International Relations

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining all the key actors — from the United States and China to the IMF and Google — and the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of international relations lies in its contradictions — it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies — this guide provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, as well as an explanation of why it is so essential. Covering globalization, conflict, history, and theory, this is the perfect primer for students of international relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 3725

This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors

Hegel's Political Philosophy

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865545X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 950

A new and significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

Justice and Morality

Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

Author: Dr Amanda Russell Beattie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949957X

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 9321

Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. Amanda Beattie challenges both the conventional interpretation of natural law as necessarily and intractably theological, and the dominant conception of international relations as structurally distinct from the ends of human good, in order to recover the centrality of other-directed agency to the promotion of human development. Offering an important contribution to the study of international political thought, the book contains a number of challenging and controversial ideas which should provoke constructive debate within international relations theory, political theory, and philosophical ethics.

Justice, Order and Anarchy

The International Political Theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Author: Alex Prichard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113673273X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3211

This book provides a contextual account of the first anarchist theory of war and peace, and sheds new light on our contemporary understandings of anarchy in International Relations. Although anarchy is arguably the core concept of the discipline of international relations, scholarship has largely ignored the insights of the first anarchist, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Proudhon's anarchism was a critique of the projects of national unification, universal dominion, republican statism and the providentialism at the heart of enlightenment social theory. While his break with the key tropes of modernity pushed him to the margins of political theory, Prichard links Proudhon back into the republican tradition of political thought from which his ideas emerged, and shows how his defence of anarchy was a critique of the totalising modernist projects of his contemporaries. Given that we are today moving beyond the very statist processes Proudhon objected to, his writings present an original take on how to institutionalise justice and order in our radically pluralised, anarchic international order. Rethinking the concept and understanding of anarchy, Justice, Order and Anarchy will be of interest to students and scholars of political philosophy, anarchism and international relations theory.

After Secularism

Rethinking Religion in Global Politics

Author: E. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355315

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 4930

Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.

International Relations: The Basics

Author: Peter Sutch,Juanita Elias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134384408

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3865

International Relations is a concise and accessible introduction for students new to international relations and for the general reader. It offers the most up-to-date guide to the major issues and areas of debate and: explains key issues including humanitarian intervention and economic justice features illustrative and familiar case studies from around the world examines topical debates on globalization and terrorism provides an overview of the discipline to situate the new reader at the heart of the study of global politics Covering all the basics and more, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to understand contemporary international relations.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199297771

Category: Political Science

Page: 622

View: 5620

Now in its fourth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics. A comprehensive introduction to international relations, it is ideally suited to students coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a coherent, accessible, and lively account of the globalization of world politics. FEATURES * Contains work from an impressive line-up of international contributors who are experts in their fields; the chapters have been carefully edited in order to ensure an integrated and coherent style throughout the book * Covers history, theory, structures and processes, and international issues * Offers a visually stunning 4-color interior * Enhanced by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199297771/) that includes a test bank, PowerPoint slides, case studies, multiple-choice questions, links to journal articles, a flashcard glossary, and--new to this edition--video clips, video pod-casts of contributors, and a news feed NEW TO THIS EDITION * Three new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics * Each chapter includes a 400-word case study * More examples from the developing world

Practical Judgement in International Political Theory

Selected Essays

Author: Chris Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157553

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1452

Chris Brown is a prominent international political theorist who has contributed to debates on pluralism, justice and human rights. This book draws together seventeen of his most important and influential articles from the last twenty years. These essays include influential statements on the role of normative theory and international ethics, the so-called ‘cosmopolitan-communitarian debate’ and anti-foundationalist thought in international relations, as well as important contributions to Rawlsian and Post-Rawlsian theories of international and global justice. The most recent papers address subjects such as the notion of global civil society, and controversies over the ethics of pre-emptive warfare, and the inevitably selective nature of humanitarian interventions. The book includes a framing introduction written for this volume, in which Brown discusses his own influences, and the evolution of his thinking throughout his career. Although this evolution has involved a progressively less critical viewpoint towards liberal thought and liberal internationalism, and a greater commitment to universal values, some things have remained constant – in particular a focus on the importance of political judgement and scepticism directed towards the idea that there are simple solutions to complex problems. The collection ends fittingly with a critique of the popular cosmopolitanism of figures such as Bono and Bob Geldof. This collection will be essential reading for all scholars and graduates with an interest in international political theory.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

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Defending the Society of States

Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and Its Vision of World Society

Author: Jason Ralph

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 4866

Considering the nature of American power and its role in international society, this book will appeal not only to those concerned by contemporary American foreign policy, but also to those with an interest in international politics, international society, transatlantic relations and the War on Terror.

International Law and the Use of Force

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Shirley V. Scott,Anthony Billingsley,Christopher Michaelsen

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 3303

This book is a discussion of key documents that explain the development, current status, and relevance of the international law governing the initiation of military hostilities.

Sovereignty

history and theory

Author: Raia Prokhovnik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5272

the historical examination of the concept and the conceptual analysis of sovereignty are interdependent. The book engages with and makes a significant contribution to the literatures on sovereignty from the history of political thought and political theory. It offers a clear survey and evaluation of interlinked debates within these literatures, and provides lively and scholarly interpretations of thinkers including Bodin, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Foucault and Schmitt. This book will be of interest to historians of political thought, political theorists, political philosophers, IR theorists, and legal theorists. Raia Prokhovnik is reader in politics as the Open University and co-editor, Contemporary Political Theory.

A History of International Political Theory

Ontologies of the International

Author: Hartmut Behr

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6479

Contemporary theory of international politics faces a twofold problem: the critical engagement with legacies of national power politics in connection to 20th Century International Relations and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This book contributes to this engagement by a genealogy of thoughts on war, peace, and ethics.

Civilizations and World Order

Geopolitics and Cultural Difference

Author: Fred Dallmayr,M. Akif Kayapınar,İsmail Yaylacı

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739186078

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 6978

This book examines the role of civilizations in the context of the existing and possible world orders from a cross-cultural perspective. Seeking to clarify the meaning of such complex and contested notions as “civilization,” “order,” and “world order,” it takes into account political, economic, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of social life.

Sophistik und Rhetorik

Das Bildungsideal des Eu Legein in Seinem Verhältnis Zur Philosophie des V. Jahrhunderts

Author: Heinrich Gomperz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1421217937

Category:

Page: 300

View: 4075

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by B. G. Teubner in Leipzig und Berlin, 1912.

Ethics, Liberalism and Realism in International Relations

Author: Mark D. Gismondi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135980993

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9120

This book explores the complex issue of international ethics in the two dominant schools of thought in international relations; Liberalism and Realism. Both theories suffer from an inability to integrate the ethical and pragmatic dimensions of foreign policy. Liberal policy makers often suffer from moral blindness and a tendency toward coercion in the international arena, whilst realists tend to be epistemic sceptics, incorporating Nietzsche’s thought, directly or indirectly, into their theories. Mark Gismondi seeks to resolve the issues in these two approaches by adopting a covenant based approach, as described by Daniel Elazar’s work on the covenant tradition in politics, to international relations theory. The covenant approach has three essential principles: policy makers must have a sense of realism about the existence of evil and its political consequences power must be shared and limited liberty requires a basis in shared values. Ethics, Realism and Liberalism in International Relations will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, philosophy, ethics and international relations.