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IR: The New World of International Relations, 8th Edition

By Michael G. Roskin, Nicholas O. Berry

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 7, 2009

Description

Written from Mike Roskin’s unique and engaging point-of-view, IR arms students with a direct and down-to-earth understanding of contemporary international relations. This text surveys key events in world history as well as fundamental theoretical concepts to trace the international system’s evolution and to assess its future. Putting the behavior of global actors into more complete context, IR helps students think critically about the challenges faced by the United States in an era of globalization.

Table of Contents

PART I. THE COLD WAR COME AND GONE

Chapter 1. Strange New World: Power and Systems in Transformation

Chapter 2. America’s Changing National Interests

Chapter 3. “Wrong, Terribly Wrong:” The United States and Vietnam

Chapter 4. Can the United States Lead the World?

Chapter 5. From Russia to the Soviet Union

Chapter 6. From the Soviet Union Back to Russia

 

PART II. THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Chapter 7. From Colonization to Decolonization

Chapter 8. Eternal Warfare in the Holy Land

Chapter 9. Oil and Turmoil: The Persian Gulf

Chapter 10. The Troubled Americas: Our Neglected South

Chapter 11. Economic Development: The Rich and the Poor

 

PART III. THE ETERNAL THREATS

Chapter 12. Why Wars?

Chapter 13. National Security: How States Protect Themselves

Chapter 14. Nuclear Politics: The Bomb Is Here to Stay

Chapter 15. The Challenge of Terrorism

 

PART IV. THE ECONOMIC BLOCS

Chapter 16. Europe Divorces America

Chapter 17. Asia: China as Number One

Chapter 18. The United States and Globalization

 

PART V. THE POLITICS OF A NEW WORLD

Chapter 19. Diplomacy

Chapter 20. International Law

Chapter 21. The United Nations

Chapter 22. Finite F.E.W. (Food/Energy/Water)

 

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-205-72376-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-72376-8

Format: Book

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