Synopses & Reviews
Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2009, the brief version of International Relations presents the same approach and coverage as the bestselling comprehensive survey but in a streamlined and flexible format.
From war and trade to human rights and the environment, this text is praised for being the most current introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to help students analyze what is happening in the world today, International Relations, Brief Edition is perfect for courses where multiple texts are assigned
“International Relations has long been the best introduction to the field. It perfectly balances different theoretical approaches to international politics, theoretical and empirical material, and major topics like international security, international political economy, and global social issues. In particular, its coverage of war, civil conflict, and terrorism is outstanding and especially relevant today.”–Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Students have realized that women—as factory workers, as peace activists, as political thinkers—need to be discussed in IR courses. Goldstein and Pevehouse’s up-to-the-minute, engaging introductory text responds to this need.”—Cynthia Enloe, Clark University
“A thoroughly engaging and comprehensive textbook, Goldstein and Pevehouse successfully guide students in applying IR theory to real world events. The authors do a masterful job of explaining world affairs and of developing students’ ability to evaluate contemporary international policy debates.”—Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University
About the Author
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. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2001-2010 Best Book of the Decade Award for War and Gender
(Cambridge University Press, 2001).
Jon C. Pevehouse is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2009 Karl Deutsch Award.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Globalization of International Relations
Chapter 2. Realist Theories
Chapter 3. Liberal and Social TheoriesChapter 4. Conflict, War, and Terrorism
Chapter 5. Trade and Money
Chapter 6. International Organization, Law, and Human Rights
Chapter 7. North-South Relations
Chapter 8. Environment and Technology