International Relations Theory

A Primer

Author: Elizabeth G. Matthews,Rhonda L. Callaway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190081638

Category: International relations

Page: 384

View: 9619


Ideal as a brief main text for IR Theories courses or as a supplemental text for IR, American Foreign Policy, or Global Studies courses, International Relations Theory: A Primer, Second Edition, covers the main definitions, concepts, arguments, and criticisms regarding the five predominant IR theories and approaches used in the field today: realism, liberalism, constructivism, economic structuralism, and feminism. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it helps students understand and critique the theories and apply them to real-world issues.

International Relations Theory

The Essentials

Author: Oliver Daddow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446276473

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7107


International Relations Theory: The Essentials provides a complete and concise introduction to the study of international relations theory, covering the main theories that you'll encounter on your course. In addition, its helpful study skills section shows you how to apply your knowledge to coursework and examinations, ensuring that you get the most out of your studies. This revised second edition includes: Coverage of the key theories in international relations, including new sections on Democratic Peace Theory, Pluralism and Solidarism and Norms An updated study skills section giving you guidance on responding to feedback and avoiding plagiarism, along with hints and tips for good essay writing, how to get the most out of lectures and seminars, and exam preparation A number of useful learning features; from 'questions to ponder' and 'common pitfalls', to lists of further reading and 'taking it further' boxes, which suggest ways in which you can extend your thinking beyond the classroom Written in a clear and accessible style, International Relations Theory: The Essentials is the perfect primer for both undergraduate and graduate students new to the topic of international relations theory, or for those simply looking for a refresher.

American Foreign Policy

Theoretical Essays

Author: G. John Ikenberry

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 614

View: 9032


Eikenberry (Georgetown U.) presents a collection of 28 previously-published journal articles by leading scholars representing the variety of theoretical approaches used to explain U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Topics include emerging democracies, executive-congressional relations,

International Relations

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 9277


Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining all the key actors — from the United States and China to the IMF and Google — and the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of international relations lies in its contradictions — it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies — this guide provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, as well as an explanation of why it is so essential. Covering globalization, conflict, history, and theory, this is the perfect primer for students of international relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.

Principles of International Relations

Author: Joshua S. Goldstein,Jon C. Pevehouse

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205652662

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 766


This is a primer on the key theories used to analyze world politics. The authors introduce students to both canonical and alternative theoretical perspectives ranging from realism, liberalism and constructivism to gender theories, critical theories and globalization.

Diplomatic Theory

A Focused Comparison Approach

Author: Barry H. Steiner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239077

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3309


This book is intended as a primer for generalizing on a case-comparison basis about diplomatic statecraft, including resources and techniques available to states to attain their objectives. Twenty years in the making, it employs an inductive method in which small samples of cases occurring at different times and between different states are studied to track and understand specific variable diplomatic behavior. Its concern with empirically-grounded generalization, in which hypotheses are formulated and tested by case similarities and differences, is a new approach to diplomatic analysis. Diplomacy, though central to international relations study and practice, has generally been studied normatively rather than theoretically, in contrast to other international relations topics. Students of diplomacy, emphasizing statecraft’s complexity, have generally shied away from theory, while theory-minded international relations analysts have neglected statecraft and highlighted military capabilities and positional rivalries as determiners of state behavior. This book instead builds diplomatic theory by investigating variation in case experience, especially in the diplomatic choices made by states. It shows that theorizing is enhanced by a diplomatic point of view and by distinguishing diplomatic behavior as cause and as effect.

International Affairs and Intelligence Studies Primer

Author: Daniel Evans


ISBN: 1257380087

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 3935


This book touches on International Relations Theory, International Organizations, The Study of the Factors of Peace, Foundations of Peace, International Political Economy, Comparative Political Systems, International Law, International Political Systems, Strategic Intelligence, Intelligence Operations and Reports, Counterintelligence and HUMINT Operations, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Analytics for Intelligence Analysis and other areas. This is a primer for International Affairs and Intelligence Studies.

International Organization

Theories and Institutions

Author: J. Barkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403983232

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

View: 3072


This book is an introduction to the study of international organizations in the field of International Relations directed toward students in the discipline. It looks at the different ways in which IOs are studied and then applies these different modes of study to a variety of specific case studies.