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International relations

Author: Stephanie Lawson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2012.
Series: Short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
"International Relations emerged as a distinct academic discipline in the early twentieth century as scholars and practitioners sought to address the causes of war and conditions for peace in a systematic and sustained way. Its philosophic foundations, however, draw on centuries of thinking about human nature, political authority and obligation, justice and injustice, and their implications for relations within and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Lawson
ISBN: 9780745650944 0745650945 9780745650951 0745650953
OCLC Number: 780482935
Description: ix, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing international relations --
States in world history --
Theorizing international relations --
International relations in the twentieth century --
Security and insecurity in the contemporary world --
Global governance and world order --
International political economy --
International relations in a globalizing world --
Conclusion : a post-international world?
Series Title: Short introductions.
Responsibility: Stephanie Lawson.


Since its emergence in the early twentieth century, International Relations has become one of the most important and dynamic fields of study in the contemporary period. This new edition of a classic  Read more...
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"A rare accomplishment. Quite the best introductory text in international relations I have ever seen." Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg "This is the kind of textbook that promotes intelligent Read more...

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