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International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, 12th Edition

By Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 23, 2014


Places contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the field’s diverse voices, concepts, and issues


Challenging students to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics, this bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation with each other to illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view. Comprehensive and engaging, International Politics offers the best overview of the discipline as well as the forces shaping the world today.


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Table of Contents

Part I: Anarchy and Its Consequences 

Power, Principle, and Legitimacy in Statecraft 

The Nature of Anarchy 

The Mitigation of Anarchy 


Part II: The Uses of Force 

The Political Uses of Force

The Utility of Force Today 

Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Spread


Part III: International Political Economy and Globalization 

Perspectives on Political Economy 

The Nature of Globalization 

Fixing the World Political Economy 


Part IV: Contemporary Issues in World Politics 

Interstate War and Terrorism

Civil Wars, Regime Change, and Humanitarian Intervention 

Human Rights and International Law 

Transnational Actors and New Forces 

The Global Commons and Global Governance 

The Shape of the Future