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How the World Worksbuilds on students#x19; instincts about current world events and develops them into a more systematic and enduring understanding.#xA0; This brief text introduces each of the field#x19;s major theories and demonstrates how different conceptual tools are used to interpret patterns in international relations. How the World Worksnot only grounds students in the essentials of international relations but also helps students use them to see past the headlines.

Author Biography

Russell Bova is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Dickinson College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. How to Think About World Politics: Realism and Its Critics

Chapter 2. Historical Perspectives: Continuity and Change in World Politics

Chapter 3. Levels of Analysis: The Making of Foreign Policy

Chapter 4. War and Violence in World Politics: The Realist’s World

Chapter 5. International Law and Organization: The Promise of Liberal Institutionalism

Chapter 6. The Human Rights Revolution: The Construction of International Norms

Chapter 7. Economic Globalization: The Consequences of Liberal Commercialism

Chapter 8. Transnational Actors and Issues: The State System under Stress

Chapter 9. Global Futures

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