- Readings on How the World Works: Current Issues in International Relations
- ISBN-10: 032140999X • ISBN-13: 9780321409997
- ©2010 • Pearson • Paper, 336 pp
Published 02/26/2009 • Instock
Readings on How the World Works presents writings on contemporary issues in international relations and provides examples of how the field’s major theories explain real-world events.
Designed to complement the coverage in survey texts like How the World Works, this reader balances analytical and descriptive selections that are accessible for students new to political science. Readings on How the World Works is easy and inexpensive to add to any course and helps students develop a more systematic and enduring understanding of international relations.
“Readings on How the World Works is unusually well constructed and rich in content, providing a variety of voices on a multiplicity of issues in international relations.”–Richard Chadwick, University of Hawai’i
“This reader reflects that great care was made to find a diversity of theoretical perspectives; it reflects current debates within the field as well as real world examples from around the globe.”–Vittorio Galasso, University of Delaware
Also by Russell Bova
How the World Works builds on students’ instincts about current world events and develops them into a more systematic and enduring understanding. How the World Works expands on all of the topics covered in Readings on How the World Works. Both books are available at a discount when packaged together. Please contact your Pearson sales representative for more information and a special package ISBN.
Chapter 1. How to Think About World Politics: Realism and Its Critics
John J. Mearsheimer, “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics”
Bruce Russett and John O’Neal, “International Systems: Vicious Circles and Virtuous Circles”
Alexander Wendt, “Constructing International Politics”
Ann Tickner, “Searching for the Princess?”
Chapter 2. Historical Perspectives: Continuity and Change in World Politics
Paul Schroeder, “Historical Reality vs. Neo-Realist Theory”
Jeffrey Record, “The Use and Abuse of History: Munich, Vietnam and Iraq”
Chapter 3. Levels of Analysis: The Making of Foreign Policy
Scott D. Sagan, “The Causes of Nuclear Proliferation”
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt with responses from Dennis Ross and Zbigniew Brzezinski, “The War over Israel’s Influence”
John Mueller, “The Iraq Syndrome”
Steve A. Yetiv, “The Iraq War of 2003”
Chapter 4. War and Violence in World Politics: The Realist’s World
Robert Jervis, “Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace”
Niall Ferguson, “The Next War of the World”
Stephen P. Rosen, “After Proliferation: What to Do if More States Go Nuclear”
John Mueller, “Terrorphobia: Our False Sense of Insecurity”
Chapter 5. International Law & Organization: The Promise of Liberal Institutionalism
Robert O. Keohane, “International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work”
Anne Marie-Slaughter, “Leading Through Law”
Michael Glennon, “Why the Security Council Failed”
Thomas G. Weiss, “The Illusion of UN Security Council Reform”
Chapter 6. The Human Rights Revolution: The Construction of International Norms
Kathryn Sikkink, “Transnational Politics, International Relations Theory, and Human Rights”
Julie A. Mertus, “Raising Expectations?: Civil Society’s Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy”
Oona A. Hathaway, “Making Human Rights Treaties Work: Global Legal Information and Human Rights in the 21st Century”
James Kurth, “Humanitarian Intervention after Iraq: Legal Ideals vs. Military Realities”
Chapter 7. Economic Globalization: The Consequences of Liberal Commercialism
James Fallows, “How the World Works”
Daniel Drezner, “Trade Talk”
C. Fred Bergsten, “Meeting the China Challenge”
Dani Rodrik, “Trading in Illusions”
Niall Ferguson, “Sinking Globalization”
Chapter 8. Transnational Actors and Issues: The State System Under Stress
Jessica T. Mathews, “Power Shift”
Stephen D. Krasner, “Sovereignty”
David G. Victor, “What Resource Wars?”
James Fallows, “The Connection Has Been Reset”
Chapter 9. Global Futures
Robert Kagan, “History’s Back: Ambitious Autocracies, Hesitant Democracies”
Thomas L. Friedman, “The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention”
Samuel P. Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations”
Kishore Mahbubani, “The Case Against the West: America and Europe in the Asian Century”
Swanee Hunt, “Let Women Rule”
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