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International Relations, 2013-2014 Update, 10th Edition

By Joshua S. Goldstein, Jon C. Pevehouse

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 5, 2013


The most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory


Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2013, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory, as well as security, economic, and global issues.


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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


1) Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Globalization of International Relations   

Chapter 2: Realist Theories   

Chapter 3: Liberal and Social Theories   

Chapter 4: Foreign Policy   

Chapter 5: International Conflict   

Chapter 6: Military Force and Terrorism   

Chapter 7: International Organization, Law, and Human Rights   

Chapter 8: International Trade   

Chapter 9: Global Finance and Business   

Chapter 10: International Integration   

Chapter 11: Environment and Population   

Chapter 12: The North-South Gap   

Chapter 13: International Development   

2) Full Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Globalization of International Relations   

Globalization, International Relations, and Daily Life  

Core Principles  

IR as a Field of Study  

Actors and Influences  

State Actors  

Nonstate Actors  

Levels of Analysis  


Global Geography  

The Evolving International System  

The Two World Wars, 1900—1950  

The Cold War, 1945—1990  

The Post—Cold War Era, 1990—2012  


Chapter 2: Realist Theories   



Defining Power  

Estimating Power  

Elements of Power  

The International System  

Anarchy and Sovereignty  

Balance of Power  

Great Powers and Middle Powers  

Power Distribution  


The Great Power System, 1500—2000  


Purposes of Alliances  


Other Alliances  

Regional Alignments  



Rationality in International Relations  

The Prisoner’s Dilemma  


Chapter 3: Liberal and Social Theories   

The Waning of War  

Liberal Theories  

Kant and Peace  

Liberal Institutionalism  

International Regimes  

Collective Security  

The Democratic Peace  

Social Theories  

Identities and Ideas Matter  



Peace Studies  

Gender Theories  

Why Gender Matters  

The Masculinity of Realism  

Gender in War and Peace  

Women in IR  

Difference Feminism versus Liberal Feminism?  

Postmodern Feminism  


Chapter 4: Foreign Policy   

Making Foreign Policy  

Models of Decision Making  

Individual Decision Makers  

Group Psychology  

Crisis Management  

Domestic Influences 


Interest Groups  

The Military-Industrial Complex  

Public Opinion  


Making Foreign Policy  


Chapter 5: International Conflict   

The Wars of the World  

Types of War  

Theories of the Causes of War  

Conflicts of Ideas  


Ethnic Conflict  


Religious Conflict  

Ideological Conflict 

Conflicts of Interest  

Territorial Disputes  

Control of Governments  

Economic Conflict  


Chapter 6: Military Force and Terrorism   

Conventional Forces  

Land Forces: Controlling Territory  

Naval Forces: Controlling the Seas  

Air Forces: Controlling the Skies  

Coordinating Forces: Logistics and Intelligence 

Evolving Technologies  


Weapons of Mass Destruction  

Nuclear Weapons  

Ballistic Missiles and Other Delivery Systems  

Chemical and Biological Weapons  


Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control  

States and Militaries  

Military Economics  

Control of Military Forces  

Civil-Military Relations  


Chapter 7: International Organization, Law, and Human Rights   

Roles of International Organizations  

The United Nations

The UN System  

The Security Council  

Peacekeeping Forces  

The Secretariat 

The General Assembly  

UN Programs  

Autonomous Agencies  

International Law  

Sources of International Law  

Enforcement of International Law  

The World Court  

International Cases in National Courts  

Law and Sovereignty  

Laws of Diplomacy  

Just War Doctrine  

Human Rights  

Individual Rights versus Sovereignty  

Human Rights Institutions  

War Crimes  

The Evolution of World Order  


Chapter 8: International Trade   

Theories of Trade  

Liberalism and Mercantilism  

Comparative Advantage  

Political Interference in Markets  


Trade Regimes  

The World Trade Organization  

Bilateral and Regional Agreements  


Industries and Interest Groups  

Enforcement of Trade Rules  

Economic Globalization  

The Evolving World Economy  

Resistance to Trade  


Chapter 9: Global Finance and Business   

Globalization and Finance  

The Currency System  

About Money  

International Currency Exchange  

Why Currencies Rise or Fall  

Central Banks  

The World Bank and the IMF  

State Financial Positions  

National Accounts  

International Debt  

The Position of the United States  

The Position of Russia and Eastern Europe  

The Position of Asia  

Multinational Business  

Multinational Corporations  

Foreign Direct Investment  

Host and Home Government Relations  


Chapter 10: International Integration   

Globalization and Integration  

Integration Theory  

The European Union  

The Vision of a United Europe  

The Treaty of Rome  

Structure of the European Union  

The Single European Act  

The Maastricht Treaty  

Monetary Union  

Expanding the European Union  

The Lisbon Treaty  

The Power of Information  

Connecting the World  

Information as a Tool of Governments  

Information as a Tool against Governments  

Telecommunications and Global Culture  


Chapter 11: Environment and Population   

Interdependence and the Environment  

Sustainable Development  

Managing the Environment  

The Atmosphere  


Forests and Oceans  


Natural Resources  

World Energy 


Water Disputes  


The Demographic Transition  

Population Policies 



Chapter 12: The North-South Gap   

The State of the South  

Basic Human Needs  

World Hunger  

Rural and Urban Populations  

Women in Development  

Migration and Refugees  

Theories of Accumulation  

Economic Accumulation  

The World-System  


World Civilizations  

History of Imperialism, 1500—2000  

Effects of Colonialism  

Postcolonial Dependency  

Revolutionary Movements  


Chapter 13: International Development   


The Newly Industrializing Countries  

The Chinese Experience  

India Takes Off  

Other Experiments  


Import Substitution and Export-Led Growth  

Concentrating Capital for Manufacturing  


North-South Capital Flows  

Foreign Investment  

North-South Debt  

IMF Conditionality  

The South in International Economic Regimes  

Foreign Assistance  

Patterns of Foreign Assistance  

Types of Foreign Assistance 

The Politics of Foreign Assistance  

The Impact of Foreign Assistance  


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