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Part of the “Longman Classics in Political Science” series, Nye's best-selling text has been completely updated with new discussions about Middle East politics, including the Israel-Palestine dispute and the Iraq war, terrorism in general and radical Islamic terrorism in particular, the global politics of oil, and much more. Replete with illustrative examples and written in a lively, engaging manner, this is a brief, inexpensive book that students will buy and actually enjoy reading. It deftly balances theory and history to help students develop a well-rounded, informed framework for analyzing the international issues confronting us at the beginning of the 21st Century.
Chapter 1- Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?
Chapter 2- Origins of the Great Twentieth-Century Conflicts
Chapter 3- Balance of Power and World War I
Chapter 4- The Failure of Collective Security and World War II
Chapter 5- The Cold War
Chapter 6- Intervention, Institutions, and Regional and Ethnic Conflicts
Chapter 7- Globalization and Interdependence
Chapter 8- The Information Revolution, Transnational Actors, and the Diffusion of Power
Chapter 9- A New World Order?