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International Politics Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0205642721
ISBN-13: 9780205642724
Edition: 9th 2009
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Description: Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars,International Politicsplaces contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the fieldrsquo;s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. Challenging students to use original  More...

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List price: $89.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 3/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars,International Politicsplaces contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the fieldrsquo;s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. Challenging students to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics, this bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation with each other to illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view. Comprehensive and engaging,International Politicsoffers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.

Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University. He is the author of The TFX Decision: McNamara and the Military and coeditor of The United States and Coercive Diplomacy (with Patrick Cronin) and U.S. Foreign Policy: the Search for a New Role (with Seyom Brown).

Detailed Contents
Preface
Anarchy and Its Consequences
Power and Principle in Statecraft
The Consequences of Anarchy
The Mitigation of Anarchy
The Uses of Force
The Political Uses of Force
The Four Functions of Force
The Diplomacy of Violence
Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma
What Is Terrorism?
The Political Utility of Force Today
The Fungibility of Force
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Instability in South Asia
Nuclear Stability in South Asia
A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem
International Political Economy and the Environment
Perspectives on Political Economy
The Nature of Political Economy
The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies
The Great Divide in the Global Village
Globalization and Its Critics
Globalization of the Economy
Why the World Isn't Flat
Trading in Illusions
Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupid
Has Globalization Passed Its Peak?
The Environment and Climate Change
The Tragedy of the Commons
Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife
International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests and Institutions
One Answer to Global Warming: A New Tax
Contemporary World Politics
Conflict, Interstate War, and Terrorism
The Era of Leading Power Peace
The Clash of Civilizations?
Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?
Can the War on Terror Be Won?
Civil Wars, Intervention, and Nation-Building
Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars
Nation-Building: UN Surpasses U.S. on Learning Curve
Deconstructing Nation Building
New Actors and New Forces
Europe Without Illusions
Transnational Activist Networks
NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor
Transnational Organized Crime and the State
Human Rights, Justice, and International Law
Human Rights in World Politics
Reflections on Intervention
International Law: The Trials of Global Norms
The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice
Modes of Global Governance
The United Nations and International Security
Globalization and Governance
Rising Powers and Global Institutions
Democracies of the World, Unite
Government Networks and Global Governance

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