Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Political Science - 342 pages
This highly successful textbook provides a systematic introduction to the principal theories of international relations. Combining incisive and original analyses with a clear and accessible writing style, it is ideal for introductory courses in international relations or international relations theory.
Introduction to International Relations, Third Edition, focuses on the main theoretical traditions--realism, liberalism, international society, and theories of international political economy. The authors carefully explain how particular theories organize and sharpen our view of the world. They integrate excellent pedagogical features throughout, including chapter summaries, key points, questions, further reading, web links, boxes, and world maps.
New to this Edition:
* Two new chapters, on social constructivism and foreign policy
* An expanded companion website with web links to theoretical debates, maps and world situations, figures and tables from the text, and a flashcard glossary
* A closer link between theory and practice
* New glossary of key terms
* Two-color text for easier navigation
 

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Contents

1 Why Study IR?
1
2 IR as an Academic Subject
29
3 Realism
59
4 Liberalism
97
5 International Society
129
6 Social Constructivism
161
Classical Theories
178
Contemporary Debates
195
9 Foreign Policy
222
10 Five Issues in IR
248
11 Methodological Debates
279
GLOSSARY
305
REFERENCES
315
INDEX
331
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Robert Jackson is Professor of Political Science at Boston University.Georg Sorensen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus.

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