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Readings in International Relationspairs writings on international relations theory with writings on current events to help students explore the relationship between concept and application. Covering the key topics discussed in many international relations courses, this text offers generous excerpts of classic and contemporary theory readings followed by real world examples that support or challenge them. Designed to provide students with a more relevant and critical introduction to the fieldrs"s original scholarship,Readings in International Relationsnot only features broad theoretical and topical diversity, it demonstrates how the field explains and is informed by headlines in the news.

Author Biography

Joshua S. Goldstein is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at American University, Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland's CIDCM, and Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Understanding International Relationsp. 1
International Relations: One World, Many Theoriesp. 3
Globalization: What's New? What's Not? (And So What?)p. 11
Power Politicsp. 9
A Realist Theory of International Politicsp. 21
George W. Bush, Idealistp. 31
Alternatives to Power Politicsp. 44
International Systems: Vicious Circles and Virtuous Circlesp. 47
Gender, Globalization and New Threats to Human Securityp. 62
Foreign Policyp. 69
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisisp. 71
Beyond the Pale: The Bureaucratic Politics of United States Policy in Mexicop. 96
International Conflictp. 111
The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflictp. 114
Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigonp. 128
Military Force and Terrorismp. 135
Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorismp. 138
The Privatization of Security: Lessons from Iraqp. 154
International Organizations, Law, and Human Rightsp. 164
Power and International Lawp. 167
Darfur and the Genocide Debatep. 180
International Tradep. 187
Three Ideologies of International Political Economyp. 189
WTO Agriculture Negotiations: Implications for the Global Southp. 204
Money and Businessp. 213
International Monetary Relationsp. 216
Transnational Corporations: International Citizens or New Sovereigns?p. 233
International Integrationp. 244
Functionalismp. 246
A Too Perfect Union? Why Europe Said Nop. 260
Environment and Populationp. 266
On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflictp. 269
Russia, the Sick Man of Europep. 280
The North-South Gapp. 289
Dependent Capitalist Development in Latin Americap. 292
Bridging the Gender Gap to Promote Economic Aid and Social Developmentp. 298
International Developmentp. 307
How to Help Poor Countriesp. 310
The Shifting Politics of Foreign Aidp. 319
Creditsp. 332
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