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The New World of International Relations
10th Edition

Michael Roskin, Nicholas Berry

Feb 2014, Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN13: 9780205998937
ISBN10: 0205998933
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A down-to-earth approach to contemporary international relations

IR: The New World of International Relations provides students with a direct and down-to-earth understanding of contemporary international relations. This text surveys key events in world history as well as fundamental theoretical concepts to trace the international system’s evolution and to assess its future. Putting the behavior of global actors into more complete context, IR helps students think critically about the challenges faced by the United States in an era of globalization.


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PART I. Approaches to IR

Chapter 1. Power and Systems in Transformation

Chapter 2. IR Theories in a Complex World

PART II. THE COLD WAR COME AND GONE

Chapter 3. America’s Changing National Interests

Chapter 4. Vietnam and the Warping of National Interest

Chapter 5. Russia and Geopolitics

Chapter 6. Can the United States Lead the World?

PART III. THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Chapter 7. From Colonialism to Decolonization

Chapter 8. Eternal Warfare in the Holy Land

Chapter 9. Oil and Turmoil in the Persian Gulf

Chapter 10. Trouble and Hope in Latin America

Chapter 11. Development in Rich and Poor Countries

PART IV. THE ETERNAL THREATS

Chapter 12. The Causes of Interstate Conflict

Chapter 13. The Pursuit of National Security

Chapter 14. The Politics of Nuclear Bombs

Chapter 15. The Challenge of Asymmetrical Conflict

PART V. ECONOMIC BLOCS

Chapter 16. Europe Unifies

Chapter 17. Asia Awakes

Chapter 18. The United States and Globalization

PART VI. THE POLITICS OF A NEW WORLD

Chapter 19. Diplomacy Is Still Alive

Chapter 20. The Uses of International Law

Chapter 21. The Reach of the United Nations

Chapter 22. Finite F.E.W.(Food/Energy/Water)

  • Provides a Foundation for Learning - Provides a background in world history and geography to help students better understand international relations. Concepts boxes offer detailed examples of key concepts in international relations. An extensive marginal glossary teaches readers the language that international relations scholars use.

  • Discusses Key Concepts - Economics boxes highlight major issues in the global economy. Geography boxes illustrate how physical and cultural conditions influence world politics. Turning Points boxes discuss significant moments in world history.

  • Includes Pedagogical Aids - Photos, maps, figures, tables, and end-of-chapter lists of suggested web sites and suggested readings to reinforce the narrative. New chapter-opening Learning Objectives help students prepare for the main subjects of the chapter.

Michael G. Roskin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Lycoming College.