An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 20 colour illus. 5 maps
  • 1139216767
  • 9781139216760

Table of contents

An introduction to international relations: the origins and changing agendas of a discipline Richard Devetak; Part I. Theories of International Relations: 1. International relations theory in an era of critical diversity Jim George; 2. Realism Michele Chiaruzzi; 3. Liberalism James L. Richardson; 4. Marxism and critical theory Richard Devetak, Jim George and Martin Weber; 5. Feminism Katrina Lee-Koo; 6. Postmodernism Roland Bleiker; 7. Constructivism Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Joshua S. Jones; 8. Theories of global justice Richard Shapcott; Part II. The Traditional Agenda: States, War and Law: 9. The modern state Richard Devetak; 10. Nations and nationalism Gavin Mount; 11. Security Anthony Burke; 12. Arms control Marianne Hanson; 13. Causes of war Hidemi Suganami; 14. The changing character of warfare Robert Ayson; 15. The ethics and laws of war Alex J. Bellamy; 16. International law Donald R. Rothwell; 17. International society and European expansion Paul Keal; 18. Diplomacy Geoffrey Wiseman and Paul Sharp; 19. Great powers Marco Cesa; 20. The Cold War Nick Bisley; 21. The United Nations Ian Hurd; 22. Non-state actors: multinational corporations and international non-governmental organisations James Goodman; 23. Religion and secularism Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; 24. Global economic institutions Marc Williams; 25. Global trade Maryanne Kelton; 26. Global finance Leonard Seabrooke; 27. Global poverty, inequality and development Heloise Weber and Mark T. Berger; 28. Globalisation and its critics Steven Slaughter; 29. Global terrorism David Wright-Neville; 30. Post-conflict state-building B. K. Greener; 31. Humanitarian intervention Thomas G. Weiss; 32. Human rights Anthony Langlois; 33. Migration and refugees Sara E. Davies; 34. Global environmental politics Robyn Eckersley; 35. Climate change Peter Newell.show more