Synopses & Reviews
Part of the “Longman Classics in Political Science” series, Nye's best-selling text has been completely updated with new discussions about Middle East politics, including the Israel-Palestine dispute and the Iraq war, terrorism in general and radical Islamic terrorism in particular, the global politics of oil, and much more. Replete with illustrative examples and written in a lively, engaging manner, this is a brief, inexpensive book that students will buy and actually enjoy reading. It deftly balances theory and history to help students develop a well-rounded, informed framework for analyzing the international issues confronting us at the beginning of the 21st Century.
Written by renowned international relations expert Joseph S. Nye, this lively book gives readers the background in history and political concepts they need to understand the issues facing our world today: the war in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, and much more. Origins of the Great Twentieth-Century Conflicts; Balance of Power and World War I; The Failure of Collective Security and World War II; The Cold War; Intervention, Institutions, and Regional Conflicts; Interdependence and Globalization; The Information Age; A New World Order? Anyone interested in understanding international relations today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?
Chapter 2- Origins of the Great Twentieth-Century Conflicts
Chapter 3- Balance of Power and World War I
Chapter 4- The Failure of Collective Security and World War II
Chapter 5- The Cold War
Chapter 6- Intervention, Institutions, and Regional and Ethnic Conflicts
Chapter 7- Globalization and Interdependence
Chapter 8- The Information Revolution, Transnational Actors, and the Diffusion of Power
Chapter 9- A New World Order?