Introduction to International Relations

Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives

by Joseph Grieco, G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno

Table of contents

  1. Understanding International Relations

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. The Emergence of a Global System of States, 1500-today
  2. Theories of International Relations
  3. The Analysis of Foreign Policy

PART II: WAR AND PEACE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY STUDIES

  1. War and Its Causes
  2. Pathways to Interstate Peace
  3. Weapons of Mass Destruction

PART III: WEALTH AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

  1. International Politics and International Economics: Trade, Money, Multinationals, and Institutions
  2. Power, Politics, and the World Economy
  3. Dilemmas of Development

PART IV: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. Pirates, Warlords, and Terrorists: Challenges to the State
  2. The Environment and International Relations
  3. Facing the Future: Six Visions of an Emerging International Order