International Politics : Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars,International Politicsplaces contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the fieldrs"s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. Challenging students to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics, this bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation with each other to illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view. Comprehensive and engaging,International Politicsoffers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsp. VII
Prefacep. XIII
Anarchy and Its Consequencesp. 1
Power and Principle in Statecraftp. 7
The Consequences of Anarchyp. 29
The Mitigation of Anarchyp. 69
The Uses of Forcep. 127
The Political Uses of Forcep. 131
The Four Functions of Forcep. 131
The Diplomacy of Violencep. 139
Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemmap. 153
What Is Terrorism?p. 174
The Political Utility of Force Todayp. 181
The Fungibility of Forcep. 181
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorismp. 198
The Spread of Nuclear Weaponsp. 217
Nuclear Instability in South Asiap. 217
Nuclear Stability in South Asiap. 228
A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problemp. 239
International Political Economy and the Environmentp. 255
Perspectives on Political Economyp. 263
The Nature of Political Economyp. 263
The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policiesp. 280
The Great Divide in the Global Villagep. 290
Globalization and Its Criticsp. 303
Globalization of the Economyp. 303
Why the World Isn't Flatp. 319
Trading in Illusionsp. 325
Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupidp. 333
Has Globalization Passed Its Peak?p. 340
The Environment and Climate Changep. 347
The Tragedy of the Commonsp. 347
Demography, Environment, and Civil Strifep. 353
International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests and Institutionsp. 364
One Answer to Global Warming: A New Taxp. 372
Contemporary World Politicsp. 375
Conflict, Interstate War, and Terrorismp. 379
The Era of Leading Power Peacep. 379
The Clash of Civilizations?p. 395
Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?p. 411
Can the War on Terror Be Won?p. 419
Civil Wars, Intervention, and Nation-Buildingp. 427
Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicatorsp. 427
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Warsp. 435
Nation-Building: UN Surpasses U.S. on Learning Curvep. 457
Deconstructing Nation Buildingp. 466
New Actors and New Forcesp. 471
Europe Without Illusionsp. 471
Transnational Activist Networksp. 477
NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poorp. 484
Transnational Organized Crime and the Statep. 491
Human Rights, Justice, and International Lawp. 504
Human Rights in World Politicsp. 504
Reflections on Interventionp. 517
International Law: The Trials of Global Normsp. 523
The Dilemmas of Transitional Justicep. 529
Modes of Global Governancep. 539
The United Nations and International Securityp. 539
Globalization and Governancep. 548
Rising Powers and Global Institutionsp. 560
Democracies of the World, Unitep. 567
Government Networks and Global Governancep. 577
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