International Politics

Author: Robert J. Art
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134490762
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For courses in International Relations. Understanding International Politics with Scholarly Articles International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues has been helping readers effectively understand politics under governments and beyond for over 40 years. Scholarly articles on essential topics illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view for a comprehensive and engaging overview of the discipline, while introducing readers to the major forces shaping the world today. The Thirteenth Edition still employs the book’s cornerstone approach of teaching international politics through relevant scholarship that illustrates its theoretical concepts. This edition, however, contains 27% new material spread across each of the book’s four parts. Organizational changes and new information have been added throughout to expand the reader’s introduction to this broad and ever changing field. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the International Relations course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134517938 / 9780134517933 International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues Plus MyPoliSciLab for International Relations — Access Card Package, 13/e Package consists of: 0134482018 / 9780134482019 International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, 13/e 0134408233 / 9780134408231 MyPoliSciLab for International Relations Access Card International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, Thirteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™ , an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

War and the State

Author: R. Harrison Wagner
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472025909
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War and the State exposes the invalid arguments employed in the unproductive debate about Realism among international relations scholars, as well as the common fallacy of sharply distinguishing between conflict among states and conflict within them. As R. Harrison Wagner demonstrates, any understanding of international politics must be part of a more general study of the relationship between political order and organized violence everywhere--as it was in the intellectual tradition from which modern-day Realism was derived. War and the State draws on the insights from Wagner's distinguished career to create an elegantly crafted essay accessible to both students and scholars. "Possibly the most important book on international relations theory since Kenneth Waltz's Theory of International Politics." ---James Fearon, Stanford University "This is one of the best books on international relations theory I have read in a very long time. It is required reading for any student of modern IR theory. Once again, Wagner has shown himself to be one of the clearest thinkers in the field today." ---Robert Powell, Robson Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley "Painting on a vast canvas, and tackling and integrating topics such as state formation, domestic politics, and international conflict, R. Harrison Wagner's War and the State offers many brilliant insights into the nature of international relations and international conflict. War and the State compellingly highlights the importance of constructing rigorous and valid theorizing and sets a high standard for all students of international relations. The field has much to gain if scholars follow the trail blazed by Wagner in this book." ---Hein Goemans, University of Rochester R. Harrison Wagner is Professor of Government at the University of Texas.

Readings in International Relations

Author: Jon C. Pevehouse
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321356192
Format: PDF, ePub
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Edited by noted authors and scholars Joshua Goldstein and Jon Pevehouse, Readings in International Relations pairs writings on international relations theory with writings on current events to help students explore the relationship between concept and application. Covering the key topics discussed in many international relations courses, this text offers generous excerpts of classic and contemporary theory readings followed by real world examples that support or challenge them. Designed to provide students with a more relevant and critical introduction to the field's original scholarship, Readings in International Relations not only features broad theoretical and topical diversity, it demonstrates how the field explains and is informed by headlines in the news.

Conflict After the Cold War

Author: Richard K. Betts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351864866
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security. Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. Conflict After the Cold War encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace. New to the Fifth Edition: Original introductions to each of 10 major parts as well as to the book as a whole have been updated by the author. An entirely new section (Part IX) on "Threat Assessment and Misjudgment" explores fundamental problems in diagnosing danger, understanding strategic choices, and measuring costs against benefits in wars over limited stakes. 12 new readings have been added or revised: Fred C. Iklé, "The Dark Side of Progress" G. John Ikenberry, "China’s Choice" Kenneth N. Waltz, "Why Nuclear Proliferation May Be Good" Daniel Byman, "Drones: Technology Serves Strategy" Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Drones: Tactics Undermine Strategy" Eyre Crowe and Thomas Sanderson, "The German Threat? 1907" Neville Henderson, "The German Threat? 1938" Vladimir Putin, "The Threat to Ukraine from the West" Eliot A. Cohen, "The Russian Threat" James C. Thomson, Jr., "How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy" Stephen Biddle, "Afghanistan’s Legacy" Martin C. Libicki, "Why Cyberdeterrence is Different"

Cases in International Relations

Author: Donald M. Snow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory course, Snow’s bestselling text presents original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at issues of current interest. The cases are extremely timely, geopolitically diverse, accessibly written, and of high interest and salience amidst today’s headlines. Examples include the Islamic State’s violent quest for religious sovereignty in Syria and Iraq, Russian oil and U.S.-Russian relations, North Korea and nuclear weapons, multilateral solutions towards peace, international trade, and international migration.

Essentials of International Relations

Author: Mingst, Karen A
Publisher: W.W.Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393937100
Format: PDF, Docs
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The text that instructors trust has been updated and redesigned for today 's classroom. Contemporary topics in international relations are thoroughly covered, and a new full-color design and new features get students engaged and thinking critically.

International Relations

Author: Jon C. Pevehouse
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134404769
Format: PDF, ePub
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For courses in International Relations. Building a Foundation for International Relations International Relations enables readers to form a framework for analyzing the complex and constantly changing information that comprises our increasingly interconnected world. Opening readers' eyes to the positive and negative events that occur across the globe every day, authors Jon Pevehouse and Joshua Goldstein offer a strong foundation in current global affairs, with insight into topics like foreign assistance in the developing world, the changing nature of war, and global poverty levels. The Eleventh Edition explores themes of international relationships from economic, social, and political standpoints. Through human scale stories that touch on broader themes such as war and peace, humans and their environment, poverty and development, and more, the book provides readers with relatable material to understand international relations. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the International Relations course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)& Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013440985X / 9780134409856 International Relations Plus MyPoliSciLab for International Relations -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134404769 / 9780134404769 International Relations, 11/e 0134408233 / 9780134408231 MyPoliSciLab for International Relations International Relations, Eleventh Edition is also available via REVEL (tm), an interactive learning environment that enables readers to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Otherworldly Politics

Author: Stephen Benedict Dyson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417162
Format: PDF
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"To the extent that politics involves decision-making amidst an array of competing values, most of human interaction may be understood as political. For students of international relations and political science, it can be a daunting task to evaluate value propositions in debate and discussion of issues with equally compelling opposing sides. Fictions found in storybooks, on the stage, and on the silver screen, however, offer scenarios in which value propositions may be sorted out as low-stakes case studies. To help his students think critically about international relations and politics, Stephen Benedict Dyson has found that using the fictional realities of three different television and cable programs, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones, so thoroughly engages his students in the classrooms that conversations frequently spill out into the hallways after class and onto Blackboard discussion groups. Students' strong grasp of these shows' events, themes, characters, and plot lines allow them to more easily understand the theory of international relations and politics and then translate that theory into contemporary political scenarios"--

Making Sense of International Relations Theory

Author: Jennifer Anne Sterling-Folker
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588268228
Format: PDF, Docs
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What does it mean to adopt a realist, or a world systems, or a green approach to international relations? Does the plethora of ¿isms¿ have any relevance to the real world of global politics and policymaking? Making Sense of International Relations Theory addresses these questions by illustrating theories in action. With the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies as a common point of reference, each contributor presents a particular framework for interpreting world affairs. This structure offers students tangible examples of how theory is used in practice and at the same time highlights the explanatory differences among theories. Incorporating extensive introductory sections, the book is uniquely designed to explore alternative ways of understanding current events¿to assist students in making sense of, as well as with, IR theory.