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IR - International Student Edition
Seeking Security, Prosperity, and Quality of Life in a Changing World

Fourth Edition


March 2021 | 496 pages | CQ Press

IR: Seeking Security, Prosperity, and Quality of Life in a Changing World invites students into the debates in world politics and supports them as they engage with ideas and events by providing a clear introduction to not just what happens, but why and how it happens. Assuming no prior knowledge about international relations, award-winning teachers and scholars James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury meet students where they are and provide them with a framework to make sense of the complicated events and interactions of world politics. 

Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition provides insight into recent developments like, X, Y, and Z. 

 
CHAPTER 1. WORLD POLITICS: Seeking Security, Prosperity, and Quality of Life in a Complicated and Connected World
 
PART I: THEORY AND PRACTICE
 
CHAPTER 2. THE PLAYERS AND THE PLAYING FIELD: Anarchy, States, and Non-State Actors
 
CHAPTER 3. POWERFUL IDEAS: Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism
 
CHAPTER 4. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
PART II: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
 
CHAPTER 5. UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT: The Nature and Causes of Conflict and War
 
CHAPTER 6. SEEKING SECURITY: Managing Conflict and War
 
CHAPTER 7. BUILDING PEACE: Structures of Cooperation
 
PART III: ECONOMIC SECURITY
 
CHAPTER 8. THE PURSUIT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY: Trade, Finance, and Integration
 
CHAPTER 9. ECONOMIC STATECRAFT: Sanctions, Aid, and Their Consequences
 
CHAPTER 10. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Relations Between the Haves and Have-Nots
 
PART IV: HUMAN SECURITY
 
CHAPTER 11. HUMAN RIGHTS: People, Human Security, and World Politics
 
CHAPTER 12. MANAGING THE GLOBAL COMMONS: Whose Responsibility?
 
CHAPTER 13. TRANSNATIONAL ADVOCACY NETWORKS: Changing the World?
 
PART V: LOOKING AHEAD
 
CHAPTER 14. SECURITY, PROSPERITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE BALANCE: Future Directions and Challenges

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ISBN: 9781071841020
£76.99