Conflict After Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace (3rd Edition)
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Conflict After Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace (3rd Edition)

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"This text assembles classic and contemporary readings that argue about the shape of international conflict in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era."
Paperback, 672 pages
Published August 2nd 2007 by Pearson (first published September 1st 1993)
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Ben Simpson
A really fantastic compilation of formative work in IR and the theory of human conflict. Betts, a realist scholar, takes a representative sample of realist work and applies it against a selection of liberal (or institututionalist) work. An excellent first start in IR theory.
Read the 3rd edition of this for a "Global Conflict, Global Health" class. Post Cold War international relations theory is intense. Betts puts together a collection of works by all the essential theorists like Fukuyama, Mearsheimer, Huntington, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Wilson, and some other big names. It's really helping me round out my views on power, realism, idealism, sovereignty, and the role of liberal democratic society in the world. Fortunately for the reader, the reader can make some basic...more
An excellent reader on the nature and causes of modern conflict, compiling essays reflecting all the major schools of thought on the subject. I have found this indispensable as a textbook in international relations.
An excellent book for those interested in conflict theory and IR
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