This innovative new textbook seeks to provide undergraduate students of international relations with valuable and relevant historical context, bridging the gap and offering a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter integrates both historical analysis and literature and applies this to an international relations context in an accessible fashion, allowing students to understand the historical context in which these core issues have developed.
The book is organised thematically around the key issues in international relations such as war, peace, sovereignty, identity, empire and international organisations. Each chapter provides an overview of the main historical context, theories and literature in each area and applies this to the study of international relations.
Providing a fresh approach, this work will be essential reading for all students of international relations and international relations theory.
Table of Contents
1. History and International Relations: Contrasts and Comparisons 2. War 3. Peace 4. Sovereignty 5. Empire 6. International Organisation 7. Identity
Andrew J. Williams is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His main research interests include international conflict resolution, international history and international organization. His book Liberalism and War: The Victors and the Vanquished was published in 2006.
Amelia Hadfield is Professor of European Affairs at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), as well as Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of European Studies (IES). Her broad research interests include foreign policy analysis, diplomatic history, IR theory and the foreign policy of the European Union. Her research monograph, entitled British Foreign Policy, National Identity and Neoclassical Realism, was published in 2010.
J. Simon Rofe is Senior Lecturer in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests lie in the broad field of diplomacy and international relations, particularly in the international history of the twentieth century, and focus on US foreign relations with the rest of the world.