Essential Readings in World Politics

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Twenty-five new readings for this edition offer diverse perspectives on current topics such as Iran's nuclear ambitions, global health threats like avian flu, and the international reach of political Islam.

Table of Contents

'One World, Rival Theories'
'Melian Dialogue'
'To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch'
Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism (excerpt)
'The Fourteen Points'
'The Sources of Soviet Conduct'
'The End of History?'
'The National Security Strategy of the United States'
Contending Perspectives
'A Realist Theory'
'Anarchy and Struggle for Power'
'Liberalism and World Politics'
'Anarchy Is What States Make of It'
'Man, the State, and War'
The International System
'Does Order Exist in World Politics?'
'The Balance of Power'
'The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System'
'Systemic Leadership, Evolutionary Processes, and International Relations Theory: The Unipolarity Question'
'Imperialism, Liberalism, and the Quest for Perpetual Peace'
The State
'Sharing Sovereignty: New Institutions for Collapsed and Failing States'
'The Real New World Order'
'The Clash of Civilizations'
'The Clash of Ignorance'
'Political Islam: Asking the Wrong Questions?'
The Individual
'Hypotheses on Misperception'
Retreat from Doomsday (excerpt)
IGOs, NGOs, and International Law
'The Political Origins of the UN Security Council's Ability to Legitimize the Use of Force'
'A Too Perfect Union? Why Europe Said 'No''
'Transnational Advocacy Networks in International Politics'
'Bystanders to Genocide'
'The Pitfalls of Universal Jurisdiction'
'The Case for Universal Jurisdiction'
'The False Promise of International Institutions'
War and Strife
'War as an Instrument of Policy'
'The Diplomacy of Violence'
'Cooperation under the Security Dilemma'
'How to Keep the Bomb From Iran'
Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the Twentieth Century (excerpt)
'The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflict'
'The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism'
'Why Terrorism Does Not Work'
'Oil, Drugs, and Diamonds: The Varying Roles of Natural Resources in Civil War'
'A Feminist Ethical Perspective on Weapons of Mass Destruction'
International Political Economy
The Nature of Political Economy'
'Globalization, Development, and International Institutions: Normative and Positive Perspectives'
Why Globalization Works (excerpt)
'The Five Wars of Globalization'
'The First Law of Petropolitics'
'Female Labor, Regional Crises, and Feminist Responses'
Globalization and Globalizing Issues
'The Healers: Triumph and Tragedy'
'The Next Pandemic?'
'Universal Truths'
'The Attack on Human Rights
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