An Introduction to International Relations Theory

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez,Imad El-Anis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862996

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This long-awaited new edition has been fully updated and revised by the original authors as well as two new members of the author team. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely as a way of understanding both more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Suitable for first and second year undergraduates studying international relations and international relations theory.
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Introduction to International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894037

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Introduction to International Relations is the International Relations student's passport to success. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Armed with this insight, the 'real world' of news and current affairs takes on new meaning. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. From liberalism through to green politics, it examines how different perspectives have developed, who has influenced them the most, and what position they represent on key issues in global politics. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely; both as a way of understanding more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Key to the book: - A comprehensive guide to International Relations theory for undergraduates - A lively and student-friendly approach that helps readers to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives - An incisive and easy-to-understand description of theory - Difficult jargon explained and demystified - Illustrated with examples form world events - Clear and economical coverage of complex and crucial material Jill Steans and Lloyd Pettiford are both experienced teachers and researchers in international relations. Jill is currently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birmingham University. Lloyd is Associate Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University.
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A New A-Z of International Relations Theory

Author: Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848855028

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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International Relations is a multi-disciplinary and heterogeneous subject which goes to the heart of interactions between states and international organizations, embracing international politics, economics and diplomatic history. A prime field for historians and especially for political scientists, IR theory seeks to explain the mainsprings of global politics and provides the essential intellectual underpinning of the discipline.
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International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Shelf classification: Politics/International RelationsInternational RelationsPerspectives and ThemesInternational Relations is a jargon-free, comprehensive and challenging account of International Relations theory which will arm students with the tools they need to understand the subject from a variety of distinct theoretical viewpoints. Key features include: ? Accessible approach - with careful explanation of key terms and ideas, as well as a glossary of less familiar terms.? Coverage of many of the major theories, concepts and issues.? Balanced, objective coverage with critical examination of several perspectives.? Chapters that are structured to encourage and allow for comparison. There are separate discussions of origins, assumptions, themes, criticisms and common misunderstandings.? Excellent pedagogy with a series of boxes highlighting essential information.Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, International Relations is a welcome new modern text for students studying International Relations as part of a politics or international relations degree.Jill Steans is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Lloyd Pettiford is a Lecturer at Nottingham Trent Unive
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International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century

An Introduction

Author: Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134178956

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism. International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism. The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.
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International Relations Theory:Realism, Pluralism, Globalism, and Beyond with Introduction to International Relations:Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Paul R. Viotti,Mark V. Kauppi

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781405825580

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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Designed as a main text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in International Relations Theory. A rich and diverse collection of theoretical essays and excerpts, this volume divides and organizes the material into categories related to Globalism, Realism, and Pluralism. Past editions of this text quickly gained respect in the academic world for clarity and comprehensiveness. This third edition expands its breadth to cover emerging theories and its editorial apparatus to help students better comprehend sophisticated material. This multipack consists of International Relations Theory: Realism, Pluralism, Globalism, and Beyond with Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives and Themes
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Globalization

Interdependencies and Coordination

Author: Jan-Erik Lane

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412854245

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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Efforts at coordination between nations are at the heart of the challenges of globalization. Despite steadily growing interdependencies, individual nations still have specific interests that present obstacles to globalization. While some challenges inspired by the need to coordinate are viewed as inevitable by many, they are less optimistic about prospects for success. Jan-Erik Lane argues that one should focus objectively upon the possibility of failures. Lane analyzes four kinds of challenges to interdependency, all of which are growing in geopolitical relevance. First, countries need to diminish their dependency on fossil fuel and shift to a reliable supply of energy, because fossil fuels are diminishing. Second, environmental degradation must be addressed, because it is accelerating under the strain of earth’s population. Lane advocates an ecological footprint approach. Third, a single global market economy and its complexities must be addressed, as national economies are increasingly opened. Finally, as traditional state sovereignty weakens, foreign military intervention in both international and intra-state conflicts increases. Governments are attempting to address these interdependencies, or reply to the challenges they pose, mainly through international organizations and regionalism. These efforts are discussed at length. In addition, problems with international law are reviewed, as Lane warns against the utopian hopes of global constitutionalism. Globalization also examines the potential consequences of failing to address the need for coordination in efforts to address shared global challenges.
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Introduction to International Relations

Author: R. Barry J. Jones,Peter M. Jones,Peter Jones,Ken Dark

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052538

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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This innovative, accessible book highlights contemporary and historical insights into international relations. By looking core themes—globalization, international political economy, regionalization, the fragmentation of states, and cooperative problem solving—the authors formulate a likely pattern of future developments in the 21st century.
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Theories of International Relations

Author: Siegfried Schieder,Manuela Spindler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753313

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR by examining the work of key reference theorists. The chapters are all written to a common template. The introductory section provides readers with a basic understanding of the theory’s genesis by locating it within an intellectual tradition, paying particular attention to the historical and political context. The second section elaborates on the theory as formulated by the selected reference theorist. After this account of the theory’s core elements, the third section turns to theoretical variations, examining conceptual subdivisions and overlaps, further developments and internal critique. The fourth section scrutinizes the main criticisms emanating from other theoretical perspectives and highlights points of contact with recent research in IR. The fifth and final section consists of a bibliography carefully compiled to aid students’ further learning. Encompassing a broad range of mainstream, traditional theories as well as emerging and critical perspectives, this is an original and ground-breaking textbook for students of International Relations. The German edition of the book won the "Geisteswissenschaften International" Prize, collectively awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.
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The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199656177

Category: Political Science

Page: 596

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Please note, this title is not sold seperately. It is only available to purchase in The Globalization of World Politics value pack. Now in its sixth edition, this internationally successful textbook has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, featuring 35 new international case studies including: the BRICs, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Sudanese civil war, drones, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, rise of China, Occupy movement, and Syrian Revolution. A new chapter by Andrew Hurrell on rising powers and the emerging global order ensures the text continues to cover topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation. The unique line-up of expert contributors introduces students to the very best work within history, theory, structures, and key issues in International Relations, providing a launch-pad for those who choose to progress with their IR studies. New to this edition New chapter on 'Rising powers and the emerging global order' by eminent scholar Andrew Hurrell reflects on the transformation in world politics and covers topics that will be defining the issues now and for the next generation. Now with 35 additional new international case studies, with topics including: the BRICs, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Sudanese civil war, drones, rise of China, the Far North, Occupy movement, the South and East China Seas, and the Syrian Revolution. The chapter on nuclear proliferation has been substantially revised by new contributor, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, with updated coverage of nuclear weapons technology, theoretical debates about nuclear proliferation, and the evolution of non-proliferation efforts, featuring case studies of the nuclearization of Iran and North Korea, Fukushima nuclear disaster, and A.Q. Khan. All chapters have been updated to take account of the latest global events, with particular emphasis on the Arab Spring, effects of the eurozone crisis on globalization, emerging economies, and the rise of the BRICs. The Online Resource Centre, which accompanies the text, has been updated and improved with new video podcasts from the contributors and mindmaps, more case studies, and new PowerPoint slides for adopting lecturers.
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