An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak,Anthony Burke,Jim George

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139505602

Category: Political Science

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Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569096

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

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Now in its fifth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.

An Introduction to International Relations Theory

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez,Imad El-Anis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862996

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This long-awaited new edition has been fully updated and revised by the original authors as well as two new members of the author team. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely as a way of understanding both more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Suitable for first and second year undergraduates studying international relations and international relations theory.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Philip Alan Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315504154

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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A classic textbook on international relations updated to take account of recent research and the consequences of the end of the cold war. Covers both foreign policy analysis and the international environment. Introduces students to methodology and international relations and looks at the important role now played by multinational corporations and at the independences that have formed in the last two decades.

Encounters with World Affairs

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131714385X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

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This book is designed to familiarise students with leading International Relations (IR) theories and their explanation of political events, phenomena, and processes which cross the territorial boundaries of the state. Thus, students will be exposed to the interplay between power, interest, ideas, identity, and resistance, in explaining continuity and change in international relations. Developed to provide students with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks needed to understand the behaviour of different international actors in contemporary global affairs. This textbook responds to the challenges of a dynamic job market by assisting students to gain both thorough theoretical knowledge and training them to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In short, this textbook delivers: A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of national, regional and global trends in politics, economics and socio-cultural developments allowing students to understand: ¢ the practice and theory of contemporary international relations ¢ the politics, culture, history, and economies of different regions around the world ¢ the role played by international interactions, culture, and government in local, national, and global settings. Equipping students with the proficiency: ¢ to understand and interpret the dynamics, patterns, and issues of global affairs ¢ to know how to get more information about particular questions ¢ to evaluate that information independently and effectively. To these ends, the textbook provides a number of features that will appeal to students and avoids overwhelming students with chapters on topics which (in practice) are rarely on courses, while nonetheless providing a comprehensive overview of the field. Introduces students to the main debates, topics, and terms in the field and allows them to decide which they would like to focus on in their further studies.

An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

The Societal Approach

Author: Barry Buzan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745685382

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This outstanding book is the first comprehensive introduction to the English School of International Relations. Written by leading ES scholar Barry Buzan, it expertly guides readers through the English School’s formative ideas, intellectual and historical roots, current controversies and future avenues of development. Part One sets out the English School’s origins and development, explaining its central concepts and methodological tools, and placing it within the broader canon of IR theory. Part Two offers a detailed account of the historical, regional and social structural strands of the English School, explaining the important link between the school’s historical projects and its interest in a societal approach to international relations. Part Three explores the School’s responses to the enduring problems of order and justice, and highlights the changing balance between pluralist and solidarist institutions in the evolution of international society over the past five centuries. The book concludes with a discussion of the English School’s ongoing controversies and debates, and identifies opportunities for further research. For students new to the topic this book will provide an accessible and balanced overview, whilst those already familiar with the ES will be prompted to look afresh at their own understanding of its significance and potentiality.

World politics

an introduction to international relations

Author: Brian Hocking,Michael Smith

Publisher: Harvester/Wheatsheaf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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An Introduction to International Relations and Religion

Author: Jeffrey Haynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860624

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Not so very long ago it seemed reasonable to assert that the influence of religion on global politics was on the wane. As the Western world became increasingly secular and the process of globalisation deepened, it seemed inevitable - on the surface at least - that the voice of religion was to be heard softly if it was to be heard at all. This has now changed, and changed perhaps irrevocably. As Jeff Haynes argues in this thought-provoking and important new book, various religious 'actors' are now significantly involved in international relations and have become a crucial influence on policy in a post-Westphalian world. International Relations and Religion guides the reader through the complex issues at the heart of this topic with clarity and insight. This updated second edition starts with a close reading of the many theoretical and analytical concepts - notably Huntington and the clash of civilisations - that have grown up around this area and then concludes with a summary of the issues under discussion and attempts to put into context what it means to live in a world that is increasingly shaped by a whole host of diverse religious groups. Essential reading for students of International Relations and Politics.

War, Peace and International Relations

An Introduction to Strategic History

Author: Colin S. Gray,Director of National Security Studies Colin S Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134169515

Category: History

Page: 320

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This new volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context. In fifteen clear and concise chapters, this book hits the high and low points of international politics over a two hundred year period, plus a brief foray into the future out to 2025. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two centuries, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. This upper-level textbook is an invaluable resource for students of strategic studies, security studies, international relations and international history.

Introduction to International Relations and Religion

Author: Jeffrey Haynes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824743

Category: Political Science

Page: 445

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Haynes (London Metropolitan Univ.), who leans toward the liberal institutionalist camp, offers relatively objective coverage of the basics for a course on religion and world politics. This book introduces college students to concepts related to religion (transnational religious actors and movements) as it increasingly affects and is affected by international relations, globalization, conflict, and conflict resolution. The author discusses IR theories that until recently downplayed the role of religion, and the recent resurgence of religion despite the "secularization theory" that assumed the collapse of religious identification except for private displays of faith. Haynes offers explanations for religious resurgence, for good and ill, in seven chapters of examples of religion as "soft or cultural power" that influences social and political issues globally. He then highlights religious influence as revealed in the US, Europe (mostly Islam), Africa (mostly Christian), Middle East, South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and Pacific Asia (Confucianism in China and Buddhism in Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia). The volume has the strengths of a textbook (breadth) and some unavoidable weaknesses (lack of depth in some countries or cultures examined). Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduates.

Global Horizons

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Hendrik Spruyt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608536

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In the current era we have the ability to wage global war, interact economically and culturally with any part of the world, and communicate with each other in real time. Our horizons are now global. Time and space have contracted. This text takes the change in our horizons as a key feature of modern international relations, examining how international politics and the relations between nations and states have become global politics. Rather than survey a large array of issues and theories, Spruyt provides students with particular "tools of the trade" and with different perspectives to understand given empirical puzzles. Each section of the book discusses key theories, which may be useful in understanding the issues in question, and then applies them to empirical cases in order to demonstrate how theory relates to practice. Case studies allow for both an historical and comparative approach.

Brierly's Law of Nations

An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations

Author: James Leslie Brierly,Andrew Clapham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657947

Category: Law

Page: 518

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Work first published in 1928 under the title: Law of nations.

An Introduction to Strategic Studies

Military Technology and International Relations

Author: Barry Buzan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349187968

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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An Introduction to Strategic Studies addresses some of the major questions that govern both international relations and human survival. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts of contemporary strategic thinking. It argues that strategic studies is about the impact of military technology on relations between states, and that its specialised contribution must always be seen within the broader context of international economic and political relations.

International Relations

Author: Joseph Grieco, G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1352004232

Category:

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Introduction to International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894037

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Introduction to International Relations is the International Relations student's passport to success. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Armed with this insight, the 'real world' of news and current affairs takes on new meaning. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. From liberalism through to green politics, it examines how different perspectives have developed, who has influenced them the most, and what position they represent on key issues in global politics. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely; both as a way of understanding more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Key to the book: - A comprehensive guide to International Relations theory for undergraduates - A lively and student-friendly approach that helps readers to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives - An incisive and easy-to-understand description of theory - Difficult jargon explained and demystified - Illustrated with examples form world events - Clear and economical coverage of complex and crucial material Jill Steans and Lloyd Pettiford are both experienced teachers and researchers in international relations. Jill is currently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birmingham University. Lloyd is Associate Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University.

Nations and men

an introduction to international politics

Author: Ivo D. Duchacek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 560

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Structure of International Society

An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Second Edition

Author: Geoffrey Stern

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826468239

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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This second edition of this textbook places in context key world events since 1945. While not neglecting the significant developments of the last 50 years, this book has a broad historical and conceptual range. It provides students with a historical analysis of the origins, development and early networks of IR, and an exposition of the diverse ways in which modern "international society" has been defined and interpreted. Tackling a range on international concerns, Geoffrey Stern explores and clarifies such concepts as sovereignty, the balance of power, national interest and interdependence, illustrating his text with reference to both historical and contemporary world events.

An Introduction to the Study of International Relations

Author: A. J. Grant,Arthur Greenwood,J. D. I. Hughes

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649100323

Category: History

Page: 228

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