International Politics Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/29/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in International Relations.


Understanding International Politics with Scholarly Articles

International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues has been helping readers effectively understand politics under governments and beyond for over 40 years. Scholarly articles on essential topics illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view for a comprehensive and engaging overview of the discipline, while introducing readers to the major forces shaping the world today.  


The Thirteenth Edition still employs the book’s cornerstone approach of teaching international politics through relevant scholarship that illustrates its theoretical concepts. This edition, however, contains 27% new material spread across each of the book’s four parts. Organizational changes and new information have been added throughout to expand the reader’s introduction to this broad and ever changing field.


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Author Biography

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 

1. Power, Principle, and Legitimacy in Statecraft

2. The Meaning of Anarchy 

3. Strategic Interaction in Anarchy

4. The Mitigation of Anarchy 


Part II: The Uses of Force 

5. The Political Uses of Force

6. The Utility of Force Today 

7. The Nuclear Future 


Part III: International Political Economy and Globalization 

8. Perspectives on Political Economy 

9. Globalization Today

10. Fixing the World Political Economy 


Part IV: Contemporary Issues in World Politics 

11. Interstate War and Terrorism

12. Civil Wars, Human Rights, Regime Change, and Humanitarian Intervention 

13. Transnational Actors and New Forces 

14. The Global Commons and Global Governance 

15. The Shape of the Future

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