A description is provided in this text of 26 major developments in 20th century world politics. The case histories range from detailed descriptions of critical events (Cuban Missile Crisis, Pearl Harbour), to broader looks at more general topics (US-USSR-PRC rivalry, Apartheid, European integration), to studies of familiar problems from new perspectives (the Vietnam homefront, UN peacekeeping). Some developments are examined from more than one angle (Middle East Arms Race, Middle East diplomacy, OPEC). After reading these cases, students should be able to judge the validity of many competing theories of international relations. To help clarify the connection between history and theory, headnotes precede each case.
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Stiles, Kendall W., Case Histories in International Politics, Second Edition*\ To better understand present-day international politics, we need to understand the past. Placing current developments in the proper historical framework, Case Histories in International Politics makes senses of modern-day problems and helps readers understand key concepts in the study of international relations. Web addresses have been added to the end of each chapter and to the bibliography for direct access to government policy papers, current economic statistics, special interest group activities, and more. Four new cases: SALT 1 and its Aftermath, The Camp David Accords, Sweatshops and the Global Factory, and NGO's and the International Landmine Ban. For those interested in international relations.From the Back Cover:
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