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International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues

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With an abundance of new essays reflecting the ever-changing landscape of world politics, the eighth edition of this renowned reader provides students with comprehensive coverage of the most important IR concepts, trends, and current issues. Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this best-selling collection places contemporary essays alongside classics ...more
Paperback, Eighth Edition, 586 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Longman Publishing Group (first published November 1984)
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Apr 06, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, memories. Re-reading this freshman poli-sci collection of essays that introduced me to the world of international political theory was a blast from the past. It's interesting to see how some things never change ("Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma"), others seem to come from a world long-gone - at least for now - ("Peace, Stability, and Nuclear Weapons"), and still others are purely academic in the face of my own real life experience ("Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civi ...more
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Jun 14, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I once used the 1973 version of this book as a text when I taught International Relations. As an edited volume, its individual entries introduce students to a wide array of key essay.

Part One focuses on the anarchic environment of world politics, and the implications for understanding the behavior of states. Part Two explores the use of force, including special emphasis on force in the nuclear era. Part Three considers imperliamism and its various explanations. The final segment looks to the fut
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Oct 28, 2013 Hossein Aghaie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Without recourse to hyperbole, this is an IR bible, encapsulating a unique compilation of International Relations scholarship and works from Kenneth Waltz, Robert Jervis, Barry Buzan to new mover and shakers of the discipline. It is the most comprehensive coverage of important concepts, trends, and issues in international relation.
a bunch of political and informative articles.... an excellent read though some articles are biased towards some group of people or some religious ideologies...
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Apr 08, 2014 Robert Greer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Explains some interesting topics and theories without coming off as too bias. You have to be really interested in the subject matter to stay with it.
Camden Goetz
Good collection of a variety of essays, needs more post/anti-colonial, marxist, feminist essays though instead of (or maybe in addition to ) constructivism.
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