This major new handbook provides a state of the art review and indispensable guide to the study of international relations. It draws together a team of the world's leading and outstanding scholars to provide the first authoritative and comprehensive survey to the field. Divided into three parts, the volume reviews both the historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The first part introduces the major approaches within the field and unpacks many of the ongoing debates within the discipline including those between rationalist and constructivist approaches. The second part moves on to explore the key concepts and contextual factors important to the subject from concepts like the state and power, to international and transnational actors, debates around globalization, and contending feminist perspectives. The final part reviews a number of the key substantive issues in international relations and is designed to complement the analytical tools and perspectives presented in Parts I and II.
Examples of the many topics included are: foreign policy; war and peace; security; nationalism and ethnicity; finance; trade; development; the environment; and human rights. The Handbook of International Relations constitutes a benchmark publication of major significance and importance to the current and future of the field. It will be required reading for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across political science and international relations.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEORETICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS On the History and Historiography of International Relations - Brian C Schmidt Philosophy of Social Science and International Relations - Colin Wight Rationalism Vs Constructivism - James Fearon and Alexander Wendt A Skeptical View Rational Choice and International Relations - Duncan Snidal Constructivism and International Relations - Emanuel Adler Linking Theory and Evidence in International Relations - Richard K Herrmann Norms and Ethics in International Relations - Andrew Hurrell PART TWO: CONCEPT AND CONTEXT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS State, Sovereignty and Territory - Thomas J Biersteker Power and International Relations - David A Baldwin International Organizations and Institutions - Beth A Simmons & Lisa L Martin Diplomacy, Bargaining and Negotiation - Christer J[um]onsson From Interdependence to Globalization - Michael Z[um]urn Transnational Actors and World Politics - Thomas Risse Feminist Perspectives on International Relations - J Ann Tickner Psychological Explanations of International Conflict - Janice Gross Stein Domestic Politics and International Relations - Peter Gourevitch PART THREE: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Foreign Policy - Walter Carlsnaes War and Peace - Jack S Levy Security Cooperation - Harald M[um]uller Peace-making and Conflict Resolution - Lilach Gilady and Bruce Russett Nationalism and Ethnicity - Lars-Erik Cederman International Finance - Benjamin J Cohen International Trade - Helen V Milner International Development - Sylvia Maxfield Comparative Regional Integration - Young Jong Choi and James A Caporaso International Environment - Ronald B Mitchell International Human Rights - Hans Peter Schmitz and Kathryn Sikkink International Law, International Relations and Compliance - Kal Raustiala and Anne-Marie Slaughter