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.
|Publisher:||Freeman, W. H. & Company|
|Edition description:||3rd ed|
Table of Contents
PART I: ANALYZING WORLD POLITICS. 1. World Politics: Levels of Analysis, Choice, and Constraint. 2. Thinking about World Politics: Theory and Reality. 3. International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage. 4. The World System: International Structure and Polarity. 5. Relations Between States: Power and Influence. 6. Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy: Society and Polity. 7. Individuals and World Politics: Roles, Perceptions, and Decision Making. PART II: INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION. 8. Military Conflict: Why States and Other Actors Resort to Force. 9. The Security Dilemma: Armament and Disarmament. 10. International Law and Organization. 11. Causes of Peace and Nonviolent Transformation. PART III: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 12. Political Economy of National Security and Defense. 13. Interdependence and Economic Order. 14. Regional Economic Integration and Globalization. 15. Development and Underdevelopment: the North-South Gap. PART IV: CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM. 16. Limits of Sovereignty: Humanity and the Commons. 17. Which Global Future? Glossary. Appendix A: Chronology of World Events. Appendix B: Characteristics of States in the Contemporary International System. Author Index. Subject Index.