Written by three leading scholars in the field of International Relations, this textbook provides an authoritative introduction to the discipline, including coverage of security studies, international political economy, international organizations and non-state actors. A comprehensive history chapter also helps students to appreciate the key developments that created today's political landscape. The book frames each chapter around an enduring question; long-standing dilemmas that have engaged generations of IR scholars and students-such as why do wars occur, and how can economic benefits be shared more equally-demonstrating the continuing relevance of these issues and ideas. A collection of innovative learning tools equips students with the skills they need for sound analysis of today's headlines.
The textbook is ideal for undergraduate and master degree students who are taking introductory courses on International Relations, Global Politics and World Politics.
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.
Chapter 1. Understanding International Relations.- PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.- Chapter 2. The Emergence of a Global System of States, 1500-today.- Chapter 3. Theories of International Relations.- Chapter 4. The Analysis of Foreign Policy.- PART II. WAR AND PEACE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY STUDIES.- Chapter 5. War and Its Causes.- Chapter 6. Pathways to Interstate Peace.- Chapter 7. Weapons of Mass Destruction.- PART III. WEALTH AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY.- Chapter 8. International Politics and International Economics: Trade, Money, Multinationals, and Institutions.- Chapter 9. Power, Politics, and the World Economy.- Chapter 10. Dilemmas of Development.- .- PART IV: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.- Chapter 11. Pirates, Warlords, and Terrorists: Challenges to the State.- Chapter 12. The Environment and International Relations.- Chapter 13. Facing the Future: Six Visions of an Emerging International Order.