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Routledge Companion to International Relations

Edited by Alasdair Blair, Steven Curtis

© 2017 – Routledge

374 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Description

Routledge Companion to International Relations provides students with clearly written, authoritative and comprehensive information and analysis of all aspects of international relations. It is designed as a one-stop text which will be an invaluable reference point and revision guide throughout your studies.

Subjects covered by the Routledge Companion to International Relations include:

  • the historical context and development of the modern international system
  • the main theoretical perspectives in international relations
  • the key actors and institutions in global affairs including states and non-state actors and the significance of diplomacy and international law
  • coverage of key contemporary issues and developments such as security, terrorism, foreign policy, globalization, international trade, development, human rights, migration, culture and religion and the environment
  • an extensive glossary, maps and a detailed chronology which reviews the major events in international relations.

Routledge Companion to International Relations will help to guide you through this fascinating and complex subject area and provides all the necessary background information.

Table of Contents

PART I: HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVES

1. The nature of International Relations

2. The emergence of the modern international system: 1648-1945

3. International Relations since 1945

4. Theories of International Relations

PART II: ACTORS AND INSTITUTIONS

5. The states-system

6. Beyond the State: the role of non-State Actors

7. Regions

8. Diplomacy and International Law

PART III: ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS

9. Contemporary security environment

10. Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security

11. Foreign Policy in the Contemporary World

12. Globalization and International Trade

13. Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention

14. Development

15. Environment

16. Culture and Religion

17. Migration

PART IV: The challenge of International Relations

18. Conclusion

PART V: REFERENCE

19. Glossary

20. Chronology of key events

21. Maps

22. Bibliography

About the Editors

Alasdair Blair is Professor and Head of Department at De Montfort University. His research interests are focused on foreign policy and European integration. Recent publications include Companion to the EU (2007) The European Union since 1945 (2005), Saving the Pound? Britain’s Road to Monetary Union (2002), and co-authored with Anthony Forster, The Making of Britain’s European Foreign Policy (2002).

Steven Curtis is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at London Metropolitan University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL026000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
POL040020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International