How the World Works : A Brief Survey of International Relations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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How the World Worksbuilds on studentsrs" instincts about current world events and develops them into a more systematic and enduring understanding. This brief text introduces each of the field's major theories and demonstrates how different conceptual tools are used to interpret patterns in international relations.How the World Worksnot only grounds students in the essentials of international relations but also helps students use them to see past the headlines.

Table of Contents

How to Think About World Politics: Realism and Its Critics
Historical Perspectives: Continuity and Change in World Politics
Levels of Analysis: The Making of Foreign Policy
War and Violence in World Politics: The Realist's World
International Law and Organization: The Promise of Liberal Institutionalism
The Human Rights Revolution: The Construction of International Norms
Economic Globalization: The Consequences of Liberal Commercialism
Transnational Actors and Issues: The State System under Stress
Global Futures
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