International Relations, Brief Edition

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What do we study in international relations? How do we study it? And how do we apply it?

Using these guiding questions as a framework, International Relations, Brief Edition, shows students how to think critically about issues in world politics. In each chapter, a brief opening case is followed by a description of key developments, an explanation of the main approaches to analyze them, and applications of those approaches in individual, state, and global contexts. The authors provide extensive historical information throughout, giving students a holistic frame of reference from which to understand current events.

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* A consistent analytical framework organized around three questions guides students through the material

* A critical-thinking approach is introduced in Chapter 1 and reinforced throughout the text in opening vignettes, "Debate" boxes, "Case in Point" features, and "Visual Review" summaries

* Two chapters on key theoretical approaches introduce realism and liberalism (Ch. 2) and constructivism and other modern perspectives (Ch. 3)

* All chapters incorporate historical material throughout and end with an extended case study, "Past, Present, and Future," that applies learning objectives to classic and contemporary challenges

* The "How Do We Apply It?" section of each chapter examines issues within the individual, state, and global contexts of analysis

* Running "Check Your Knowledge" questions, a glossary of key terms, and bulleted chapter summaries help students assess what they've learned

* A unique conclusion, "Forecasting the World of 2025," serves as a capstone exercise, guiding students in evaluating issues and making predictions for the future

* An Instructor's Resource Manual, a Computerized Test Bank, CNN Videos, a Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/shiraev), and a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/InternationalRelationsTextbook) provide additional resources for instructors and students

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Eric B. Shiraev is a researcher and professor at George Mason University. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of twelve books and numerous publications, including Russian Government and Politics (2010) and Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History (2008).

Vladislav M. Zubok is a professor at the London School of Economics. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including the prize-winning Inside the Kremlin's Cold War (1996) and A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War (2007).

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"International Relations, Brief Edition's approach--providing a concise version of the major theories and current issues--is the ideal way to approach the topic and maintain students' interest. The structure followed throughout helps students organize their thoughts and understand each topic."--Andrea Malji, University of Kentucky


"This brief edition is refreshing news for frustrated instructors and students who seek a good foundation in introduction to International relations."--Suheir Daoud, Coastal Carolina University


"Accessible, straightforward, and highly organized . . ."-- Eric A. Heinze, University of Oklahoma


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