International Relations and World Politics

International Relations and World Politics : Security, Economics, Identity

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For undergraduate-level courses in international relations or world politics. This comprehensive introduction to international relations focuses on what has changed and what has remained the same since the end of the cold war. Providing a strong conceptual, historical, and theoretical foundation, it identifies key perspectives and the actors in world politics, explains the concepts, tracks the trends (global interdependence and crises of authority), and examines current and future global more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 22.1mm | 970.69g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • maps, glossary
  • 0130172774
  • 9780130172778

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"Viotti and Kauppi have produced a very readable, comprehensive, and well-balanced text. The writing is current, clear, focused and well-organized. The treatment of the theoretical aspects and applications of the theory show that a great deal of care was taken to ensure that the students reinforce the concepts they are reading about with real life examples."--Larry Marinez, California State University, Long Beach "Excellent chapter on terrorism and transnational crime, a very timely topic that is not included in many world politics texts."--Roxanne L. Doty, Arizona State Universityshow more

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction: Trends, Concepts, Actors, and Perspectives. 2. International Relations and World Politics in Historical Perspective. II. STATE SECURITY AND STATECRAFT. 3. Interests, Objectives, and Power of States. 4. Diplomacy: Managing Relations among States. 5. Military Force: Wars, Just Wars, and Armed Intervention. 6. International Cooperation and Security: International Organizations, Alliances, and Coalitions. 7. Controlling Global Armaments. III. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. 8. International Terrorism and Transnational Crime. IV. CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. 9. An Emerging Civil Society: International Law, International Organization, and Globalization. 10. Global Economy: Politics and Capitalism. 11. The Political Economy of International Trade, Money, and Regional Integration. 12. The Political Economy of Investment and Sustainable Development. V. IDENTITY AND CIVIL SOCIETY. 13. Nationalism and Conflicting Identities. 14. Humanitarianism: Human Rights and Refugees. 15. Conclusion: Twenty-First Century Views of Global more

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