9780495797968

International Relations Perspectives and Controversies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495797968

  • ISBN10:

    0495797960

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/4/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: PERSPECTIVES AND CONTROVERSIES, 3rd Edition teaches readers to think systematically and critically about international affairs. Taking an innovative approach to IR, the text delivers brief, topical coverage with a debate framework and primary source readings included throughout. Practical, relevant, and completely up to date, each chapter covers an important debate in the field, examining how political actors or thinkers explain and defend their different opinions -- a format that helps readers understand key IR issues as dynamic struggles over resources and power. By offering a variety of perspectives, the book gives readers invaluable insight into today's -- and tomorrow's -- headlines.

Table of Contents

History And Perspectives
Change and Continuity in International History
Contending Perspectives on International Politics
Controversies
Power Politics
War and Democracy
War and "Human Nature"
Free Trade
The IMF, Global Inequality, and Development
Globalization and Sovereignty
International Law
The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention
Nuclear Proliferation
International Terrorism
The Global Commons
Index
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