The Theory and Practice of International Relations

The Theory and Practice of International Relations

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This introduction to international relations provides a balance of academic views of leading scholars, as well as practical perspectives of world leaders. It considers both the traditional or classical balance-of-powers approach in addition to the newer global, human-problems approach - e.g., focusing on human rights, the environment, regimes and communication. This edition contains entirely new readings and introductions. It includes all the latest material on international relations theory and explores "the new world order" particularly the question of how the Clinton Administration will follow on from Bush's presidency.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 637g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International 9 Revised ed
  • 0130988235
  • 9780130988232

Table of contents

New insights in international relations theory - explaining the transformation of world politics, Seyom Brown, feminist theory and international relations, Marysia Zakewski, the new world order and the study of international relations - has anything changed?, James R. Lee, the relocation of authority in a shrinking world, James N. Rosenau; how new is the "New World Order" - the old order and the new order - as an old order possess, William Jefferson Clinton, the end of the cold war - a skeptical view, Denise Artaud, what new world order?, Joseph P. Nye, a new world? disorder, Ted Galen Carpenter, images of reality - which new world order?, Latin America's alternative - an Ibero-American foundation, Carlos Fuentes, the marginalization of Africa, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Chinese view of a new world order, Li Peng, Russia - a chance for survival, Andrei Kozyrev; The transformation of classical theory - the players - the changing role of the state - nation-state sovereignty and nationalism, Theodore A. Coulombis and James A. Wolfe, India after nonalignment, Ramesh Thakur, can democracy take root where Tsars and Soviets ruled?, Marshall I. Goldman, the U.S. congress - an independent force in world politics?, William Clinton Olson, the method - the evolution of diplomatic theory, the melian dialogue, Thucydides, the opportunity for diplomacy, Michael Rochard, the functions of diplomacy, Barry L. Hughes, the game - characteristics of the system - the international system, Martin Hollis and Steve Smith, a democratically organised world, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, new patterns of global security in the 21st century, Barry Buzan, the international security system and the Third World, Mohammed Ayooh, the rules - international order - the UN's crucial choice, Brian Urquhart, international law - the critics are wrong, Tom J. Farer, limits of globalism, Robert H. Liber, the regimes - new transnational reality - complex interdependency theory - drug barons as transnational groups, Robert D. Tomasek, multinational corporations, Charles D. Kegley and Eugene R. Wittkopf, the communications regime - the CNN-Gulf war example, Barbie Zelizer, security and the control of conflict - dangerous dyads - conditions affecting the likelihood of interstate war, Stuart A. Bremer, selective global commitment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, redefining security, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, international trade and the international system - the military-political world and the trading world, Richard Rosecrance, a rule-based view of international trade, Renee Marlin-Bennett, the political economy of the environment - new approaches to transnational environmental disputes, Peter H. Sand, the trade effects of environmental regulations, Ebba Dohlman, democracy and human rights - human rights in the post-cold war era, Brenda Cossman, change in South Africa - a modest American role, Peter Olson. (Part contents).
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