IR : The New World of International Relations / Edition 7

IR : The New World of International Relations / Edition 7

by Michael G. Roskin, Nicholas O. Berry, Nicholas Berry
     
 

This introduction to international relations employs an exceptionally readable style that avoids jargon and abstract theory by blending basic concepts and vocabulary with a substantial amount of historical background and examples from current events. This readable style combined with new pedagogy allows readers to better understand how International Relations can

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This introduction to international relations employs an exceptionally readable style that avoids jargon and abstract theory by blending basic concepts and vocabulary with a substantial amount of historical background and examples from current events. This readable style combined with new pedagogy allows readers to better understand how International Relations can and does affect their lives. Examines the many possible causes of war, ranging from human nature to aggressive states to international anarchy; Discusses the challenge of terrorism (especially the impact of 9/11 and its aftermath); Extensively covers the 2003 war and its aftermath in relation to oil and the Persian Gulf, the Soviet Union to Russian transition, Latin American and Africa, and Key figure profiles. For careers in International Relations, World Politics, and Globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136130543
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/24/2007
Series:
MyPoliSciKit Series
Edition description:
7TH
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Strange New World: Systems and States in Transformation3
2America Faces the World: Historic National Interests, Goals, and Strategies21
3"Wrong, Terribly Wrong": The United States and Vietnam39
4Can the United States Lead the World?58
5From Russia to the Soviet Union73
6From the Soviet Union Back to Russia88
7South Africa: The Last Colony109
8Arabs and Israelis: The Rocky Road to Accommodation120
9Oil and Turmoil: The Persian Gulf Wars143
10Central America and the Caribbean: From Sphere of Influence to Shaky Independence159
11Economic Development: The Rich and the Poor179
12National Security: How States Protect Themselves199
13Nuclear Politics: Is The Bomb Here to Stay?216
14Terrorism232
15D-Mark: The Rise of United Europe255
16Yen: The Rise of the Pacific Rim274
17Dollar: The Decline of U.S. Economic Leadership291
18Diplomacy309
19International Law324
20The United Nations346
21Peacekeeping: Beyond War368
Index389

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