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International Politics
Concepts, Theories and Issues

Edited by:
  • Rumki Basu - Professor, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


November 2012 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
International Politics is designed as a core textbook of International Politics at the undergraduate level in Indian universities. It provides a roadmap that can orient the student to the main concepts, theories and issues in world politics today.

The highlights of the book include discussions on the following:

- new concepts and vocabulary of power in International Politics and their application in contemporary International Relations.

- critical overview of the major theories of International Politics that are being taught in new or revised syllabi of core courses on the subject.

- debates and discourses on contemporary issues like terrorism, human rights, development, security, environment and the role and relevance of international organizations.

- change and continuity in India's foreign policy and bilateral relations in the contemporary era.

Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Model questions and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.

This multi-authored volume has contributions from professionals and experts from different fields of international relations which will help students understand and present the concepts of International Politics more competently, with the addition of unique perspectives.

Preface  
Introduction  
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTS
The Nation State System: National Power, Balance of Power and Collective Security S R T P Sugunakara Raju
Role of National Interest Farah Naaz
Diplomacy: Nature, Form and Relevance Mehtab Manzar
Colonialism and Neocolonialism: Impact of Decolonization Furqan Ahmad
Disarmament, Arms Control and Nuclear Proliferation M Muslim Khan
 
PART TWO: THEORIES
Liberalism Farah Naaz
Realism Rumki Basu
Marxism Krishnaswamy Dara
Feminism Krishnaswamy Dara
Postmodernism and Constructivism in International Relations Krishnaswamy Dara
 
PART THREE: ISSUES
Globalization: Meaning and Dimensions Adnan Farooqui
The United Nations: Changing Role Rumki Basu
Human Rights and International Politics Mehtab Manzar
The Global Environment: Issues and Debates Rumki Basu
Terrorism Adnan Farooqui
Development and Security: Changing Paradigms Rumki Basu
 
PART FOUR: INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY AND BILATERAL RELATIONS
Basic Determinants of India's Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relations Mohammed Badrul Alam
Conclusion  
Model Questions  
Index  

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