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Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives, Connections, and Enduring Questions / Edition 2

Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives, Connections, and Enduring Questions / Edition 2


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The hotly awaited second edition of this bestselling introductory textbook provides a truly comprehensive and accessible guide to international affairs. Bringing together the combined decades of experience in researching and teaching global politics of three acclaimed scholars, this text introduces students to what is happening in our complex and rapidly changing world as well as how to analyse those events. Pedagogically driven, the book is structured around enduring questions that reflect the key concepts in world politics. It makes use of the levels of analysis framework and boxed features to highlight connections between theory and practice, aspirations and reality and history and contemporary events. This fully updated second edition includes a brand new chapter on International Organizations, a new feature to give students an insight into the latest academic research, and has been extensively rewritten throughout.

This is an ideal textbook for introductory modules for Political Science and International Relations undergraduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781352004229
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/11/2018
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2019
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 178,482
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joseph Grieco is Professor of Political Science at Duke University, USA. He has been Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany; and since 1996 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy.

G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, USA. He is also Co-Director of Princeton's Center for International Security Studies and a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. In 2013-2014 Ikenberry was the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford.

Michael Mastanduno is Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and from 2010 through 2017 was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College, USA. He has been a guest faculty member at the London School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at Milan and the Geneva Center for Security Policy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding International Relations.- PART I FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.- Chapter 2 The Emergence of a Global System of States.- Chapter 3 Theories of International Relations.- Chapter 4 The Analysis of Foreign Policy.- Chapter 5 Framing International Relations: The Role of Laws and Organizations.- PART II WAR AND PEACE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY STUDIES.- Chapter 6 War and Its Causes.- Chapter 7 Pathways to Interstate Peace.- Chapter 8 Technology, the Use of Force and Weapons of Mass Destruction.- PART III WEALTH AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY.- Chapter 9 International Economics: Basic Theory and Core Institutions.- Chapter 10 States and Markets in the World Economy.- Chapter 11 Dilemmas of Development.- PART IV CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.- Chapter 12 Non-State Actors and Challenges to Sovereignty.- Chapter 13 The Environment and International Relations.- Chapter 14 Facing the Future: Six Visions of an Emerging International Order.

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Students will walk away armed with a rich combination of analytical savvy, theoretical foundations, and historical context that will make them truly informed global citizens. – Sarah E. Kreps, Cornell University, USA

An almost canonical introduction to our discipline, flavored with core research insights and up-to-date illustrations from international politics. – Thomas Sommerer, Skholm University, Sweden

Structured around a set of enduring questions, this second edition skilfully connects the dots of history, theory and main issues in world politics. – Thijs Van de Graaf, Ghent University, Belgium

A must have for undergraduate students and for instructors interested in an innovative and stimulating syllabus. – Keith Smith, King’s College London, UK

A wonderfully stimulating reading experience that cuts a swathe through established historical narratives and the predominance of western thought. – Ian Nelson, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

This elegant text should become the standard for introductory courses in international relations. – Seth Weinberger, University of Puget Sound, USA

An eminently readable, accessible and engaging guide to the study of contemporary world politics. I only wish I’d had this smartly designed textbook when I was a student. – Fiona Adamson, SOAS University of London, UK

This latest edition provides students with an informative, comprehensive and user-friendly format with maps, study questions and other learning aides clearly conveying the objectives of every chapter.' – Christopher Kroh, University of North Georgia, USA

'At a time when there is an increasing demand for university classrooms to directly address the global challenges of today, the second edition of Introduction to International Relations is a valuable and necessary contribution.' – Nicolas Blarel, Leiden University, The Netherlands

The textbook is beautifully written and presented, does not dwell on bygone theoretical debates, and is accessible without sacrificing academic rigour.' – Alex Mackenzie, University of Liverpool, UK

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