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Using game theory as a model for analyzing international relations, WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE offers a compelling and accessible introduction to the world of international relations. Consistently praised in previous editions for its excellent balance of theory and issues, this ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes increased coverage of the legal implications of policies associated with the U.S.-led war on terror, a more complete examination of the role of democracy for conflict resolution both between and within states, and a more detailed look at international organizations.
Table of Contents
|Analyzing World Politics|
|World Politics: Levels of Analysis, Choice, and Constraint|
|Thinking about World Politics: Theory and Reality|
|International Actors: States and Other Players on the World Stage|
|The World System: International Structure and Polarity|
|Relations Between States: Power and Influence|
|Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy: Society and Polity|
|Individuals and World Politics: Roles, Perceptions, and Decision Making|
|International Conflict And Cooperation|
|Military Conflict: Why States and Other Actors Resort to Force|
|The Security Dilemma: Armament and Disarmament|
|International Law and Organization|
|Causes of Peace and Nonviolent Transformation|
|International Political Economy|
|Political Economy of National Security and Defense|
|Interdependence and Economic Order|
|Regional Economic Integration and Globalization|
|Development and Underdevelopment: the North-South Gap|
|Challenges For The New Millennium|
|Limits of Sovereignty: Humanity and the Commons|
|Which Global Future?|
|Chronology of World Events|
|Characteristics of States in the Contemporary International System|
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