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Understanding International Relations
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UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

PAPERBACK BY BROWN, CHRIS; AINLEY, KIRSTEN

£32.99

ISBN
9780230213111
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
4TH ED. 2009
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
336 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 APR 2009

DESCRIPTION

The fourth edition of this well-established and popular text has been fully updated to take account of developments in the field of International Relations and recent world events. The authors provide systematic coverage of the classical concerns of International Relations theory - power, national interest, foreign policy and war - alongside analysis of the impact of globalization on security, governance and the world economy. A central concern throughout is to show how the theories the authors outline and assess can help make sense of the puzzle of current world events, from the rise of Russia and China, the downturn in the world economy and the changing role of America to the challenges of identity politics and human rights.Clear and accessible, but also critical and penetrating, Understanding International Relations provides a uniquely readable and thought-provoking introduction to the theory and practice of international relations.

CONTENTS

Defining International Relations.- The Development of IR Theory in the Twentieth Century.- International Relations Theory Today.- Agency, Structure and the State.- Power and Security.- The Balance of Power and War.- Global Governance.- The Global Economy.- Globalization.- The International Politics of Identity.- International Relations and the Individual: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian War.- The Emerging Shape of 21st Century International Politics.