An Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives

Front Cover
Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George
Cambridge University Press, 2007 M11 13 - 439 pages
Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives provides comprehensive coverage of its subject while capturing distinctively Australian perspectives and concerns. Designed for undergraduate students this textbook brings together leading Australian scholars to present lively introductory analyses of the theories, actors, issues, institutions and processes that animate international relations today. Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives introduces students to the main theoretical perspectives before covering an extensive range of topics with historical, practical and normative dimensions.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Front Cover
16
Theory and Practice in
17
2
31
Liberalism
43
4
54
5
64
Feminism
75
Postmodernism
86
International Law
190
International Society and European Expansion
201
Order and Decolonisation in Southeast Asia
213
The Cold War
223
Multilateral Economic Institutions
237
Global Trade1
248
Global Finance
260
Global Poverty and Inequality
283

Constructivism and Critical Theory
96
Global Justice and Cosmopolitan Democracy
109
The Modern State and Its Origins
121
Nationalism and War
133
Security
144
Arms Control
155
The Changing Character of Warfare
167
The Ethics and Laws of War
179
Globalisation and Its Critics
295
The Globalisation of Islam1
307
Global Terrorism
318
Humanitarianism and Armed Intervention
329
Human Rights
340
Migration and Refugees
350
Global Environmental Politics
362
Global Governance and the United Nations
373

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Richard Devetak is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.

Anthony Burke is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales.

Jim George is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

Bibliographic information