A contemporary analytical approach to international relations written at a level that introductory students can grasp. Why are there wars? Why do countries have a hard time cooperating to prevent genocides or global environmental problems? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Organized around the puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to the study of world politics, this book gives students the tools they need to think analytically about compelling questions like these.
World Politics introduces a contemporary analytical framework based on interests, interactions, and institutions. Drawing extensively on recent research, the authors use this flexible framework throughout the text to get students thinking like political scientists as they explore the major topics in international relations. .
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Jeffry A. Frieden is at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
David A. Lake is at the University of California, San Diego.
Kenneth A. Schultz is at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
“It brings a new and almost intuitive framework to the analysis of issues by focusing on the interests involved. More important, it does not limit itself to one major paradigm, as realists, liberals, radicals, and even constructivists can use the idea of interests/interactions/institutions as a springboard.” (Michael Kanner, University of Colorado, Boulder)
“There is no question that Frieden/Lake/Schultz is one of the best IR textbooks out there.” (Tobias Hofmann, College of William & Mary)
“Frieden, Lake, and Schultz provide an introductory textbook that offers an integrated framework for analysis and exposes students to cutting-edge research in international relations, while remaining easily readable and accessible to students. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching with it.” (Ashley Leeds, Rice University)
“I find the interests/interactions/institutions approach to be quite useful and quite clear.” (Stephen Saideman, McGill University)
“This text offers a nice alternative to the 'isms' approach to teaching introductory international relations. It is theoretically rich but takes care to couple abstract concepts with memorable examples that solidify students' understanding.” (Todd Sechser, University of Virginia)
“More analytically rigorous than some current texts, but also one that is written at a level that students in an introductory course can follow.” (Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill)
“The chapter on international financial relations has made a complex topic very accessible.” (Andrew Cortell, Lewis & Clark College)
“I really like the chapter on domestic politics and war and think it’s very well executed. It provides clear, insightful arguments about the different ways in which domestic politics can lead to war.” (Todd Allee, University of Illinois)
“I love the capstone chapter. How can I sum up a semester? This chapter shows me how. I like the way it weaves theory and history together with policy and normative concerns to address questions about probable futures. It provides an innovative and satisfying conclusion to a very interesting and promising approach.” (Darren Hawkins, Brigham Young University)
“An outstanding text overall. This text is an improvement on other books and will be welcomed by many.” (Idean Salehyan, University of North Texas)
“The best international relations textbook that I’ve used. A well-organized and rigorous approach to the topic which introduces students to strategic bargaining and game theoretical concepts in a way that is accessible for all.” (Andrew Konitzer, Samford University)
“This text reflects the most exciting developments in international relations research over the last 15 years. It is probably the best introductory text on international relations I have ever seen.” (Megan Shannon, University of Mississippi)
“Well written and thoughtful and gives enough but not too much theory.” (Ron Mitchell, University of Oregon)
“Head and shoulders above anything else out there.” (David Leblang, University of Virginia)
“Organized around a series of 'puzzles,' this book perfectly balances the key theoretical notions at the foundation of the strategic approach with a genuine concern for real-world issues.” (Renato Corbetta, University of Alabama, Birmingham)
“A major contribution to the existing selection of introductory IR textbooks. I liked the analytical structure of the text very much. The consistency in themes and emphasis on a core analytical framework was most helpful.” (Lisa Martin, University of Wisconsin)
“Written in an exceptionally clear and engaging style.” (Patricia Sullivan, University of Georgia)
“This text strikes me as precisely the right way to go. The text is able to address a broad array of issues/topics and to do so in a unified fashion that focuses on scientific inquiry.” (Will Moore, Florida State University)
“This book looks much better than any of the others I’ve seen.” (Chad Rector, George Washington University)
“I think the framework is an excellent one for an introductory text. Indeed, I will certainly use the book in my course for this reason.” (Glenn Palmer, Pennsylvania State University)
“Much, much better than the other options I have considered. This book gets away from the stale debate between contending 'Isms' and makes it much easier to tell students about current research.” (Benjamin Fordham, Binghamton University)
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