International Studies Intensives

International Studies Intensives

Series Editors:

International Studies Intensives (ISI) is a book series that springs from the desire to keep students engaged in the world around them. ISI books are meant to offer an intensive introduction to subjects often left out of the curriculum. Our authors are from a range of disciplines and employ many different methodological approaches to teaching about international issues. Yet each and every ISI book packs a wealth of information into a small space, and does so in ways that students find compelling and instructors find useful. ISI books are relatively short, visually attractive, and affordably priced. Examination/inspection copies for course adoption may be requested from the Webpage of any book in the series. Book proposals for the series should be directed to the co-editors: shareen.hertel@uconn.edu and mbutler@clarku.edu.

  • American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order book cover

    American Exceptionalism Reconsidered

    U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order

    By David P. Forsythe, Patrice C. McMahon

    Is the US really exceptional in terms of its willingness to take universal human rights seriously? According to the rhetoric of American political leaders, the United States has a unique and lasting commitment to human rights principles and to a liberal world order centered on rule of law and human…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Apology book cover

    U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Apology

    By Loramy Gerstbauer

    Acts of contrition and transitional justice—admission of wrong, apology, and reparations—have become fashionable in the discourse of international affairs. Using a case-study approach that inspires student discussion of concrete examples, this text addresses important questions about the politics…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World book cover

    The New Warfare

    Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World

    By J. Martin Rochester

    This book looks at the evolving relationship between war and international law, examining the complex practical and legal dilemmas posed by the changing nature of war in the contemporary world, whether the traditional rules governing the onset and conduct of hostilities apply anymore, and how they…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • International Relations as Negotiation book cover

    International Relations as Negotiation

    By Brian R Urlacher

    Negotiations are central to the operation of the international system, found at the heart of every conflict and every act of cooperation. Negotiation is the primary vehicle that states use to manage conflict and build prosperity in a complicated and dangerous international system. International…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Violence Against Women and the Law book cover

    Violence Against Women and the Law

    By David L Richards, Jillienne Haglund

    This book examines the strength of laws addressing four types of violence against women--rape, marital rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment--in 196 countries from 2007 to 2010. It analyzes why these laws exist in some places and not others, and why they are stronger or weaker in places…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge
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  • Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action book cover

    Myth and Reality in International Politics

    Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action

    By Jonathan Wilkenfeld

    Recent generations have experienced dramatic improvements in the quality of human life across the globe. Wars between states are fought less frequently and are less lethal. Food is more plentiful and more easily accessed. In most parts of the world, birthrates are down and life expectancy up.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • From Jicama to Jackfruit: The Global Political Economy of Food book cover

    From Jicama to Jackfruit

    The Global Political Economy of Food

    By Kimberly A. Weir

    What did you have for breakfast? Did you ever stop to think about the people and steps involved with how your banana or cereal got on your plate? Nearly everyone is a part of the global food system, yet few people are aware of how it operates. Kimberly A. Weir starts by evaluating how we are…

    Paperback – 2014-12-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Governing the World?: Addressing

    Governing the World?

    Addressing "Problems Without Passports"

    By Thomas G Weiss

    Problems posed by Syria s chemical weapons attacks, Egypt s ouster of an elected government, and myriad other global dilemmas beg the question of whether and how the world can be governed. The challenge is addressing what former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Problems without Passports…

    Paperback – 2014-10-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Global Democracy and the World Social Forums

    2nd Edition

    By Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella Della Porta

    The World Social Forum quickly became the largest political gathering in human history and continues to offer a direct challenge to the extreme inequities of corporate-led globalisation. It has expanded its presence and continues to be an exciting experiment in global and participatory democracy.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films book cover

    Watching Human Rights

    The 101 Best Films

    By Mark Gibney

    In order to be able to protect human rights, it is first necessary to see the denial of those rights. Aside from experiencing human rights violations directly, either as a victim or as an eyewitness, more than any other medium film is able to bring us closer to this aspect of the human experience.…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy book cover

    Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East

    Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    As Egypt retreats from its newly elected government and Syria moves from one crisis to another, this book’s reflection on the Arab Spring could not be more timely. Monshipouri’s account of the role of emotion, solidarity, and online activism is informed by several trips to the region that continue…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Global Health in the 21st Century: The Globalization of Disease and Wellness book cover

    Global Health in the 21st Century

    The Globalization of Disease and Wellness

    By Debra L. DeLaet, David E. DeLaet

    Perhaps no other public policy issue has greater potential to affect some of the most significant economic, political, social, and ethical changes of the 21st century than global health. In this book, a scholar/physician team authors a comprehensive introduction to global health issues and…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Protecting the Global Environment

    By Gary C Bryner

    " Gary Bryner's brief, readable, capstone book: " Features a forward by Mark A. Boyer Outlines the major environmental challenges facing the world today Applies international relations theory to these challenges Covers such key topics as development, sustainability, and market capitalism Offers a…

    Paperback – 2011-08-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Terminate Terrorism: Framing, Gaming, and Negotiating Conflicts book cover

    Terminate Terrorism

    Framing, Gaming, and Negotiating Conflicts

    By Karen A. Feste

    This book looks at recent, high-profile anti-American terrorism crises: the Cuban skyjacking epidemic; the Tehran hostage-taking; the Beirut kidnappings; and Al Qaeda suicide bombing. It then explains how they come to an end using a framework of conflict resolution concepts: conflict ripeness and…

    Paperback – 2010-07-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Global Classroom: An Essential Guide to Study Abroad book cover

    Global Classroom

    An Essential Guide to Study Abroad

    By Jeffrey S. Lantis, Jessica DuPlaga

    Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30
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    International Studies Intensives

  • Sixteen Million One: Understanding Civil War book cover

    Sixteen Million One

    Understanding Civil War

    By Patrick M. Regan

    Sixteen million people have died in civil wars in the past 50 years. In view of that, civil wars may be the single most destabilizing force in world politics today. The only greater killer is the suffering that pushes individuals into them. Civil wars create regional and global instability that…

    Paperback – 2009-06-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match book cover

    Development Redefined

    How the Market Met Its Match

    By Robin Broad, John Cavanagh

    Rejecting the "flat worldism" of the globalists as well as the peaks and valleys of trade and aid policies over the years, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh guide us through the raging debate over the best route to development for the poorer nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This book takes…

    Paperback – 2008-08-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • People Count!: Networked Individuals in Global Politics book cover

    People Count!

    Networked Individuals in Global Politics

    By James N. Rosenau

    People Count! rests on a single but important premise: As the world shrinks and becomes ever more complex, so have people-as "networked individuals"-become ever more central to the course of events. This book seeks to depict a new era by analyzing the basic roles people occupy in their family,…

    Paperback – 2007-10-30
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  • Celebrity Diplomacy

    By Andrew F. Cooper, Louise Frechette

    Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates their "Persons of the Year." The United Nations tapped Angelina Jolie as a goodwill ambassador. Bob Geldof organized the Live8 concert to push the G8 leaders' summit on AIDS and debt relief. What has come to be called "celebrity diplomacy"…

    Paperback – 2007-10-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Rules of the Game: A Primer on International Relations book cover

    Rules of the Game

    A Primer on International Relations

    By Mark R. Amstutz

    Anyone interested in the forces behind globalization, terrorism, job outsourcing, or the price of gas needs at least a fundamental understanding of international relations. Using the relevant and accessible metaphor of a game, The Rules of the Game provides an introductory explanation of…

    Paperback – 2007-10-30
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    International Studies Intensives

  • Global Democracy and the World Social Forums

    By Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella Della Porta

    "Davos" has become synonymous with everything bad about globalization-capitalist imperialism, elitism, secrecy, and antidemocratic operations. Dating from the first confrontations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2001, the World Social Forum has become the largest political…

    Paperback – 2007-08-30
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Tale of Two Quagmires: Iraq, Vietnam, and the Hard Lessons of War book cover

    Tale of Two Quagmires

    Iraq, Vietnam, and the Hard Lessons of War

    By Kenneth J. Campbell, Richard A. Falk

    Is Iraq becoming another Vietnam? Author Kenneth Campbell received a Purple Heart after serving 13 months in Vietnam. He then spent years campaigning to get the US out of the war. Here, Campbell lays out the political similarities of both wars. He traces the chief lessons of Vietnam, which helped…

    Paperback – 2007-02-15
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Paradoxes of Power: U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing World book cover

    Paradoxes of Power

    U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing World

    By David Skidmore

    This book provides a lively and readable introduction to current debates over U.S. power and purpose in world affairs. The end of the Cold War launched a new era in U.S. foreign policy. The United States entered a period of unprecedented global power, but one also characterized by new conflicts,…

    Paperback – 2007-02-15
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives