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Introduction to International Studies

ISBN-10: 0195439384

ISBN-13: 9780195439380

Edition: 2012

Authors: Brian Orend

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/18/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.90" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Brian Orend, a philosophy professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, has also taught at Columbia University in New York City.

Setting the World Stage
Core Concepts and Historical Contexts
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Countries
State Formation
End of European Imperialism
North versus South
The West versus 'the Rest'Case Study: The American Empire?
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
Population and Environment
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Population
Case Study: The French Ban on Muslim Head Scarves
Case Study: The Darfur Region of Sudan
Transition from Human Population to Natural Environment
Environment and Resources
Optimism versus Pessimism
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
Comparative Culture
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Structure and Ideology of the State
Case Study: Iran's Religious Regime
Case Study: Classical Liberalism in the United States
Case Study: Socialist Societies, both Moderate and Democratic, and Extreme and Communist
Religion
Case Study: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Case Study: Tibet and China
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further Research
Notes
Core Dynamics: Nation versus World
Foreign Policy and International Politics
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Powers
Emerging Powers
Decling Powers
The Goals of Foreign Policy in General
The Tools of Foreign Policy
Case Study: Can-Am Relations
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
International Law and Organization
International Law
The Process of Treaty-Making
International Organization
Case Study: The Birth of an International Institution
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further Research
Notes
Traditional Issues of 'Hard Power': Bucks and Bullets
International Trade and Business
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Summarizing the Drivers of Economic Growth
International Trade
Case Study: Asia and Export-Led Development
International Business
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
Armed Conflict I: Causes and Outbreak
Learning Objectives
Introduction
War Defined
War's Costs and Casualties
What Causes War, and Is There a Solution?
Regulating the Outbreak of War
Case Study: A Tale of Two Recent Wars: Afghanistan and Iraq
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
Armed Conflict II: Methods and Aftermath
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Defining Some Military Terms
Fighting a War
Case Study: The My Lai Massacre
Case Study: Child Soldiers
Jus Post Bellum: Aftermath
Case Study: Two Examples of the Retribution Model
Case Study: Reconstructing Germany and Japan
Case Study: Reconstruction Models Applied to Afghanistan and Iraq
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further Research
Notes
Newer Issues of 'Soft Power': Improving Well-Being
Human Rights
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Recent Human Rights History
Completing the Values Picture: The Point of Human Rights
Realizing Human Rights
International Human Rights Law
Case Study: The European Human Rights System
Other Tools for Human Rights
Case Study: The Arab Spring
Human Rights NGOs
Women's Human Rights
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Further ResearchNotes
Jennifer E. Mc
Whirter: Global Public Health
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Health and History
Global Public Health and Other Fields of International Studies
What is Health?
What is Public Health?
Case Study: John Snow and the Tracing of a Cholera Outbreak
A Tale of Two Cities: North versus South
Case Study: The Global Tobacco Epidemic
A Tale of Two Neighbourhoods: North versus North
Global Poverty and Health Inequality
Case Study: Maternal Health
The Other Side of Darkness
Case Study: Smallpox
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Futher Research
Notes
International Aid and Development
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Why Should the Developed World Care?
Aid versus Development
Rival Concepts of Development
Sources of Development Assistance
Three Waves of Development
Case Study: Micro-Finance
Conclusion
Review Questions
Websites for Futher Research
Notes
Conclusion
Could World Government Be the Solution?
Kant's Cosmopolitan Federation
Conclusion: Bottom-Up Pluralism, Revisited
Notes
Glossary
Index