Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2009, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this survey explores relations among states and the influence of transnational actors and events. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to show students how to analyze current events, International Relations offers the best tools for thinking critically about what is happening in the world today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Globalization of International Relations Chapter 2. Realist Theories Chapter 3. Liberal Theories Chapter 4. Social Theories Chapter 5. International Conflict Chapter 6. Military Force and Terrorism Chapter 7. International Organization, Law, and Human Rights Chapter 8. International Trade Chapter 9. Global Finance and Business Chapter 10. International Integration Chapter 11. Environment and Population Chapter 12. The North-South Gap Chapter 13. International Development Chapter 14. Postscript
Joshua S. Goldstein is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at American University, Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland's CIDCM, and Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2001-2010 Best Book of the Decade Award for War and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2009 Karl Deutsch Award.