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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 books theme: that the complex relationships between the worlds 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.

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

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction

Chapter 1: The Study of International Relations, or Getting a Handle on the World

Chapter 2: A Glimpse into the Past: The Historical Development of the International System

Chapter 3: A Bird’s-Eye View of the Present: The Contemporary International System

PART II: National Actors and International Interactions

Chapter 4: Describing Foreign Policy Behavior: What is it Nation-States Do?

Chapter 5: Explaining Foreign Policy Behavior: Why Do Nation-States Do What they Do?

Chapter 6: The Foreign Policy Process: A View from the Inside

Chapter 7: Playing the Game of International Relations: Diplomacy before Force

Chapter 8: Breakdown in the Game: The Resort to Armed Force

PART III: International Institutions

Chapter 9: International Law: Myth or Reality?

Chapter 10: International Organizations: Links Between Governments and Between Peoples

PART IV: The Global Condition: The Policies of Global Problem Solving

(and more...)

Product Details

The Global Condition in the Twenty-First Century
Pearson, Frederic S.
Pearson, Frederic S.
Pearson Frederic
Pearson, Frederic
Rochester, J. Martin
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
New York :
International Relations
International Relations - General
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Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
July 1997
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.14x7.36x1.07 in. 2.41 lbs.

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