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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.
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
|How to Think about World Politics|
|Realism and Its Critics||p. 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|
|Continuity and Change in World Politics||p. 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 Policy||p. 62|
|"The Causes of Nuclear Proliferation"||p. 63|
|"The War over Israel's Influence" with responses||p. 69|
|"The Iraq Syndrome"||p. 73|
|"The Iraq War of 2003"||p. 80|
|War and Violence in World Politics|
|The Realist's World||p. 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 Institutionalism||p. 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 Norms||p. 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|
|The Consequences of Liberal Commercialism||p. 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 Stress||p. 251|
|"Power Shift"||p. 252|
|"What Resource Wars?"||p. 269|
|"The Connection Has Been Reset"||p. 277|
|Global Futures||p. 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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