1st Edition

International Relations Theory A Brief Introduction

By Jennifer Sterling-Folker Copyright 2009
    820 Pages
    by Routledge

    820 Pages
    by Routledge

    This textbook is a short, accessible, and impartial introduction to the major theoretical perspectives within international relations. Written for students who are new to international relations theory, it does not assume any previous knowledge and explains the theories in a readable and understandable style.

    1.Meta-Theoretical Issues  2. Realism  3. Liberalism  4. Constructivism  5. English School  6. Post-Modernism  7. Marxism and Other Radical Alternatives  8. Feminism


    Jennifer Sterling-Folker is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sterling-Folker is an international relations theorist whose writing focuses on theories of international organization and cooperation. Her empirical research interests include monetary policy-making, the United Nations, American Foreign Policy, Japanese politics and government, and the European Union. At the University of Connecticut she teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. UConn's Undergraduate Golden Key National Honor Society elected her an Honorary Faculty Member in 1996. She is also an Associate Editor of International Studies Perspectives, a journal of the International Studies Association.

    Her previous publications include:

    Making Sense of International Relations Theory. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Press, 2005.

    Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy: Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making After Bretton Woods. Albany, NY: SUNY Series in Global Politics, 2002