Understanding International Relations : The Value of Alternative Lenses

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The purpose of this book is to sharpen students' ability to think about international relations. Understanding International Relations consciously and deliberately anchors on four points.

1) Intellectual pluralism--the self-conscious use of multiple and competing conceptual lenses--is the best approach for studying international relations.

2) This is a theoretical text. Theory gives the student an aid in ...

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Overview

The purpose of this book is to sharpen students' ability to think about international relations. Understanding International Relations consciously and deliberately anchors on four points.

1) Intellectual pluralism--the self-conscious use of multiple and competing conceptual lenses--is the best approach for studying international relations.

2) This is a theoretical text. Theory gives the student an aid in understanding by building models that simplify reality.

3) The text's theoretical approach takes on the important task of imparting the scientific method to students

4) The structured approach of studying the world through alternative lenses, using theory and the scientific method, gives students a systematic way of studying a very chaotic, ambiguity-filled international environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072386080
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Foundations of International Relations
Introduction to the Foundations of International Relations
The Basics
The Science of International Relations
How Do We Think About World Politics? - Bruce Russett & Harvey Starr
Actors
International Relations: One World, Many Theories - Stephen M. Walt
International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage - Bruce Russett & Harvey Starr
Power
Political Power - Hans J. Morgenthau
The Four Functions of Force - Robert J. Art
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma - Robert Jervis
The Realist-Liberal Tension
Realist Tradition
From The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
Of the Natural Condition of Mankind - Thomas Hobbes
Six Principles of Political Realism - Hans J. Morgenthau
Liberal Tradition
To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) - Immanuel Kant
The Fourteen Points - Woodrow Wilson
Liberalism and World Politics - Michael W. Doyle
Liberal-Realist Case Study
Introduction to The History of the Peloponnesian War - Thucydides
The Melian Dialogue - Thucydides
Chapter Two: Security Lens
Introduction to Security Lens
Realist Tradition Theory
Balance of Power Theory
Introduction to Balance of Power Theory
Elements of National Power - Hans J. Morgenthau
The Balance of Power - Hans J. Morgenthau
Balance of Threat Theory
Introduction to Balance of Threat Theory
Explaining Alliance Formation - Stephen M. Walt
Alliance Formation and the Balance of World Power - Stephen M. Walt
Structural Realism
Introduction to Structural Realism
Political Structures - Kenneth N. Waltz
Structural Causes and Military Effects - Kenneth N. Waltz
Structural Realism After the Cold War - Kenneth N. Waltz
Liberal Tradition Theories
Collective Security
Introduction to Collective Security
Collective Security as an Approach to Peace - Inis L. Claude, Jr.
Collective Security versus Balance of Power - Inis L. Claude, Jr.
Democratic Peace Theory
Introduction to Democratic Peace Theory
Why Democratic Peace? - Bruce Russett
Chapter Three: International Political Economy Lens
Introduction to International Political Economy Lens
IPE Perspectives
Three Ideologies of Political Economy - Robert Gilpin
Realist Tradition/Economic Nationalist Theories Mercantilist Theory
Introduction to Mercantilist Theory
Report on Manufactures - Alexander Hamilton
The Nationalist Theory of International Trade - Robert Gilpin
Hegemonic Stability Theory
Introduction to Hegomonic Stability Theory The Theory of Hegemonic Stability - Robert Gilpin
Liberal Tradition/ Liberal Perspective Theories
Regime Theory
Introduction to Regime Theory
Cooperation and International Regimes - Robert O. Keohane
Complex Interdependence Theory
Introduction to Complex Interdependence Theory
Complex Interdependence - Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye
Neo-Liberal Development Theory
Introduction to Neo-Liberal Development Theory
New Directions in Development Thinking - The World Bank
Marxist Perpective Theories
Overview
Foundations of Radicalism - Thomas F. Lynch III
Dependency Theory
Introduction to Dependency Theory
The Structure of Dependence - Theotonio Dos Santos
Chapter Four: Sub-Systemic Lens
Introduction to Sub-systemic Lens
Omnibalancing
Introduction to Omnibalancing
Explaining Third World Alignment - Steven R. David
Regime Model
Introduction to Regime Model
Political Regimes: A General Framework - Roy C. Macridis and Steven L Burg
Nationalism
Introduction to Nationalism
General
A Harvest of Hostility: Ethnic Conflict and Self-Determination After the Cold War - Donald L. Horowitz
The Ethnic Sources of Nationalism - Anthony D. Smith
Nationalism & War
The Causes of Internal Conflict: An Overview - Michael E. Brown
Decision-Making Models
Introduction to Decision-Making Models
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham T. Allison
Adapting to Constraints on Rational Decisionmaking - Alexander L. George
Chapter Five: Shattering Lenses
Introduction to Shattering Lenses
Constructivism
Constructing International Politics - Alexander Wendt
Feminist Theory
Toward a Nongendered Perspective on Global Security - J. Ann Tickner
Post-Modernism
Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory - Robert W. Cox
Chapter Six: Putting It All Together
Introduction
National Security in a World of Tiers - Donald M Snow
The Complexities and Contradictions of Globalization - James N. Rosenau
Glossary
Index
Maps
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