Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives

Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives

By: G. John Ikenberry (author), Michael Mastanduno (author), Joseph M. Grieco (author)Paperback

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Based on many years of teaching international relations courses and long-time collaboration between the authors, this major new text provides an authoritative introduction to international relations and to the long-standing questions that have engaged generations of IR scholars and students. Boxed features in each chapter help students navigate the 'levels of analysis', view the world from multiple perspectives, and 'make connections' between theory and practice, past and present, and aspirations and reality.A major new introduction to International Relations by three of the leading figures in International Relations with reputations that extend around the world Written to cover all that is needed on an introductory IR course and structured to enable lecturers to swap books with the minimum of disruption to their course Deploys the 'level of analysis' framework throughout to enable students to take a theoretically rigorous approach to the subject Numerous examples from around the world to illustrate the discussion Four-colour design, richly illustrated with photographs, graphs and maps

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Joseph Grieco is Professor of Political Science at Duke University, USA. He has been Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany; and since 1996 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, USA. He is also Co-Director of Princeton's Center for International Security Studies and a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. Michael Mastanduno is Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, USA. He has been Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Tokyo, Japan.


1. Understanding International Relations PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2. The Emergence of a Global System of States, 1500-today 3. Theories of International Relations 4. The Analysis of Foreign Policy PART II: WAR AND PEACE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY STUDIES 5. War and Its Causes 6. Pathways to Interstate Peace 7. Weapons of Mass Destruction PART III: WEALTH AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 8. International Politics and International Economics: Trade, Money, Multinationals, and Institutions 9. Power, Politics, and the World Economy 10. Dilemmas of Development PART IV: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 11. Pirates, Warlords, and Terrorists: Challenges to the State 12. The Environment and International Relations 13. Facing the Future: Six Visions of an Emerging International Order

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137398802
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781137398802
  • weight: 1179
  • ISBN10: 1137398809

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