Higher Education

IR, 2nd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • James M. Scott Texas Christian University
  • Ralph G. Carter Texas Christian University
  • A. Cooper Drury University of Missouri
  • ISBN-10: 1305094182  |  ISBN-13: 9781305094185
  • 464 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014
  • © 2016 | Published
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About

Overview

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 themselves. IR Includes unique chapters on Human Security and Transnational Advocacy Networks (TANs). In addition, each of the three authors of IR have received the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association (Midwest Region), a testament to the breadth and depth of expertise the authors bring to the course area. 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 offers 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. 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 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out prep cards, an interactive digital solution (Enhanced 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 with 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.
  • vCourseMate 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.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with Enhanced 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.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none including Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, a full instructor Test Bank powered by Cognero, 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 is important for students to see how ideas shape our decisions and actions. This feature demonstrates 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 many national boundaries to be lowered, the physical realities of geography retain their importance. This feature incorporates maps, mapping exercises, and discussion questions alongside a case demonstrating how geography can influence international relations.
  • “Foreign Policy in Perspective.” IR offers a balance of global examples throughout. With this feature, U.S. students are given a specific look into how their country and others interact with the topic at hand, and how their own 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 understand 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.
  • “Spotlight On. . .” boxed features elucidate topics that may need more explanation (such as a primer on money in Chapter 8) and highlight interesting cases.
  • NEW “Think About This” feature at the end of each chapter encourages debate and critical thinking, and incorporates the ideas of key international relations theorists into the students’ reflection on the chapter.
  • “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 Players and Playing Field: Anarchy, States, and Non-State Actors.
3. Powerful Ideas: Liberalism, Realism, and Constructivism.
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.

What's New

  • NEW IR has been fully updated throughout to discuss current topics in international relations, such as the recent crisis between Russia and Ukraine and the upcoming 2014 midterm elections in America.
  • NEW “Think About This” feature at the end of each chapter encourages debate and critical thinking, and incorporates the ideas of key international relations theorists.
  • The “The Role of the U.S.” feature is now the “Foreign Policy in Perspective” feature. This revised feature examines case studies from countries around the world, and highlights the specialty of the authors, which is Foreign Policy.
  • NEW Atlas Appendix has been added to the back of the text, which includes 11 new full-color political maps highlighting the nations of the world.
  • Discussion on diplomacy and development of the system (specifically, the EU and other IOs) has been moved into Chapter 2 from Chapter 7. As a result, Chapters 8 thru 10 will cover international political economy in more depth.
  • Chapter 3 will be revised with discussion on constructivism from Chapter 4, and Chapter 4 will include new sections on foreign-policy decision making in the Marxism and feminism sections.
  • In response to feedback, the anarchy/complexity/diversity icons will be removed from the margins and referenced only in the tear-out cards in the back of the text.
  • NEW Enhanced CourseMate will provide Randomized Practice Quizzing, Gradable Quiz questions, and Trackable Interactive Activities which will include matching and drag-and-drop activities with maps and figures pulled straight from the print textbook. Engagement Tracker allows instructors to record student progress, and the MindTap Reader eBook allows for the functionality of the MindTap apps.

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    ISBN-10: 130509431X | ISBN-13: 9781305094314

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“The authors cover all the key theories and concepts in the international relations subfield. [The Revenge of Geography] is an excellent way to show for example, why borders and people do not always coincide. There are flow charts that help students easily understand the workings of IGO's, etc. It is worth the adoption, at least once to try it out!"

— Gigi Gokcek, Dominican University of California

"I would describe IR as a solid and particularly current book that would hold the interest of many students in an introductory International Relations course. It is reasonably priced and has a good mix of traditional concepts and new ideas. For the most part, it is very up-to-date on issues. Combined with a reader, it would be an excellent choice."

— Anthony Makowski, Delaware County Community College

"Well-organized and reader-friendly with sufficient coverage for an introductory text book. It provides the necessary detail for understanding the subject without overwhelming the student."

— Jeff Ringer, Brigham Young University

"This is a very straightforward introductory textbook that offers not only the theoretical foundations but also the plethora of current and emerging issues in our field."

— Tracy Harbin, Seminole State College

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305094263 | ISBN-13: 9781305094260)

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305094298 | ISBN-13: 9781305094291)

Learning’s Political Science Enhanced 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 NEW randomized and graded quizzes, timelines, and NEW Trackable Activities with graphics and maps from the textbook. Enhanced 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.