed in IR courses. Goldstein and Pevehouse’s up-to-the-minute, engaging introductory text responds to this need.”–Cynthia Enloe, Clark University

“A thoroughly engaging and comprehensive textbook, Goldstein and Pevehouse successfully guide students in applying IR theory to real world events. The authors do a masterful job of explaining world affairs and of developing students’ ability to evaluate contemporary international policy debates.”–Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205875238
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (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. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2001-2010 Best Book of the Decade Award for War and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2009 Karl Deutsch Award.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Globalization of International Relations

Chapter 2. Realist Theories

Chapter 3. Liberal and Social Theories

Chapter 4. Conflict, War, and Terrorism

Chapter 5. Trade and Finances

Chapter 6. International Organization, Law, and Human Rights

Chapter 7. North-South Relations

Chapter 8. Environment and Technology

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