International Politics: An Introductory Guide

International Politics: An Introductory Guide

International Politics: An Introductory Guide

International Politics: An Introductory Guide

Synopsis

This accessible, user-friendly and bang-up-to-date introduction to International Politics blends key facts and terms with strong analytical commentary, examining the debates and issues of greatest relevance to the study of the subject.Focusing on the period since 1900, the book provides detailed coverage of key events from the origins of the First World War to the post-Cold War international order. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, particular features include:•The shift from Great Powers to Superpowers in the first half of the twentieth century•The Cold War and post-Cold War order•A fresh approach to understanding the relevancy of theory•State and non-state actors•The challenge of globalization•Order, justice and security in International Politics
This clear and authoritative account of International Politics benefits from an exhaustive list of boxes, tables and figures, as well as extensive cross-referencing throughout. This book is an essential guide to understanding the challenges that face world peace and security in the twenty-first century.

Excerpt

This introductory textbook has been influenced by our experience of researching and teaching the subject of International Relations (IR) for over fifteen years each. We have structured the book into chapters that provide a general introduction to the subject-matter. This includes devoting a significant proportion of the book to providing historical context for the subject-matter to ensure that the reader has a solid grasp of recent events. in writing this textbook we have been conscious that it is geared toward the needs of both college and university students. While we have endeavoured to make the subject as accessible as possible, we have also sought to impress that this is a challenging subject that requires wider reading. This is a task that has been aided by lengthy conversations with colleagues and students over the years at the different universities in which we have worked. We are particularly grateful to the kind support that Brian Hocking provided in the early stages of our careers, and to the advice and comments that Sean McGough gave us when we were initially planning this book. Elsewhere, the staff at Edinburgh University Press, in particular our editor Nicola Ramsey, have offered important and invaluable advice, while Duncan Watts provided the encouragement that was essential for us to complete this book. Finally, we would like to express our love and thanks to our families. It is to our children that this book is dedicated.

Leicester and London February 2009 . . .

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