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International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs 4th Edition

Paul D'Anieri

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In INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 4th Edition, Paul D'Anieri uses the theme of power and purpose to examine five paradigms of international relations theory and to connect the scholarly analysis of international politics to policy problems and contemporary affairs. He presents the study of international politics as a series of intellectual puzzles and policy problems -- and helps students make the connections between theory and policy, between history and the present, and between ideals and constraints. The author also addresses common student deficiencies in history, policy, and geography through case studies of real-world events; and emphasizes the importance of examining problems from multiple perspectives.

Paul D'Anieri, University of California, Riverside

Paul D'Anieri is a professor of political science as well as provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. He has taught international politics for over 20 years. His research focuses on and foreign policy in the post-Soviet states, and especially on Ukraine-Russia relations. Dr. D'Anieri's books include Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations; Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics, and Institutional Design; and Politics and Society in Ukraine. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals and books on Eastern European politics. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1991.

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  • "The Connection to You" boxes help students connect issues in international affairs to their lives.
  • Each chapter begins with numbered Learning Objectives and an outline.
  • A case study approach makes the material more applied for students.
  • "The Historical Connection," "The Policy Connection," and "The Geography Connection" boxes all provide context for students to better understand the chapter topics and to build their ability to think critically.
  • The theme of Power and Purpose is better illustrated in this edition through highlights in the Table of Contents and chapter wrap-ups titled Power and Purpose....
  • Many instructors cover civil war in their international relations courses, but need to supplement their textbooks because there is not substantial coverage of civil conflict in IR books. The 4th edition offers comprehensive coverage of this issue within the conflict chapters, showing how the international community becomes involved in these conflicts and the impact of these conflicts on other states.
  • Expanded coverage of migration in contexts of both human rights issues and international political economy. Other updated content includes coverage of the European Union, drone strikes, and the rise of ISIS.

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs


1. Introduction: Problems and Questions in International Politics.
2. The Historical Evolution of International Politics.
3. Theories of International Relations: Realism and Liberalism.
4. Theories of International Relations: Economic Structuralism, Constructivism, and Feminism.
5. The State, Society and Foreign Policy.
6. Bureaucracies, Groups, and Individuals in the Foreign Policy Process.
7. International Organizations and Transnational Actors.
8. International Insecurity and the Causes of War and Peace.
9. The Use of Force.
10. Fundamentals of International Political Economy.
11. The Globalization of Trade and Finance.
12. The Problem of Global Inequality.
13. International Law, Norms, and Human Rights.
14. The Global Environment and International Politics.
15. Conclusion. Power and Purpose in a Changing World.

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