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International Relations: A Very Short Introduction
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY WILKINSON, PAUL

£7.99

ISBN
9780192801579
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 JUL 2007

DESCRIPTION

Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, and investigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty. He examines the role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups which also play a role in shaping the way states and governments interact. This up-to-date book is required reading for those seeking a new perspective to help untangle and decipher international events. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

1. The Study of International Relations ; 2. The Modern State System ; 3. Theorizing about International Relations ; 4. The Making of Foreign Policy ; 5. Arms Control and Disarmament ; 6. Contemporary Armed Conflicts, UN Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian Intervention ; 7. Threats to Environmental Security ; 8. The Challenge of World Poverty ; 9. Shaping the International Relations of the Future