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An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations

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Richard Devetak, Jim George, Jim Richardson, Michele Chiaruzzi, Katrina Lee Koo, Roland Bleiker, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Joshua S. Jones, Richard Shapcott, Louise Fawcett, Nick Bisley, Gavin Mount, Anthony Burke, Marianne Hanson, Hidemi Suganami, Robert Ayson, Alex J. Bellamy, Sarah Percy, Shogo Suzuki, Paul Sharp, Geoffrey Wiseman, Marco Cesa, Ian Hurd, James Goodman, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Marc Williams, Maryanne Kelton, Leonard Seabrooke, Heloise Weber, Mark T. Berger, Steven Slaughter, Audrey Kurth Cronin, Beth Greener, Thomas G. Weiss, Anthony Langlois, Sara E. Davies, Robyn Eckersley, Peter Newell
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  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316631553

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  • An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

    • A comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics written by a local editorial team with international contributions
    • This third edition is completely revised and updated with new internal structure that presents and improved logical flow of topics
    • New case studies in the text and on the website enhance debate and students' critical thinking skills
    • New chapters on international law, terrorism and globalisation reflect recent changes and current priorities
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316631553
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 192 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 6 colour illus. 27 maps 10 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: The origins and changing agendas of international relations Richard Devetak
    Part I. Theories of International Relations:
    1. International relations theory in an era of critical diversity Jim George
    2. Liberalism Jim Richardson
    3. Realism Michele Chiaruzzi
    4. Marxism and critical theory Richard Devetak, Jim George and Martin Weber
    5. Feminism Katrina Lee Koo
    6. Postmodernism Roland Bleiker
    7. Constructivism Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Joshua S. Jones
    8. Theories of global justice Richard Shapcott
    Part II. International History:
    9. From the Great War to the Second World War Louise Fawcett
    10. The Cold War and after Nick Bisley
    Part III. The Traditional Agenda: States, War and Law:
    11. The modern state and its origins Richard Devetak
    12. Nations and nationalism Gavin Mount
    13. Security Anthony Burke
    14. Arms control Marianne Hanson
    15. The causes of war Hidemi Suganami
    16. The changing character of warfare Robert Ayson
    17. The ethics and laws of war Alex J. Bellamy
    18. International law Sarah Percy
    19. The globalisation of international society Shogo Suzuki
    20. Diplomacy Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman
    21. Great powers Marco Cesa
    Part IV. The New Agenda: Globalisation and Global Governance:
    22. The United Nations Ian Hurd
    23. Non-state actors: multinational corporations and international non-governmental organisations James Goodman
    24. Religion and secularisation Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
    25. Global economic institutions Marc Williams
    26. Global trade and finance Maryanne Kelton and Leonard Seabrooke
    27. Global poverty and inequality Heloise Weber and Mark T. Berger
    28. Globalisation and its critics Steven Slaughter
    29. Terrorism Audrey Kurth Cronin
    30. Post-conflict state-building Beth Greener
    31. Humanitarianism and armed intervention Thomas G. Weiss
    32. Human rights Anthony Langlois
    33. Migration and refugees Sara E. Davies
    34. Global environmental politics Robyn Eckersley
    35. Climate change Peter Newell.

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    Richard Devetak, University of Queensland
    Richard Devetak is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Queensland. He has published on the history of international thought, contemporary theoretical debates in international relations, humanitarian intervention, the 'war on terror', and globalisation's implications for justice and the state. His current research interests include: the history of international thought, history of the states-system, the laws of war and humanitarian intervention. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Department of International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2003), the Department of Politics, Institutions and History at University of Bologna (2008) and at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence (2012).

    Jim George, Australian National University, Canberra
    Jim George taught international Relations and International Relations Theory for 25 years at the Australian National University before retiring in 2012. His most recent work is a book length study of the relationship between democratic politics and neo-liberal economics in a range of global sites (such as the US, India, post-Apartheid South Africa and post-Soviet Russia) Democracy and Globalization (2014) with S. Rosow. He is currently working on a book project concerned with the emergence/resurgence of far right ideas and political practices in Europe and Scandanavia in particular.

    Sarah Percy, University of Queensland
    Sarah Percy is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Queensland, where she is also Deputy Director of the Graduate Centre for International Policy and Governance. She was also Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Before moving to Australia, she was University Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Sarah Percy's research focuses on two main areas: the relationship between international law and international relations; and unconventional combatants, including mercenaries, pirates, and private military companies.

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    Richard Devetak, Jim George, Jim Richardson, Michele Chiaruzzi, Katrina Lee Koo, Roland Bleiker, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Joshua S. Jones, Richard Shapcott, Louise Fawcett, Nick Bisley, Gavin Mount, Anthony Burke, Marianne Hanson, Hidemi Suganami, Robert Ayson, Alex J. Bellamy, Sarah Percy, Shogo Suzuki, Paul Sharp, Geoffrey Wiseman, Marco Cesa, Ian Hurd, James Goodman, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Marc Williams, Maryanne Kelton, Leonard Seabrooke, Heloise Weber, Mark T. Berger, Steven Slaughter, Audrey Kurth Cronin, Beth Greener, Thomas G. Weiss, Anthony Langlois, Sara E. Davies, Robyn Eckersley, Peter Newell

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