International Relations Theory

A Primer

Author: Elizabeth G. Matthews,Rhonda L. Callaway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190081638

Category: International relations

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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 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. FEATURES Presents the essential elements, assumptions, and development of the top five IR theories used by researchers in the field "Family Tree" graphics show how each theory contains within it a series of sub-theories that help explain specific phenomena Applies each theory to the same two case studies: one on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and the other on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Includes summary tables for each case study in every theory chapter, providing quick summaries and visuals that connect the theories to the case studies Ties the theories together in a concluding chapter, demonstrating their overlapping nature and highlighting each one's strengths and weaknesses as explanatory tools in IR
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Exam Prep for: International Relations Theory A Primer

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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International Relations Theory

The Essentials

Author: Oliver Daddow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446276473

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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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.
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American Foreign Policy

Theoretical Essays

Author: G. John Ikenberry

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 614

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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,
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International Affairs and Intelligence Studies Primer

Author: Daniel Evans

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257380087

Category: Education

Page: 426

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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.
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International Relations

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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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.
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Principles of International Relations

Author: Joshua S. Goldstein,Jon C. Pevehouse

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205652662

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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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.
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Diplomatic Theory

A Focused Comparison Approach

Author: Barry H. Steiner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239077

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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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.
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Theory of International Politics

Author: Kenneth N. Waltz

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610530

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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From Theory of International Politics . . . National politics is the realm of authority, of administration, and of law. International politics is the realm of power, of struggle, and of accommodation. . . . States, like people, are insecure in proportion to the extent of their freedom. If freedom is wanted, insecurity must be accepted. Organizations that establish relations of authority and control may increase security as they decrease freedom. If might does not make right, whether among people or states, then some institution or agency has intervened to lift them out of natures realm. The more influential the agency, the stronger the desire to control it becomes. In contrast, units in an anarchic order act for their own sakes and not for the sake of preserving an organization and furthering their fortunes within it. Force is used for ones own interest. In the absence of organization, people or states are free to leave one another alone. Even when they do not do so, they are better able, in the absence of the politics of the organization, to concentrate on the politics of the problem and to aim for a minimum agreement that will permit their separate existence rather than a maximum agreement for the sake of maintaining unity. If might decides, then bloody struggles over right can more easily be avoided.
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