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Understanding International Relations

Understanding International Relations
Author: Chris Brown - Kirsten Ainley
ISBN 13: 9780230213111
ISBN 10: 230213111
Edition: 4
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2009-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $51.00

An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to International Relations theory and its relevance for understanding contemporary world politics


Brown (international relations, London School of Economics) presents the second edition of this introductory-level university textbook. All chapters have been revised and updated, some substantially. New coverage includes a short history of international relations theory in the 20th century; an overview of contemporary theory, including constructivism and other post-positivist movements; Gramscian international political economy; and the new issues brought about with globalization<-->democratic peace, cultural diversity, the international human rights regime and the emerging doctrine of humanitarian intervention; and the importance of new information and communication technologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)