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Conflict and Cooperation: Evolving Theories of International Relations 2nd Edition

Marc A. Genest

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1996
  • 528 Pages


Designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of and treatises on international relations theory, CONFLICT AND COOPERATION combines a broad range of historical and contemporary readings that provide a thorough, balanced view of International Relations theory. This text could be used alone or as a complement to a standard International Relations text.

Marc A. Genest, University of Rhode Island

Marc Genest is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and an Adjunct Professor at the United States Naval War College. He also serves as a political commentator for local radio and news stations as well as for RI and national print media. Currently, Dr. Genest is serving as a visiting professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. While at the War College, he will teach graduate seminars in defense policy and conduct research on international terrorism. His current work is entitled, "21st Century Terrorism: The Challenge of Global Guerilla Warfare". In 2000, Dr. Genest was a Visiting Professor of International Security at the Air Force War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He also served as a Consultant for the Department of Defense where Genest instructed military personnel on international security, American foreign policy and international politics while deployed in the South Pacific and Far East. Professor Genest earned his Ph.D. in International Politics from Georgetown University. He has received fellowships, grants and awards from numerous organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation. Among his other experiences, Dr. Genest was an International Banking Officer at Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles, he worked on Capitol Hill for Senator John Chafee and Representative Claudine Schneider and has extensive experience working on state and federal political campaigns.
What Is International Relations Theory? How is International Relations Theory Formed? Levels of Analysis: A Method for Studying International Relations Theory. System Level. State Level. Individual Level. Key Concepts. Reading 1: Kenneth N. Waltz. Man, the State and War. Reading 2: Stephen M. Walt, International Relations: One World, Many Theories. System Level. International Relations Theories.
Introduction. Classical Realism. Neo-Realism. A Critique of Realist Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 3: Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War. Reading 4: Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince. Reading 5: Edward Hallet Carr, The Twenty Years'' Crisis. Reading 6: Hans J. Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations. Reading 7: George Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct. Reading 8: Robert Gilpin, War and Change in World Politics. Reading 9: Kenneth N. Waltz, Structural Realism After the Cold War. Realist Perspective of 9-11. Reading 10: Henry Kissinger, Foreign Policy in the Age of Terrorism.
Introduction. Institutional Liberalism. Economic Liberalism. A Critique of Liberalism. Key Concepts. Reading 11: Hugo Grotius, On the Law of War and Peace. Reading 12: Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points. Reading 13: Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society. Reading 14: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Interdependence and Power. Reading 15: Robert O. Keohane, Cooperation and International Regimes. Liberal Perspective of 9-11. Reading 16: Robert O. Keohane, Globalization of Informal Violence, Theories of World Politics, and ''The Liberalism of Fear.''
Marxism. Imperialism. Dependency Theory. Class System Theory and the End of the Cold War. A Critique of Class System Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 17: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party. Reading 18: Vladimir I. Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. Reading 19: Immanuel Wallerstein, The Capitalist World Economy. Reading 20: Fred Halliday, A Singular Collapse: The Soviet Union, Market Pressure and Inter-state Competition. Reading 21: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri Empire. Class System Perspective of 9-11. Reading 22: Noam Chomsky, The New War Against Terror.
Introduction. Deconstructionism. Feminist Theory. What is Feminist Theory? Writings in Feminist Theory. Constructivist Theory. A critique of Postmodernism. Key Concepts. Reading 23: Yosef Lapid, The Third Debate: On the Prospects of International Theory in a Post-Positivist Era. Reading 24: Alexander Wendt, Constructing International Politics. Reading 25: J. Ann Tickner, You Just Don''t Understand: Troubled Engagements Between Feminists and IR Theorists. Reading 26: Robert O. Keohane, Beyond Dichotomy: Conversations between international relations and Feminist theory. Reading 27: Birgit Locher & Elisabeth Prugl, Feminism and Constructivism. Reading 28: Emmanuel Navon, The Third Debate Revisited. Postmodernist Perspective of 9-11. Reading 29: Saba Gul Khattak, The U.S. Bombing of Afghanistan: A Women-Centered Perspective. State Level International Relations Theories.
Introduction. The Regimists. The Civilizationists. A Critique of Political Culture Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 30: Bruce Russet. Reading 31: Francis Fukuyama, The End of History? Reading 32: Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations? Reading 33: Stephen M. Walt, Building Up New Bogeymen. Civilizationist Perspective of 9-11. Reading 34: Francis Fukuyama, The West Has Won. Reading 35: Benjamin R. Barber, Beyond Jihad VS. McWorld.
Introduction. Bureaucracies and Decision-Making. States and Foreign Policy. A Critique of Decision-Making. Process Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 6: Richard C. Snyder, H.W. Bruck, and Burton Sapin. Reading 37: Graham T. Allison, Essence of Decision. Reading 38: Jack S. Levy, Organizational Routines and the Causes of War. Individual Level International Relations Theories.
Introduction. A Critique of Human Nature Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 39: Aristotle, The Politics. Reading 40: Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan. Reading 41: Sigmond Freud, Why War?
Introduction. A Critique of Cognitive Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 42: Harold D. Lasswell, World Politics and Personal Insecurity. Reading 43: Margaret G. Hermann, Explaining Foreign Policy Behavior Using the Personal Characteristics of Political Leaders. Reading 44: Robert Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics.
Introduction. Peace Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to International Relations Theory. A Critique of Peace Studies Theory. Key Concepts. Reading 45: GHANDI, Non-Violence: The Greatest Force. Reading 46: Robin J. Crews, A Values-Based Approach to Peace Studies. Reading 47: Arthur Stein, The Individual and Global Peace Building: A Transformational Perspective. Peace Studies Perspective on 9-11. Reading 48: Raed Abusahlia, A Non violent Approach to the Intifada.

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