Synopses & Reviews
CLASSIC READINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS helps you develop an understanding of the diversity of approaches to the study of international relations and an appreciation of the key concepts and frameworks. Familiar themes of peace and war, conflict and cooperation, independence and interdependence, order and disorder, anarchy and society, sovereignty and intervention, power and hierarchy organize the readings while introductions in each section provide an overview and guide and provide assessment and analysis by the author.
CLASSIC READINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS brings together a unique collection of articles written by well-known scholars and analysts, representing a wide range of classic and contemporary viewpoints on international relations.
About the Author
Phil Williams is Professor of International Affairs and Public and Urban Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton and his teaching and research areas include security studies, foreign policy analysis, transnational organized crime, and terrorism. Publications include: "Transnational Criminal Organizations: Strategic Alliances", Washington Quarterly (Winter 1995); "Russian Organized Crime: The New Threat", ed. (Frank Cass Publishers, 1997). "Human Commodity Trafficking", ed. (Frank Cass Publishers, 1999). Donald M. Goldstein is Professor of Asian Studies (University Center for International Studies) and Eastern European Studies as well as Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and is a Member of Ridgway Center. His teaching and research areas include history, public administration, political science, arms control, national interest and national security, theory and practice of international affairs, foreign policy process, international relations, administrative theory. He has taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, Troy State University and the University of Pittsburgh. In 2002, he was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh. Jay M. Shafritz is Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 40 textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Table of Contents
Section I: THEORIES AND TRADITIONS. 1.The Idealist and Liberal Traditions. The Rights of War and Peace by Hugo Grotius. Kant's Perpetual Peace by Michael Doyle. The Fourteen Points by Woodrow Wilson. The Idea of International Sociaey by Hedley Bull. 2. The Realist Tradition and Power. The Peloponnesian Wary and the Melian Debate by Thucydides. Relations among Sovereigns by Thomas Hobbes. The Realist Critique and the Limitations of Realism by Hans J. Morgenthau. The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory by Kenneth N. Waltz. 3. The Roots of International Political Economy. The Economic Taproots of Imperialism by John A. Hobson. Two Alternative Perspectives: Marxism and Liberalism by Stephen D. Krasner. The Structure of De pendence by Theotonion Dos Santos. SECTION II: The Structure of the International System. 4. Bipolar and Multipolar Systems. The Stability of a Bipolar World by Kenneth N. Waltz. Multipolar Power Systems and International Stability by Karl W. Deutsch and J. David Singer. Rules for the Balance of Power System by Morton Kaplan. 5. Underlying Complexities. The Two Worlds of World Politics by James N. Rosenau. The Characteristics of Complex Interdependence by Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye. Section III: THE ACTORS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS. 6. States, Institutions and Individuals. The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations by J. David Singer. Models of International Relations and Foreign Policy by Ole R. Holsti. Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham T. Allison. 7. The Rise of Non-State Actors. Towards a New Conceptualization of Global Politics by Richard Mansbach, Yale H. Ferguson, and Donald E. Lampert. The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations by Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore. Advocacy Networks in International Politics by Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink. Section IV: ANARCHY AND SOCIETY IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM. 8. Power and Anarcy. International Conflict and International Anarchy: The Third Image by Kenneth N. Waltz. The Theory of Hegemonic War by Robert Gilpin. The Security Dilemma in the Atomic Age by John H. Herz. Cooperation Under the Seurity Dilemma by Robert Jervis. The Balance of Power by Hans J. Morgenthau. Criticism of Balance of Power Theory by A.F.K. Organiski. Collective Security as an Approach to Peace by Inis Claude Jr. 9. Cooperation and International Society. International Law and Assumptions about the State System by William D. Coplin. Cooperation and International Regimes by Robert O. Keohane. The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod. The Integration Theoriests and the Study of International Relations by Donald J. Puchala. 10. Debating Rival Theories. Anarchy is What States Make of It by Alexander Wendt. A Gendered Perspective on National Security by J. Ann Tickner. Anarchy and the Limits to Cooperation by Joseph Grieco. Critique of Critical Theory by John J. Mearsheimer. One World, Rival Theories by Jack Snyder. Section V: DETERRENCE, COERCION, AND WAR. 11. Nuclear Deterrence. Nuclear Weapons and Strategy by Bernard Brodie. The Delicate Balance of Terror by Albert Wohlstetter. Crazy States by Yehezkel Dror. 12. Coercion. The Manipulation of Risk by Thomas C. Schelling. The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy by Alexander L. George et. al. 13. The Nature and Origins of War. War as an Instrument of Policy by Carl von Clausewitz. Motives and Perceptions Underlying Entry into War by Dean G. Pruitt and Richard C. Snyder. War and Misperception by Robert Jervis. The Long Peace: Elements of Stability in the Postwar Internainal System by John Lewis Gaddis. Section VI: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND DEBATES. 14. Globalization and Governance. The Pentagon's New Map by Thomas Barnett. The Globalization Debate by David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt, and Jonathan Perraton. Governance in Fragmegrative Space by James N. Rosenau. 15. Global Chaos?. The Clash of Civilization by Samuel P. Huntington. The Coming Anarchy by Robert Kaplan. The Myth of Global Chaos by Yahya Sadowski. 16. Terrorism. Terrorism Today and Tomorrow by Bruce Hoffman. The Globalization of Informal Violence by Robert Keohane. The Sharpening Fight for the Future by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt. 17. Sovereignty and Intervention, Deterrence and Pre-Emption. Problematic Sovereignty by Stephen Krasner. The Debate about Intervention by Stanley Hoffman. Preemptive Action: When, how and to What Effect? by M. Elaine Bunn. An Unnecessary War by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephan M. Walt. 18. Unipolarity and the U.S. Role in the World. American Primacy in Perspective by Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth. Limits of American Power by Joseph S. Nye.