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Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars,International Politicsplaces contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the fieldrs"s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. 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 Politicsoffers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.
Table of Contents
|Detailed Contents||p. VII|
|Anarchy and Its Consequences||p. 1|
|Power and Principle in Statecraft||p. 7|
|The Consequences of Anarchy||p. 29|
|The Mitigation of Anarchy||p. 69|
|The Uses of Force||p. 127|
|The Political Uses of Force||p. 131|
|The Four Functions of Force||p. 131|
|The Diplomacy of Violence||p. 139|
|Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma||p. 153|
|What Is Terrorism?||p. 174|
|The Political Utility of Force Today||p. 181|
|The Fungibility of Force||p. 181|
|The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism||p. 198|
|The Spread of Nuclear Weapons||p. 217|
|Nuclear Instability in South Asia||p. 217|
|Nuclear Stability in South Asia||p. 228|
|A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem||p. 239|
|International Political Economy and the Environment||p. 255|
|Perspectives on Political Economy||p. 263|
|The Nature of Political Economy||p. 263|
|The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies||p. 280|
|The Great Divide in the Global Village||p. 290|
|Globalization and Its Critics||p. 303|
|Globalization of the Economy||p. 303|
|Why the World Isn't Flat||p. 319|
|Trading in Illusions||p. 325|
|Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupid||p. 333|
|Has Globalization Passed Its Peak?||p. 340|
|The Environment and Climate Change||p. 347|
|The Tragedy of the Commons||p. 347|
|Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife||p. 353|
|International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests and Institutions||p. 364|
|One Answer to Global Warming: A New Tax||p. 372|
|Contemporary World Politics||p. 375|
|Conflict, Interstate War, and Terrorism||p. 379|
|The Era of Leading Power Peace||p. 379|
|The Clash of Civilizations?||p. 395|
|Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?||p. 411|
|Can the War on Terror Be Won?||p. 419|
|Civil Wars, Intervention, and Nation-Building||p. 427|
|Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators||p. 427|
|Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars||p. 435|
|Nation-Building: UN Surpasses U.S. on Learning Curve||p. 457|
|Deconstructing Nation Building||p. 466|
|New Actors and New Forces||p. 471|
|Europe Without Illusions||p. 471|
|Transnational Activist Networks||p. 477|
|NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor||p. 484|
|Transnational Organized Crime and the State||p. 491|
|Human Rights, Justice, and International Law||p. 504|
|Human Rights in World Politics||p. 504|
|Reflections on Intervention||p. 517|
|International Law: The Trials of Global Norms||p. 523|
|The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice||p. 529|
|Modes of Global Governance||p. 539|
|The United Nations and International Security||p. 539|
|Globalization and Governance||p. 548|
|Rising Powers and Global Institutions||p. 560|
|Democracies of the World, Unite||p. 567|
|Government Networks and Global Governance||p. 577|
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