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Introduction To IR



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Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries


Aggie Hirst, Diego de Merich, Joe Hoover, Roberto Roccu

December 2022

Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries is an innovative introduction to key concepts in international relations, exposing the myths of the discipline, and making critical thinking engaging and relatable for students.

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Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know®


Bruce W. Jentleson

July 2022

What Everyone Needs To Know®

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Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches

Eighth Edition


Georg Sørensen, Jørgen Møller, Robert Jackson

December 2021

Introduction to International Relations provides students with a complete understanding of theory and how it applies to the real world. With comprehensive coverage of all major classical and contemporary theories and approaches, the text focuses on the connections between theory and current issues in international relations.

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Rethinking American Grand Strategy


Elizabeth Borgwardt, Christopher McKnight Nichols, Andrew Preston

October 2021

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Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Joseph M. Siracusa

July 2021

Very Short Introductions

Diplomatic history is the critical study of the management of relations between nation-states. Based on significant historical case studies - the American Revolution, the origins of the Great War and its aftermath, Versailles, the Iraq War, and diplomacy in the age of globalization - this book locates the universal role of diplomatic negotiation.

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Global Politics


Stephanie Lawson

February 2021

The most concise introduction to international relations: covers all the essentials, with learning features that link theories to the real world.

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Politics in the European Union

Fifth Edition


Simon Bulmer, Owen Parker, Ian Bache, Stephen George, Charlotte Burns

August 2020

The most complete textbook on European Union politics, created to introduce you to everything you need to understand the EU.

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Palestinian Refugees in International Law

Second Edition


Francesca P. Albanese, Lex Takkenberg

June 2020

The Palestinian refugee question remains one of the largest and most protracted refugee crises of the post-WWII era. This compelling new book offers a clear and comprehensive analysis of various areas of international law and their relevance to the provision of international protection for Palestinian refugees.

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International Relations: A Very Short Introduction


Christian Reus-Smit

April 2020

Very Short Introductions

International relations affects everyone's lives: their security, economic well-being, rights and freedoms, and the environment they share. This book explores international relations' central concerns with the changing way that political authority is organized globally, and provides the theoretical tools to understand the dynamics of the field.

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International Relations Since 1945

Third Edition


John W. Young, John Kent

February 2020

Unrivalled coverage of the key developments in global political history since 1945.

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The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

Eighth Edition


John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens

December 2019

The best-selling introduction to international relations offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics, written by the leading experts in the field.

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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition


Klaus Dodds

July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Encompassing everything from great power politics to everyday objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, governments, and international bodies. It is far more than simply the impact of geographical features on political developments. This book considers both geopolitics' intellectual historical origins and its current concerns.

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International Law


Gleider Hernández

April 2019

A rigorous and contemporary approach to public international law, supported by engaging and thought-provoking learning features.

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Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition


Charles Townshend

May 2018

Very Short Introductions

Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'war against terrorism'? In this fully updated edition, Charles Townshend unravels the questions at the heart of the problem of terrorism - its causes, methods, effects, and limitations - suggesting that it must be understood as a political strategy whose threat can be rationally grasped and answered.

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International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Khalid Koser

June 2016

Very Short Introductions

Despite the fact that international migration continues to rise higher and higher on the political agenda, the issue is often either misunderstood or misrepresented by the media. In this Very Short Introduction, Khalid Koser provides an objective and accessible global overview of migration and its impacts.

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World Politics in a New Era

Sixth edition


Steven L. Spiegel, Elizabeth G. Matthews, Jennifer M. Taw, Kristen P. Williams

January 2014

If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price

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International Security: A Very Short Introduction


Christopher S. Browning

October 2013

Very Short Introductions

Since the end of the Cold war, the international security agenda has become increasingly important. This Very Short Introduction considers traditional topics such as war and peace, military strategy and nuclear weapons, alongside other issues such as climate change, international migration, poverty, and international terrorism.

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Governance: A Very Short Introduction


Mark Bevir

October 2012

Very Short Introductions

Generally referring to all forms of social coordination and patterns of rule, the term 'governance' is used in many different contexts. In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Bevir explores the main theories of governance and considers their impact on ideas of governance in the corporate, public, and global arenas.

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Borders: A Very Short Introduction


Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen

September 2012

Very Short Introductions

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