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Classic Readings and Contemporary Debates in International Relations

Classic Readings and Contemporary Debates in International Relations
Author: Phil Williams - Donald M. Goldstein - Jay M. Shafr
ISBN 13: 9780534631895
ISBN 10: 534631894
Edition: 3
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
Publication Date: 2005-07-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 716
List Price: $184.95

Seeking to provide students with an understanding of the diverse approaches to the study of international relations and the key concepts and frameworks relevant to the field, the editors (of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, U. of Pittsburgh) present 64 readings, including "classics" by Grotius, Hobbes, Hans Morgenthau, Clausewitz, and others, along with more contemporary writings by such figures as Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, and Joseph Nye. A section in theories and traditions covers liberal, realist, and neo-realist theories of international relations. Bipolar and multipolar systems, complex interdependence, and other issues are dealt with a section on the structure of the international system. State and non-state actors in international politics are covered, as are theories of power, anarchy, and cooperation. Writings on theories of deterrence, coercion, and war are also presented. Finally, a section on contemporary issues and debates includes discussions of globalization and governance, terrorism, sovereignty and intervention, and unipolarity and the US role in the world. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR