Higher Education

IR, 2014 Edition, 1st Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • James M. Scott Texas Christian University
  • Ralph G. Carter Texas Christian University
  • A. Cooper Drury University of Missouri
  • ISBN-10: 111134423X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111344238
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, IR delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and prep cards for instructors, and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. Conversational, affordable, authored by top instructors in the field, and designed for today’s students, IR explores the challenges of international politics and the evolving search for security in a complicated and connected world. Students will learn about current issues affecting the globe and discover how international actors seek international, economic, and human security through a variety of theoretical lenses. Strong themes, structured pedagogy, and an appealing layout provide students with the materials they need to understand the important concepts of International Relations and how they apply to current world events and them. Includes unique chapters on Human Security and Transnational Advocacy Networks (TAN). Along with its wealth of multimedia study tools, CourseMate now provides access to “International Relations NewsWatch,” a dynamic new resource providing real-time, up-to-date news and information from dozens of leading international media outlets. CourseMate also gives you access to the “KnowNow!” blog for International Relations which pulls together multiple weekly reports into succinct, course-related analyses along with video and discussion questions.

Features and Benefits

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out prep cards, an interactive digital solution (CourseMate), and an eBook--all of which were directly influenced from focus groups, surveys and interviews with nearly 150 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-out Review Cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation, through chapter summaries correlated to the Learning Objectives, visuals, key terms and definitions, and tips and ideas for research and writing in International Relations.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. An interactive eBook, International Relations NewsWatch, animated learning modules, PowerPoint® presentations, web links, interactive timelines, quizzes, simulations, flashcards, glossaries, crossword puzzles, and more are only a click away.
  • CourseMate now includes International Relations NewsWatch, a real-time news and information resource, updated daily, which includes interactive maps, videos, podcasts, and hundreds of articles from leading journals, magazines, and newspapers from around the world including The Nation, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The National Review, and more.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none including Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, a Test Bank in both Microsoft® Word® and ExamView® formats, an Instructor Manual, and a Resource Integration Guide to help you see where resources align with the text’s content, chapter by chapter. The book-specific slides of lecture outlines, photos, figures, and tables from the text make it easy for you to assemble lectures for your course, while the media-enhanced slides help bring your lecture to life with audio and video clips, animated learning modules, tables, statistical charts, graphs, and photos from the book as well as outside sources.
  • “Theory in Action.” World politics is the result of real people making decisions and choices, and it’s important for students to see how ideas shape our decisions and actions. These features demonstrate how ideas are directly translated into policy and action, and each ends with a set of critical-thinking questions. For students, these can take the mystery out of why they are expected to learn the underlying theories of international politics.
  • “The Revenge of Geography.” As globalization has caused national boundaries to mean less and less, the physical realities of geography retain their importance. These features incorporate maps, mapping exercises, and discussion questions alongside a case demonstrating how geography can influence international relations.
  • “The Role of the U.S.” IR uses a balance of global examples throughout. With this feature, U.S. students are given a specific look into how their country figures into the topic at hand and how their lives connect to the material. Such an emphasis keeps the content relevant to students and helps maintain their interest in the subject matter. Each ends with a critical-thinking question.
  • “Learning Objectives.” Every chapter-opening page includes Learning Objectives that let students know what concepts will be covered in that chapter and the key concepts they should take away as they read. These are correlated with each major section of the chapter and the corresponding study tools. This allows students to quickly locate where a particular topic is discussed.
  • “Anarchy, Diversity, and Complexity.” IR utilizes a theme of the search for security, which is complicated by three fundamental challenges that condition the behavior, interactions, and processes of world politics: anarchy of the international system, diversity in the international system, and complexity of international interactions. Marginal icons appear beside relevant discussions in the text to serve as subtle reminders for students to look for these themes woven throughout the study of international relations.
  • “Spotlight On. . .” boxed features elucidate topics that may need more explanation (such as a primer on money in Chapter 8) and highlight interesting cases.
  • “End of Chapter Study Tools, Review Questions, and For More Information.” Each chapter provides students with this toolbox of resources for study and review, including 4-6 review questions tied to the Learning Objectives to help students test their comprehension; a list of additional print, media, and online resources with a description of each that students can use for further study or class assignments; and a reminder about the Chapter in Review cards in the back of the book and the interactive study tools available on CourseMate.

Table of Contents

Part I: THEORY AND PRACTICE.
1. World Politics: Seeking Security in a Complicated and Connected World.
2. The Playing Field and Players: Anarchy, States, and Non-State Actors.
3. Powerful Ideas: Liberalism and Realism.
4. Alternative Perspectives on International Relations.
Part II: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY.
5. Understanding Conflict: The Nature and Causes of Conflict and War.
6. Seeking Security: Managing Conflict and War.
7. Building Peace: Structures and Institutions of Cooperation.
Part III: ECONOMIC SECURITY.
8. The Pursuit of Money: Trade, Finance, and Integration.
9. Economic Statecraft: Sanctions, Aid, and their Consequences.
10. International Development: Relations between the Haves and Have-Nots.
Part IV: HUMAN SECURITY.
11. Human Rights: Protecting the Most Basic Security.
12. Managing the Environment: Sharing the World or Dividing the World.
13. Transnational Advocacy Networks: Changing the World?
Part V: LOOKING AHEAD.
14. Security in the Balance: Future Directions and Challenges.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Print Option: Text

ISBN-10: 1285341848  | ISBN-13: 9781285341842

List Price = $80.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • IR, 2014 Edition
    List Price = $79.95  | CengageBrain Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
  • 4LTR Press Print Option Sticker
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Printed Text + CourseReader 0-30: International Relations Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1285490606 | ISBN-13:  9781285490601

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • IR, 2014 Edition
    List Price = $79.95  | CengageBrain Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
  • CourseReader 0-30: International Relations Instant Access Code
    List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“The writing style is the best I’ve come across--very engaging and easy to read. I think the students will like this book. . . . It is becoming clear to me that the writing style is going to be one of the most important reasons why I might adopt this book. It’s truly engaging in bringing in examples, flowing nicely, and in almost having a conversation with the students.”

— Brian Dille, Mesa Community College

“I would argue that the level of detail this new text presents is superior. It effectively addresses the major theories of international relations in [an] approachable way. Student understanding of international relations will benefit from the depth and explanatory detail included in this text.”

— James Pasley, Park University and Florida State College at Jacksonville

“I know these authors, and I know that they’re solid scholars and very student-oriented teachers. Thus, I’m interested in viewing their product. I’ve reviewed several IR texts over the last few years, and none has given me enough to change how I currently teach the course. If these guys live up to their potential, I expect them to produce a superior product than that which is currently on the market.”

— Clayton Thyne, University of Kentucky

“[IR’s] major advantage is its emphasis on current events and anecdotes that will help the students ‘get’ the concepts. . . . If it will save the students money and facilitate their learning and discussion, it is the best book available on the market. . . . This book has all of the information a good international relations text should contain. It clearly describes the paradigms and nuances of both realism and liberalism, and their modern-day rivals Marxism, constructivism, and Feminism. All of these concepts are clearly identified in a well-written, conversational manner, using frequent current event examples to engage students. It is also fairly concise and inexpensive, contains numerous resources both for the instructor and for students, and is not overly verbose. . . . I have been hard-pressed to find a comprehensive book for the course that offers students a glimpse into the different ways of looking at world events, and this is likely it.”

— David Watson, Sul Ross State University

“I think the clarity of writing style and coverage of crucial content are what differentiate this book from others on the market. This is one of the better titles I have looked at for a freshman-sophomore audience. The coverage of theory is comprehensive and clearly written but grounded in examples that speak to students’ knowledge and interests. The introduction and theory chapters set this apart from the Rourke text I currently use.”

— David Goldberg, College of DuPage

“This book will be competitive. Since its approach is unique, it will appeal to many instructors once they read the book. [IR] does a better job of applying theories to real world examples than Goldstein and other books.”

— Uk Heo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture DVD with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111344310 | ISBN-13: 9781111344313)

An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation, and testing, this DVD includes Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, a Test Bank in both Microsoft® Word® and ExamView® formats, an Instructor Manual, and a Resource Integration Guide to help you see where resources align with the text’s content, chapter by chapter. The book-specific slides of lecture outlines, as well as photos, figures, and tables from the text, make it easy for you to assemble lectures for your course, while the media-enhanced slides help bring your lecture to life with audio and video clips, NEW animated learning modules illustrating key concepts, tables, statistical charts, graphs, and photos from the book as well as outside sources. The Test Bank, offered in Microsoft® Word® and ExamView® formats, includes 50+ multiple-choice questions with answers and page references along with 10 essay questions for each chapter. ExamView® features a user-friendly testing environment that allows you to not only publish traditional paper and computer based tests, but also Web-deliverable exams. The Instructor’s Manual includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, summaries, discussion questions, class activities, key terms and definitions, lecture launchers, and suggested readings and Web resources. Contact your Cengage representative to receive a copy upon adoption.

CourseMate with International Relations NewsWatch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111344264 | ISBN-13: 9781111344269)

Cengage Learning’s Political Science CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to assess student preparation and engagement in the course, and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media. Other resources include video activities, animated learning modules, simulations, case studies, interactive quizzes, and maps. CourseMate now includes International Relations NewsWatch, a real-time news and information resource, updated daily, which includes interactive maps, videos, podcasts, and hundreds of articles from leading journals, magazines, and newspapers from around the world including The Nation, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The National Review, and more. Also included is the “KnowNow!” International Relations Blog, which highlights three current events stories per week and consists of a succinct analysis of the story, multimedia, and discussion-starter questions. Access your course today via www.cengage.com/login.

List Price = $79.95  | CengageBrain Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $79.95

World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2013 - 2014 Update Edition  (ISBN-10: 111183010X | ISBN-13: 9781111830106)

WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today’s international political stage. Students will understand what is happening today and why. This 2013-2014 UPDATE EDITION incorporates recent changes in leadership, the latest on the economic crisis, social media, and military technology, and new data from World Development Indicators and more. Our new partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides more coverage of contemporary issues and resources to explore those issues than ever before. Co-author Shannon L. Blanton incorporates key concepts into the text from major theoretical perspectives to look at both historical and contemporary developments. This edition addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. The authors present each issue in a thought-provoking way that encourages students to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people’s choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on students in the future.

List Price = $183.95  | CengageBrain Price = $183.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.50

CourseReader 0-30: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111480591 | ISBN-13: 9781111480592)

COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS provides access to thousands of readings, articles, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. This easy to use solution allows you to search for selections to enhance your classes, and to select exactly the content you need for your courses. Each source document includes a descriptive introduction that provides important background context, and is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key concepts. The COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and the option to download MP3 audio files for each reading. You can easily create an affordable custom reader for your students, with all permissions cleared, which contains your notes and highlighting. You have the freedom to assign individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

CourseReader 0-60: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680671 | ISBN-13: 9781111680671)

COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS provides access to thousands of readings, articles, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. This easy to use solution allows you to search for selections to enhance your classes, and to select exactly the content you need for your courses. Each source document includes a descriptive introduction that provides important background context, and is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key concepts. The COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and the option to download MP3 audio files for each reading. You can easily create an affordable custom reader for your students, with all permissions cleared, which contains your notes and highlighting. You have the freedom to assign individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $137.00  | CengageBrain Price = $137.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.00

CourseReader Unlimited: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680701 | ISBN-13: 9781111680701)

COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS provides access to thousands of readings, articles, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. This easy to use solution allows you to search for selections to enhance your classes, and to select exactly the content you need for your courses. Each source document includes a descriptive introduction that provides important background context, and is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key concepts. The COURSEREADER is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and the option to download MP3 audio files for each reading. You can easily create an affordable custom reader for your students, with all permissions cleared, which contains your notes and highlighting. You have the freedom to assign individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $173.00  | CengageBrain Price = $173.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

International Politics Atlas  (ISBN-10: 0618837132 | ISBN-13: 9780618837137)

Free when bundled with a Wadsworth textbook, this atlas offers maps of the world showing political organization, population statistics, and economic development; maps highlighting energy production and consumption, major world conflicts, migration, and more; and extensive regional coverage. Students will find it useful for understanding world events and to supplement their studies with International Politics.

List Price = $13.95  | CengageBrain Price = $13.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $10.75

Student Supplements

CourseMate with International Relations NewsWatch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111344264 | ISBN-13: 9781111344269)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, watch videos, read case studies, take practice quizzes, and more--online with CourseMate. CourseMate also gives you access to the International Relations NewsWatch website--a real-time news and information resource updated daily, and “KnowNow!”--the go-to blog about current events in International Relations.

List Price = $79.95  | CengageBrain Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $79.95

World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2013 - 2014 Update Edition  (ISBN-10: 111183010X | ISBN-13: 9781111830106)

WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today’s international political stage. The book will help you understand what is happening today and why. This 2013-2014 UPDATE EDITION incorporates recent changes in leadership, the latest on the economic crisis, social media, and military technology, and new data from World Development Indicators and more. Our new partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides more coverage of contemporary issues and resources to explore those issues than ever before. Co-author Shannon L. Blanton incorporates key concepts into the text from major theoretical perspectives to look at both historical and contemporary developments. This edition addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. The authors present each issue in a thought-provoking way that encourages you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people’s choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on your life in the future.

List Price = $183.95  | CengageBrain Price = $183.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.50

CourseReader 0-30: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111480591 | ISBN-13: 9781111480592)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

CourseReader 0-60: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680671 | ISBN-13: 9781111680671)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $137.00  | CengageBrain Price = $137.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.00

CourseReader Unlimited: International Relations Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680701 | ISBN-13: 9781111680701)

Easy to use and affordable access to readings, articles, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you to stay organized and gives you convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $173.00  | CengageBrain Price = $173.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

International Politics Atlas  (ISBN-10: 0618837132 | ISBN-13: 9780618837137)

This atlas offers maps of the world showing political organization, population statistics, and economic development; maps highlighting energy production and consumption, major world conflicts, migration, and more; and extensive regional coverage. You will find it useful for understanding world events and to supplement your studies with International Politics.

List Price = $13.95  | CengageBrain Price = $13.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $10.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James M. Scott

James M. Scott is Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include foreign policy analysis and international relations, with particular emphasis on U.S. foreign policymaking and the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of seven books (including this one), and over 60 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has been conference organizer and president of both the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association, and the Midwest region of the International Studies Association. He has also been a two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Since 1996 he has received over two dozen awards from students and peers for his outstanding teaching and research, including his institution’s highest awards for scholarship (2000 and 2001), teaching (2002) and research mentoring (2002). He directed the Democracy Interdependence and World Politics Summer Research Program, a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, from 2005-2014, and he is currently an associate editor of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS. In 2012, he received the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association – Midwest for outstanding scholarship and service.

Ralph G. Carter

Ralph G. Carter is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include international relations and comparative foreign policy analysis, with particular emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of five books (including this one), five monographs, the 44 essay “Foreign Policy Analysis” component of the International Studies Encyclopedia, and over 50 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has served the International Studies Association as a member of its Executive Committee and other committees, President of its Foreign Policy Analysis section, President of its Midwest region, Associate Editor of its journal FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS and INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PERSPECTIVES. He also has served on the program committee of the American Political Science Association. In 2006 he became the first person from an undergraduate department to receive the International Studies Association’s Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. He has received three dozen teaching awards or recognitions, including being named one of the five “Best Professors” at TCU by the Texas Monthly 2004 Guide to Texas Colleges and Universities, as one of The Best 300 Professors by Princeton Review, and as one of 10 Piper Professors of Texas in 2014.

A. Cooper Drury

A. Cooper Drury is professor and chair of Political Science at the University of Missouri. His research and teaching focus broadly on foreign policy and international political economy. More specifically, he focuses on the causes and consequences of economic sanctions. He has published extensively on the use, effect, and consequences of economic statecraft, including two books and over 20 articles and chapters. He is the two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Professor Drury has trained over a dozen doctoral students and received his University’s Gold Chalk Award for excellence in graduate education and mentoring. He has been the president of the Foreign Policy section of the International Studies Association as well as the president of the association’s Midwest region. In 2013, the ISA Midwest awarded him the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis.