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Published: 07 March 2022

472 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198862208

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Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches

Eighth Edition

Georg Sørensen, Jørgen Møller, and Robert Jackson

  • A truly accessible introduction to international relations, which demystifies the key theories, debates, and issues
  • Includes up-to-date examples to help students link theory to real-world developments
  • Encourages students to think critically by presenting the strengths and weaknesses of different theories and highlighting points of contention between them
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • The contents have been reorganised into a three-part structure that brings into clearer focus how theories meet real world developments
  • A new final chapter, 'The Big Question: World Order or World Chaos?', provides a current analysis of international turbulence, encouraging students to connect theory to their own lived experiences
  • Chapter 11 has been thoroughly revised with a detailed discussion of climate change and the challenges faced in seeking international cooperation to mitigate its effects. It also introduces 'Green Theory' approaches
  • Increased coverage of non-Western traditions and Feminist theories throughout the book further broaden students' understanding of these key subjects
  • Expanded discussion of the rise of China and other emerging powers further illuminates how theory applies to the present day
  • Thoroughly refreshed and updated further reading recommendations support students in finding diverse and current scholarship to enhance their learning
  • A large number of new text boxes, tables, and figures further illustrate arguments and compliment the lively, full colour text design

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