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International relations

Author: Eric Shiraev; V M Zubok
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Brief edView all editions and formats
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The only brief International Relations text with a consistent analytical framework to teach students how to think critically about issues in world politics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Shiraev; V M Zubok
ISBN: 9780199765560 0199765561
OCLC Number: 853618573
Description: xxxi, 378 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PREFACE ; MAPS OF THE WORLD ; PART I. STUDYING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: FOUNDATIONS AND THEORIES ; CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ; WHAT DO WE STUDY, AND WHY? THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ; WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS? ; KEY CONCEPTS ; KEY ACTORS ; GLOBAL ISSUES ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; GATHERING INFORMATION ; ANALYZING INFORMATION ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: CAN DEMOCRACY BE EXPORTED? ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 2: REALISM AND LIBERALISM ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; REALISM: MAIN PRINCIPLES ; LIBERALISM: MAIN PRINCIPLES ; HOW DO WE THINK ABOUT IT? ; EXAMINING REALPOLITIK ; EXAMINING LIBERAL POLICIES ; COMPARING REALISM AND LIBERALISM ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; APPLYING REALISM: CRITICAL EVALUATIONS ; APPLYING LIBERALISM: CRITICAL EVALUATIONS ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: THE EUROPEAN UNION ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 3: ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; HOW DO WE THINK ABOUT IT? ; THE CONSTRUCTIVIST VIEW ; CONFLICT APPROACHES ; IDENTITY FACTORS ; POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; PART II. THREE FACETS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ; CHAPTER 4: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; SECURITY ; TYPES OF WAR ; SECURITY POLICIES ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; REALISM ; LIBERALISM ; CONSTRUCTIVISM ; CONFLICT THEORIES ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: ENDING THE COLD WAR ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 5: INTERNATIONAL LAW ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; LAW, THE ROLE OF IGOS, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ; PRINCIPLES AND SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; THE REALIST VIEW OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; THE LIBERAL VIEW OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ; CONSTRUCTIVISM AND OTHER VIEWS ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, AND THE LEGACY OF NUREMBERG ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 6: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; THE MAJOR FACTORS OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; MERCANTILISM: AN ECONOMIC REALISM? ; ECONOMIC LIBERALISM ; CONSTRUCTIVISM ; CONFLICT THEORIES ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: "THE BEIJING MIRACLE" ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; PART III. TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY CHALLENGES ; CHAPTER 7: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM ; WHY DEFINITIONS ARE IMPORTANT ; HOW TERRORISM WORKS ; TERRORISM: IN THE NAME OF WHAT? ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; THE REALIST VIEW OF TERRORISM ; THE LIBERAL VIEW OF TERRORISM ; THE CONSTRUCTIVIST VIEW OF TERRORISM ; OTHER APPROACHES ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: AL-QAEDA ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 8: ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS ; DISASTERS AND ACCIDENTS ; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES TODAY ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; REALISM ; LIBERALISM ; CONSTRUCTIVISM ; ALTERNATIVE AND CRITICAL VIEWS ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: GREENPEACE ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CHAPTER 9: HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES ; WHAT DO WE STUDY? ; TYPES OF HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES ; CAUSES OF HUMANITARIAN CRISES ; HUMANITARIAN POLICIES ; HOW DO WE STUDY IT? ; REALISM ; LIBERALISM ; CONSTRUCTIVISM ; CONFLICT THEORIES ; HOW DO WE APPLY IT? ; THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEXT ; THE STATE CONTEXT ; THE GLOBAL CONTEXT ; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: CELEBRITY ACTIVISM ; CONCLUSION ; CHAPTER SUMMARY ; KEY TERMS ; VISUAL REVIEW ; CONCLUSION: FORECASTING THE WORLD OF 2025 ; GLOSSARY ; REFERENCES ; CREDITS ; INDEX
Responsibility: Eric B. Shiraev, George Mason University, Vladislav M. Zubok, London School of Economics.
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