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International Politics - International Student Edition
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International Politics - International Student Edition
Classic and Contemporary Readings

Second Edition
Edited by:


March 2021 | CQ Press
International Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings showcases the the field's central traditions as well as important contemporary debates in the field of international relations. The book's four main parts—theoretical traditions, war and peace, international political economy, and emerging issues—mirror how the international relations course is taught and make the book easy to use alongside a core text. Class-tested over several years, International Politics was purpose-built to introduce students to the principles of intellectually rigorous thought.
 
Chapter 1 - The Science of Politics
International Relations: One World, Many Theories

 
Leaving Theory Behind

 
Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis

 
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis

 
 
Chapter 2 - Realism
A Realist Theory of International Politics

 
The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory

 
Anarchy and the Struggle for Power

 
Alliance Formation and the Balance of World Power

 
The Melian Dialogue

 
 
Chapter 3 - Liberalism
The Liberal Tradition and International Relations

 
International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work?

 
The Great Illusion

 
The Rise of the Trading State

 
Economic Interdependence and War: A Theory of Trade Expectations

 
Democracy, War, and Expansion

 
Democratization and War

 
 
Chapter 4 - Constructivism
Constructivism

 
Stigmatizing the Bomb

 
International Norm Dynamics and Political Change

 
The Violence of Illusion

 
NSC 68: A Report to the National Security Council on United States Objectives and Programs for National Security

 
 
Chapter 5 - Alternative Approaches in International Relations Theory
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

 
Dependence Theory: Concepts, Classifications, and Criticisms

 
Feminism Meets International Relations

 
The Positivist Study of Gender and International Relations

 
Why Race Matters in International Relations

 
 
Chapter 6 - International Security
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma

 
Shifting Power and the Preventive War Option

 
The Diplomacy of Violence

 
Why Iran Should Get the Bomb

 
More Will Be Worse: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons

 
Exploring the Bargaining Model of War

 
Understanding Civil War

 
Transnational Dimensions of Civil War

 
Structural Causes of Oppositional Political Terrorism

 
 
Chapter 7 - International Political Economy
What You Should Know About Globalization and the World Trade Organization

 
State Power and the Structure of International Trade

 
Votes and Vetoes: The Political Determinants of Commercial Openness

 
The Free Trade Paradox: The Bad Politics of a Good Idea

 
Why Globalization Stalled and How to Restart It

 
The Use and Misuse of Economic Statecraft

 
 
Chapter 8 - Contemporary Challenges in International Relations
Beyond the Failed State: Toward Conceptual Alternatives

 
Failed States in a World of Terror”

 
Warming World: Why Climate Change Matters More Than Anything Else

 
Report on Effects of a Changing Climate

 
How the U.S. Can Play Cyber Offense - Deterrence Isn’t Enough

 
Will the Liberal Order Survive? The History of an Idea

 
America and the Geopolitics of Upheaval

 

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