Introduction to International Studies by Brian OrendIntroduction to International Studies by Brian Orend

Introduction to International Studies

byBrian Orend

Paperback | August 3, 2012

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Written from a truly interdisciplinary perspective, this concise new book offers an in-depth and accessible overview of the wide-ranging field of international studies. This essential resource will help students develop a thorough understanding of our increasingly complicated andinterconnected world, while preparing them for more advanced studies.
Brian Orend is the director of international studies, and a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City. Orend is the author of five books: On War: A Dialogue (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2008); The Morality of War (Broadview, 2006); Human Rights: Concepts ...
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Title:Introduction to International StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.74 inPublished:August 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195439384

ISBN - 13:9780195439380

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Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the World Stage1. Core Concepts and Historical ContextsCountriesState FormationEnd of European ImperialismNorth versus SouthThe West versus 'the Rest'Case Study: The American Empire?2. Population and EnvironmentPopulationCase Study: The French Ban on Muslim Head ScarvesCase Study: The Darfur Region of SudanTransition from Human Population to Natural EnvironmentEnvironment and ResourcesOptimism versus Pessimism3. Comparative CultureThe Structure and Ideology of the StateCase Study: Iran's Religious RegimeCase Study: Classical Liberalism in the United StatesCase Study: Socialist Societies, both Moderate and Democratic, and Extreme and Communist ReligionCase Study: The Arab-Israeli ConflictCase Study: Tibet and ChinaPart II: Core Dynamics: Nation versus World4. Foreign Policy and International PoliticsThe PowersEmerging PowersDeclining PowersThe Goals of Foreign Policy in GeneralThe Tools of Foreign PolicyCase Study: Can-Am Relations5. International Law and OrganizationInternational LawThe Process of Treaty-MakingInternational OrganizationCase Study: The Birth of an International InstitutionPart III: Traditional Issues of Hard Power: Bucks and Bullets6. International Trade and BusinessSummarizing the Drivers of Economic GrowthInternational TradeCase Study: Asia and Export-Led DevelopmentInternational Business7. Armed Conflict, Part 1: Causes and OutbreakWar DefinedWar's Costs and CasualtiesWhat Causes War, and Is There a Solution?Regulating the Outbreak of WarCase Study: A Tale of Two Recent Wars: Afghanistan and Iraq8. Armed Conflict, Part 2: Methods and AftermathDefining Some Military TermsFighting a WarCase Study: The My Lai MassacreCase Study: Child SoldiersJus Post Bellum: AftermathCase Study: Two Examples of the Retribution ModelCase Study: Reconstructing Germany and JapanCase Study: Reconstruction Models Applied to Afghanistan and IraqPart IV: Newer Issues of Soft Power: Improving Well-Being9. Human RightsRecent Human Rights HistoryCompleting the Values Picture: The Point of Human RightsRealizing Human RightsInternational Human Rights LawCase Study: The European Human Rights SystemOther Tools for Human RightsCase Study: The Arab SpringHuman Rights NGOsWomen's Human Rights10. Global Public HealthJennifer E. McWhirter: Health and HistoryGlobal Public Health and Other Fields of International StudiesWhat is Health?What is Public Health?Case Study: John Snow and the Tracing of a Cholera OutbreakA Tale of Two Cities: North versus SouthCase Study: The Global Tobacco EpidemicA Tale of Two Neighbourhoods: North versus NorthGlobal Poverty and Health InequalityCase Study: Maternal HealthThe Other Side of DarknessCase Study: Smallpox11. International Aid and DevelopmentWhy Should the Developed World Care?Aid versus DevelopmentRival Concepts of DevelopmentSources of Development AssistanceThree Waves of DevelopmentCase Study: Micro-Finance12. ConclusionCould World Government Be the Solution?Kant's Cosmopolitan FederationConclusion: Bottom-Up Pluralism, Revisited

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"Brian Orend's book does justice to the daunting scope and complexity of international studies without compromising substance and critical reflection. Though billed as an introduction, his work presents the fascinating features and amazing transformations of our globalized world with masteryand clarity so as to inspire genuine interest and active engagement. Adeptly weaving historical and conceptual backgrounds with contemporary debates and current events, Orend offers novices and experts alike a treasure trove of refreshing insights." --Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University