Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation

Series
Pearson
Author
Joseph S. Nye / David A. Welch  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
448
Pub.-date
January 2016
ISBN13
9780134403168
ISBN
0134403169
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Description

For courses in Introduction to International Relations

An overview of international relations that highlights conflict and cooperation among and within states
Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History provides a concise, insightful introduction to world politics in an era of complex interdependence. Authors Joseph Nye and David Welch examine conflict and cooperation among global actors via lessons from theory and history, providing readers with a durable framework with which to analyze the current state of international relations. New to the Tenth Edition, a chapter dedicated to global flashpoints — the places in the world where it is easiest to imagine serious conflicts — helps students make connections between events of interest and the text’s major themes.

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Features

An engaging approach helps students grasp key theoretical and historical material

  • The authors employ an analytical framework that pulls from history, theory, and policy to help students fully understand the complexities of world affairs in two ways:
    • Firstly, the text positions conflict and cooperation as two sides of the same problem — namely, resolving disputes.
    • Secondly, the text emphasizes that pressing problems are decreasingly international and increasingly global. While interstate conflict is still an important problem, conflict within states is now more common, and often reverberates internationally.
  • NEW! Chapter 7, Global Flashpoints, highlights the places in the world where it is easiest to imagine serious conflict between states, or conflict within states that escalates to embroil whole regions. In addition to accounts of the history and dynamics of these flashpoints, this new chapter helps students make connections between events in each location and the text’s major themes.
  • The authors introduce three major theoretical paradigms — realism, liberalism, and constructivism — and discuss how each can or cannot explain conflict and cooperation among international actors.
  • The text offers detailed coverage of international politics throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, comprehensively surveying everything from wars among great powers to the rise of globalization and complex interdependence.
  • The inclusion of normative questions helps students consider practical answers to how actors should approach problems in international politics.

Pedagogical tools guide students and boost knowledge retention
  • NEW! Learning objectives serve as a guide to the important concepts, issues, and ideas that are discussed in each major section of the text.
  • UPDATED! New or updated chronologies make it easier to understand how complex events have unfolded.
  • Primary source excerpts, maps, and photos enliven the text and deepen students’ understanding of historical context.
  • NEW! An expanded and thoroughly cross-referenced glossary provides clear, concise definitions of key terms and draws student attention to important related concepts.
  • An extensive list of suggested readings helps both instructors and students build on the ideas presented in the text.

Also available with MyPoliSciLab®
MyPoliSciLab for the Introduction to International Relations course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText.
  • Writing Space provides everything you need to foster better writing, all in one place. It's a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.
  • Immersive simulations let students experience how political actors make decisions in International Relations.
  • A video series — covering actual news events, both current and historical — helps students understand key concepts, explore new research, and examine political issues.
  • Comparative activities focus students on analyzing how political actors compare in key areas such as organization, politics, global interaction, and economics, to name a few.
  • Video case studies combine text and video to provide students with a deeper look at important events and issues that relate to core International Relations theories and concepts.  These features also provide additional opportunities for students to hone critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • A library of readings on current news events relevant to topics in International Relations helps students connect theory to real world interactions.

Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History, Tenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

New to this Edition

Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History, Tenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.


A new Chapter 7, Global Flashpoints, highlights the places in the world where it is easiest to imagine serious conflict between states, or conflict within states that escalates to embroil whole regions. In addition to accounts of the history and dynamics of these flashpoints, this new chapter helps students make connections between events in each location and the text’s major themes.

Learning objectives serve as a guide to the important concepts, issues, and ideas that are discussed in each major section of the text.

UPDATED! New or updated chronologies make it easier to understand how complex events have unfolded.

An expanded and thoroughly cross-referenced glossary provides clear, concise definitions of key terms and draws student attention to important related concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Are There Enduring Logics of Conflict and Cooperation in World Politics?
2. Explaining Conflict and Cooperation: Tools and Techniques of the Trade
3. From Westphalia to World War I
4. The Failure of Collective Security and World War
5. The Cold War
6. Conflict and Cooperation in the Post-Cold War World
7. Current Flashpoints
8. Globalization and Interdependence
9. The Information Revolution and Transnational Actors
10. What Can We Expect in the Future?

Author

Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at and former Dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also served as a Deputy to the Undersecretary of State in the Carter Administration, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and Chair of the National Intelligence Council.

David A. Welch is CIGI Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.