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This introductory text balances the importance of international security with international political economy. Professor Goldstein's presentation of alternative theories, including feminism and postmodernism early in the text helps students approach international relations by utilizing a variety of viewpoints. International Relations also shows how a new North-South gap has replaced the old East-West cleavage of the Cold War. In examining the influences on international relations, the author goes beyond the three customary levels of analysis (individual, domestic, and state) and adds a fourth global dimension to study the importance of the United Nations, the environment, global communication, and culture in world affairs. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the conflict in Bosnia, the development of peace in the Middle East, and economic integration in Europe. This new edition also offers color maps of the world's major regions for the reader's convenience.
Contains 15 graduate-level essays which aim to identify and assess the processes by which a birth cohort is distributed in the stratification system, given its position of origin in that system. Editor Kerckhoff (sociology, Duke U.) provides an introduction situating the studies in the volume in the context of previous stratification research over several generations. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.