‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’.
Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766.
Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on:
• The Arab Spring
• Responsibility to Protect
• Global Financial Crisis
With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.
Helping you to successfully navigate the exciting and complex field of global politics, this book gives you a clear overview of the field and will make sure you get the most out of your course.
In the book:Chapters on every key area, from liberalism to law, from history to human rights and from terrorism to transnational actors New chapters on Migration and Feminist Theory New case studies including on Donald Trump and the refugee crisis “How to Impress your Examiner” boxes in every chapter with hints on what to do to get those top marks Reflection boxes in every chapter to help you flex your analytic skills and get discussions with your fellow students going Plenty to help you master theory, with a range of dedicated theory chapters, concept boxes included throughout, and lots of case studies so you can see how theories apply to the real world Annotated reading lists and pointers to online resources, making it easy to delve into topics further
Building on the success of the first edition, Issues in International Relations 2ed provides students with a clear, but stimulating, introduction to the most significant issues within international relations in the 21st Century. Written by experienced teachers in a jargon-free way, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and allows students approaching International Relations for the first time to gain confidence in what is an often complicated and confusing discipline.
Completely revised throughout with the addition of ten new chapters, this textbook;introduces key conceptual issues, including theories of international relations, power, sovereignty and globalisation considers contemporary global problems such as: force and security; law and military intervention; terrorism; the environment; religion explains the relationship between global politics and economics with chapters on international organisations, international political economy and development provides students with boxed 'revision-style' notes and case studies throughout the text and a guide to further reading and websites at the end of each chapter.
This book is ideal reading for students on introductory international relations courses.
Why are policymakers, scholars, and the general public so surprised when the world turns out to be unpredictable? World Politics at the Edge of Chaos suggests that the study of international politics needs new forms of knowledge to respond to emerging challenges such as the interconnectedness between local and transnational realities; between markets, migration, and social movements; and between pandemics, a looming energy crisis, and climate change. Asserting that Complexity Thinking (CT) provides a much-needed lens for interpreting these challenges, the contributors offer a parallel assessment of the impact of CT to anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric (post-human) International Relations. Using this perspective, the result should be less surprise when confronting the dynamism of a fragile and unpredictable global life.
Briefly, a normative power shapes a target state's attitudes and perceptions as it internalizes and adopts the perspectives of the normative power as the norm. The work comparatively studies the dynamics that have allowed Beijing, Brussels, and New Delhi to articulate security mechanisms in Central Asia, and become rising normative powers.
This innovative study does not aim to catalog foreign policies, but to uncover the dominant perceptions, cognitive structures and practices that guide these actors' regional agency, as exemplified through the context of Central Asia. It will be an essential resource for anyone studying international relations, international relations theory, and foreign policy analysis.