Classic Readings of International Relations

Classic Readings of International Relations

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The text examines how analysts and scholars explain relations among states, how modern states are asserting their sovereignty and striving for democracy and market economies, how economic inequality in less developed countries remains after the vestiges of imperialism, and how power is currently distributed in the international arena. Readings were carefully selected by virtue of their seminal importance to the field, their representation of divergent schools of thought, their student accessibility, and their relevance to contemporary events.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 162.3 x 231.6 x 26.2mm | 990.31g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0155055437
  • 9780155055438

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"Phil Williams is Professor of International Affairs and Public and Urban Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton and his teaching and research areas include security studies, foreign policy analysis, transnational organized crime, and terrorism. Publications include: "Transnational Criminal Organizations: Strategic Alliances," Washington Quarterly (Winter 1995); "Russian Organized Crime: The New Threat," ed. (Frank Cass Publishers, 1997). "Human Commodity Trafficking," ed. (Frank Cass Publishers, 1999)."
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Table of contents

Part 1 Theories and traditions: the Grotian and the idealist traditions; the realist tradition of power; the radical tradition and the roots of international political economy. Part 2 The structure of the international system: bipolar and multipolar systems; underlying complexities. Part 3 The actors in international politics: the state as actor; institutions and individuals as actors; the rise of nonstate actors. Part 4 Anarchy and society in the international system: power and anarchy; co-operation and international society. Part 5 Deterrence, crisis and war: international crisis; origins of the Cold War. Part 6 The Cold War: international system; origins of the Cold War; the long peace. Part 7 International relations after the Cold War: assessing international relations; transnational crime; future scenarios.
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