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An Introduction to International Relations
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Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.
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An introduction to international relations: the origins and changing agendas of a discipline Richard Devetak; Part I. Theories of International Relations: 1. International relations theory in an era of critical diversity Jim George; 2. Realism Michele Chiaruzzi; 3. Liberalism James L. Richardson; 4. Marxism and critical theory Richard Devetak, Jim George and Martin Weber; 5. Feminism Katrina Lee-Koo; 6. Postmodernism Roland Bleiker; 7. Constructivism Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Joshua S. Jones; 8. Theories of global justice Richard Shapcott; Part II. The Traditional Agenda: States, War and Law: 9. The modern state Richard Devetak; 10. Nations and nationalism Gavin Mount; 11. Security Anthony Burke; 12. Arms control Marianne Hanson; 13. Causes of war Hidemi Suganami; 14. The changing character of warfare Robert Ayson; 15. The ethics and laws of war Alex J. Bellamy; 16. International law Donald R. Rothwell; 17. International society and European expansion Paul Keal; 18. Diplomacy Geoffrey Wiseman and Paul Sharp; 19. Great powers Marco Cesa; 20. The Cold War Nick Bisley; 21. The United Nations Ian Hurd; 22. Non-state actors: multinational corporations and international non-governmental organisations James Goodman; 23. Religion and secularism Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; 24. Global economic institutions Marc Williams; 25. Global trade Maryanne Kelton; 26. Global finance Leonard Seabrooke; 27. Global poverty, inequality and development Heloise Weber and Mark T. Berger; 28. Globalisation and its critics Steven Slaughter; 29. Global terrorism David Wright-Neville; 30. Post-conflict state-building B. K. Greener; 31. Humanitarian intervention Thomas G. Weiss; 32. Human rights Anthony Langlois; 33. Migration and refugees Sara E. Davies; 34. Global environmental politics Robyn Eckersley; 35. Climate change Peter Newell.

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Richard Devetak is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland. Anthony Burke is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. Jim George is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.

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