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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
 

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ISBN-10: 0136130542

ISBN-13: 9780136130543

Pub. Date: 01/24/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

THE COLD WAR COME AND GONE

1. Strange New World: Power and Systems in Transformation

2. America's Changing National Interests

3. "Wrong, Terribly Wrong": The U.S. and Vietnam

4. Can the U.S. Lead the World?

5. From Russia to the Soviet Union

6. From the Soviet Union Back to Russia

THE GLOBAL SOUTH

7. South Africa and the End of Colonialism

8. Eternal Warfare in the Holy Land

9. Oil and Turmoil: The Persian Gulf

10. The Troubled Americas: Our Neglected South

11. Economic Development: The Rich and the Poor

THE ETERNAL THREATS

12. Why Wars?

13. National Security: How States Protect Themselves

14. Nuclear Politics: The Bomb Is Here to Stay

15. The Challenge of Terrorism

THE ECONOMIC BLOCS

16. Europe Divorces America

17. Asia: China as Number One

18. The United States and Globalization

THE POLITICS OF A NEW WORLD

19. Diplomacy

20. International Law

21. The United Nations

22. Giving Peace a Chance

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