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Paperback, 528 pages
Accompanying site: http://bit.ly/ULPycZA brief edition is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2013
Our approach: What do we study in
international relations? How do we study it? And how do we apply it? Using these guiding questions as a framework, International Relations shows
students how to think critically about issues in world politics. In each
chapter, a brief opening case is followed by a description of key developments,
an explanation of the main approaches to analyze them, and applications of
those approaches in individual, state, and global contexts. The authors provide
extensive historical information throughout, giving students a holistic frame
of reference from which to understand current events.
Preface. Maps of the World
Brief Contents of International Relations
Part I. Studying International Relations
Chapter 1: Studying International Relations
Chapter 2: The Realist Perspective
Chapter 3: The Liberal Perspective
Chapter 4: Alternative Views
Part II. Three Facets of a Global World
Chapter 6: International Law
Chapter 7: International Political Economy
Part III. Twenty-First Century ChallengesChapter 8: International Terrorism
Chapter 9: Environmental Problems and International Politics
Chapter 10: Humanitarian Problems
Chapter 11: Hearts and Minds: Identity and Political Culture
Chapter 12: Forecasting the World of 2025
Glossary References Credits Index
Eric Shiraev. Russian Government and Politics (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Second Edition is coming out in 2013.
See the table of contents, a sample chapter, and other materials on the book's website.
country changes with time, but very few countries alter as dramatically as
Russia has done over the past 20 or so years. Russia has changed as a state,
nation, and military power. It transformed its entire political and economic
system. After the end of the Soviet Union in 1991––Russia was one of its 15
constituent republics––the country had to totally redefine its role as a
reliable partner, global player, and an efficient member of international
institutions. These years saw a difficult process of reinventing, rebuilding,
and restructuring. Russia keeps on changing today. Therefore, for those who
study Russia, grasping these developments and interpreting them will remain a
This book provides a clear and comprehensive picture of Russian politics which does full justice to its changes, challenges, and paradoxes. The second edition has been fully updated to cover important developments, such as Putin’s return to the presidency, the transformation of domestic political opposition, and the impact of global developments on Russian politics.Book Website
Eric Shiraev. A History of Psychology: A Global
Perspective. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage. Second edition is coming out in 2014.
The ideas and materials for A History of Psychology, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, have been assembled over several years and frequent-flyer plans. The ageless streets of Vienna and Zurich, the confident beauty of Cornell University buildings, the old academic glory of Paris and Berlin, the scholarly tradition of Leipzig and Heidelberg, the poise of Harvard and Columbia lecture halls, the rebellious spirit of Berkeley, the casual simplicity of Pavlov’s laboratories near St. Petersburg in Russia—all of them and many other travel, research, and teaching experiences have had a lasting impact on this book. Psychology’s history is about remarkable individuals. It is also about the amazing times when our ancestors and predecessors lived, created, and laid the foundations of today’s psychology.
Table of Contents:
Work in Progress
Martijn Icks and I have finalized a contract to publish "Character Assassination Throughout the Ages". Our publisher will be Palgrave Macmillan. In this book, leading international historians,, political scientists, and psychologists examine the methods and effects of character assassination and defamation.