Readings on How the World Works Current Issues in International Relations

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  • Copyright: 2/26/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Readings on How the World Workspresents writings on contemporary issues in international relations and provides examples of how the fieldrs"s major theories explain real-world events. Designed to complement the coverage in survey texts likeHow the World Works, this reader balances analytical and descriptive selections that are accessible for students new to political science.Readings on How the World Worksis easy and inexpensive to add to any course and helps students develop a more systematic and enduring understanding of international relations.

Author Biography

How the World Works (ISBN 0-321-41000-9) builds on students' instincts about current world events and develops them into a more systematic and enduring understanding. How the World Works expands on all of the topics covered in Readings on How the World Works. Both books are available at a discount when packaged together. Please contact your Pearson sales representative for more information and a special package ISBN

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
How to Think about World Politics
Realism and Its Criticsp. 1
"The Tragedy of Great Power Politics"p. 2
"International Systems: Vicious Circles and Virtuous Circles"p. 17
"Constructing International Politics"p. 30
"Searching for the Princess?"p. 36
Historical Perspectives
Continuity and Change in World Politicsp. 42
"Historical Reality vs. Neo-Realist Theory"p. 43
"The Use and Abuse of History: Munich, Vietnam and Iraq"p. 50
Levels of Analysis
The Making of Foreign Policyp. 62
"The Causes of Nuclear Proliferation"p. 63
"The War over Israel's Influence" with responsesp. 69
"The Iraq Syndrome"p. 73
"The Iraq War of 2003"p. 80
War and Violence in World Politics
The Realist's Worldp. 89
"Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace"p. 90
"The Next War of the World"p. 109
"After Proliferation: What to Do if More States Go Nuclear"p. 118
"Terrorphobia: Our False Sense of Insecurity"p. 123
International Law and Organization
The Promise of Liberal Institutionalismp. 132
"International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work?"p. 133
"Leading Through Law"p. 142
"Why the Security Council Failed"p. 148
"The Illusion of U.N. Security Council Reform"p. 159
The Human Rights Revolution
The Construction of International Normsp. 171
"Transnational Politics, International Relations Theory, and Human Rights"p. 172
"Raising Expectations?: Civil Society's Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy"p. 179
"Making Human Rights Treaties Work: Global Legal Information and Human Rights in the 21st Century"p. 192
"Humanitarian Intervention after Iraq: Legal Ideals vs. Military Realities"p. 196
Economic Globalization
The Consequences of Liberal Commercialismp. 207
"How the World Works"p. 208
"Trade Talk"p. 219
"Meeting the China Challenge"p. 226
"Trading in Illusions"p. 236
"Sinking Globalization"p. 243
Transnational Actors and Issues
The State System Under Stressp. 251
"Power Shift"p. 252
"Sovereignty"p. 262
"What Resource Wars?"p. 269
"The Connection Has Been Reset"p. 277
Global Futuresp. 284
"History's Back: Ambitious Autocracies, Hesitant Democracies"p. 285
"The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention"p. 290
"The Clash of Civilizations?"p. 300
"The Case Against the West: America and Europe in the Asian Century"p. 308
"Let Women Rule"p. 317
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