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Challenging students to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics, this bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation with each other to illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view. Comprehensive and engaging, International Politics offers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.
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Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, Research Associate at Harvard University's Olin Institute of Strategic Studies, Senior Fellow in M.I.T's Security Studies Program, and Director of M.I.T.'s Seminar XXI Program. In 2006, he was recognized with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.
Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; he is a former President of the American Political Science Association.
Table of Contents
Part I: Anarchy and Its Consequences
Power, Principle, and Legitimacy in Statecraft
The Nature of Anarchy
The Mitigation of Anarchy
Part II: The Uses of Force
The Political Uses of Force
The Utility of Force Today
Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Spread
Part III: International Political Economy and Globalization
Perspectives on Political Economy
The Nature of Globalization
Fixing the World Political Economy
Part IV: Contemporary Issues in World Politics
Interstate War and Terrorism
Civil Wars, Regime Change, and Humanitarian Intervention
Human Rights and International Law
Transnational Actors and New Forces
The Global Commons and Global Governance
The Shape of the Future