Case Histories in International Politics

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-08
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Updated it in its 7thedition , Case Histories in International Politicspresents 20 original case studies to offer a historical perspective for better analyzing world affairs. Providing in-depth historical illustrations of core concepts in international relations, this casebook surveys major events in the 20thand 21stcenturies and highlights both enduring and emerging problems. Case Histories in International Politicslooks beyond current events to help readers make meaningful comparisons between what happened in the past and what is happening now.

Author Biography

Kendall W. Stiles is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

*Cases new to the seventh edition.


Chapter 1. Rationality: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Chapter 2. The National Interest: The US Response to the 9/11 Attacks

*Chapter 3. The Balance of Power: China-India-Pakistan

*Chapter 4. Alliance: The Post-Cold War Role of NATO

Chapter 5. Military Power: The Persian Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003

Chapter 6. Intervention: Bosnia

Chapter 7. Terrorism: Al Qaeda

Chapter 8. Human Security: The HIV/AIDS Pandemic

*Chapter 9. Feminist International Relations Theory: Women and Security

*Chapter 10. Democratic Peace Theory: Foreign Aid

Chapter 11. Nationalism: The Conflict in the Caucasus

Chapter 12. Collective Goods: The Kyoto Protocol and Climate Change

Chapter 13. Economic Interdependence: North-South Trade Conflict

Chapter 14. Globalization: Sweatshops and Outsourcing

Chapter 15. Economic Regionalism: The European Union

Chapter 16. Decolonization and Development: India’s Rise

*Chapter 17. Global Governance: The Great Recession

*Chapter 18. The Information Age: Rebellion in the Arab World

*Chapter 19. International Law: The International Criminal Court

*Chapter 20. Human Rights: The Struggle Against Human Trafficking

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