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Titel:   IR:The New World of International Relations
Reihe:   Longman
Autor:   Michael G. Roskin / Nicholas O. Berry
Verlag:   Pearson
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   7
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   400
Erschienen:   Februar 2007
ISBN13:   9780136130543
ISBN10:   0-13-613054-2
Status:   Der Titel ist leider nicht mehr lieferbar. Sorry, This title is no longer available. Malheureusement ce titre est épuisé.
 
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IR:The New World of International Relations

Description

For courses in International Relations.

 

IR: The New World of International Relations awakens newcomers to the field to its fascinating and sometimes dramatic qualities, as well as acquaints them with basic concepts and vocabulary.

 


Features

Are your students sufficiently grounded in history and geography?

IR: The New World of International Relations covers important events in international relations in recent history. These are arranged largely by geographic area and are used to illustrate one or more concepts of international relations. Few young people enter college now with adequate background in twentieth century history.  IR: The New World of International Relations backfills recent history. Most texts in international relations pay less attention to history, leaping instead into the future. Examples and case studies illustrate more abstract and general International Relations concepts. Each chapter illustrates one or more major concepts. For example, the chapter covering a brief history of U.S. foreign policies illustrates the concept of how the nation's interest is slippery and changing.

Do your students pick up concepts and vocabulary clearly and quickly?

IR: The New World of International Relations uses the following pedagogical tools to capture students' interest:

  • Boxed features draw students into the material and enable them to put concepts, issues, and foundations of IR in context. This text aims to awaken newcomers to the fascinating and sometimes dramatic qualities of the field, as well as acquaint them with its basic concepts and vocabulary. Toward this end, the following types of feature boxes are included:
    • "Concepts" boxes. These explain important concepts in international relations.
    • "Classic Thought" boxes. These feature major writers in international relations.
    • “Economics” boxes. These cover topics related to the economy, ranging from economic theory to the economies of nations and geographic regions.
    • “Geography” boxes. These cover topics related to geography, including changing borders, the movement of ethnic groups, and the birth of new nations.
    • "Turning Points" boxes. These feature moments in history that set the stage for big disasters, reforms, or changes in the future.
    • "Reflections" boxes. These recall the authors' personal experiences or ponder issues that affect students personally, to show that international relations is not a distant abstraction.
    • "Diplomacy" boxes. These show how to solve problems.
  • "Questions to Consider" open each chapter.  These questions spark students' interest in chapter content and promote better understanding of the material. For example, Chapter 8 "What is nationalism and where did it come from?"
  • All concepts are linked to and illustrated by case studies. For example, Chapter 2: "Concepts: National Interest."
  • Vocabulary is boldfaced with running marginal glossaries. For example, Chapter 3: "Tet [bf] Vietnamese new year; early 1968 North Vietnamese/Vietcong nationwide offensive."
  • Geography is inserted throughout the chapters. For example, Chapter 16: "Geography: Growth of the Common Market."

 What kinds of tools do you use to help students learn and yourself to prepare?

The following learning tools are available when you select IR: The New World of International Relations for your course:

    • Companion Website: www.prenhall.com/roskin.  This website brings an online study guide to students. When students log on, they will find a wealth of study and research resources. Chapter outline and summary information, true/false tests, fill-in-the-blank tests, and multiple-choice tests, all with immediate feedback and chapter page cross-references, give students ample opportunity to review the information. The site also includes links to sites pertaining to material covered in the text.
    • Instructor's Manual with Test Item File. For each chapter in the book, this supplement--available in print as well as downloadable format--contains a chapter summary, essay questions, and multiple choice questions based on the material discussed in the text.
    • Prentice Hall Test Generator. A computerized version of the test item file, this program allows full editing of the questions and the addition of instructor-generated test items. Other special features include random generation, scrambling question order, and test preview before printing. Available in Windows and Macintosh formats.

 New to this edition. Updates have been made to IR: The New World of International Relations in order to provide you and your students with the most up-to-date information on international relations. Some of the changes are

  • More photos, several of them from The New York Times, by special arrangement.
  • Latest Arab-Israeli troubles in Gaza and Lebanon.
  • North Korea's nuclear test discussed.
  • New box in Chapter 15: "Is Islam the Cause?" (of terrorism), critically examining Robert Pape's argument that terrorism is merely an effort to get foreign occupiers to leave.
  • Includes South Korea's Ban Ki-Moon's appointment as new UN Secretary General.
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New to this Edition

 New to this edition. Updates have been made to IR: The New World of International Relations in order to provide you and your students with the most up-to-date information on international relations. Some of the changes are

  • More photos, several of them from The New York Times, by special arrangement.
  • Latest Arab-Israeli troubles in Gaza and Lebanon.
  • North Korea's nuclear test discussed.
  • New box in Chapter 15: "Is Islam the Cause?" (of terrorism), critically examining Robert Pape's argument that terrorism is merely an effort to get foreign occupiers to leave.
  • Includes South Korea's Ban Ki-Moon's appointment as new UN Secretary General.
  • The new MyPoliSciKit for IR is a premium online learning resource that features multimedia and interactive activities to help students make connections between concepts and current events. The book-specific assessment, video case studies, role-playing simulations, mapping exercises, Financial Times newsfeeds, and politics blog encourage comprehension and critical thinking. With Grade Tracker, instructors can easily follow students' work on the site and their progress on each activity. MyPoliSciKit is available at no additional charge when packaged with this book. To learn more, please visit www.mypoliscikit.com or contact your Pearson representative.

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Table of Contents

THE COLD WAR COME AND GONE

   1. Strange New World: Power and Systems in Transformation

   2. America's Changing National Interests 

   3. "Wrong, Terribly Wrong": The U.S. and Vietnam 

   4. Can the U.S. Lead the World?

   5. From Russia to the Soviet Union 

   6. From the Soviet Union Back to Russia

 

THE GLOBAL SOUTH

   7. South Africa and the End of Colonialism

   8. Eternal Warfare in the Holy Land

   9. Oil and Turmoil: The Persian Gulf

  10. The Troubled Americas: Our Neglected South

  11. Economic Development: The Rich and the Poor 

 

THE ETERNAL THREATS

  12. Why Wars?

  13. National Security: How States Protect Themselves

  14. Nuclear Politics: The Bomb Is Here to Stay

  15. The Challenge of Terrorism

 

THE ECONOMIC BLOCS

  16. Europe Divorces America

  17. Asia: China as Number One

  18. The United States and Globalization

 

THE POLITICS OF A NEW WORLD

  19. Diplomacy 

  20. International Law

  21. The United Nations

  22. Giving Peace a Chance
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