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International Relations Brief 2013-2014 Update, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Joshua S. Goldstein, Jon C. Pevehouse

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 6, 2013

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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: Conflict, War, and Terrorism  

Chapter 5: Trade and Finance  

Chapter 6: International Organization, Law, and Human Rights  

Chapter 7: North-South Relations  

Chapter 8: Environment and Technology  


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  

Globalization  

Global Geography  

The Evolving International System  

The Cold War, 1945—1990  

The Post—Cold War Era, 1990—2012  

 

Chapter 2: Realist Theories  

Realism  

Power  

Defining Power  

Estimating Power 

Elements of Power 

The International System  

Anarchy and Sovereignty 

Balance of Power  

Great Powers and Middle Powers  

Power Distribution  

Hegemony  

Alliances  

Purposes of Alliances  

NATO  

Other Alliances  

Strategy  

Statecraft  

Rationality  

The Prisoner’s Dilemma  

 

Chapter 3: Liberal and Social Theories  

Liberal Traditions  

The Waning of War  

Kant and Peace  

Liberal Institutionalism  

International Regimes  

Collective Security  

The Democratic Peace  

Domestic Influences  

Bureaucracies  

Interest Groups  

Public Opinion  

Legislatures  

Making Foreign Policy  

Models of Decision Making  

Individual Decision Makers  

Group Psychology  

Crisis Management 

Social Theories 

Constructivism  

Postmodernism  

Marxism  

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: Conflict, War, and Terrorism  

The Wars of the World 

Types of War  

Theories of the Causes of War  

Conflicts of Ideas  

Nationalism  

Ethnic Conflict  

Religious Conflict  

Ideological Conflict  

Conflicts of Interest  

Territorial Disputes  

Control of Governments  

Economic Conflict  

Conventional Military Forces  

Land Forces: Controlling Territory  

Naval Forces: Controlling the Seas 

Air Forces: Controlling the Skies  

Coordinating Forces: Logistics and Intelligence  

Evolving Technologies  

Terrorism  

Weapons of Mass Destruction  

Nuclear Weapons  

Ballistic Missiles and Other Delivery Systems  

Chemical and Biological Weapons  

Proliferation  

Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control  

States and Militaries  

Military Economics  

Control of Military Forces  

 

Chapter 5: Trade and Finance  

Theories of Trade  

Liberalism and Mercantilism  

Comparative Advantage  

Political Interference in Markets  

Protectionism  

Trade Regimes  

The World Trade Organization  

Bilateral and Regional Agreements  

Cartels  

Industries and Interest Groups  

Enforcement of Trade Rules  

Economic Globalization  

The World Economy, 1750—Present  

Resistance to Trade  

Globalization, Financial Markets, and the Currency System  

The Currency System  

International Currency Exchange  

Why Currencies Rise or Fall  

Central Banks  

The World Bank and the IMF  

State Financial Positions  

National Accounts  

International Debt  

Multinational Business  

Multinational Corporations  

Foreign Direct Investment  

Host and Home Government Relations  

 

Chapter 6: International Organization, Law, and Human Rights  

Globalization and Integration

Roles of International Organizations 

The United Nations  

The UN System  

The Security Council  

Peacekeeping Forces  

The Secretariat 

The General Assembly  

UN Programs  

Autonomous Agencies  

The European Union  

Integration Theory  

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  

International Law  

Sources of International Law  

Enforcement of International Law  

The World Court 

International Cases in National Courts  

Laws of Diplomacy  

Just War Doctrine  

Human Rights  

Individual Rights versus Sovereignty  

Human Rights Institutions  

War Crimes  

 

Chapter 7: North-South Relations  

The State of the South  

Basic Human Needs  

World Hunger  

Rural and Urban Populations  

Women in Developing Countries  

Migration and Refugees  

Theories of Accumulation  

Economic Accumulation  

The World-System  

Imperialism  

Effects of Colonialism  

Postcolonial Dependency  

Development Experiences  

The Newly Industrializing Countries  

The Chinese Experience  

India Takes Off  

Other Experiments  

Import Substitution and Export-Led Growth  

Concentrating Capital for Manufacturing  

Corruption  

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  

 

Chapter 8: Environment and Technology  

Interdependence and the Environment  

Sustainable Development  

Managing the Environment  

The Atmosphere  

Biodiversity  

Forests and Oceans  

Pollution  

Natural Resources  

World Energy  

Minerals  

Water Disputes 

Population 

The Demographic Transition  

Population Policies  

Disease  

The Power of Information 

Networking the World 

Information as a Tool of Governments  

Information as a Tool against Governments 

Telecommunications and Global Culture 

Conclusion 

 

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