An Introduction to International Relations

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Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George
Cambridge University Press, 2011 M10 17
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Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.

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Contents

The origins and changing agendas of a discipline
1
1 Theories of International Relations
21
2 Realism
35
3 Liberalism
48
4 Marxism and Critical Theory
62
5 Feminism
76
6 Postmodernism
91
7 Constructivism
103
20 The Cold War
281
3 The New Agenda
295
Multinational Corporations and International NonGovernmental Organisations
310
23 Religion and Secularism
322
24 Global Economic Institutions
336
25 Global Trade
348
26 Global Finance
360
27 Global Poverty Inequality and Development
372

8 Theories of Global Justice
119
2 The Traditional Agenda
133
10 Nations and Nationalism
148
11 Security
160
12 Arms Control
172
13 The Causes of War
189
14 The Changing Character of Warfare
199
15 The Ethics and Laws of War
218
16 International Law
231
17 International Society and European Expansion
243
18 Diplomacy
256
19 Great Powers
268
28 Globalisation and Its Critics
386
29 Global Terrorism
398
30 PostConflict StateBuilding
414
31 Humanitarian Intervention
426
32 Human Rights
440
33 Migration and Refugees
450
34 Global Environmental Politics
462
35 Climate Change
475
Glossary of Terms
487
Bibliography
502
Index
542
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Richard Devetak is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland.

Anthony Burke is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.

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

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