World Politics: The Menu for Choice / Edition 5

World Politics: The Menu for Choice / Edition 5

by Bruce M. Russett
     
 

If you need to go beyond the headlines and soundbites to understand why international political change occurs, there is no better text than Bruce Russett and Harvey Starr's World Politics. It provides the theoretical tools you need to understand the alternatives, limitations, and decisions that confront political institutions and policy makers everyday. See more details below

Overview

If you need to go beyond the headlines and soundbites to understand why international political change occurs, there is no better text than Bruce Russett and Harvey Starr's World Politics. It provides the theoretical tools you need to understand the alternatives, limitations, and decisions that confront political institutions and policy makers everyday.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716728214
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
10/10/1998
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Analytical Dimensions1
1Analyzing World Politics: Levels of Analysis and Constraint3
2How Do We Think About World Politics?26
3International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage46
4The World System: How It Constrains Behavior73
5The World System: Structure, Polarity, and War99
6Relations Between States: Bases and Analysis of Power124
7Relations Between States: Instruments of Influence152
8Domestic Constraints: Do Different Kinds of Countries Have Different Kinds of Foreign Policies?178
9Domestic Constraints: Governmental Structure and the Role of Public Opinion213
10Individuals and World Politics: Role, Communication, and Decision Making241
11Individuals and World Politics: Perceiving the World268
Pt. 2Contemporary and Future Problems of World Politics295
12Conflict and Cooperation in Arms Races297
13Deterrence and Arms Control338
14Causes of Peace Among Industrialized Countries373
15Dependence, Democracy, and Development403
16Problems of Order and Interdependence in the World System438
17Achieving Order and Collaboration in the World System460
18Confronting Ecological Challenges to the World System492
Appendix A: Chronology of International Events526
Appendix B: Characteristics of States in the Contemporary International System533
Index542

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