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Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2009, the brief version ofInternational Relationspresents the same approach and coverage as the bestselling comprehensive survey but in a streamlined and flexible format. From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this text is praised for being the most current introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to help students analyze what is happening in the world today,International Relations, Brief Edition is perfect for courses where multiple texts are assigned

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
To the Studentp. xvii
A Note on Nomenclaturep. xvii
Careers in International Relationsp. xviii
The Globalization of International Relationsp. 1
Globalization, International Relations, and Daily Lifep. 1
Core Principlesp. 3
IR as a Field of Studyp. 9
Actors and Influencesp. 10
State Actorsp. 10
Nonstate Actorsp. 13
Levels of Analysisp. 15
Globalizationp. 17
Global Geographyp. 19
The Evolving International Systemp. 24
The Cold War, 1945-1990p. 24
The Post-Cold War Era, 1990-2009p. 27
Policy Perspectives: Overviewp. 15
Special Section: Global Challenges in 2030
Realist Theoriesp. 35
Realismp. 35
Powerp. 37
Defining Powerp. 37
Estimating Powerp. 39
Elements of Powerp. 39
The International Systemp. 40
Anarchy and Sovereigntyp. 41
Balance of Powerp. 43
Great Powers and Middle Powersp. 44
Power Distributionp. 46
Hegemonyp. 47
Alliancesp. 49
Purposes of Alliancesp. 49
NATOp. 51
Other Alliancesp. 53
Strategyp. 55
Statecraftp. 55
Rationalityp. 57
The Prisoner's Dilemmap. 58
Policy Perspectives: Prime Minister of Indiap. 54
Liberal and Social Theoriesp. 63
Liberal Traditionsp. 63
The Waning of Warp. 63
Kant and Peacep. 65
Liberal Institutionalismp. 66
International Regimesp. 67
Collective Securityp. 69
The Democratic Peacep. 70
Domestic Influencesp. 72
Bureaucraciesp. 72
Interest Groupsp. 73
Public Opinionp. 74
Legislaturesp. 76
Making Foreign Policyp. 78
Models of Decision Makingp. 79
Individual Decision Makersp. 81
Group Psychologyp. 84
Crisis Managementp. 85
Social Theoriesp. 87
Constructivismp. 87
Postmodernismp. 90
Marxismp. 91
Peace Studiesp. 93
Gender Theoriesp. 96
Why Gender Mattersp. 96
The Masculinity of Realismp. 98
Gender in War and Peacep. 99
Women in IRp. 100
Difference Feminism versus Liberal Feminism?p. 103
Postmodern Feminismp. 104
Policy Perspectives: Prime Minister of Japanp. 77
Conflict, War, and Terrorismp. 109
The Wars of the Worldp. 109
Types of Warp. 110
Causes of Warp. 113
Conflicts of Ideasp. 116
Nationalismp. 116
Ethnic Conflictp. 117
Religious Conflictp. 122
Ideological Conflictp. 130
Conflicts of Interestp. 131
Territorial Disputesp. 131
Control of Governmentsp. 137
Economic Conflictp. 138
Conventional Military Forcesp. 139
Armiesp. 140
Naviesp. 142
Air Forcesp. 144
Logistics and Intelligencep. 145
Evolving Technologiesp. 146
Terrorismp. 147
Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 149
Nuclear Weaponsp. 150
Ballistic Missiles and Other Delivery Systemsp. 151
Chemical and Biological Weaponsp. 153
Proliferationp. 154
Nuclear Strategy and Arms Controlp. 156
States and Militariesp. 158
Military Economicsp. 158
Control of Military Forcesp. 159
Policy Perspectives: President of Liberiap. 121
Trade and Financep. 164
Theories of Tradep. 164
Liberalism and Mercantilismp. 165
Comparative Advantagep. 168
Political Interference in Marketsp. 170
Protectionismp. 172
Trade Regimesp. 174
The World Trade Organizationp. 174
Bilateral and Regional Agreementsp. 176
Cartelsp. 178
Industries and Interest Groupsp. 180
Enforcement of Trade Rulesp. 182
Economic Globalizationp. 183
The World Economy, 1750-Presentp. 183
Resistance to Tradep. 187
Globalization, Financial Markets, and the Currency Systemp. 188
The Currency Systemp. 189
International Currency Exchangep. 190
Why Currencies Rise or Fallp. 193
Central Banksp. 196
The World Bank and the IMFp. 196
State Financial Positionsp. 198
National Accountsp. 198
International Debtp. 198
Multinational Businessp. 200
Multinational Corporationsp. 200
Foreign Direct Investmentp. 201
Host and Home Government Relationsp. 202
Policy Perspectives: President of Chinap. 195
International Organization, Law, and Human Rightsp. 209
Globalization and Integrationp. 209
Roles of International Organizationsp. 211
The United Nationsp. 213
The UN Systemp. 213
The Security Councilp. 218
Peacekeeping Forcesp. 221
The Secretariatp. 224
The General Assemblyp. 225
UN Programsp. 226
Autonomous Agenciesp. 227
The European Unionp. 228
Integration Theoryp. 228
The Vision of a United Europep. 231
The Treaty of Romep. 231
Structure of the European Unionp. 233
The Single European Actp. 235
The Maastricht Treatyp. 235
Monetary Unionp. 236
Expanding the European Unionp. 237
International Lawp. 241
Sources of International Lawp. 241
Enforcement of International Lawp. 242
The World Courtp. 243
International Cases in National Courtsp. 244
Laws of Diplomacyp. 246
Just-War Doctrinep. 248
Human Rightsp. 249
Individual Rights versus Sovereigntyp. 249
Human Rights Institutionsp. 250
War Crimesp. 252
Policy Perspectives: International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutorp. 254
North-South Relationsp. 260
The State of the Southp. 260
Basic Human Needsp. 262
World Hungerp. 266
Rural and Urban Populationsp. 268
Women in Developing Countriesp. 268
Migration and Refugeesp. 269
Theories of Accumulationp. 271
Economic Accumulationp. 272
The World-Systemp. 272
Imperialismp. 273
Effects of Colonialismp. 275
Postcolonial Dependencyp. 276
Development Experiencesp. 278
The Newly Industrializing Countriesp. 280
The Chinese Experiencep. 280
India Takes Offp. 283
Other Experimentsp. 285
Import Substitution and Export-Led Growthp. 286
Concentrating Capital for Manufacturingp. 287
Authoritarianism and Democracyp. 288
Corruptionp. 289
North-South Capital Flowsp. 289
Foreign Investmentp. 290
North-South Debtp. 291
IMF Conditionalityp. 293
The South in International Economic Regimesp. 295
Foreign Assistancep. 296
Patterns of Foreign Assistancep. 296
Forms of Development Assistancep. 298
Policy Perspectives: President of Egyptp. 294
Environment and Technologyp. 306
Interdependence and the Environmentp. 306
Sustainable Developmentp. 309
Managing the Environmentp. 309
The Atmospherep. 309
Biodiversityp. 314
Forests and Oceansp. 315
Pollutionp. 319
Natural Resourcesp. 320
World Energyp. 321
Mineralsp. 324
Water Disputesp. 324
International Security and the Environmentp. 325
Populationp. 326
The Demographic Transitionp. 326
Population Policiesp. 328
Diseasep. 329
The Power of Informationp. 333
Networking the Worldp. 333
Information as a Tool of Governmentsp. 336
Information as a Tool against Governmentsp. 337
Telecommunications and Global Culturep. 338
Conclusionp. 340
Policy Perspectives: President of Irelandp. 316
Glossaryp. 346
Creditsp. 360
Indexp. 361
World States and Territories Mapp. 390
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