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Ideal for introductory courses, Current Debates in International Relations presents forty-nine readings drawn from major scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Relations, and The Wall Street Journal. It provides a broad selection of articles--both classical/theoretical and practical/applied--and steers students through major international issues, offering contending yet complementary approaches.
The selections include three types of readings:
* Key theoretical essays and fundamental works describe the structure and dynamics of international relations, principal actors and institutions, major international events, and critical approaches
* Contemporary articles based on research and analysis focus on specific issues, both theoretical and applied, which reflect current debates in the field
* Illustrative articles and essays from accessible sources present a variety of views and approaches that serve as practical applications of theory in contemporary policies and international relations
Section introductions offer previews of the topics and readings along with questions for class discussion or individual assignments. An open-access Companion Website provides additional resources for students and instructors, including practice questions and exercises.
An excellent stand-alone text, Current Debates in International Relations is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, International Relations, Second Edition (OUP, 2015).
Eric B. Shiraev is a researcher and professor at George Mason University. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of twelve books and numerous publications, including Russian Government and Politics (2010) and Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History (2008).
Vladislav M. Zubok is a professor at the London School of Economics. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including the prize-winning Inside the Kremlin's Cold War (1996) and A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War (2007).
Table of Contents
PART I: STUDYING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAIN PERSPECTIVES: THEIR EVOLUTION AND RELEVANCE TODAY (EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION) SECTION 1: INTRODUCING THE FIELD 1.1. Huntington, Samuel (1993). The Clash of Civilizations? Foreign Affairs. Summer, Vol. 72, no. 3 (Summer), pp. 22-49. 1.2. Katzenstein, Peter J. (2010). "Walls" Between "Those People"? Contrasting Perspectives on World Politics. Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 8, no. 1 (March), pp. 11-25. 1.3. Krasner, Stephen (2001). Sovereignty. Foreign Policy, no. 122, January/February, pp. 20-29. 1.4. Nye, Joseph (2010). The Future of American Power. Foreign Affairs, November/December, Vol 89, no. 6, pp. 2-12. Section 1: Visual Review SECTION 2: HISTORICAL CONTEXT I: REALISM AND SOVEREIGN STATES 2.1. Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan (1660). Chapter XIII of The Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery. The 1994 edition. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Classics, pp. 74-79. 2.2. Carr, Edward (2001). The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939. New York: Perennial. 2.3. Morgenthau, Hans (1978). Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, Fifth Edition, Revised. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, pp. 4-15. 2.4. Kenneth Waltz. An Interview on a Theory of International Relations and the Role of Structure. Online at http://globetrotter .berkeley.edu/people3/Waltz/waltz-con0.html 2.5. Mearsheimer, John J. (2006). China's Unpeaceful Rise, Current History, Vol. 105, no. 690 (April), pp. 160-162. 2.6. Walt, Stephen (2012). Inflating the China Threat. Foreign Policy, August 27. Online at http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/08/27/inflating-the-china-thre Section 2: Visual Review SECTION 3: HISTORICAL CONTEXT II: LIBERALISM AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 3.1. Kant, Emmanuel (1795). Perpetual Peace. Excerpts. From: Perpetual Peace and Other Essays. 1983. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Classics, pp. 107-144. 3.2. Angell, Norman. The Great Illusion (1910). Excerpts. London, UK: Forgotten Books (2012). 3.3. Doyle, Michael (1986). Liberalism and World Politics. The American Political Science Review, December, Vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 1151-1169. 3.4. Keohane, Robert (2012). Twenty Years of Institutional Liberalism. International Relations, 26, no. 2, pp. 125-138. Section 3: Visual Review SECTION 4: HISTORICAL CONTEXT III: EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES: CLASS, GENDER, AND VALUES 4.1. Wallerstein, Immanuel (2010). Structural Crises. New Left Review, Vol. 62, (March/ April), pp 133-142. 4.2. Wendt, Alexander (1995). Constructing International Politics. International Security, Vol. 20, no. 1 (Summer), pp. 71-81. 4.3. Tickner, J. Ann (2004). The Growth and Future of Feminist Theories in International Relations. Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 10, no. 2 (Winter/Spring), pp. 47-56. 4.4. Etzioni, Amitai (2008). The Kennedy Experiment Revisited. Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 61, no. 1 (March), pp. 20-24. 4.5. McDermott, Rose (2007). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo. Political Psychology, Vol. 28, no. 5 (October), pp. 644-646. Section 4: Visual Review Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions for Part I PART II: THREE FACETS OF THE GLOBAL WORLD INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS: SECURITY, LAW, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY (EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION) SECTION 5: WAR, SECURITY, AND TERRORISM 5.1. Kydd, Andrew and Walter, Barbara (2006). The Strategies of Terrorism. International Security, Vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 49-80. 5.2. Wieviorka, Michel (2007). From Classical Terrorism to "Global" Terrorism. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 92-104. 5.3. Boot, Max (2013). The Guerilla Myth. The Wall Street Journal. January 18. 5.4. Kello, Lucas (2013). The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution: Perils to Theory and Statecraft. International Security, Vol. 38, no. 2 (Fall), pp. 7-40. Section 5: Visual Review SECTION 6: LAW AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY 6.1. Neff, Stephen (2006) A Short History of International Law. In Malcolm Evans (ed.), International Law. New York: Oxford University Press, pp 3-30. 6.2. Huth, Paul, Croco, Sarah, and Appel, Benjamin. (2011). Does International Law Promote the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes? Evidence From the Study of Territorial Conflicts Since 1945. American Political Science Review, Vol. 105, no. 2, pp 415-436. 6.3. Yoffie, Adam. (2011) The Palestine Problem: The Search for Statehood and the Benefits of International Law. The Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 497-511. 6.4. Barcia, Gizelle (2012) After Chabad: Enforcement in Cultural Property Disputes. The Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 37, no. 2, 463-478. Section 6: Visual Review SECTION 7: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: FROM THE NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE TO GLOBALIZATION 7.1. Keohane, Robert (2009). The Old IPE and the New. Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 34-46. 7.2. Keynes, John Maynard (1965). Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy Towards Which the General Theory Might Lead. In The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 7.3. Friedman, Milton (1968) International Financial and Trade Arrangements. In Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 7.4. Arrighi, Giovanni and Zhan, Li (2011). Beyond the Washington Consensus: A New Bandung? In Jon Shefner and Patricia FernŠndez-Kelly (eds.), Globalization and Beyond: New Examinations of Global Power and Its Alternatives. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, pp. 25-57. 7.5. Birdsall, Nancy and Fukuyama, Francis (2011). The Post-Washington Consensus: Development After Crisis. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, no. 2, pp. 45-53. Section 7: Visual Review Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions for Part II PART III: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHALLENGES ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES, HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE AND NATIONALISM, AND FORECASTING THE WORLD OF 2025 (EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION) SECTION 8: ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND POLICIES 8.1. Homer-Dixon, Thomas (1991). On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict. International Security, Vol. 16, no. 2 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 76-116. 8.2. Ebinger, Charles and Zambetakis, Evie (2009). The Geopolitics of Arctic Melt. International Affairs, Vol. 6, pp. 1215-1232. 8.3. Lomborg, BjÝrn (2013). The Climate-Policy Trap. Project Syndicate. Online at http://bit.ly/1kqh64h 8.4. Monbiot, George (2011). Let's Face It: None of Our Environmental Fixes Break the Planet-Wrecking Project. The Guardian. May 2. Online at http://bit.ly/18Dh6uX Section 8: Visual Review SECTION 9: HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE WORLD: THEIR PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT 9.1. Cowley, Jason (2011). Ethical Dimensions of an Interventionist Foreign Policy. An essay by John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859, offers keen insight into the thinking behind today's policies. New Statesman, March 24. 9.2. Hafner-Burton, Emilie M. (2008). Sticks and Stones: Naming and Shaming the Human Rights Enforcement Problem. International Organization, Vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 689-716. 9.3. Evans, Hon Gareth (2012). The Responsibility to Protect After Libya and Syria. Presented at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference, Melbourne, July 20. 9.4. Luck, Edward C. (2010). The Responsibility to Protect: Growing Pains or Early Promise? Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 349-365. 9.5 Mchangama, Jacob and Verdirame, Guglielmo (2013). The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation: When Defending Liberty Less Is More. Foreign Affairs, July 24. Online at http://fam.ag/18U4c9M Section 9: Visual Review SECTION 10: HEARTS AND MINDS: CULTURE AND NATIONALISM 10.1. Tickner, J. Ann (2014). An Introduction. In Ann Tickner (ed.) A Feminist Voyage Through International Relations. Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations. New York: Oxford University Press. 10.2. M:older, Holger (2011). The Culture of Fear in International Politics--a Western-Dominated International System and Its Extremist Challenge. ENDC Proceedings, Vol. 14, pp. 241-263. 10.3. Muller, Jerry Z. (2008). Us and Them: The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism. Foreign Affairs, March/April, Vol. 87, no 2, pp. 18-35. 10.4. Torbakov, Igor (2011). History, Memory and National Identity: Understanding the Politics of History and Memory Wars in Post-Soviet Lands. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 209-232. Section 10: Visual Review SECTION 11: GLOBAL FORECASTING: THE WORLD OF 2025 11.1. Wendt, Alexander (2003). Why a World State Is Inevitable. European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 491-542. 11.2. Ikenberry, G. John (2014). The Illusion of Geopolitics: The Enduring Power of the Liberal Order. Foreign Affairs. May/June, Vol. 93, no 3, pp. 80-90. 11.3. Goldstone, Jack (2010). The New Population Bomb. The Four Megatrends That Will Change the World. Foreign Affairs, January/February, Vo. 89, no 1, pp. 31-43. 11.4. George Friedman's "The Next 100 Years; A Forecast for the 21st Century." Reviewed by Bill Marmon, The European Institute. Online at http://bit.ly/1yFyj41 314 Section 11: Visual Review Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions for Part III Index