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International Relations and World Politics

ISBN-10: 0205854648
ISBN-13: 9780205854646
Edition: 5th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $155.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Drawn from the authors' experience as scholars and practitioners, International Relations and World Politics is a toolkit that offers an authoritative survey of the field and practical ways to analyze current and future world problems.This new edition was completely rewritten to focus on an enduring teaching and learning goal how individuals can apply theory, history, geography, and more for a lifetime of understanding politics in a globalized world. Whether as actors themselves in world politics, participants in the global economy, or simply readers of world news, students reading International Relations and World Politics not only get more help to master the field's concepts but also get more help to understand that these are real-world ideas with real-world implications.

Preface
Maps
Engaging International Relations and World Politics
Globalization
Actors
State
International Organizations
Case & Point Global Governance and the Ratko Mladic Case
Nongovernmental Organizations
SlideShowKey Actors in IR
Individuals
Security, Economy, Identity
Arugument Counterargument Assessing the Roles of States and Nonstate Actors
Theory
What Is a Theory?
Formulating and Testing Hypotheses
The Levels of Analysis Framework
Arugument Counterargument Generating Hypotheses
World Images
Realists
Liberals
Economic Structuralists
English School "Rationalists"
Case & Point Agriculture and the Developing World
Interpretive Understandings
Constructivists
Feminists
Critical Theorists and Postmodernists
Assessing the Challenges to Mainstream Science and Positivism
Normative Theory
SlideShowWorld Images and Political Leaders
History
International Systems: Definition and Scope
Independent State System
Hegemonic State System
Imperial System
Feudal System
Historical International Systems
The Persian Empire
Classical Greece
India
The Roman Empire
The East Asian Sphere
Medieval Europe and the Feudal System
The Rise of the European Independent State System
The Emergence of Collective Hegemony
Arugument Counterargument Thucydides and Power Transition
The Globalization of the European System
Case & Point Politicians and Strategy
Twentieth Century Hegemonic Systems in a Global Context
Dual Hegemony during the Cold Wa
SlideShow: International Systems throughout History
Arugument Counterargument Why a Cold War and Not a Hot War?
Rising Powers
China
India
Russia
Brazil
Geography
Physical and Human Geography
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Worldwide Religious Traditions
Religion and International Relations Theory
Overview of the Major Religious Traditions
Culture and Religious Beliefs
Eastern Religious Traditions
Case & Point Religious Intolerance
Western Religious Tradition
Nations and States
SlideShowPhysical and Human Geography
Nationalism
Binational States
Multinational, Multitribal, and Multiethnic States
Nation-States and Nations without States
Arugument-Counterargument Explaining Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism
Nationalism and Ethnicity
Maintaining Unity in Binational,
Multinational, and Multiethnic States
Outside Intervention, Social, and Economic Approaches
Globalization
Current Dynamics in Globalization
Technology
Case & Point Five Forces That Flattened the World
Economic Impact
Arugument-Counterargument Globalization or Americanization?
Social-Cultural Impact
Political Impact
Capitalism as a Worldwide Form of Political Economy
SlideShowAspects of Globalization
Identifying the Attributes of Capitalist Political Economy
Arugument Counterargument The Wealth of a Nation and Its Productive Capacity: Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product
The Passing of Feudalism arm the New Politics of Capitalism, Mercantilism, and Liberalism
The Progressive Globalization of Capitalism
The Ongoing, Twentieth Century Debate on Global Commerce
Global Governance-The Export Import Trade Regime
Global Governance-The International Monetary Regime
Global Governance-The Investment and Development Regime
Power
How to Think about National Security
Interests
Objectives
Threats
Case & Point Key Drivers of National Security Policy
Opportunities
Policymaking Conflicts and Dilemmas
Arugument Counterargument The Rationality Assumption
Qualifying the Nature of Interests and Objectives
Prioritizing Objectives
Competing Domestic and Foreign Policy Objectives
Arugument Counterargument Balance of Power
SlideShowPower and Capabilities
Capabilities and Power
Political Capabilities
Social and Cultural Capabilities
Geographic and Economic Capabilities
Military Capabilities
Measuring Power
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Arugment-Counterargument Decision Making: Liberal and Constructivist Explanations
The Historical Development of Diplomacy
Case & Point NGOs and Diplomacy in the Field
Diplomatic Processes
Recognition of States and Governments
Diplomatic Immunities and Protections
The Organization of Diplomatic Missions
Diplomatic Incentives and Disincentives
Diplomatic Communications
Arugment Counterargument Crisis Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Decisions
Negotiation Strategies
Disarmament and Arms Control
SlideShowCurbing Weapons Proliferation
Ways to Conceptualize Arms Control
Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
Weapons Proliferation
International Law and International Organization
International Law and the Emergence of Global Civil Society
Arugment-Counterargument Ideas and the Social Construction of Global Civil Society
The Emergence of International Law
Sources of International Law
The Expanding Scope of International Law in Global Civil Society
Diplomacy and Security:' Matters of War and Peace
Economic and Commercial Matters
Human Rights and the Environment
International Criminal Accountability
The United Nations (UN): Objectives and Structure
Armed Intervention, International Organizations, and International Law
Collective Security as Collective Law Enforcement
Slide Show Nationalism and Civil Conflict
Case & Point Reconstructing Europe at the Congress of Vienna
Peacekeeping: Managing and Controlling Conflicts
Alliances and Coalitions
NATO�The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Arugment-Counterargument Security as a Collective Good
Alliances as Collective Goods
Interstate Conflict
The Rationalities and Irrationalities of interstate Conflict
The Causes of Interstate Conflict
International System Level of Analysis
Individual and Group Levels of Analysis
State and Societal Levels of Analysis
Arugment-Counterargument Why Did the United States Invade Iraq?
National Strategy and the Use of Force
Slide Show Analyzing Interstate War
Deterrence, Defense, and Warfighting
Minimum or Finite Deterrence
Deterrence through Assured Destruction and Defensive Efforts
Defense
Warfighting
The Post-Cold War Period
Case & Point Technology and the Future of Warfare
Concerns with Deterrence Theory
Moral Principle and the Use of Force
Arugment-Counterargument A Democratic Peace?
Just-War Theory
Conduct during War
Case & Point Mark Twain's War Prayer
Armed Intervention and National Security
Humanitarian Intervention
Cormpeting Criteria for Decisions on Armed Intervention
Asymmetric Conflict
Asymmetric Conflict
Case & Point The Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Terrorism
History
The United States
Causes of Terrorism
Psychological/Social-Psychological Factors
Case & Point Rational Terrorism
Ideological Factors
Environmental Factors
The Changing Nature of Terrorism
Who Are Terrorists?
Why Terrorism?
How Terrorism Works
Arugment-Counterargument Netwar
Policymaker Responses
Slide Show Technology and Asymmetric Warfare
Eliminate the Underlying Causes
Counterattack
Impose the Rule of Law
Encourage International Cooperation
Transnational Crime and Globalization
Blurring the Terrorism-Crime Distinction
TCO Threat Assessment
Trade and Money
Trade Theory and Comparative Advantage
Arugment-Counterargument Why and How Countries Trade
Neoclassical and Subsequent Economic Thought
The Impact of Technology on Free-Trade Theory
Slide Show Tracing International Trade
Trade and Finance
How Exchange Rates Work
The Impact of Exchange-Rate Fluctuationson Trade
The Politics of Managing Exchange Rates
Case & Point The Big Mac Index
Global Governance Tasks: Sustaining Trade and Monetary Regimes
Maintaining International Liquidity
Fixed Exchange-Rate Regimes
Floating Exchange Rates
Financing Trade
Global Trade
Regional Economic Integration and Global Commerce
Trade and Economic Integration
Is Europe Unique?
Development
Uneven Development and Poverty in Developing Countries
Arugment-Counterargument The Poor Get Poorer
Poverty, Capital Formation, and Development
Aid
Loans
Direct Foreign Investment
Trade
Case & Point The Complex Case of Transfer Pricing
Case & Point The Internet and the Developing World
Slide Show Land, Labor, Capital
Sustaining Development
Population Growth
Environment
Health
Military Spending and War
Economic-Structuralist Critiques and Perspectives
Dependency Theory
Arugment-Counterargument Marxist Perspectives on the Plight of Less-Developed Countries
Capitalist World-System Theory
Human Rights
Human Rights and the Human Condition
Case & Point Women in the Developing World
The Universality of Human Rights versus State Sovereignty
Arugment-Counterargument The Social Construction of Human Rights
Human Rights across Cultures
Values That Transcend Diverse Cultures
From Theory to Fact
Slide Show Human Rights Abuses
Case & Point Children and Human Rights
Machinery for Human Rights Issues and Cases
Regional Human Rights Efforts in Europe
Other Regional Human Rights Efforts
NGOs and Human Rights
Arugment Counterargument Nonviolent Resistance
Refugees
The Environment
A Global Perspective
Atmosphere
Land
Arugment-Counterargument Understanding EnvironmentalChallenges
Biodiversity
Freshwater
Coastal and Marine Areas
Global Population
Case & Point Estimating Population Growth
Slide Show Environmental Degradation
The Environment and Security
Resource Wars
Group-Identity Conflicts
Civil Strife
IOs and NGOs
International Organizations
Transnational Nongovernmental Organizations
Glossary
Credits
Index
Answer Key

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