"International Relations" is the multi-disciplinary and heterogeneous study which goes to the heart of relations between states and international organisations embracing international politics, economics, political economy, diplomatic and international history. It seeks to explain the mainsprings of global politics, which is a prime field for historians and especially for political scientists and IR theory, and provides the essential intellectual underpinning of the discipline. This book features over 250 alphabetical entries covering the most important and the latest cutting-edge theory from anarchy to world systems theory. Entries include scholars, writers, concepts, principal debates, argumentation, theories, leading schools of thought, states, international bodies, conflicts and war, treaties and alliances. The coverage is global and comprehensive with substantial cross-referencing, and the extensive index serves as a major reference tool enabling readers to pick up additional important subjects from the main alphabetical entries.Clear and concise writing cuts through even the most opaque theoretical subjects and the result is an essential reference guide for students of International Relations, politics and history and will guide both specialists and general readers through the fast-changing complexities of global politics.
Chris Farrands is Principal Lecturer in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University, and the author or editor of a wide range of books and articles on international relations and IPE, most recently (co-editied with Cerwyn Moore) International Relations Theory and Philosophy: Interpretive Dialogues (2010). Roy Smith is Principal Lecturer in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. He is co-author (with Imad El-Anis and Chris Farrands) of International Political Economy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues and Analyses (2010). Imad El-Anis is Lecturer in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. He is co-author (with Roy Smith and Chris Farrands) of International Political Economy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues and Analyses (2010) and a contributor to An Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives and Themes (3rd Ed, 2010). Lloyd Pettiford is Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University. He is co-author of An Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives and Themes (3rd Ed, 2010).