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International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Paul Wilkinson
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Jul 2007
Dimensions: w 112mm h 179mm d 9mm
Weight: 141g
ISBN-10: 0192801570
ISBN-13: 9780192801579
Barcode No: 9780192801579
Synopsis
Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, and investigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty. He examines the role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups which also play a role in shaping the way states and governments interact. This up-to-date book is required reading for those seeking a new perspective to help untangle and decipher international events. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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So has Browning succeeded in conveying to both academic and general readers some of the core issues and themes surrounding the term, international security? For me, I would say yes. * Klaus Dodds, e-international relations *