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Published: 18 October 2019

384 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190081638

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International Relations Theory

A Primer

Second Edition

Elizabeth G. Matthews and Rhonda L. Callaway

  • Focus on five theories identified by the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project as those most often taught in introductory IR courses
  • Inclusion of two case studies on non-proliferation and trade in each theory chapter
  • Utilizes "Family Tree" visuals that graphically and intuitively illustrate the sub-theories of each major theory
  • Encourages students to apply the theory to real-world scenarios to see both their explanatory power as well as their deficiencies

New to this Edition:

  • Includes updated case studies: one on the tension between free trade and protectionism and the other on nonproliferation and arms races
  • Offers an analysis of international relations theories to explain each of the book's case studies
  • Discusses green theory in the final chapter, illustrating the emergence of new theories in the field that are becoming more commonplace and pressing in modern IR courses

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