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.
|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|
|Postmodernism and Constructivism in International Relations||Krishnaswamy Dara|
|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|
|Development and Security: Changing Paradigms||Rumki Basu|
|Basic Determinants of India's Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relations||Mohammed Badrul Alam|