Essentials of International Relations and Essential Readings in World Politics

Essentials Of International Relations And Essential Readings In World Politics

by Karen A. Mingst , Ivan M. Arregun-toft
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ISBN
039361381X
Pages
544 Pages
Published
W. W. Norton, Incorporated , 2016
Publisher
W. W. Norton
Essentials of International Relations has long provided the clearest explanations of core concepts and theories; in its Seventh Edition, robust new "Behind the Headlines" features and engaging new chapter openers help students more easily draw connections between international relations concepts and today's political climate.Essential Readings in World Politics introduces students to key literature in international relations and provides everything instructors need to round out their syllabus, including classic readings and contemporary articles on ongoing international issues drawn from a wide range of sources and accompanied by headnotes offering the context and background that introductory students need. In the Sixth Edition, 23 new readings offer diverse perspectives on current topics such as the rise of China, the proliferation of terrorism and terrorist groups, international human rights, and the consequences--and failures--of international climate negotiations. The chapters complement Mingst and Arreguin-Toft's companion text, Essentials of International Relations, and can be packaged at a discount with that text or used on its own.

Karen A. Mingst is Lockwood Chair Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin. A specialist in international organization, international law, and international political economy, Professor Mingst has conducted research in Western Europe, West Africa, and Yugoslavia. She is the author or editor of seven books and numerous academic articles. She has frequently taught the introductory international relations course. In addition, she has traveled and lectured extensively at universities around the globe.

Ivan M. Arreguín-Toft is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University, where he teaches introductory international relations, among other courses. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. Professor Arreguín-Toft is a specialist in security studies and, specifically, asymmetric conflict. He is the recipient of fellowships at the Peace Research Institute and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies.

Jack L. Snyder is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia. His books include Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War, coauthored with Edward D. Mansfield (MIT Press, 2007) and From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (W.W. Norton, 2000). His articles on such topics as crisis diplomacy, democratization and war, nationalism, imperial overstretch, war crimes tribunals versus amnesties, international relations theory after September 11, and anarchy and culture have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, and World Politics. Professor Snyder teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on nationalism, comparative methods, and grand strategy. Professor Snyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of Columbia's Arts and Sciences Policy and Planning Committee. He is the editor of the Norton Series in World Politics.