International Relations

International Relations

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Since its emergence in the early twentieth century, International Relations has become one of the most important and dynamic fields of study in the contemporary period. This new edition of a classic introduction to the field provides broad historical approach while introducing students to the key themes and theories that have shaped the discipline.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 430.91g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745650945
  • 9780745650944
  • 2,172,821

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"A rare accomplishment. Quite the best introductory text in international relations I have ever seen." Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg "This is the kind of textbook that promotes intelligent conversation between student and teacher about the evolution of International Relations both as a discipline of study and as practice. With a light touch and admirable clarity of language, it confidently handles the definitional and conceptual ideas at the heart of the subject." Rosemary Foot, St Antony's College, Oxford "The new edition of Stephanie Lawson's innovative international relations text builds on the strengths of the first edition - its historical contextualization of contemporary global politics, an emphasis on normative elements, and an openness to various theoretical approaches - and adds comprehensive chapters on IR theory and on international political economy." John Ravenhill, Australian National Universityshow more

About Stephanie Lawson

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University.show more

Table of contents

Preface 1 Introducing International Relations 2 States and International Systems in World History 3 Theorizing International Relations 4 International Relations in the Twentieth Century 5 Security and Insecurity in the Contemporary World 6 Global Governance and World Order 7 International Political Economy 8 International Relations in a Globalizing World 9 Conclusion: A Postinternational World? References Indexshow more

Review Text

"A rare accomplishment. Quite the best introductory text in international relations I have ever seen." Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg "This is the kind of textbook that promotes intelligent conversation between student and teacher about the evolution of International Relations both as a discipline of study and as practice. With a light touch and admirable clarity of language, it confidently handles the definitional and conceptual ideas at the heart of the subject." Rosemary Foot, St Antony's College, Oxford "The new edition of Stephanie Lawson's innovative international relations text builds on the strengths of the first edition - its historical contextualization of contemporary global politics, an emphasis on normative elements, and an openness to various theoretical approaches - and adds comprehensive chapters on IR theory and on international political economy." John Ravenhill, Australian National Universityshow more

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