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Published: 13 April 2000

472 Pages | line illustrations and maps


ISBN: 9780198780656

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International Systems in World History

Remaking the Study of International Relations

Barry Buzan and Richard Little

  • Provides a useful outline of all the mainstream theories of International Relations and shows how they can be employed in a coherent and mutually beneficial way
  • The subject of international systems and their importance is a central point of debate in the study of international relations
  • Gives the most comprehensive account available, both theoretical and historical, of the idea of international systems
  • Introduces a 'big picture' world historical perspective into the study of International Relations, showing how its core concepts work across time, and setting out a new theoretical agenda and intellectual role for the discipline

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