IR, 2014 Edition (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) available in Paperback
Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, IR delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and prep cards for instructors, and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. Conversational, affordable, and designed for today's students, IR explores the challenges of international politics and the evolving search for security in a complicated and connected world. Learn about current issues affecting the globe and discover how international actors seek international, economic, and human security through a variety of theoretical lenses. Each chapter is written around Learning Objectives that guide your reading and comprehension, and special features throughout help you see how the book's concepts apply to current world events and you. Authored by top teachers in the field, IR has strong themes, a wealth of study tools, and an appealing layout that give you everything you'll need to understand International Relations.
About the Author
James M. Scott is Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include foreign policy analysis and international relations, with particular emphasis on U.S. foreign policymaking and the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of seven books (including this one), and over 60 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has been conference organizer and president of both the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association, and the Midwest region of the International Studies Association. He has also been a two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Since 1996 he has received over two dozen awards from students and peers for his outstanding teaching and research, including his institution's highest awards for scholarship (2000 and 2001), teaching (2002) and research mentoring (2002). He directed the Democracy Interdependence and World Politics Summer Research Program, a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, from 2005-2014, and he is currently an associate editor of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS. In 2012, he received the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association - Midwest for outstanding scholarship and service.
Ralph G. Carter is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include international relations and comparative foreign policy analysis, with particular emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of five books (including this one), five monographs, the 44 essay "Foreign Policy Analysis" component of the International Studies Encyclopedia, and over 50 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has served the International Studies Association as a member of its Executive Committee and other committees, President of its Foreign Policy Analysis section, President of its Midwest region, Associate Editor of its journal FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS and INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PERSPECTIVES. He also has served on the program committee of the American Political Science Association. In 2006 he became the first person from an undergraduate department to receive the International Studies Association's Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. He has received three dozen teaching awards or recognitions, including being named one of the five "Best Professors" at TCU by the Texas Monthly 2004 Guide to Texas Colleges and Universities, as one of The Best 300 Professors by Princeton Review, and as one of 10 Piper Professors of Texas in 2014.
A. Cooper Drury is professor and chair of Political Science at the University of Missouri. His research and teaching focus broadly on foreign policy and international political economy. More specifically, he focuses on the causes and consequences of economic sanctions. He has published extensively on the use, effect, and consequences of economic statecraft, including two books and over 20 articles and chapters. He is the two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Professor Drury has trained over a dozen doctoral students and received his University's Gold Chalk Award for excellence in graduate education and mentoring. He has been the president of the Foreign Policy section of the International Studies Association as well as the president of the association's Midwest region. In 2013, the ISA Midwest awarded him the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis.
Table of Contents
Part I: THEORY AND PRACTICE. 1. World Politics: Seeking Security in a Complicated and Connected World. 2. The Playing Field and Players: Anarchy, States, and Non-State Actors. 3. Powerful Ideas: Liberalism and Realism. 4. Alternative Perspectives on International Relations. Part II: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. 5. Understanding Conflict: The Nature and Causes of Conflict and War. 6. Seeking Security: Managing Conflict and War. 7. Building Peace: Structures and Institutions of Cooperation. Part III: ECONOMIC SECURITY. 8. The Pursuit of Money: Trade, Finance, and Integration. 9. Economic Statecraft: Sanctions, Aid, and their Consequences. 10. International Development: Relations between the Haves and Have-Nots. Part IV: HUMAN SECURITY. 11. Human Rights: Protecting the Most Basic Security. 12. Managing the Environment: Sharing the World or Dividing the World. 13. Transnational Advocacy Networks: Changing the World? Part V: LOOKING AHEAD. 14. Security in the Balance: Future Directions and Challenges.