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World Politics: The Menu for Choice 10th Edition

David Kinsella, Bruce Russett, Harvey Starr

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  • Previous Editions 2010, 2006, 2003
  • 480 Pages


WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE continues to be a sophisticated and broad theoretical orientation to the study of world politics, giving students the tools they need to adapt to the rapid change associated with international relations. The 10th Edition features 15 chapters, instead of 17, increased coverage of international law and organization, and a new feature on ethics.

David Kinsella, Portland State University

David Kinsella is Professor and Chair of Political Science, and Director of the Public Affairs and Policy Ph.D. program in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of International Studies Perspectives and has held faculty positions at American University and the University of Missouri. His primary areas of research are the global arms trade, regional conflict, democratic peace, and just war theory.

Bruce Russett, Yale University

Bruce Russett is Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations and Director of United Nations Studies at Yale University. Since 1972, he has edited the JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION and has been president of the International Studies Association and the Peace Science Society (International). He also has taught at Columbia University, MIT, and the Free University of Brussels and was Visiting Professor of International Capital Markets Law at the University of Tokyo. He has held research appointments at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, The Richardson Institute in London, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Tel Aviv.

Harvey Starr, University of South Carolina

Harvey Starr is the Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs and Chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is the former president of the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association, the APSA vice president, and the president of the Peace Science Society. He served as editor of INTERNATIONAL INTERACTIONS and associate editor of the JOURNAL OF POLITICS. He also has taught at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the Australian National University.
  • A new box feature called “Ethics and World Politics” briefly examines moral dilemmas relating to armament and disarmament, warfare, humanitarian relief, economic development, natural resources and distributive justice, and other subjects.
  • An expanded chapter on international law, including the law of war, human rights law, and the responsibility to protect. Detailed discussion of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and other international tribunals.
  • An expanded chapter on international organization, with special emphasis on the United Nations system, its activities across the globe, and its role in politics among nations. This chapter also examines different conceptions of international society.
  • A streamlined presentation of the different levels of analysis from which to approach the study of world politics, as well as the main schools of thought that present coherent, but often competing, perspectives on the way international society functions.
  • Updated tables, figures, and references to the scholarly and policy-oriented literature on world politics.
  • Expanded discussions of contemporary theories of world politics, including constructivism and reflectivist approaches.
1. World Politics: Analysis, Choice, and Constraint.
2. Thinking About World Politics: Theory and Reality.
3. States and Other Players on the World Stage.
4. International Society: The World System and Relations Between States.
5. Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy.
6. Decision Making: Rationality, Psychology, and Organizations.
7. Why States and Other Actors Resort to Force.
8. Armament and Disarmament.
9. International Law.
10. International Organization: United Nations and Collective Security.
11. Interdependence and Economic Order.
12. Economic Integration and Globalization.
13. Development and Underdevelopment.
14. The Global Commons: Environmental Threats and Responses.
15. Which Global Future?

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  • ISBN-10: 1133968104
  • ISBN-13: 9781133968108
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  • ISBN-10: 1111772010
  • ISBN-13: 9781111772017
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