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International Relations by Stephanie Lawson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC International Relations International Relations only emerged as a discipline in its own right in the early twentieth century as scholars and practitioners sought to study the causes of war and the conditions for peace in a more systematic and sustained way The philosophical foundations of the discipline however draw on centuries of thinking about human nature political authority and the relations between political communities In this book Stephanie Lawson adopts a broad historical and contextual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of world politics In particular she examines the development of the discipline s central institution the state and explains the ways in which it has both shaped and been shaped by political norms Lawson also looks at key issues in the contemporary world including security and insecurity global governance and world order and the impact of globalization on the state .

The range of issues that the discipline now encompasses together with the development of new theoretical approaches and an increasing openness to interdisciplinary work make international relations an important and dynamic field of study in today s world This book will appeal to students of politics and international relations at undergraduate level and beyond as well as anyone with a general interest in world affairs

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The New Agenda for Global Security: The Cooperating for Peace and Beyond, International Relations, Some Conceptual and Empirical Issues in the Study of Regime Change, Europe and the Asia-Pacific, Theories of International Relations: Contending Approaches to World Politics, The New Agenda for International Relations: From Polarization to Globalization in World Politics?, Tradition Versus Democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga, Tradition Versus Democracy in the South Pacific: Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa, The Failure of Democratic Politics in Fiji, Culture and Context in World Politics
Using the techniques of the historian the anthropologist and the political theorist Lawson discusses the contemporary political situation in Fiji from both a historical and theoretical viewpoint Drawing on archival material and fieldwork she traces the sources of the current divisions in Fiji to the well intentioned but ultimately misguided ambitions of colonial administrators to protect the way of life of indigenous Fijians The author comes to the provocative conclusion that Fiji has never really been a democracy in the Western sense of the word br, Since the field of International Relations was established almost a century ago many different theoretical approaches have been developed each offering distinctive accounts of the world why it has come to be the way it is and how it might be made a better place br br In this illuminating textbook leading IR scholar Stephanie Lawson examines each of these theories in turn from political realism in its various forms to liberalism Marxism critical theory and more recent contributions from social theory feminism postcolonialism and green theory Taking as her focus the major practical issues facing scholars of international relations today Lawson ably shows how each theory relates to situations on the ground Each chapter features case studies questions for discussion to encourage reflection and classroom debate guides to further reading and web resources br br The study of IR is a profoundly normative enterprise and each theoretical school has its strengths and weaknesses Theories of International Relations encourages a critical reflective approach to the study of IR theory while emphasising the many important and interesting things it has to teach us about the complexities and challenges of international politics today, No description available, International Relations only emerged as a discipline in its own right in the early twentieth century as scholars and practitioners sought to study the causes of war and the conditions for peace in a more systematic and sustained way The philosophical foundations of the discipline however draw on centuries of thinking about human nature political authority and the relations between political communities br In this book Stephanie Lawson adopts a broad historical and contextual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of world politics In particular she examines the development of the discipline s central institution the state and explains the ways in which it has both shaped and been shaped by political norms Lawson also looks at key issues in the contemporary world including security and insecurity global governance and world order and the impact of globalization on the state br br The range of issues that the discipline now encompasses together with the development of new theoretical approaches and an increasing openness to interdisciplinary work make international relations an important and dynamic field of study in today s world This book will appeal to students of politics and international relations at undergraduate level and beyond as well as anyone with a general interest in world affairs