352 pages | 52 B/W Illus.
The fifth edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in International Relations. It explains and analyses each theory, allowing students to understand and critically engage with the myths and assumptions behind them. Each theory is illustrated using the example of a popular film.
Key features of this textbook include:
This breakthrough textbook has been designed to unravel the complexities of international relations theory in a way that gives students a clearer idea of how the theories work, and of the myths associated with them.
1 Introduction: culture, ideology, and the myth function in IR theory
2 Realism: is international anarchy the permissive cause of war?
3 Idealism: is there an international society?
4 Constructivism: is anarchy what states make of it?
5 Gender: is gender a variable?
6 Globalization: are we at the end of history?
7 NeoMarxism: is Empire the new world order?
8 Modernization and development theory: is there a clash of civilizations?
9 Environmentalism: is human-made climate change an inconvenient truth?
10 Anarchism: are we the 99 percent?
11 Global LGBT Studies: Are gay rights human rights, and are human rights gay rights?
12 Conclusion: what does it all mean?