Principles of International Politics

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304663

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

View: 441


Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition of Principles of International Politics, based on extensive reviewer feedback and newly guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Principles' coverage of the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics are given sustained treatment: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations and law, human rights, and the global environment. No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn to mobilize the key concepts and models.

Fundamental Principles of International Relations

Author: J. Martin Rochester


ISBN: 1458781801

Category: Diplomacy

Page: 884

View: 959


This book distills the essential elements of world politics, both the enduring characteristics as well as the revolutionary changes that may be altering the very fabric of the centuries-old state system. Author J. Martin Rochester explores all the important topics that one would expect to find in an IR text (war, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law and organization, the international economy, and more) but injects fresh perspectives on how globalization and other contemporary trends are affecting these issues. In addition, the author does so through a highly engaging, lively writing style that will appeal to today's students.Fundamental Principles of International Relationsis a tightly woven treatment of international politics past and present, drawing on the latest academic scholarship while avoiding excessive jargon and utilizing pedagogical aids while avoiding clutter. Rochester ultimately challenges the reader to think critically about the future of a postCold War and post9/11 world that is arguably more complex, if not more dangerous, than some previous eras, with the potential for promise as well as peril. Contents PART ONE Introduction: Conceptual and Historical Background 1. Understanding International Relations, Or Getting A Handle on the World 2. The Historical Development of the International System: From the Birth of the Nation-State to Globalization PART TWO Foreign Policy and International Politics: The Dynamics of Conflict and Cooperation 3. States and Foreign Policy 4. Diplomacy, Bargaining, and Statecraft 5. War and the Use of Armed Force 6. International Organization and Law PART THREE Global Problem-Solving: Issue-Areas 7. Improving International Security 8. Enhancing Human Rights and Human Development 9. Managing the World Economy and Promoting Prosperity PART FOUR Conclusion: Thinking About the New Millennium 10. The Future of International Relations: Sovereignty, Global Governance, and the Human Prospect in the 21st Century

Political Theory and International Relations

Author: Charles R. Beitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691009155

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 2582


In one, international relations is a Hobbesian state of nature in which moral judgments are entirely inappropriate, and in the other, states are analogous to persons in domestic society in having rights of autonomy that insulate them from external moral assessment and political interference.