International Relations is a concise and accessible introduction for students new to international relations and for the general reader. It offers the most up-to-date guide to the major issues and areas of debate and:
- explains key issues including humanitarian intervention and economic justice
- features illustrative and familiar case studies from around the world
- examines topical debates on globalization and terrorism
- provides an overview of the discipline to situate the new reader at the heart of the study of global politics
Covering all the basics and more, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to understand contemporary international relations.
Here's a student's trusted companion for the introductory course. IR: The Basics lays out in accessible and inviting fashion key concepts, methods, values and choices that face each newcomer to this vital field of enquiry. -- Jan Aart Scholte, University of Warwick, UK The authors of this book have adeptly infused empirical evidence with conceptual clarity. It is subtly perceptive in its judgments, and provides an invaluable introduction to the understanding of international relations. -- David Boucher, Professor of Political Theory, Cardiff University, and Adjunct Professor of International Relations, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia