International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance

Author: Robert W. Murray,Anita Dey Nuttall

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1604978767

Category: Political Science

Page: 742

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Increased global interest in the Arctic poses challenges to contemporary international relations and many questions surround exactly why and how Arctic countries are asserting their influence and claims over their northern reaches and why and how non-Arctic states are turning their attention to the region. Despite the inescapable reality in the growth of interest in the Arctic, relatively little analysis on the international relations aspects of such interest has been done. Traditionally, international relations studies are focused on particular aspects of Arctic relations, but to date there has been no comprehensive effort to explain the region as a whole. Literature on Arctic politics is mostly dedicated to issues such as development, the environment and climate change, or indigenous populations. International relations, traditionally interested in national and international security, has been mostly silent in its engagement with Arctic politics. Essential concepts such as security, sovereignty, institutions, and norms are all key aspects of what is transpiring in the Arctic, and deserve to be explained in order to better comprehend exactly why the Arctic is of such interest. The sheer number of states and organizations currently involved in Arctic international relations make the region a prime case study for scholars, policymakers and interested observers. In this first systematic study of Arctic international relations, Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall have brought together a group of the world's leading experts in Arctic affairs to demonstrate the multifaceted and essential nature of circumpolar politics. This book is core reading for political scientists, historians, anthropologists, geographers and any other observer interested in the politics of the Arctic region.
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International Relations - Volume II

Author: Jarrod Wiener,Robert A . Schrire

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848260636

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Page: 300

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International Relations is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme considers the following topics on The Development of International Relations, International Political Economy and International Relations and Contemporary World Issues. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019958558X

Category: Law

Page: 772

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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.
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International Relations and the European Union

Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith,Sophie Vanhoonacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737327

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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[International Relations and the European Union] takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations. As the most comprehensive introduction to the EU's international relations written by leading experts in the field, it is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's role in the contemporary world. Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the book goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU's relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. Updates for the third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.
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International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis

Author: Necati Polat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041552153X

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis is an innovative assessment of the uses of theory in making sense of international politics, opening up new pathways to thinking about the basics of the study area. Insights drawn from an interdisciplinary corpus of critical scholarship are synthesized and brought to bear on key concepts such as sovereignty, the state, peace, law, justice, ethics, and supranationality. The mainstream characteristically dismisses the narrativity that accompanies these concepts as derivative, tending to treat meaning attributable to them as static. The work shows how problematic this disdain of mimesis (exchange, reproduction, imitation) is and how this mindset effectively incapacitates conventional theorizing in both predicting phenomena and providing a normative vision. Integrating the study of international politics into debates in the wider academia over meaning and mimesis, this ambitious work is fluent and accessible at the same time, with exceptional lucidity in presenting difficult philosophical notions. A series of radical positions advanced in the book on theory and methodology not only address and call to account the mainstream imagination on international politics but also outline the implications of this critique for a host of specific issue areas, including peace research, normative theories, international law, and European studies.
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International Relations, 5th Edition

Author: V.N. Khanna

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9325968363

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The fifth edition of International Relations covers the subject from the historical perspective—from the eve of the First World War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. This book is divided into two sections—the first deals with the theoretical perspectives, while the second provides an historical overview of events. These include the two World Wars, problems faced in peace-making, system of alliances, search for security, Nazism and Fascism, rise of communism, the arms race and disarmament, the Cold War and its end, Non-Aligned Movement, and the emergence of regional organizations. The book is a useful resource for teachers and students of history and political science, those appearing for civil services examinations, as well as those interested in international relations. KEY FEATURES • Thoroughly revised and updated to cover the latest developments • Enlarged to cover theoretical aspects— realism, neo-realism, liberalism and neo-liberalism, dependency, and feminist approaches • Covers recent historical developments such as the Gulf War and the new international economic order
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An Introduction to International Relations

Australian Perspectives

Author: Richard Devetak,Anthony Burke,Jim George

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521682762

Category: Political Science

Page: 439

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Leading Australian scholars introduce a range of theories, actors, issues, institutions and processes that animate international relations today.
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