Readings in International Relations for Readings in International Relations
©2008 |Pearson | Out of print
Joshua S. Goldstein, American University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jon C. Pevehouse, University of Wisconsin, Madison
©2008 |Pearson | Out of print
Covering the key topics discussed in many international relations courses, this text offers generous excerpts of classic and contemporary theory readings followed by real world examples that support or challenge them. Designed to provide students with a more relevant and critical introduction to the field’s original scholarship, Readings in International Relations not only features broad theoretical and topical diversity, it demonstrates how the field explains and is informed by headlines in the news.
CHAPTER 1. THE GLOBALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Theory: Stephen Walt, “One World, Many Theories”
Application: Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye, “Globalization: What’s new? What’s Not? (And So What?)”
CHAPTER 2. POWER POLITICS
Theory: Hans Morgenthau, Chapter 1 from Politics Among Nations
Application: Michael J. Mazarr, “George W. Bush, idealist”
CHAPTER 3. ALTERNATIVES TO POWER POLITICS
Theory: Bruce Russett and John Oneal, “International Systems: Vicious Circles and Virtuous Cycles”
Application: Saikiko Fukuda-Parr, “Gender, Globalization and New Threats to Human Security”
CHAPTER 4. FOREIGN POLICY
Theory: Graham Allison, “Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis”
Application: Howard J. Wiarda, “Beyond the Pale: the Bureaucratic Politics of United States Policy in Mexico”
CHAPTER 5. INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
Theory: Barry Posen, “The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflict”
Application: Stephen Biddle, “Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon”
CHAPTER 6. MILITARY FORCE AND TERRORISM
Theory: Andrea Kurth Cronin, “Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorism”
Application: Deborah Avant, “The Privatization of Security: Lessons from Iraq”
CHAPTER 7. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, LAW, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Theory: Richard Steinberg and Jonathan Zasloff, “Power and International Law”
Application: Scott Straus, “Darfur and the Genocide Debate”
CHAPTER 8. INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Theory: Robert Gilpin, “Three Ideologies of international Political Economy”
Application: Jennifer Clapp, “WTO Agriculture Negotiations: Implications for the Global South”
CHAPTER 9. MONEY AND BUSINESS
Theory: Theodore Cohn, “International Monetary Relations”
Application: Dennis Rondinelli, “Transnational Corporations: International Citizens or New Sovereigns?”
CHAPTER 10. INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION
Theory: Ernst B. Haas, “Functionalism”
Application: Andrew Moravcsik, “A Too Perfect Union? Why Europe Said No”
CHAPTER 11. ENVIRONMENT AND POPULATION
Theory: Thomas homer-Dixon, “On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict”
Application: Nicholas Eberstadt, “Russia, the Sick Man of Europe”
CHAPTER 12. THE NORTH-SOUTH GAP
Theory: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, “Dependent Capitalist Development in Latin America”
Application: Stephan Klasen, “Bridging the Gender Gap To Promote Economic and Social Development”
CHAPTER 13. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Theory: Nancy Birdsall, Dani Rodrik, and Arvind Subramanian, “How to Help Poor Countries”
Application: Ngaire Woods, “The Shifting Politics of Foreign Aid”
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Joshua S. Goldstein
is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at American University, Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland's CIDCM, and Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
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