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International Politics
Concepts, Theories and Issues

Edited by:
  • Rumki Basu - Professor, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

December 2012 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The study of international politics has become truly global in nature and scope, as the world stands politically organized in nearly two hundred nation states at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. The globalization of political economies and the 'internationalization' of the nation state system is the most characteristic feature of the 21st century.

This book provides a roadmap that can orient the reader towards the main concepts, theories and issues in world politics today necessitating explorations in 'new theorizing', thus making the study of global politics a much more exciting and absorbing project than ever before. Every effort has been made to understand the 'new' vocabulary, concepts, debates and discourses in the theory and practice of international relations and global politics today.

Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, outlines past progress and future prospects. Model questions and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.
Preface  
Introduction  
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTS
The Nation State System: National Power, Balance of Power and Collective Security S R T P Sugunakara Raju
Role of National Interest Farah Naaz
Diplomacy: Nature, Form and Relevance Mehtab Manzar
Colonialism and Neocolonialism: Impact of Decolonization Furqan Ahmad
Disarmament, Arms Control and Nuclear Proliferation M Muslim Khan
 
PART TWO: THEORIES
Liberalism Farah Naaz
Realism Rumki Basu
Marxism Krishnaswamy Dara
Feminism Krishnaswamy Dara
Postmodernism and Constructivism in International Relations Krishnaswamy Dara
 
PART THREE: ISSUES
Globalization: Meaning and Dimensions Adnan Farooqui
The United Nations: Changing Role Rumki Basu
Human Rights and International Politics Mehtab Manzar
The Global Environment: Issues and Debates Rumki Basu
Terrorism Adnan Farooqui
Development and Security: Changing Paradigms Rumki Basu
 
PART FOUR: INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY AND BILATERAL RELATIONS
Basic Determinants of India's Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relations Mohammed Badrul Alam
Conclusion  
Model Questions  
Index  

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