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International Relations, Brief 2006-2007 Edition,9780321434319

International Relations, Brief 2006-2007 Edition

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BRIEF
ISBN13:

9780321434319

ISBN10:
0321434315
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

This brief version of International Relations, the best-selling text in its field, balances security and economic issues; includes coverage of alternative theoretical perspectives, the environment, and gender issues; and integrates technology seamlessly with marginal icons linking to additional online content such as video clips, interactive simulations, and practice tests. Lauded for its commitment to currency, lively writing style, vivid photo program, and abundance of examples, this text makes the rich complexity of international politics both accessible and exciting. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface x
To the Student xvi
A Note on Nomenclature xvi
www.IRtext.com xvii
A Key to Icon Usage xvii
Maps
xviii
Understanding International Relations
1(44)
The Study of IR
1(5)
IR and Daily Life
2(1)
IR as a Field of Study
2(1)
Theories and Methods
3(3)
Actors and Influences
6(15)
State Actors
6(4)
Nonstate Actors
10(2)
Levels of Analysis
12(2)
Geography
14(7)
History
21(24)
World Civilizations to 2000
21(4)
The Great-Power System, 1500--2000
25(1)
Imperialism, 1500--2000
26(2)
Nationalism, 1500--2000
28(1)
The World Economy, 1750--2000
29(3)
The Two World Wars, 1900--1950
32(3)
The Cold War, 1945--1990
35(3)
The Early Post--Cold War Era, 1900--2005
38
Policy Perspectives: Overview
9(36)
Power Politics
45(32)
Realism
45(2)
Power
47(4)
Defining Power
47(1)
Estimating Power
48(1)
Elements of Power
49(2)
Bargaining
51(8)
Bargaining and Leverage
51(1)
Strategies
52(2)
Reciprocity, Deterrence, and Arms Races
54(1)
Rationality
55(1)
Game Theory
56(3)
The International System
59(8)
Anarchy and Sovereignty
59(2)
Balance of Power
61(1)
Great Powers and Middle Powers
62(2)
Power Distribution
64(1)
Hegemony
65(2)
Alliances
67(10)
Purposes of Alliances
67(2)
NATO and the U.S.-Japanese Security Treaty
69(2)
The Former Soviet Republics
71(1)
Regional Alignments
72(1)
Policy Perspectives: President of Russia, Vladimir Putin
73(3)
Careers in International Relations Jobs in Government and Diplomacy
76(1)
Alternatives to Power Politics
77(44)
Liberalism
77(7)
Traditional Liberal Critiques
77(1)
What Is Rationality?
78(1)
Neoliberalism
79(1)
Collective Goods
80(1)
International Regimes
81(1)
Hegemonic Stability
82(1)
Collective Security
83(1)
Foreign Policy and Decision Making
84(8)
Models of Decision Making
85(2)
Individual Decision Makers
87(3)
Group Dynamics
90(1)
Crisis Management
91(1)
Substate Actors
92(10)
Bureaucracies
92(2)
Interest Groups
94(1)
The Military-Industrial Complex
95(1)
Public Opinion
96(3)
Legislatures
99(1)
Democracy and Foreign Policy
100(2)
Feminism
102(8)
Why Gender Matters
102(1)
The Masculinity of Realism
103(1)
Gender in War and Peace
104(2)
Women in IR
106(3)
Balancing the Feminist Arguments
109(1)
Other Alternatives to Realism
110(11)
Constructivism
110(2)
Postmodernism
112(1)
Postmodern Feminism
113(1)
Peace Studies
114
Policy Perspectives: President of the Philippines, Gloria Arroyo
97(24)
Conflict and War
121(53)
The Causes of War
121(3)
Theories about War
122(2)
Conflicts of Interest
124(9)
Territorial Disputes
125(5)
Control of Governments
130(1)
Economic Conflict
131(2)
Conflicts of Ideas
133(9)
Ethnic Conflict
133(5)
Religious Conflict
138(3)
Ideological Conflict
141(1)
Means of Leverage
142(6)
Types of War
142(3)
Terrorism
145(3)
The Use of Military Force
148(5)
Military Economics
149(1)
The Choice of Capabilities
150(3)
Control of Military Forces
153(2)
Command
153(1)
States and Militaries
153(2)
Conventional Forces
155(5)
Armies
155(1)
Navies
156(1)
Air Forces
156(1)
Logistics and Intelligence
157(2)
Evolving Technologies
159(1)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
160(14)
Nuclear Weapons
160(1)
Ballistic Missiles and Other Delivery Systems
161(4)
Chemical and Biological Weapons
165(2)
Proliferation
167(2)
Nuclear Strategy
169(1)
Nuclear Arsenals and Arms Control
170
Policy Perspectives: President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga
137(37)
Trade and Money
174(57)
From Security to Political Economy
174(4)
Liberalism and Mercantilism
175(2)
Globalization
177(1)
Markets
178(8)
Global Patterns of Trade
179(1)
Comparative Advantage
179(1)
Prices and Markets
180(1)
Centrally Planned Economies
181(1)
Politics of Markets
182(2)
Balance of Trade
184(1)
Interdependence
185(1)
Trade Strategies
186(8)
Autarky
186(1)
Protectionism
187(2)
Industries and Interest Groups
189(3)
Cooperation in Trade
192(2)
Trade Regimes
194(8)
The World Trade Organization
194(2)
Resistance to Trade
196(2)
Bilateral and Regional Agreements
198(2)
Cartels
200(2)
The Currency System
202(10)
International Currency Exchange
203(4)
Why Currencies Rise or Fall
207(1)
Central Banks
208(2)
The World Bank and the IMF
210(2)
State Financial Positions
212(8)
National Accounts
212(1)
International Debt
213(1)
The U.S. Position
214(2)
The Position of Russia and Eastern Europe
216(1)
The Position of Asia
217(3)
Multinational Business
220(11)
Multinational Corporations
221(1)
Foreign Direct Investment
222(1)
Host and Home Government Relations
223(3)
Business Environments
226
Policy Perspectives: President of China, ilu jintao
209(21)
Careers in International Relations Jobs in International Business
230(1)
International Organization and Law
231(53)
Supranationalism
231(2)
Roles of International Organizations
232(1)
The United Nations
233(17)
The UN System
233(6)
The Security Council
239(3)
Peacekeeping Forces
242(3)
The Secretariat
245(2)
The General Assembly
247(1)
UN Programs
248(1)
Autonomous Agencies
249(1)
The European Union
250(13)
Integration Theory
250(2)
The Vision of a United Europe
252(1)
The Treaty of Rome
253(1)
Structure of the European Union
254(2)
The Single European Act
256(1)
The Maastricht Treaty
257(1)
Monetary Union
258(2)
Expanding the European Union
260(3)
International Law
263(21)
Sources of International Law
263(1)
Enforcement of International Law
264(1)
The World Court
265(1)
International Cases in National Courts
266(3)
Laws of Diplomacy
269(2)
War Crimes
271(3)
Just War Doctrine
274(1)
Human Rights
275(2)
The Evolution of World Order
277
Policy Perspectives: President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade
267(17)
North-South Relations
284(66)
Poverty
284(2)
Theories of Accumulation
286(3)
Economic Accumulation
286(2)
Capitalism
288(1)
Socialism
288(1)
Imperialism
289(7)
The Globalization of Class
290(1)
The World-System
290(2)
European Colonialism
292(2)
Anti-Imperialism
294(1)
Postcolonial Dependency
294(2)
Population
296(10)
The Demographic Transition
298(2)
Populations Policies
300(1)
Mortality and AIDS
301(4)
Population and International Conflict
305(1)
The State of the South
306(9)
Basic Human Needs
306(3)
World Hunger
309(1)
Rural and Urban Populations
310(1)
Women in Development
311(1)
Migrations and Refugees
312(3)
Revolution
315(3)
Revolutionary Movements
315(1)
Islamic Revolutions
316(2)
Development Experiences
318(12)
The Newly Industrializing Countries
319(2)
The Chinese Experience
321(3)
Other Experiments
324(2)
Import Substitution and Export-Led Growth
326(1)
Concentrating Capital for Manufacturing
326(2)
Authoritarianism and Democracy
328(1)
Corruption
329(1)
North-South Business
330(8)
Foreign Investment
330(1)
Technology Transfer
331(1)
North-South Debt
332(3)
IMF Conditionality
335(1)
The South in International Economic Regimes
336(2)
Foreign Assistance
338(12)
Patterns of Foreign Assistance
338(3)
Forms of Development Assistance
341
Policy Perspectives: President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak
337(13)
Environment and Technology
350(37)
Interdependence and the Environment
350(3)
Sustainable Economic Development
352(1)
Managing the Environment
353(11)
The Atmosphere
353(4)
Biodiversity
357(1)
Forests and Oceans
358(3)
Pollution
361(3)
Natural Resources
364(7)
World Energy
364(4)
Minerals, Land, Water
368(2)
International Security and the Environment
370(1)
The Power of Information
371(5)
Wiring the World
371(2)
Information as a Tool of Governments
373(2)
Information as a Tool Against Governments
375(1)
International Culture
376(5)
Telecommunications and Global Culture
377(1)
Transnational Communities
378(3)
Conclusion
381(6)
Policy Perspectives: President of Ireland, Mary McAleese
359(27)
Careers in International Relations Jobs in NGOs
386(1)
Glossary 387(17)
Credits 404(1)
Index 405


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