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Cases in International Relations : Portraits of the Future

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321337979

ISBN10:
0321337972
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

This collection of 16 original case studies has students applying IR concepts to real-world situations and helps them to understand the most important current and enduring problems facing the international system.

Table of Contents

Preface: Portraits of the Future xi
PART 1 New Forces in International Relations 1(50)
CHAPTER 1 China Rising: Looming Threat or Global Partner?
3(16)
Précis
3(2)
The Setting: From Humiliation, Chaos, and Poverty to Modernization
5(2)
Economic Growth, But Questions
7(1)
Assessing China's Economic Rise
8(1)
The "Fourth Modernization:" Military Enhancement
9(1)
Elements of Modernization
10(1)
Assessing China's Military Strength
11(2)
Noncoercive Influence: China's New Diplomacy
13(1)
Policy Alternatives: Containment or Engagement?
14(1)
Containing the Looming Threat
15(1)
Engaging the Global Partner
16(1)
Conclusion
16(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
17(1)
Reading/Research Material
17(1)
Web Sites
18(1)
CHAPTER 2 The Growing Significance of NGOs: Médecins sans Frontières, Peacekeeping, and Beyond
19(16)
Précis
19(3)
Médecins sans Frontières
22(1)
Background and Evolution of MSF
22(2)
Controversies Surrounding MSF
24(1)
Peacekeeping Operations
25(1)
Nature of the Problem
26(1)
The Structure of State Building
27(1)
Enter the NGOs
28(2)
MSF in Afghanistan and Iraq
30(1)
Conclusion
31(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
33(1)
Reading/Research Material
33(1)
Web Sites
34(1)
CHAPTER 3 The Democratic Peace: Is It True? How Do We Get There?
35(16)
Précis
35(2)
The Democratization Movement
37(1)
Transparency and Soft Power
38(2)
Democracy and Globalization
40(1)
What Could Go Wrong?
41(1)
Revenge of the Losers
42(1)
The Coming Anarchy
43(1)
The Clash of Cultures
44(1)
Rocky Roads to Freedom
44(1)
Economic Collapse
45(1)
Promoting Democracy: Soft or Hard Power?
46(1)
Conclusion
47(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
49(1)
Reading/Research Material
49(1)
Web Sites
50(1)
PART 2 Evolving Dynamics of International Relations 51(56)
CHAPTER 4 War Crimes: The Past in the Present in the Future
53(19)
Précis
53(2)
Background of the Problem
55(1)
The Impact of World War II
56(2)
Post-World War II Efforts
58(1)
Evolution of the Problem
59(1)
Bosnia and Rwanda: The Problem Revived
60(1)
The Bosnian "Ethnic Cleansing"
61(3)
The Rwandan Rampage
64(1)
Proposals for a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal
65(1)
The Case for the ICC
65(1)
Objections to the ICC
66(2)
The ICC and Iraq
68(1)
Conclusion
69(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
70(1)
Reading/Research Material
70(1)
Web Sites
71(1)
CHAPTER 5 International Permission Slips: Sovereignty and the Right of Intervention
72(17)
Précis
72(2)
The Concept of Sovereignty
74(1)
Early Origins and Evolution
75(2)
Objections to Sovereignty
77(2)
The Assault on Sovereignty Through the UN
79(1)
The Assault on Sovereignty Outside the UN: The Iraq Precedent
80(1)
International Intervention
81(1)
New Internal Wars
81(2)
Afghanistan and Iraq
83(1)
The Intervention Response
83(2)
Conclusion
85(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
87(1)
Reading/Research Material
87(1)
Web Sites
88(1)
CHAPTER 6 Camp David I and II and Beyond: How High a Fence?
89(18)
Précis
89(2)
Issues and Outcomes, 1978 and 2000
91(1)
Camp David I
91(3)
Camp David II
94(2)
Influences on the Process
96(1)
Geopolitical Setting
96(2)
Regional Situation
98(1)
Jerusalem
99(2)
Beyond the Camp David Process: How High the Fence?
101(4)
Conclusion
105(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
105(1)
Reading/Research Material
106(1)
Web Sites
106(1)
PART 3 Economic Globalization 107(54)
CHAPTER 7 The New Trinity of Globalism: Geopolitics for a New Age?
109(18)
Précis
109(2)
Nature of the Problem
111(1)
Technological and Policy Roots
111(1)
The Role of Technology
112(1)
The Policy Element
113(2)
The East Asian Crisis of 1997-98
115(2)
The Clash of Models
117(1)
Applying the Past to the Future
118(1)
The American Model Applied
119(2)
The IMF as Enforcer
121(2)
The Role of Investors
123(1)
Conclusion
123(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
124(1)
Reading/Research Material
125(1)
Web Sites
126(1)
CHAPTER 8 Free Trade or Not Free Trade: From ITO to WTO and Beyond
127(17)
Précis
127(3)
Institutionalizing Trade
130(1)
The Bretton Woods System and Free Trade
131(1)
The Road from Bretton Woods to the WTO
132(3)
Is Institutionalized Free Trade a Good Idea?
135(1)
Free Trade or Not Free Trade?
135(2)
The WTO: Problem or Solution?
137(3)
Conclusion
140(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
141(1)
Reading/Research Material
142(1)
Web Sites
143(1)
CHAPTER 9 Debating Globalization: The Case of Indonesia
144(17)
Précis
144(3)
Indonesia: A Thumbnail Sketch
147(1)
The Economic Legacy
148(2)
Indonesian Politics
150(1)
The Geopolitics of Separatism and Terrorism
151(2)
Where Is Indonesia Going?
153(1)
Reevaluating Globalization
154(2)
Political Reformation
156(1)
National Integrity
157(1)
Conclusion
157(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
159(1)
Reading/Research Material
159(1)
Web Sites
160(1)
PART 4 The Altered Face of Security 161(60)
CHAPTER 10 Future War: From Symmetrical to Asymmetrical Conflict
163(21)
Précis
163(3)
Planning Twentieth-Century Style: Anticipating World War II
166(2)
Conflict Environment
168(1)
Physical Structure of Warfare
168(2)
Interwar Planning
170(2)
Determining Opponents
172(1)
Planning Twenty-first-Century Style: Anticipating Future Wars
172(1)
Conflict Environment
173(2)
Physical Structure of Warfare
175(2)
Determining Opponents
177(1)
Symmetrical-Asymmetrical War
177(1)
Quasi-Military Situations
178(1)
Internal Wars
179(2)
Conclusion
181(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
182(1)
Reading/Research Material
182(1)
Web Sites
183(1)
CHAPTER 11 When National and International Politics Collide: The Case of Missile Defense
184(19)
Précis
184(4)
Missile Defense in the Past: History and Precedents
188(1)
The Sentinel/Safeguard System
189(2)
The Strategic Defense Initiative
191(1)
The National Missile Defense (NMD)
192(2)
International Reactions
194(1)
Russia
195(1)
China
196(1)
India
197(1)
The Allies
198(1)
Conclusion
199(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
200(1)
Reading/Research Material
201(1)
Web Sites
201(2)
CHAPTER 12 Who Cares about Kashmir? An Old Problem with New Teeth
203(18)
Précis
203(2)
Evolution of the Problem
205(1)
Subdividing the Subcontinent
205(2)
The Bases of Dispute
207(2)
Status of the Problem
209(2)
Prospects for Resolution
211(1)
The Problem Reformulated
211(2)
Options for Resolution
213(1)
The Pro-Indian Options
214(1)
Compromises
215(1)
Pro-Pakistani Solutions
215(1)
Perpetual Stalemate
216(1)
Conclusion
217(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
218(1)
Reading/Research Material
219(1)
Web Sites
219(2)
PART 5 Transnational Issues 221(80)
CHAPTER 13 Warm and Getting Warmer: Global Warming and the Fate of the Kyoto Protocol
223(16)
Précis
223(3)
The Road to Kyoto-and Beyond?
226(1)
The Kyoto Process
226(1)
The Protocol
227(2)
American and Other Objections
229(2)
Warm and Getting Warmer: But How Much?
231(1)
Getting Too Warm?
232(2)
Not So Fast
234(2)
Conclusion
236(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
237(1)
Reading/Research Material
238(1)
Web Sites
238(1)
CHAPTER 14 "Let Them Drink Oil": Resource Conflict in the New Century?
239(18)
Précis
239(2)
Middle Eastern Water
241(1)
Statement of the Problem
241(3)
Possible Means of Resolution
244(2)
The Prospects
246(1)
Caspian Sea Oil
246(1)
Regional Instabilities
247(2)
The Pipeline Problem
249(1)
The Prospects
250(1)
Diamond Wars
251(1)
The Background
252(1)
It's the Diamonds, Stupid!
253(1)
The Prospects
254(1)
Conclusion
255(1)
Study/Discussion Questions
255(1)
Reading/Research Material
256(1)
Web Sites
256(1)
CHAPTER 15 Worse Than the Bubonic Plague: AIDS in Africa as a Transstate Issue
257(16)
Précis
257(2)
The Pandemic as a Transstate Issue
259(2)
Dimensions of the Problem
261(1)
Origins and Parameters of the Pandemic
261(1)
Ignorance and Denial
262(1)
Taboos on Discussion of the Pandemic
263(1)
Civil Wars
263(1)
Debt and Poverty
264(1)
Expense of Treatment
264(1)
Relative Powerlessness of Women
265(1)
Effects of the Pandemic
265(2)
Transstate Solutions
267(2)
Conclusion
269(2)
Study/Discussion Questions
271(1)
Reading/Research Material
272(1)
Web Sites
272(1)
CHAPTER 16 Understanding and Organizing a Post-September 11, 2001, World: The Continuing Campaign Against Evolving Terrorism
273(28)
Précis
273(2)
What Is Terrorism?
275(1)
Terrorist Acts
276(3)
Terrorist Targets
279(1)
Terrorist Objectives
280(2)
Thinking about Terrorism: Perspectives and Causes
282(1)
Three Perspectives
282(2)
Three Causes
284(3)
Evolving Terrorism since September 11
287(2)
Dealing with Terrorism: The GWOT
289(3)
Suppressing Terrorists: Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism
292(1)
International versus National Efforts
293(1)
Other Aspects of the Problem
294(1)
Conclusion: Toward a Strategy for Terrorism
295(3)
Study/Discussion Questions
298(1)
Reading/Research Material
298(1)
Web Sites
299(2)
Index 301


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