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International Relations, Brief Edition (with MyPoliSciLab),9780321422842
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International Relations, Brief Edition (with MyPoliSciLab)

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321422842

ISBN10:
0321422848
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

A field-defining text, this brief edition of Goldstein'sInternational Relationsbalances security and economic issues; includes coverage of alternative theoretical perspectives, the environment, and women; and integrates technology seamlessly with marginal icons linking to additional online content such as video clips, interactive simulations, and practice tests. Now with a four color design, this text is the most updated brief text available.

Table of Contents

Preface?
To the Student
A Note on Nomenclature
A Key to Icon Usage
Maps
Understanding International Relations.The Study of IR
IR and Daily Life
IR as a Field of Study
Theories and Methods?
Actors and Influences
State Actors
Nonstate Actors
The Information Revolution
Levels of Analysis
Geography
History
World Civilizations to 2000
The Great-Power System, 1500-2000
Imperialism, 1500-2000
Nationalism, 1500-2000
The World Economy, 1750-2000
The Two World Wars, 1900-1950
The Cold War, 1945-1990
The Early Post-Cold War Era, 1990-
Power Politics
Realism
Power
Defining Power
Estimating Power
Elements of Power?
Bargaining
Bargaining and Leverage
Strategies
Reciprocity, Deterrence, and Arms Races
Rationality
Game Theory
The International System
Anarchy and Sovereignty
Balance of Power
Great Powers and Middle Powers
Power Distribution
Hegemony
Alliances
Purposes of Alliances
NATO and the U.S.
Japanese Security Treaty
The Former Soviet Republics
Regional Alignments
Alternatives to Power Politics
Liberalism
Traditional Liberal Critiques
What is Rationality
Neoliberalism
Collective Goods
International Regimes
Hegemonic Stability
Collective Security
Foreign Policy and Decision-Making
Models of Decision Making
Individual Decision Makers
Group Dynamics
Crisis Management
Substate actors
Bureaucracies
Interest Groups
The Military-Industrial Complex
Public Opinion
Legislatures
Democracy and Foreign Policy
Feminism
Why Gender Matters
The Masculinity of Realism
Gender in War and Peace
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