International Politics Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0321436032
ISBN-13: 9780321436030
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $83.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

With an abundance of new essays reflecting the ever-changing landscape of world politics, the eighth edition of this renowned reader provides students with comprehensive coverage of the most important IR concepts, trends, and current issues. nbsp; Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this best-selling collection places contemporary essays alongside classics of the discipline and includes divergent views to ensure a balanced perspective. The presentation of alternative perspectives provides students with challenging material in the language of the field. The anthology presents clear, theoretical works that inspire a deeper understanding of the forces that shape todays world.

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).

Preface
Anarchy and Its Consequences
Power and Principle in Statecraft
Six Principles of Political Realism
A Critique of Morgenthau's Principles of Political Realism
The Consequences of Anarchy
The Anarchic Structure of World Politics
Anarchy and the Struggle for Power
Anarchy Is What States Make of It
The Mitigation of Anarchy
The Conditions for Cooperation in World Politics
Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs
Alliances: Balancing and Bandwagoning
The Future of Diplomacy
The Uses and Limits of International Law
International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work?
The United Nations and International Security
The Uses of Force
The Political Uses of Force
The Four Functions of Force
The Diplomacy of Violence
Coercive Diplomacy
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
The International Political Economy
Perspectives on Political Economy
The Nature of Political Economy
Hegemony in the World Political Economy
The Great Divide in the Global Village
The Meaning of Globalization
Globalization of the Economy
Will Globalization Survive?
Globalization and Governance
The Pros and Cons of Globalization
Trading in Illusions
Globalization's Missing Middle
Why the Globalization Backlash is Stupid
Contemporary World Politics
Conflict, War, and Terrorism
The Era of Leading Power Peace
The Clash of Civilizations?
Why Do They Hate Us?
The Uses of, and Reactions to, American Power
Explaining the Bush Doctrine
Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?
Taming American Power
Failed States, Civil Wars, 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
The Environment and Climate Change
The Tragedy of the Commons
Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict
Beyond Kyoto
New Actors and New Forces
The Rise of China: Getting the Questions Right
Europe Without Illusions
Transnational Activist Networks
NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor
Human Rights in World Politics
The Five Wars of Globalization
The Global Governance of the Internet: Bringing the State Back
International Law: The Trials of Global Norms

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