Cases in International Relations : Portraits of the Future

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Through this collection of 16 original case studies, students will apply IR concepts to real-world situations and helps them to understand the most important current and enduring problems facing the international system. Specifically crafted to cover the main themes of any introductory course, this exciting volume addresses the critical issues that are currently facing the world and are likely to be enduring issues into the future. The cases were chosen because of their importance, freshness and timeliness, and inherent interest to readers. As each case study was written by the author, this volume is more than a collection of journal articles.Cases in International Relationsprovides an original, integrated approach to covering real-world problems that is sure to engage students and get them thinking critically.

Table of Contents

New Forces in International Relations
Popular Terror and the Democratic Peace: Theory versus Practice
The Growing Significance of NGOs: Medecins san Frontieres, Military Conflicts, and Beyond
China Rising: Looming Threat or Global Partner?
Evolving Dynamics of International Relations
War Crimes: The Past in the Present in the Future
International Permission Slips: Sovereignty and the Right of Intervention
Resolving the Irresolvable: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Economic Globalization
Free Trade or Not Free Trade: From ITO to WTO and Beyond
Debating Globalization: India and Venezuela
Evaluating Globalization: NAFTA After a Decade
The Altered Face of Security
Future War: From Symmetrical to Asymmetrical Conflict
The Perils of Proliferation: Iran and North Korea
Who Cares about Kashmir? An Old Problem with New Teeth
Transnational Issues
Warm and Getting Warmer: Global Warming and the Fate of the Kyoto Protocol
ldquo;Let Them Drink Oilrdquo;: Resource Conflict in the New Century?
Worse Than the Bubonic Plague: AIDS in Africa as a Transstate Issue
Understanding and Organizing a Post-September 11, 2001 World: The Continuing Campaign Against Evolving Terrorism
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