This timely introduction to the study of international relations places special emphasis on the politics of international economics and the nuclear threat. Written for beginning students, the book combines comprehensive and realistic introductory material basic to the study of international relations with in-depth case studies of major issues and problem areas such as
management of the world economy and management of world military power,
East-West and North-South (rich nation vs. poor nation) conflicts, and
the struggle for resources and ways and means of preventing World War III.
Readers untrained in economics will find the subject matter introduced before it is discussed in its applied form.
Henry L. Bretton has published widely on Western and non-Western government, politics, and international relations. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York College at Brockport.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures
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Comprehensive Table of Contents
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. A Community of Nations
2. Power and Its Sources
3. Foreign Policy
PART II: THE CONDUCT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: CHANNELS AND INSTRUMENTALITIES
4. Communication and Information
5. Monetary Policy and Finance
6. Trade and Aid
7. Armed Force and Intelligence: Nonviolent Aspects
8. Armed Force and Intelligence: Violent Uses
9. International Law
10. International Organization
PART III: MANAGING THE WORLD ECONOMY
11. Postwar Recovery
12. The Advanced Capitalist Sector: A House Divided Against Itself
13. The Advanced Socialist Sector: Unity or Fragmentation?
14. Closing the Viability Gap: The Problems and Proposed Solutions
15. Closing the Viability Gap: Practice
16. Resources: Joint Utilization or Conflict?
PART IV: MANAGING MILITARY POWER
17. Soviet-U.S. Rivalry: Deterrence or War?
18. Curbing Weapons, Preventing War
19. Under Nuclear Threat: Prelude to Anarchy?
Suggested Glossary or Key Arms Terms
EPILOGUE: PREVENTING WORLD WAR THREE AND BEYOND