Classic Readings and Contemporary Debates in International Relations

ISBN-10: 0534631894

ISBN-13: 9780534631895

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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By bringing together a unique collection of articles by well-known scholars and analysts, representing a wide range of classic and contemporary viewpoints on international relations, CLASSIC READINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS provides students with an understanding of the diversity of approaches to the study of international relations and an appreciation of the key concepts and frameworks. Familiar themes of peace and war, conflict and cooperation, independence and interdependence, order and disorder, anarchy and society, sovereignty and intervention, power and hierarchy organize the readings while introductions in each section provide an overview and guide and provide assessment and analysis by the author.
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List price: $184.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Donald M. Goldstein is Professor of Asian Studies (University Center for International Studies) and Eastern European Studies as well as Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and is a Member of Ridgway Center. His teaching and research areas include history, public administration, political science, arms control, national interest and national security, theory and practice of international affairs, foreign policy process, international relations, administrative theory. He has taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, Troy State University and the University of Pittsburgh. In 2002, he was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

Theories and Traditions
Liberal Theories of International Relations
The Rights of War and Peace
Kant's Perpetual Peace
The Fourteen Points
The Idea of International Society
Realist and Neo-Realist Theories of International Relations
The Peloponnesian War and the Melian Debate
Relations Among Sovereigns
The Realist Critique and the Limitations of Realism
Six Principles of Political Realism
The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory
The Roots of International Political Economy
The Economic Taproots of Imperialism
Two Alternative Perspectives: Marxism and Liberalism
The Structure of Dependence
The Structure of the International System
Bipolar and Multipolar Systems
The Stability of a Bipolar World
Multipolar Power Systems and International Stability
Rules for the Balance of Power System
Underlying Complexities
The Two Worlds of World Politics
The Characteristics of Complex Interdependence
The Actors in International Politics
States, Institutions, and Individuals
The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations
Models of International Relations and Foreign Policy
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Rise of Non-State Actors
Towards a New Conceptualization of Global Politics
The Politics, Power and Pathologies of International Organizations
Advocacy Networks in International Politics
Anarchy and Society in the International System
Power and Anarchy
International Conflict and International Anarchy: The Third Image
The Theory of Hegemonic War
The Security Dilemma in the Atomic Age
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma
The Balance of Power
Criticism of Balance of Power Theory
Collective Security as an Approach to Peace
Cooperation and International Society
International Law and Assumptions About the State System
Cooperation and International Regimes
The Evolution of Cooperation
The Integration Theorists and the Study of International Relations
Debating Rival Theories
Anarchy Is What States Make of It
A Gendered Perspective on National Security
Anarchy and the Limits to Cooperation
Critique of Critical Theory
One World, Rival Theories
Deterrence, Coercion, and War
Nuclear Deterrence
Nuclear Weapons and Strategy
The delicate Balance of Terror
Crazy States
The Manipulation of Risk
The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy
The Nature and Origins of War
War as an Instrument of Policy
Motives and Perceptions Underlying Entry into War
War and Misperception
The Long Peace: Elements of Stability in the Postwar International System
Contemporary Issues and Debates
Globalization and Governance
The Pentagon's New Map
The Globalization Debate
Governance in Fragmegrative Space
Global Chaos?
The Clash of Civilizations?
The Coming Anarchy
The Myth of Global Chaos
Terrorism Today and Tomorrow
The Globalization of Informal Violence
The Sharpening Fight for the Future
The Rise of Complex Terrorism
Sovereignty and Intervention, Deterrence and Pre-Emption
Problematic Sovereignty
The Debate About Intervention
Preemptive Action: When, How, and to What Effect?
An Unnecessary War
Unipolarity and the U.S. Role in the World
American Primacy in Perspective
Limits of American Power
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