Cases in International Relations

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2011-02-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Cases in International Relationschallenges students to use international relations theory to understand the most current and pressing issues facing the world. #xA0; Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory course, this bestselling text presents 16 original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at issues of current interest. Cases in International Relationsoffers more than a collection of journal articles; it provides a coherent and accessible approach that encourages students to put international relations concepts to practical use.

Author Biography

Donald M. Snow is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of numerous books and articles on national security, international conflict, and American foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Conflict and Cooperationp. 1
Sovereignty: The Legality and Impact of Invading Iraqp. 3
The Concept of Sovereigntyp. 5
The Assault on Sovereignty Outside the United Nations: The Iraq Precedentp. 12
Resource Scarcity: Oil, the Lubricant That Corrodesp. 21
The Problem of Petroleum Scarcityp. 25
Petroleum Scarcity and Conflictp. 32
Limits on International Cooperation: War Crimes, the International Criminal Court, and Torturep. 43
The Problem of War Crimesp. 46
War Crimes Applied and Cooperation Applied: The International Criminal Court and Torturep. 52
Irresolvable Conflicts: The Israeli-Palestinian Impassep. 62
Irresolvable Conflictsp. 63
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflictp. 66
The Peace Processp. 71
The Current Impassep. 78
National and International Securityp. 85
Asymmetrical Warfare: The Case of Afghanistanp. 87
Asymmetrical Warfare: New/Old Warp. 90
Case: The Afghanistan Warp. 98
Proliferation: The Case of North Koreap. 107
The Proliferation Problemp. 108
The Proliferation Problem Applied: The Case of North Koreap. 117
Pivotal States: Confronting and Accommodating Iranp. 126
Iran: A Pivotal Statep. 128
Dealing with Iranp. 137
Peacekeeping: Humanitarian Disaster and International Responses in Darfurp. 146
Humanitarian Disastersp. 148
The Peacekeeping Responsep. 149
Peacekeeping in Darfurp. 158
International Political Economyp. 167
Free Trade: From ITO to WTO and Beyondp. 169
Institutionalizing Tradep. 172
Is Institutionalized Free Trade a Good Idea?p. 177
Regional Integration: The European Union Faces the Futurep. 187
The Regional Integration Processp. 189
The European Union Experiencep. 194
Rising Powers: China and Indiap. 206
Rising Powersp. 207
China and India as Rising Powersp. 208
Extending Globalization: From G-7 to G-20p. 222
Controversies and Dynamicsp. 224
The Developmental Dimensionp. 230
From G-7 to G-20p. 234
Human Securityp. 243
Global Warming: Facing the Problem after Copenhagenp. 245
The Road to Kyoto-And Beyond?p. 248
Warm and Getting Warmer: But How Much?p. 254
International Migration: The U.S.-Mexican Borderp. 263
Parameters of Immigrationp. 264
The U.S.-Mexican Border Problemp. 273
Failed and Failing States: The Case of Pakistanp. 285
The Nature and Problem of Failed Statesp. 287
Pakistan: A Failed State?p. 294
Terrorism: The Changing Global Threatp. 305
What is Terrorism?p. 307
Evolving Terrorism since September 11p. 313
Dealing with Terrorism: The GWOTp. 316
Indexp. 327
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