Students come to study International Relations at university driven by a variety of motives and active concern to study great contemporary issues, such as the causes and persistence of war, threats of nuclear proliferation and terrorism, the persistence of global poverty amid globalization’s riches and longer term threats to sustainable development.
Building on the success of the first edition, Issues in International Relations 2ed provides students with a clear, but stimulating, introduction to the most significant issues within international relations in the 21st Century. Written by experienced teachers in a jargon-free way, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and allows students approaching International Relations for the first time to gain confidence in what is an often complicated and confusing discipline.
Completely revised throughout with the addition of ten new chapters, this textbook;
This book is ideal reading for students on introductory international relations courses.
1. Introduction Trevor C. Salmon 2. Relections on International Relations Vivienne Jabri 3. On Sovereignty Gabriella Slomp 4. Nations and States Archie Simpson 5. Power Roger Carey 6. Force and Security Jim Wyllie 7. Law and Intervention Steven Haines 8. Terrorism David Brown 9. International Regimes and Organisations David Galbreath 10. Globalisation and Development Ben Thirkell-Wight 11. The Environment Antje Brown and Gabriela Kütting 12. Governing the Global Commons Mark F. Imber 13. Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Norrie MacQueen 14. Gender and other ‘Others’ Alison Watson 15. Religion and International Relations John Anderson 16. Political Islam Andrea Teti 17. Conclusions Mark F. Imber