A brief version of the bestselling comprehensive survey, International Relations presents the same approach and coverage but in a streamlined and flexible format.
From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this text wins praise for being the most current introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to help students analyze what is happening in the world today, International Relations, Brief Edition is perfect for courses where multiple texts are assigned.
Also by Joshua S. Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse
Readings in International Relations pairs writings on international relations theory with writings on current events to help students explore the relationship between concept and application. This reader and International Relations are available at a discount when packaged together. Please contact your Pearson sales representative for more information and a special package ISBN.
Chapter 1. The Globalization of International Relations
Chapter 2. Realist Theories
Chapter 3. Liberal and Social Theories
Chapter 4. Conflict, War, and Terrorism
Chapter 5. Trade and Finances
Chapter 6. International Organization, Law, and Human Rights
Chapter 7. North-South Relations
Chapter 8. Environment and Technology
Comprehensive coverage of international relations theory. International Relations offers the widest survey of theoretical perspectives, ranging from realism and liberalism to feminism, peace studies, postmodernism, and constructivism. In addition, text-wide discussion of three core principles—dominance, reciprocity, and identity—offer a consistent opportunity to consider the application of theory to different issues.
Balanced emphasis on international security and international political economy. Goldstein/Pevehouse is the only text that equally covers security and economic issues and illustrates how these issues overlap and affect each other.
Historical context throughout the text. To place recent trends in the context of the international system’s evolution in the 20th and 21stcenturies, Chapter 1 presents a brief historical survey, and timelines throughout the text provide historical background when needed.
“Policy Perspectives” boxes ask students to take the perspective of a national leader faced with a real-world situation and to develop a policy in response. These boxes bridge theory and policy and reveal the tradeoffs inherent to decision-making and the connections between foreign and domestic politics.
The most extensive use of illustrations. The numerous four-color figures, tables, photos, and maps enliven the text’s narrative, make abstract concepts more concrete, and facilitate critical thinking.
Integrated study guide. Each chapter concludes with a chapter summary, list of key terms, and critical thinking questions.
“Global Challenges in 2030.” This special insert, exclusive to International Relations, focuses on major problems that the world will face over the next 20 years and that students will need to tackle in their lifetimes. The eight original contributions by leading international relations scholars set a practical agenda for students to engage as they are introduced to the formal study of international relations. Contributors and topics include:
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. on “Diversifying American Power"
Beth A. Simmons on “Institutionalizing Human Rights"
Shibley Telhami on “Understanding Attitudes on Middle East Peace”
John Gerard Ruggie on “Governing Transnational Corporations”
Charli Carpenter on “Securing the Seas”
Andrew Moravcsik on “Affirming Democracy in International Organizations”
Daniel W. Drezner on “Regulating Global Complexity”
Michael W. Doyle on “Democratizing World Politics”
MyPoliSciKit for International Relations (www.mypoliscikit.com). This premium online learning companion features multimedia and interactive activities to help students make connections between concepts and current events. The book-specific assessment, video case studies, simulations, mapping exercises, Financial Times newsfeeds, weekly current events quizzes, and politics blog encourage comprehension and critical thinking. With Grade Tracker, instructors can easily follow students’ work on the site and their progress on each activity. Use ISBN 0-205-07405-7 to order this book with MyPoliSciKit at no extra charge.To learn more, please visit www.mypoliscikit.com or contact your Pearson representative.
Open-access companion website (www.IRtext.com). This website offers a collection of learning tools to help students as they read through each chapter. There, they can take practice tests, follow links to videos that illustrate key concepts, hear the authors discuss major themes in IR and apply them to current events, and download CIA data on other countries, Spanish and Portugues translations of the glossary, and more.