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International Relations A Concise Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0814758223

ISBN-13: 9780814758229

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: M. Nicholson

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Fully updated and revised, the second edition of International Relations: A Concise Introduction offers a clear and succinct overview of the forces that govern our world. Outlining key theories, traditional approaches, and controversies old and new, Michael Nicholson also importantly addresses the relationship and incongruities between abstract theories of International Relations and contemporary realities of the international system in an increasingly globalized post-Cold War world. As international players-from vast and immensely diverse conglomerate corporations to the UN, and a host of other non-state actors-increasingly influence the world agenda, the question begs itself whether…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 227
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 9.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Aspects of Anarchy
The Nature of International Relations
War and Peace; Poverty and Wealth
A Brief Portrait of the World in Figures
Theory and the Search for Patterns
The Structure of the Book
An Invitation to an Argument
States, Nations and Governments
States, Nations and Governments
The Structure of State Decision-Making
Quasi States and Failing States
Crisis Decision-Making
Beyond the State: Non-State Actors in the Modern World
Actors and Movements
The United Nations
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund
The European Union
Multinational Corporations
International Non-Governmental Organizations
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
The First World War
The Interwar Period and the Second World War
The Post-1945 Era
The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the End of the Cold War
The Middle East since 1945
Imperialism, Post-Imperialism and Neo-Imperialism
Empires and Colonies
Imperial Expansion
The Stability of Empires
The Decline of Empires
Settlers, Immigrants and Native Populations
Neo-Colonialism and Informal Empires
The Post-Imperial World
Cultural Imperialism
Theories of International Relations
The Nature of Theory
Variants of Realism
A Comparison Between the Different Viewpoints
Why Do We Need Theories?
Can Theories 'Tell the Truth'?
Post-Positivist Theories and Change
The Role of Theory
Marxism and Critical Theory
Feminist Theories of International Relations
Theory, Policy and Change
Security, Violence and the Military
The Study of Security
Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence
Did Nuclear Deterrence Prevent a Superpower War?
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Alternatives to Nuclear Deterrence
Who Fights Whom and Why?
Economic Sanctions
Women, Violence and the Military
The Global Political Economy
The Significance of Economic Factors
The Liberal Approach
The Nationalist Approach
Dependency Approaches
The Relationship Between the Approaches
The Direction of the Global Political Economy
Global Interrelations
The Growth of Globalization
Globalization and Economic Sovereignty
The Global Environment
The Global Environmental Problem
The Free-Rider Problem
Global Warming
The Mediterranean Agreement
Global Environmental Policy
Moral Issues in International Relations
Introduction: Moral Arguments
International Law
Morality and War
Terrorists and Freedom Fighters
Nuclear War
International Societies
Human Rights
Poverty and Wealth