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Introduction to International Relations

Theories and Approaches

Seventh Edition

Robert Jackson, Georg Sørensen, and Jørgen Møller

December 2018

ISBN: 9780198803577

432 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £32.99

The most accessible, succinct introduction to the principal international relations theories with an emphasis on how theory can be used to analyse key global issues.

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The most accessible, succinct introduction to the principal international relations theories with an emphasis on how theory can be used to analyse key global issues.

  • A truly accessible introduction to international relations, which demystifies the key theories, debates, and issues.
  • Encourages students to think critically by presenting the strengths and weaknesses of different theories and highlighting points of contention between them.
  • Includes up-to-date examples to help students link theory to real-world developments.

New to this edition

  • Increased coverage of non-Western traditions, including historical theories on non-European state systems, widens students' perspectives.
  • Each chapter now includes topical discussions of how different theories pay attention to both domestic and international forces.
  • Particularly important revisions have been made to the chapters on Realism, International Society, International Political Economy: Contemporary Debtates, and Key Issues in Contemporary IR.
  • The description of the emergence of the European international system in Chapter 1 has been thoroughly revised and Chapter 11 now includes an extended discussion of a new body of work on balance of power dynamics in previous international systems.
  • Professor Jørgen Møller of Aarhus University joins the author team, offering new perspectives and insights.
  • All chapters have been fully updated to account for recent developments in the international system, including Brexit and the Trump presidency.
  • A lively full colour text design makes the text even more accessible for students.

About the Author(s)

Robert Jackson, University of Boston, Georg Sørensen, University of Aarhus, and Jørgen Møller, University of Aarhus

Robert Jackson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Boston.

Georg Sørensen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus.

Jørgen Møller is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus.

Table of Contents

    Part One: Studying IR
    1: Why Study IR?
    2: IR as an Academic Subject
    Part Two: Classical Theories
    3: Realism
    4: Liberalism
    5: International Society
    6: International Political Economy: Classical Theories
    Part Three: Contemporary Approaches and Debates
    7: International Political Economy: Contemporary Debates
    8: Social Constructivism
    9: Post-positivism in IR
    Part Four: Policy and Issues
    10: Foreign Policy
    11: Key Issues in Contemporary IR

Reviews

"Review from previous edition The writing style is particularly commendable as it makes the subject matter accessible to undergraduates while also appealing to more advanced learners." - Jens Uwe Wunderlich, Aston University

Additional Resources

The text is accompanied by online resources designed to help students to take their learning further. These include:

For students:
- Reinforce your understanding of each chapter's key themes with short case studies
- Test your understanding and revise for exams with review questions
- Explore different theoretical debates through a series of annotated web links to reliable content
- Test your knowledge of key terminology using the flashcard glossary

For registered lecturers:
- Encourage debate and critical thinking in class with seminar resources
- Download figures from the text for use in your own teaching materials

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