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Combining incisive and original analysis with numerous pedagogical features,Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches,Fifth Edition, offers a highly readable and systematic introduction to the principal theories in international relations. Authors Robert Jackson and Georg Sørensen carefully explain how various theories organize and shape our view of the world, providing students with a perspective that integrates theory and practice. Updated in light of current international events and ongoing debates in the subject, the fifth edition features: * A new structure that guides students through developments in IR theory, from classical views to contemporary approaches and debates * A new chapter on feminism, post-structuralism, and post-colonialism * An updated Companion Website featuring resources for students (case studies, review questions, links, a flashcard glossary, and links to Oxford Scholarship Online) and text boxes from the book for instructors
Table of Contents
PART 1: STUDYING IR 1. Why Study IR? 2. IR as an Academic Subject PART 2: CLASSICAL THEORIES 3. Realism 4. Liberalism 5. International Society 6. International Political Economy: Classical Theories PART 3: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES AND DEBATES 7. International Political Economy: Contemporary Debates 8. Social Constructivism 9. Post-positivism in IR 10. Foreign Policy PART 4: KEY ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY IR 11. Key Issues in Contemporary IR