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Top-selling text in its field,InternationalRelations, provides unparalleled coverage of international political economy, traditional and alternative theoretical perspectives, technology, and contemporary global events. Completely updated. Expanded and updated coverage of the ongoing war in Iraq, nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran; the new Palestinian leadership; Islamic radicalism; global anti-Americanism; the expanded EU and NATO; and world trade talks. Expanded discussion of constructivism. New"Policy Perspectives" is a one-page feature puts students in the shoes of top policy makers for example, Russian President Putin -- making foreign-policy choices in response to a problem or challenge. The box includes an inset photo of the policy maker. The feature engages students to apply IR concepts in real-world situations, and underscores the role of individuals in the foreign-policy process. NEW! TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE- MyPoliSciLabfor International Relations.
Table of Contents
To the Student
A Note on Nomenclature
A Key to Icon Usage
Understanding International Relations
The Study of IR
IR and Daily Life
IR as a Field of Study
Theories and Methods
Actors and Influences
The Information Revolution
Levels of Analysis
World Civilizations to 2000
The Great-Power System, 1500-2000
The World Economy, 1750-2000
The Two World Wars, 1900-1950
The Cold War, 1945-1990
The Early Post-Cold War Era, 1990?
Thinking Theoretically:What Use Are Theories?
Let's Debate the Issue:Globalization: Vanishing State Sovereignty?
Elements of Power
Bargaining and Leverage
Reciprocity, Deterrence, and Arms Races
The International System
Anarchy and Sovereignty
Balance of Power
Great Powers and Middle Powers
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