An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations : Australian Perspectives

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Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives provides comprehensive coverage of its subject while capturing distinctively Australian perspectives and concerns. Designed for undergraduate students this textbook brings together leading Australian scholars to present lively introductory analyses of the theories, actors, issues, institutions and processes that animate international relations today. Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives introduces students to the main theoretical perspectives before covering an extensive range of topics with historical, practical and normative dimensions.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 maps 100 tables
  • 113916855X
  • 9781139168557

Table of contents

Preface and acknowledgements; List of contributors; Introduction to international relations: the origins and changing agendas of a discipline Richard Devetak; 1. Theory and practice in Australian International Relations: the search for identity and security Jim George; Part I. Theories of International Relations: 2. International relations theory in an era of critical diversity Jim George; 3. Liberalism Jim Richardson; 4. Realism Martin Griffiths and Terry O'Callaghan; 5. Marxism Scott Burchill; 6. Feminism Katrina Lee-Koo; 7. Postmodernism Roland Bleiker; 8. Constructivism and critical theory Martin Weber; 9. Global justice and cosmopolitan democracy Richard Shapcott; Part II. The Traditional Agenda: States, War and Law: 10. The modern state and its origins Richard Devetak; 11. Nationalism and war Gavin Mount; 12. Security Anthony Burke; 13. Arms control Marianne Hanson; 14. The changing character of warfare Robert Ayson; 15. The ethics and laws of war Alex J. Bellamy; 16. International law Shirley Scott; 17. International society and European expansion Paul Keal; 18. Order and decolonisation in Southeast Asia Anthony Burke; 19. The Cold War Nick Bisley; Part III. The New Agenda: Globalisation and Global Governance: 20. Multilateral economic institutions Marc Williams; 21. Global trade Maryanne Kelton; 22. Global finance Len Seabrooke; 23. Non-state actors: multinational corporations and international non-governmental organisations James Goodman; 24. Global poverty and inequality Heloise Weber and Mark T. Berger; 25. Globalisation and its critics Steven Slaughter; 26. The globalisation of Islam Shahram Akbarzadeh; 27. Global terrorism David Wright-Neville; 28. Humanitarianism and armed intervention Jacinta O'Hagan; 29. Human rights Anthony Langlois; 30. Migration and refugees Sara E. Davies; 31. Global environmental politics Robyn Eckersley; 32. Global governance and the United Nations Samuel M. Makinda; Glossary of terms; Bibliography; Index.
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'Developed as an undergraduate course book, this text ... carries the potential to be a textbook not only for IR in general, but also for courses on politics, international security, international law and globalisation. ... this book deserves to be read especially by students of IR because of its encyclopedic nature and its ability to discuss Australian politics along with general IR topics.' Political Studies Review
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About Jim George

Richard Devetak is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. Anthony Burke is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales. Jim George is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
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