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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

This book begins with an introduction of approaches and major arguments, and a series of contending perspectives on what the central empirical focus ought to be. The book then engages with the major theories-realism, Marxism, neoliberal institutionalism, new liberalism, the English School, critical theory, postmodernism, and feminism. Then the book surveys the methodological approaches such as rational choice, sociological and interpretative, psychological, quantitative, qualitative, and historical methods. The book also examines the discipline’s relation with cognate disciplines, addresses the relationship between scholar and policy-maker, presents the diversity of scholarship. The book finally ends with accounts of the past and future of this discipline.

International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity

This third edition introduces all the major theories of International Relations and draws on case studies to show how theory can help explain the dynamics of world politics. This book sheds light on both traditional questions concerning the causes of war and wider emerging questions in world politics. It includes eight chapters on distinct theories of international relations, and they are international relations and social science, normative international relations theory, classical realism, structural realism, liberalism, neoliberalism, the English School, Marxism, Critical Theory, constructivism, feminism, and poststructuralism.

The Politics of International Economic Relations

This is the seventh edition of this book on the politics of todays’ world economy. While the first edition came out in 1977 to bridge the gap between international politics and international economics, research into international political economy has developed rapidly during the past 30 years. This seventh edition, completely updated, reflects the sweeping changes that continue to reshape the international system. With a strong emphasis on the impact of globalization, this volume strengthens the text’s contemporary coverage of political and economic relations, global inequality, and the transition to capitalism in the formerly communist countries.

The Age of Sustainable Development

This is a book on sustainable development. Chapter 1 discusses technology, economic growth, and long-run trends in world population, etc. Chapter 2 sketches facts about economic growth and income inequality. Chapter 3 sketches a history of world economic growth before the Industrial Revolution in England. Chapter 4 discusses the potential causal role of the government policies, physical geography, etc, to poverty. Chapter 5 lists the goals of ending poverty. Chapter 6 discusses several environmental challenges. Chapters 7, 8 and 9 focus on equity and investment in the less fortunate. Chapter 10, 11, 12 and 13 focus on food security, resilient cities, climate change, and biodiversity and ecosystem respectively. The last chapter introduces sustainable development goals.

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