International Politics : Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-17
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Up>International Politics places contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the fieldrs"s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. Challenging the reader 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.

Author Biography

Robert J. Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, Research Associate at Harvard University's Olin Institute of Strategic Studies, Senior Fellow in M.I.T's Security Studies Program, and Director of M.I.T.'s Seminar XXI Program. In 2006, he was recognized with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.


Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; he is a former President of the American Political Science Association.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Anarchy and Its Consequencesp. 1
Power and principle in statecraftp. 9
The Melian Dialoguep. 9
Six Principles of Political Realismp. 16
A Critique of Morgenthau's Principles of Political Realismp. 24
The Consequences of Anarchyp. 37
The Anarchic Structure of World Politicsp. 37
Anarchy and the Struggle for Powerp. 59
Anarchy Is What States Make of Itp. 70
The Mitigation of Anarchyp. 79
The Conditions for Cooperation in World Politicsp. 79
Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemmap. 93
Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairsp. 114
Alliances: Balancing and Bandwagoningp. 127
The Future of Diplomacyp. 135
The Uses and Limits of International Lawp. 145
International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work?p. 150
The Uses of Forcep. 159
The Political Uses of Forcep. 163
The Four Functions of Forcep. 163
The Diplomacy of Violencep. 171
What is Terrorism?p. 185
The Political Utility of Force Todayp. 196
The Fungibility of Forcep. 196
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorismp. 213
New and Old Warsp. 231
Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Spreadp. 238
Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iranp. 238
A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problemp. 242
International Political Economy and Globalizationp. 259
Perspectives on Political Economyp. 265
The Nature of Political Economyp. 265
The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policiesp. 282
The Great Divide in the Global Villagep. 292
The Nature of Globalizationp. 305
Globalization of the Economyp. 305
Why the World Isn't Flatp. 322
Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution?p. 328
Critics of Globalizationp. 339
Trading in Illusionsp. 339
Why the Globalization Backlash Is Stupidp. 348
Financial Regime Change?p. 355
Contemporary Issues in World Politicsp. 367
Interstate War and Terrorismp. 373
The Era of Leading Power Peacep. 373
The United States and the Rise of Chinap. 390
Ending Terrorismp. 398
Civil Wars and Interventionp. 412
Humanitarian Interventionp. 412
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Warsp. 424
Deconstructing Nation Buildingp. 445
Human Rights and International Lawp. 450
Human Rights in World Politicsp. 450
Reflections on Interventionp. 463
International Law: The Trials of Global Normsp. 469
Transnational Actorsp. 475
Transnational Activist Networksp. 475
NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poorp. 482
Transnational Organized Crime and the Statep. 489
The Global Commonsp. 502
The Tragedy of the Commonsp. 502
Tyranny for the Commons Manp. 508
International Cooperation on Climate Change: Numbers, Interests, and Institutionsp. 515
Global Governancep. 524
The United Nations and International Securityp. 524
Globalization and Governancep. 533
Rising Powers and Global Institutionsp. 545
Minilateralismp. 552
Government Networks and Global Governancep. 554
Future Developmentsp. 564
Global Trends 2025 The U.S. National Intelligence Councilp. 564
Emerging Multipolarity: Why Should We Care?p. 572
The Return of Historp. 577
A Demographic Map of Our Geopolitical Futurep. 588
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