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Essentails of Internatioanl Relations covers the field's core concepts and offers professors the freedom to supplement their courses with additional texts from the Norton Series in World Politics. This second edition features new chapters on globalizing issues, addressing scarcity of resources, growing populations and cross-cultural ethics. An accessible and authoritativeEssentails of Internatioanl Relations covers the field's core concepts and offers professors the freedom to supplement their courses with additional texts from the Norton Series in World Politics. This second edition features new chapters on globalizing issues, addressing scarcity of resources, growing populations and cross-cultural ethics. An accessible and authoritative coverage, this text should provide students with the analytical tools they need for study in this dynamic field....

Title : Essentials of International Relations
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ISBN : 9780393924480
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Essentials of International Relations Reviews

  • Ilana
    2019-03-14 22:37

    I have serious issues with this text book; highly biased.

  • Victoria
    2019-02-21 15:22

    Un libro que va al punto, los temas están bien explicados. Lo único es que es un poco general, como un vistazo al mundo de las relaciones internacionales, que debe complementarse con otras lecturas si se quiere llegar a un entendimiento completo del tópico.

  • Kate
    2019-03-15 19:44

    This book covers every main point of International politics and uses real world examples to explain the concepts covered in the book. This book provides a balanced view of international politics, criticizing the flaws in the international system and commending its achievements equally throughout the book. The Essentials of International Politics focuses mainly on the four schools of thought: Realism, Liberalism, Radicalism, and Constructivism. The author shows how the different schools of thought view something like state sovereignty or the size of the roles different international actors play. The author covers everything from the world economy and war to humanitarian intervention and how the individual is viewed in the international system. It is a good source for learning the basics of international politics in the world today. As I have said, this is a great book for learning the basics of international relations, however it is not recommended that you read whole chapters in under two hours. When reading this you should take time to understand the full concepts before moving onto the next chapter or paragraph because every concept and acronym comes back at some point in the book. This books has great basic knowledge but it is also helpful to do simulations or have discussions with others in order to experience how these principals can be used in real life. This book encourages forming your own opinions and the author does an excellent job of making it as unbiased as possible. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in international relations.

  • Jeremy
    2019-02-28 16:30

    This book was a textbook for an International Studies course I took. It makes an excellent primer for someone looking to learn the fundamentals of international relations theory. I found it to be very informative, but also easy to read, unlike many textbooks. The author also makes a point to show how international relations can be relevant to the reader's daily life, which is a nice touch.This book is not one to read if you're looking for detailed analysis of specific events. It uses case studies to serve as an example of the theory that it's presenting, certainly, but that's really all they're there for: to take an event that the reader is likely to be familiar with and briefly show how the theories being discussed apply to it.An excellent book for someone considering studying international relations or who's new to the field and wants an easily accessable introduction.

  • Laura
    2019-03-13 22:18

    Definitely covers the basics of international relations, so it's a good introduction if you've never had any experience. My main problem is that my professor pointed out several things that the book got wrong and presented as fact, so it's misleading. It also is organized in a weird way: it splits the topics into less related sections and introduces theory without any basis for the theory and analyzes from there, where it is really the other way around in political science.

  • John
    2019-03-03 14:37

    Provides a simple and relevant overview of western IR through the perspectives of realism, liberalism, radicalism, and constructivism. The text could do with some better editing though, i.e. the text uses "Turkey" and "Ottoman Empire" interchangeably in incorrect years, grammatical errors can make some statements difficult to interpret, etc. Can't complain too much though, it is a very inexpensive text.

  • MM
    2019-03-16 16:40

    The book was a primer through and through. It was written in such a way that beginners would understand the basic things in IR, if you're looking for a descriptive and elaborate book this one's not for you.

  • Valeria Andrea
    2019-03-16 21:40

    My International Relations teacher is not really good, in fact she's ranked in my Worst Teachers I've had EVER. So, I'll be eternally gratefull to this book, 'cause know and theach more than my actual teacher.

  • Jacob
    2019-03-14 19:27

    I actually read the second edition; couldn't find it here. It was ok; it had some interesting parts. I skimmed/read it.

  • Desiree
    2019-02-21 18:38

    Easy to read and great supplement to my studies.

  • Christian
    2019-03-21 20:29

    Very cut-dry writing. textbook material indeed, but at least its easy to read and understand for those with no prior knowledge in this area of study.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-02 19:34

    For all your basic political theory needs, this book has it all.

  • Heru Setyawan
    2019-03-02 22:17

    hghg

  • J.
    2019-03-23 21:47

    Sums things up prtty well, especially with Proff Toft teachin the course.