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World Politics With Infotrac: The Menu for Choice

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Summary

WORLD POLITICS provides students with the tools they need to understand the vast and complex subject of international relations. It incorporates current scholarship and insightful analysis and provides an accessible introduction to game theory as a model for analyzing international relations. The text, tables, and figures have been thoroughly updated and new material has been added which relates conceptual and analytic tools to contemporary developments in world affairs.

Table of Contents

Preface v
About the Authors xvii
Part I ANALYZING WORLD POLITICS 1(192)
World Politics: Levels of Analysis, Choice, and Constraint
3(22)
Three Momentous Events
3(7)
Dropping the Atomic Bomb
3(2)
Ending the Cold War
5(2)
The Asian Financial Crisis
7(3)
Levels of Analysis
10(9)
International System and the Nation-State
11(1)
Six Levels of Analysis
12(4)
Actors in World Politics
16(3)
The ``Menu'': Choice and Constraint in World Politics
19(4)
Opportunity and Willingness
19(3)
The Menu
22(1)
Plan of the Book
23(2)
Thinking About World Politics: Theory and Reality
25(22)
Realists, Liberals, and Radicals
25(5)
Recent Challenges
29(1)
Social Scientific Study of World Politics
30(3)
Comparison and Generalization
31(2)
Theory and Evidence
33(7)
Hypotheses and Assumptions
34(3)
Specifying and Testing Hypotheses
37(3)
Facts and Values
40(2)
The Study and Practice of World Politics
42(5)
The Question of Policy Relevance
44(3)
International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage
47(24)
Humans in Groups: Nationalism and the Nation
47(4)
The State as International Actor
51(9)
Modern State System
51(2)
Sovereignty and the Nature of the State
53(4)
Evolving Anarchy: The State System since Westphalia
57(3)
All States Are Equal (but Some States Are More Equal Than Others)
60(3)
Nonstate Actors in the Contemporary System
63(8)
Intergovernmental Organizations
63(4)
Nongovernmental Organizations
67(1)
Multinational Corporations
68(1)
Nation-State versus Nonstate Loyalty
69(2)
The World System: International Structure and Polarity
71(27)
The International Environment
71(3)
Geopolitical Setting
71(2)
Technological Setting
73(1)
The Global System
74(4)
Emergence of the Contemporary System
76(2)
Status and Hierarchy in the International System
78(6)
Spheres of Influence
78(2)
Alliances
80(3)
Nonalignment
83(1)
Polarity in the International System
84(10)
Polarization and the Cold War
87(2)
Limits to Bipolarity
89(2)
Polarity and International Stability
91(3)
Balances and Imbalances of Power
94(4)
Hegemony and World Order
96(2)
Relations Between States: Power and Influence
98(31)
Two Aspects of Power
98(6)
Power and Influence
99(2)
Soft Power
101(2)
Power and Capability
103(1)
National Capabilities: Tangible Elements
104(7)
Geography and Demography
104(2)
Economic and Military Resources
106(2)
Comparing Capabilities: Indexes of Power
108(3)
National Capabilities: Intangible Elements
111(4)
Intelligence
113(2)
Diplomatic Influence
115(8)
Negotiation and Bargaining
118(3)
Conflict Resolution
121(2)
Military Influence
123(2)
Use of Force
124(1)
Economic Influence
125(4)
Coercion and Rewards
126(3)
Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy: Society and Polity
129(31)
Foreign Policy: What It Is and How We Study It
129(4)
Goals and Objectives of Foreign Policy
131(1)
National Interests and Priorities
132(1)
Societal Influences on Foreign Policy
133(8)
Political and Strategic Culture
136(3)
Power Elite or Pluralism?
139(2)
Elite Opinion and Foreign Policy
141(3)
Content of Elite Opinion
141(3)
The Impact of Mass Public Opinion
144(12)
The Gender Gap
146(2)
Public Approval of State Leaders
148(5)
Do Wars Win Elections?
153(3)
Who Governs? Public Opinion Matters
156(4)
Individuals and World Politics: Roles, Perceptions, and Decision Making
160(33)
Rational Decision Making
160(6)
Risk Taking
163(3)
Governmental Decision Making
166(10)
Information: Searching, Screening, Processing
170(1)
Organizations and Bureaucracies
171(3)
Principals and Agents
174(2)
Small Group Interaction
176(2)
Individual Perceptions and Beliefs
178(8)
Selective Perception and Misperception
180(2)
Image of the Enemy
182(3)
Ideologies and Belief Systems
185(1)
Personality and Physiology
186(5)
Private Motives and Public Objects
188(1)
Stress and Strain of Foreign Policy Making
189(2)
Conclusion to Part I
191(2)
Part II INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION 193(148)
Military Conflict: Why States and Other Actors Resort to Force
195(37)
Violent Conflict in World Politics
195(6)
Human Aggression
197(1)
Relative Deprivation and Aggression
198(3)
Conflict between States
201(15)
Domestic Economic Structure and War
205(6)
System Polarity and War
211(2)
System Transformation and War
213(3)
Conflict within States
216(8)
Ethnopolitics, Rebellion, and Civil War
217(7)
Unconventional Conflict
224(8)
International Terrorism
225(4)
Information Warfare
229(3)
The Security Dilemma: Armament and Disarmament
232(39)
Armed Forces
232(7)
Arms Acquisition
233(4)
Global Military Presence
237(2)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
239(8)
A Brief History of the Nuclear Competition
240(5)
Proliferation
245(2)
The Security Dilemma
247(9)
The Prisoner's Dilemma
248(3)
Overcoming the Dilemma
251(2)
Repeated Encounters
253(3)
Deterrence
256(6)
Crisis Instability
258(1)
Brinkmanship
259(3)
Arms Control and Disarmament
262(9)
Nuclear Arms Control
263(6)
Controlling Conventional Weapons and Technology
269(2)
International Law and Organization
271(39)
Ethics and War
271(10)
Realism and Pacifism
272(1)
Just Wars
273(4)
Was the Gulf War a Just War?
277(2)
Ethics of Deterrence
279(2)
International Law
281(7)
Naturalism, Positivism, and Realism
281(2)
Sources, Functions, and Subjects of International Law
283(2)
Enforcing International Law
285(3)
Human Rights and Human Wrongs
288(9)
International Human Rights
289(3)
Humanitarian Intervention
292(2)
International Criminals
294(3)
International Organization
297(2)
Roles for International Organizations
298(1)
The United Nations System
299(11)
Structure and Politics
300(5)
Collective Security and Peacekeeping
305(3)
The ``Three United Nations''
308(2)
Causes of Peace and Nonviolent Transformation
310(31)
The Zone of Peace
310(4)
Peace: Salaam or Sulah?
312(2)
The Democratic Peace
314(3)
Cultural and Structural Explanations
315(2)
Perpetual Peace
317(11)
Economic Interdependence and Growth
323(3)
International Organizations
326(2)
Integration and Peace
328(5)
Transnational Cooperation
328(3)
Transnational Communication
331(1)
Security Communities
332(1)
Zones of Turmoil
333(5)
Dangerous Democratic Transitions?
335(3)
Conclusion to Part II
338(3)
Part III INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 341(134)
Political Economy of National Security and Defense
343(32)
Approaches to Political Economy
343(3)
Realism, Liberalism, and Radicalism
344(2)
Economics and Statecraft
346(8)
Economic Coercion
347(5)
National Competition and Geo-economics
352(2)
Political Economy of Defense
354(13)
The Military-Industrial Complex
355(3)
Defense-Industrial Policy
358(2)
Guns versus Butter
360(4)
A Peace Dividend?
364(3)
The International Arms Market
367(8)
Global Arms Transfers
368(3)
Proliferation of Military Technology
371(4)
Interdependence and Economic Order
375(33)
Interdependence
375(4)
Sensitivity and Vulnerability
376(2)
Conflict and Harmony
378(1)
International Trade
379(4)
Comparative Advantage and Free Trade
379(2)
Protectionism
381(2)
Collective Goods
383(7)
Free Riders
386(2)
Strategies for Achieving Collective Goods
388(2)
Regimes and International Order
390(11)
Hegemony and Regimes
392(2)
The Monetary Regime
394(4)
The Trade Regime
398(3)
Economic Disorder and Realignment
401(7)
A Hegemonic Decline
402(3)
Enduring Order
405(3)
Regional Economic Integration and Globalization
408(33)
European Union
408(11)
From Rome to Maastricht
409(5)
Institutions of the European Union
414(2)
Monetary Union
416(2)
Political Economy of the Euro
418(1)
Emerging Economic Blocs
419(10)
North American Free Trade Area
420(3)
Other Trading Blocs
423(1)
Regionalism and Multilateralism
424(5)
Globalization
429(12)
A New Interdependence?
429(4)
Transnational Relations
433(3)
Globalization's Downside
436(5)
Development and Underdevelopment: The North-South Gap
441(34)
The Development Gap
441(6)
Several Developing Worlds
442(3)
Demographics, Disease, and Geography
445(2)
Dependent Development
447(8)
Contemporary Dependence
448(4)
The Debt Problem
452(1)
Beyond Dependence: Self-Reliance and Basic Needs
453(2)
A New International Economic Order?
455(8)
International Market Reforms
456(2)
Industrialization
458(2)
Debt Relief and Development Assistance
460(1)
Dealing with Financial Crises
461(2)
Development and Political Freedom
463(11)
Dependency and State Repression
463(2)
Development and Democracy: Conventional Wisdom
465(2)
Democracy and Development: A New Wisdom?
467(7)
Conclusion to Part III
474(1)
Part IV CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM 475(44)
Limits of Sovereignty: Humanity and the Commons
477(34)
Collective Goods and Collective ``Bads''
477(11)
Externalities and ``Forced Riders''
478(1)
Tragedy of the Commons
479(6)
Sustainable Development
485(3)
Population and Demographics
488(6)
Population Explosion
488(3)
Demographic Transition
491(3)
Resource Depletion
494(6)
Food Insecurity
494(2)
Natural Resources
496(4)
Environmental Decay
500(5)
Pollution
500(3)
Deforestation and the Threat to Biodiversity
503(1)
Dilemmas of Development
504(1)
Obligations and Rights
505(6)
International Distributive Justice
506(2)
Limits of Sovereignty
508(3)
Which Global Future?
511(8)
Three Futures
511(6)
The West Has Won
512(1)
Coming Culture Clash
513(3)
Globalization and Fragmentation
516(1)
A Final Word
517(2)
Glossary 519(9)
Appendix A: Chronology of World Events 528(5)
Appendix B: Characteristics of States in the Contemporary International System 533(8)
Name Index 541(6)
Subject Index 547


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