International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 15, 2007

byPaul Wilkinson

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Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this iVery Short Introduction/i covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, andinvestigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty. He examines the role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups which also playa role in shaping the way states and governments interact. This up-to-date book is required reading for those seeking a new perspective to help untangle and decipher international events.

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Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this iVery Short Introduction/i covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, andinvestigates issues ranging from foreign pol...

Paul Wilkinson is Professor of International Relations and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. Prior to his appointment at St Andrews in 1989 he was Professor of International Relations, University of Aberdeen 1979-1989. He is co-editor o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.35 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801570

ISBN - 13:9780192801579

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Table of Contents

1. The Study of International Relations2. The Modern State System3. Theorizing about International Relations4. The Making of Foreign Policy5. Arms Control and Disarmament6. Contemporary Armed Conflicts, UN Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian Intervention7. Threats to Environmental Security8. The Challenge of World Poverty9. Shaping the International Relations of the Future