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Cases in International Relations : Portraits of the Future

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ISBN13:

9780321080615

ISBN10:
0321080610
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

This collection of 16 original case studies gets students applying IR concepts to real-world situations and helps them to understand the most important current and enduring problems facing the international system. Specifically crafted to cover the main themes of any introductory course, this exciting new volume addresses the critical issues that are currently facing the world and are likely to be enduring issues into the future. the cases were chosen because of their importance, freshness and timeliness, and inherent interest to readers. As each case study was written by the authors, this volume is more than a collection of journal articles (which do not often work together to form a coherent whole). Cases in International Relations provides an original, integrated approach to covering real-world problems that is sure to engage students and get them thinking critically.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
PART 1 ``New'' Forces in International Relations 1(54)
China Rising: A Looming Threat?
5(16)
Precis
5(1)
Before the Rise: Humiliation, Chaos, and Poverty
6(1)
The Foundations of China's Rise
7(2)
Economic Growth, but a Litany of Woes
9(1)
The ``Fourth Modernization'': Military Enhancement
10(7)
Conclusion
17(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
19(1)
Reading/Research Material
20(1)
Web Sites
20(1)
The Growing Significance of NGOs: Medecins sans Frontieres and Peacekeeping
21(16)
Precis
21(3)
Medecins sans Frontieres
24(4)
Peacekeeping Operations
28(5)
Conclusion
33(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
35(1)
Reading/Research Material
35(1)
Web Sites
36(1)
The Democratic Peace: Who Will Prevail?
37(18)
Precis
37(3)
The Democratization Movement
40(1)
Transparency and Soft Power
40(4)
What Could Go Wrong?
44(6)
Conclusion
50(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
52(1)
Reading/Research Material
52(1)
Web Sites
53(2)
PART 2 Evolving Dynamics of International Relations 55(60)
War Crimes: The Past in the Present in the Future
57(20)
Precis
57(2)
Background of the Problem
59(4)
Evolution of the Problem
63(1)
Bosnia and Rwanda: The Problem Revived
64(5)
Proposals for a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal
69(4)
Conclusion
73(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
74(1)
Reading/Research Material
75(1)
Web Sites
75(2)
Sovereignty and the Right of Intervention in Internal Wars: A Study of the Assault on State Sovereignty
77(18)
Precis
77(2)
The Concept of Sovereignty
79(7)
International Intervention in Internal Wars
86(4)
Conclusion
90(3)
Study/Discussion Questions
93(1)
Reading/Research Material
93(1)
Web Sites
94(1)
Camp David I and II: It's Always Jerusalem, or Is It?
95(20)
Precis
95(2)
Issues and Outcomes, 1978 and 2000
97(5)
Influences on the Process
102(7)
Conclusion
109(3)
Study/Discussion Questions
112(1)
Reading/Research Material
112(1)
Web Sites
113(2)
PART 3 Economic Globalization 115(58)
Saving Failed States: The Problem of Haiti
117(19)
Precis
117(3)
Haiti: Portrait of a Failed State
120(8)
Saving Haiti
128(4)
Conclusion
132(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
133(1)
Reading/Research Material
134(1)
Web Sites
134(2)
The New Trinity of Globalism: Geopolitics for a New Age?
136(18)
Precis
136(2)
Nature of the Problem
138(7)
Applying the Past to the Future
145(5)
Conclusion
150(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
152(1)
Reading/Research Material
153(1)
Web Sites
153(1)
Debating Globalization: The Case of Indonesia
154(19)
Precis
154(3)
Indonesia: A Thumbnail Sketch
157(6)
Where Is Indonesia Going?
163(5)
Conclusion
168(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
169(1)
Reading/Research Material
170(1)
Web Sites
170(3)
PART 4 The Altered Face of Security 173(60)
Future War: The Shape of Conflict in a New Millennium
175(21)
Precis
175(3)
Planning Twentieth-Century Style: Anticipating World War II
178(6)
Planning Twenty-First Century Style: Anticipating Future Wars
184(9)
Conclusion
193(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
194(1)
Reading/Research Material
194(1)
Web Sites
195(1)
When National and International Politics Collide: The Case of Missile Defense
196(19)
Precis
196(4)
Missile Defense in the Past: History and Precedents
200(6)
International Reactions
206(5)
Conclusion
211(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
212(1)
Reading/Research Material
213(1)
Web Sites
214(1)
Who Cares about Kashmir? An Old Problem with New Teeth
215(18)
Precis
215(2)
Evolution of the Problem
217(4)
Status of the Problem
221(2)
Prospects for Resolution
223(5)
Conclusion
228(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
230(1)
Reading/Research Material
231(1)
Web Sites
231(2)
PART 5 Transnational Issues 233(86)
The Millennium Summit: Rhetoric or Agenda of the 2000s?
235(18)
Precis
235(3)
The ``Summits'' of the 1990s and Before
238(8)
Impediments to Implementation
246(4)
Conclusion
250(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
251(1)
Reading/Research Material
251(1)
Web Sites
252(1)
``Let Them Drink Oil'': Resource Conflict in the New Century
253(19)
Precis
253(2)
Middle Eastern Water
255(5)
Caspian Sea Oil
260(5)
Diamond Wars
265(4)
Conclusion
269(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
270(1)
Reading/Research Material
270(1)
Web Sites
271(1)
Worse Than the Bubonic Plague: AIDS in Africa as a Transstate Issue
272(17)
Precis
272(2)
The Pandemic as a Transstate Issue
274(2)
Dimensions of the Problem
276(6)
Transstate Solutions
282(3)
Conclusion
285(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
287(1)
Reading/Research Material
287(1)
Web Sites
288(1)
September 11, 2001: The New Face of War?
289(30)
Precis
289(2)
What Is Terrorism?
291(11)
The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
302(8)
Conclusion: Responding to September 11, 2001
310(5)
Study/Discussion Questions
315(1)
Reading/Research Material
316(1)
Web Sites
317(2)
Index 319


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