Principles of International Politics: People's Power, Preferences, and Perceptions

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The only introductory text that offers students real world skills for real world issues Leaders want to stay in power. In fact, decision makers regularly forego sincerely held beliefs rather than risk losing their jobs. This self-interest is the decisive motivation for action in the international arena and forms the theoretical backbone for this distinct, exciting departure from other introductory texts. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has now enhanced and improved this exciting text's coverage and conceptual focus, while revising and updating chapters to make Principles even more accessible to students. In addition to important new coverage of international political economy, law, organisations, and international political history, the second edition is even better organised, and contains more user-friendly explanations of technical material, as well as a host of new examples drawn from current world events. Student Workbook: Applying the Strategic Perspective Problems and Models, Second Edition Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and D. Scott Bennett This useful workbook has been redesigned and refocused specifically to help students understand the game theoretic and other technical concepts that structure the strategic perspective. Matching Principles chapter by chapter, students work through problem sets to apply what they've learned. With new material adapted from the textbook, novice students will hone their problem-solving skills, whilst more advanced students have the opportunity to test their capabilities with challenging material. 1-56802-775-3 paperback GBP9.99190 X 235mm 133 pages 2003 Special Offer! Buy the text and workbook shrink-wrapped together at the special price of GBP34.99 Order using ISBN: 1-56802-794-X Ancillaries - Free to adopters! 1. Solutions manual - containing all the answer to the workbook's problems and exercises 2. Instructor's CD-ROM with test bank and PowerPoint slides - over 450 test items - multiple-choice questions, true/false statements, as well as essay questions. With CQP Test Writer, instructors can create multiple forms of a test to prevent cheating, print out matching answer keys, and customize questions to meet individual needs. PowerPoint slides highlight key concepts and provide a spring board for Bruce

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Bueno de Mesquita is Silver Professor of Politics at New lectures. With an average of 30 per chapter, these slides York University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at reduce prep time, include a wealth of tables and figures from Stanford University. He is the author of many books including the book, and help instructors walk their students through The Logic of Political Survival with Alastair Smith, Randolph M. theoretical material 3. Companion site with Policy Forecaster - Siverson, and James D. Morrow; Predicting Politics; War and Available online at http://bdm.cqpress.com and at no additional Reason with David Lalman; and The War Trap, as well as a cost to students, the Policy Forecaster allows students the novel, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge. Bueno de Mesquita is on unique opportunity to employ Principles' forecasting model in a the board of directors of Decision Insights, Inc., is a recipient of dynamic medium. Taking scenarios from the past, present, and the Karl W. Deutsch Award in International Relations and future, students utilize and manipulate data sets especially Peace Research, a member of the American Academy of Arts created for the book - for example, conflicts in the Middle East and Sciences and is a past president of the International and Kashmiras well as political turmoil in Afghanistan - or Studies Association. He also has an honorary degree from the create their own data to take advantage of the software's University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has transformed this text substantially from earlier editions. This new, beautifully designed volume will be up there on the bookshelf of students and scholars for many years, in the section for classics. The volume is informative, interesting, and crisply written. It doesn't read like a textbook, but when you have read it you will know a considerable amount about how to understand and interpret world politics. --- Michael D. Ward, University of Washington

Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics combines a formidable theoretical approach to international relations with a comprehensive assessment of the state of the field. This extremely accessible and engaging volume offers a unique and compelling take on pressing current issues, including Iran's development of nuclear weapons, military intervention, foreign aid, and terrorism while providing deep historical context. Students and practitioners alike will be able to benefit from the masterful treatment of all the major models, methods and mysteries which infiltrate the study of international politics. --- Rose McDermott, Brown University

This is a terrific text. A masterful blend of history and theory, Principles of International Politics introduces students to the major problems and puzzles in international politics and to the key ideas in international relations theory. Revised and reorganized, the book provides students with the tools to begin thinking through the complexities of the strategic problems in international politics. - --Robert Powell, University of California-Berkeley

Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics combines a formidable theoretical approach to international relations with a comprehensive assessment of the state of the field. This extremely accessible and engaging volume offers a unique and compelling take on pressing current issues, including Iran's development of nuclear weapons, military intervention, foreign aid, and terrorism while providing deep historical context. Students and practitioners alike will be able to benefit from the masterful treatment of all the major models, methods and mysteries which infiltrate the study of international politics. --- Rose McDermott, Brown University

This is a terrific text. A masterful blend of history and theory, Principles of International Politics introduces students to the major problems and puzzles in international politics and to the key ideas in international relations theory. Revised and reorganized, the book provides students with the tools to begin thinking through the complexities of the strategic problems in international politics. --- Robert Powell, University of California-Berkeley

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