International Relations: The Global Condition in the Twenty-First Century

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9780070490833: International Relations: The Global Condition in the Twenty-First Century

This is a major revision of our successful introduction to International Relations. The authors seek to bridge the gap between academic theory and applied concepts by continuing to develop the book’s theme: that the complex relationships between the world’s state and non-state players must be understood before one can make intelligent judgments about international affairs. In this way, the book readily appeals to students in many related majors. In this edition, Pearson and Rochester infuse the entire book with a post-Cold War frame of reference. The growing diffusion of power, the growing fluidity of alignments all represent current key trends that are discussed in this edition.

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Post-Cold War Perspective'This 4th edition is a major rewrite that seeks to infuse the entire text with a "post Cold War" frame of reference. The new subtitle of the book "The Global Condition in the 21st Century" reflects the timeliness of the 4th edition. (See ch. 3)
General Updating'There is expanded discussion of natural resource management (ch. 15), disintegration of Yugoslavia (ch. 3), and a new illustration program to reflect recent changes.
New chapter 16'This chapter gives alternative scenarios of world politics in the 21st century.
Balanced Organization'The text is divided into 5 logical parts: International Relations, the field and history; states as actors; international institutions; global problem-solving; the future.
Coverage'The text includes three chapters on foreign policy and one on diplomacy and bargaining.
Scholarship/Readability'The text has an unusual blend of high level scholarship,(including hundreds of headnotes citing the latest scholarly literature) and high level readability and appeal based on extensive cartoons, photos, vignettes, case studies, sidelights, and other elements.
Pedagogy'Key terms, end of text glossary, suggestions for further reading, boxes which provide supplementary material, sidelights, and extensive endnotes provide the student with additional study aids.
Post-Cold War Perspective
New chapter discussing possible alternative world order models.
General Updating
Balanced Organization
Extensive coverage of foreign policy.
Strong historical treatment
"Sidelights" and "Boxes"
Pedagogy

About the Author:

Pearson received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University

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