INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: PERSPECTIVES, CONTROVERSIES, AND READINGS, 4th Edition teaches readers to think critically about international politics. Taking an innovative approach, the text delivers brief, topical coverage with a debate ("point of view") framework; each topic has primary source readings. Increasingly relevant in our global community, and completely up to date, each chapter covers an important debate in the field. By looking at differing perspectives, the book encourages students to be able to use their conceptual and analytical tools to understand today's global issues, as well as be prepared to understand tomorrow's.
Part I: HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVES.
1. Change and Continuity in International History.
2. Contending Perspectives on International Politics.
Part II: CONTROVERSIES.
3. Power Politics.
4. War and Democracy.
5. War and "Human Nature".
6. Free Trade.
7. The IMF, Global Inequality, and Development.
8. Globalization and Sovereignty.
9. International Law.
10. The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention.
11. Nuclear Proliferation.
12. International Terrorism.
13. The Global Commons.
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"It is well-written, comprehensive and clear. It strikes a good balance between theory and substantive issues of international relations and does not leave out non-mainstream approaches to IR, such as feminism."— Mariya Omelicheva, University of Kansas
"Shimko's book is well written in all the major issues covered. Based on feedbacks from my students over the years, it is not too abstract for them to understand."— Emmanuel Obuah, Alabama A&M University
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