A thoughtful pedagogical tool through which students can become actively involved in the tough decisions and dilemmas that policymakers face today.?? Timothy D. Sisk, University of Denver? International Relations in Action stands out as a successful example of stimulating student curiosity through active learning.
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Shelves: international-affairs For the Seventh Edition. Great intro to IR and some theories. This book provides a balanced view of international politics, criticizing the flaws in the international system and commending its achievements equally throughout the book.
The Essentials of International Politics focuses mainly on the four schools of thought: Realism, Liberalism, Radicalism, and Constructivism. The author shows how the different schools of This book covers every main point of International politics and uses real world examples to explain the concepts covered in the book.
The author shows how the different schools of thought view something like state sovereignty or the size of the roles different international actors play. The author covers everything from the world economy and war to humanitarian intervention and how the individual is viewed in the international system. It is a good source for learning the basics of international politics in the world today. As I have said, this is a great book for learning the basics of international relations, however it is not recommended that you read whole chapters in under two hours.
When reading this you should take time to understand the full concepts before moving onto the next chapter or paragraph because every concept and acronym comes back at some point in the book. This books has great basic knowledge but it is also helpful to do simulations or have discussions with others in order to experience how these principals can be used in real life. This book encourages forming your own opinions and the author does an excellent job of making it as unbiased as possible.
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in international relations.
Essentials of International Relations / Edition 7
Essentials of International Relations