International Relations 2012-2013

ISBN-10: 0205875238
ISBN-13: 9780205875238
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $107.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Updated in its 6thedition,International Relationshas beenthoroughly revised to cover world affairs through 2012. From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this text is praised for being the most current introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to help readers analyze what is happening in the world today,International Relations, Brief Edition is perfect for courses where multiple texts are assigned.

Joshua S. Goldstein, is an associate of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and a leading expert on war. His books include International Relations and War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa. He lives in Amherst, MA.

Preface
To the Student
A Note on Nomenclature
The Globalization of International Relations
Globalization, International Relations, and Daily Life
Core Principles
IR as a Field of Study
Actors and Influences
State Actors
Nonstate Actors
Levels of Analysis
Globalization
Global Geography
The Evolving International System
The Cold War, 1945-1990
The Post-Cold War Era, 1990-2009
Policy Perspectives Overview
SPECIAL SECTION Careers in International Rel�tions
Realist Theories
Realism
Power
Defining Power
Estimating Power
Elements of Power
The International System
Anarchy and Sovereignty
Balance of Power
Great Powers and Middle Powers
Power Distribution
Hegemony
Alliances
Purposes of Alliances
NATO
Other Alliances
Strategy
Statecraft
Rationality
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Policy Perspectives Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh
Liberal and Social Theories
Liberal Traditions
The Waning of War
Kant and Peace
Liberal Institutionalism
International Regimes
Collective Security
The Democratic Peace
Domestic Influences
Bureaucracies
Interest Groups
Public Opinion
Legislatures
Making Foreign Policy
Models of Decision Making
Individual Decision Makers
Group Psychology
Crisis Management
Social Theories
Constructivism
Postmodernism
Marxism
Peace Studies
Gender Theories
Why Gender Matters
The Masculinity of Realism
Gender in War and Peace
Women in IR
Difference Feminism versus Liberal Feminism?
Postmodern Feminism
Policy Perspectives Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda
Conflict, War, and Terrorism
The Wars of the World
Types of War
Theories of the Causes of War
Conflicts of Ideas
Nationalism
Ethnic Conflict
Religious Conflict
Ideological Conflict
Conflicts of Interest
Territorial Disputes
Control of Governments
Economic Conflict
Conventional Military Forces
Land Forces: Controlling Territory
Naval Forces: Controlling the Seas
Air Forces: Controlling the Skies
Coordinating Forces: Logistics and Intelligence
Evolving Technologies
Terrorism
Weapons of-Mass Destruction
Nuclear Weapons
Ballistic Missiles and Other Delivery Systems
Chemical and Biological Weapons
Proliferation
Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control
States and Militaries
Military Economics
Control of Military Forces
Policy Perspectives President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Trade and Finance
Theories of Trade
Liberalism and Mercantilism
Comparative Advantage
Political Interference in Markets
Protectionism
Trade Regimes
The World Trade Organization
Bilateral and Regional Agreements
Cartels
Industries and Interest Groups
Enforcement of Trade Rules
Economic Globalization
The World Economy, 1750-Present
Resistance to Trade
Globalization, Financial Markets, and the Currency System
The Currency System
International Currency Exchange
Why Currencies Rise or Fall
Central Banks
The World Bank and the IMF
State Financial Positions
National Accounts
International Debt
Multinational Business
Multinational Corporations
Foreign Direct Investment
Host and Home Government Relations
Policy Perspectives President of China, Hu Jintao
International Organization, Law, and Human Rights
Globalization and Integration
Roles of International Organizations
The United Nations
The UN System
The Security Council
Peacekeeping Forces
The Secretariat
The General Assembly
UN Programs
Autonomous Agencies
The European Union
Integration Theory
Trie Vision of a United Europe
The Treaty of Rome
Structure of the European Union
The Single European Act
The Maastricht Treaty
Monetary Union
Expanding the European Union
The Lisbon Treaty
International Law
Sources of International Law
Enforcement of International Law
The World Court
International Cases in National Courts
Laws of Diplomacy
Just War Doctrine
Human Rights
Individual Rights versus Sovereignty
Human Rights Institutions
War Crimes
Policy Perspectives International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda
North-South Relations
The State of the South
Basic Human Needs
World Hunger
Rural and Urban Populations
Women in Developing Countries
Migration and Refugees
Theories of Accumulation
Economic Accumulation
The World-System
Imperialism
Effects of Colonialism
Postcolonial Dependency
Development Experiences
The Newly Industrializing Countries
The Chinese Experience
India Takes Off
Other Experiments
Import Substitution and Export-Led Growth
Concentrating Capital for Manufacturing
Corruption
North-South Capital Flows
Foreign Investment
North-South Debt
IMF Conditionality
The South in International Economic Regimes
Foreign Assistance
Patterns of Foreign Assistance
Types of Foreign Assistance
The Politics of Foreign Assistance
The Impact of Foreign Assistance
Policy Perspectives Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Environment and Technology
Interdependence and the Environment
Sustainable Development
Managing the Environment
The Atmosphere
Biodiversity
Forests and Oceans
Pollution
Natural Resources
World Energy
Minerals
Water Disputes
Population
The Demographic Transition
Population Policies
Disease
The Power of Information
Networking the World
Information as a Tool of Governments
Information as a Tool against Governments
Telecommunications and Global Culture
Conclusion
Policy Perspectives Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index
World States and Territories Map

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