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Handbook of International Relations

Second Edition
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© 2012 | 904 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the editors have once again drawn together a team of the world's leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind.

The Second Edition has been expanded to 33 chapters and fully revised, with new chapters on the following contemporary topics:

  • Normative Theory in IR
  • Critical Theories and Poststructuralism
  • Efforts at Theoretical Synthesis in IR: Possibilities and Limits
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies
  • Comparative Regionalism
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Geopolitics in the 21st Century
  • Terrorism and International Relations
  • Religion and International Politics
  • International Migration

A genuinely international undertaking, the handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today.

The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

 
PART ONE: HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEORETICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Brian C. Schmidt
On the History and Historiography of International Relations
Colin Wight
Philosophy of Social Science and International Relations
Andrew Hurrell & Terry Macdonald
Ethics and Norms in International Relations
Duncan Snidal
Rational Choice and International Relations
Emanuel Adler
Constructivism in International Relations: Sources, Contributions and Debates
Maja Zehfuss
Critical Theory, Post-Structuralism and Post-Colonialism
Laura Sjoberg & J. Ann Tickner
Feminist Perspectives on International Relations
Janice Gross Stein
Psychological Explanations of International Decision-Making and Collective Behavior
Jeffrey T. Checkel
Theoretical Pluralism in IR: Possibilities and Limits
 
PART TWO: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Thomas J. Biersteker
State, Sovereignty and Territory
David A. Baldwin
Power and International Relations
Walter Carlsnaes
Foreign Policy
Lisa L. Martin & Beth A. Simmons
International Organizations and Institutions
Beth Simmons
International Law
John Odell
Negotiation and Bargaining
Michael Z rn
Globalization and Global Governance
Thomas Risse
Transnational Actors and World Politics
Fabrizio Gilardi
Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies
Kenneth Schultz
Domestic Politics and International Relations
Tanja A. Börzel
Comparative Regionalism: European Integration and beyond
Lars-Erik Cederman
Nationalism and Ethnicity in International Relations
David A. Lake
Great Power Hierarchies and Strategies in 21st Century World Politics
 
PART THREE: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Jack S. Levy
Interstate War and Peace
Harald M ller
Security Co-Operation
Ethan Buena de Mesquita
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Barbara F. Walter
Civil Wars, Conflict Resolution and Bargaining Theory
Monica Duffy Toft
Religion and International Relations Theory
Michael Tomz
International Finance
Helen V. Milner
International Trade
Gallya Lahav & Sandra Lavenex
International Migration
Jana Hönke & Markus Lederer
Development and International Relations
Ronald B. Mitchell
International Environmental Politics
Hans Peter Schmitz and Kathryn Sikkink
International Human Rights

This is not so much a 'handbook', more a brilliantly conceived and wonderfully designed piece of scholarship that makes a major contribution of its own to the field of IR. Each of the thirty three individual essays does exactly what the editors must have hoped for - provide a thoroughgoing guide to nearly every conceivable topic of interest to the student of international politics. A must buy for libraries and a first-to-go-to reference point for scholars. An outstanding achievement
Professor Michael Cox
London School of Economics


The vastly changed, second edition of "The Handbook" extends its run as the most authoritative and convenient source for a comprehensive and sophisticated overview of a vibrant field of scholarship. The 33 chapters are highly informative and up-to-date, and authored by a distinguished and diverse group of international scholars. For an overview and as a reference this is a not-to-be-missed volume that all students of international relations will want to add to their personal library
Peter Katzenstein
Professor of International Studies, Cornell University


When incredible uncertainty and sheer unpredictability of international relations as witnessed at the dawn of the twentieth-first century often lead actors to get scared and analysts to procrastinate, this thoroughly edited volume gives a reliable guidance to thinking and action to both analysts and actors with its balance of many angles and its thoroughness of normative, theoretical and empirical investigations
Takashi Inoguchi
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, President, University of Niigata Prefecture


It would be hard to find a better one-volume overview of the field
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Expanded to 33 chapters, with new chapters on:

  • Normative Theory in IR
  • Critical Theories and Poststructuralism
  • Efforts at Theoretical Synthesis in IR: Possibilities and Limits
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies
  • Comparative Regionalism
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Geopolitics in the 21st Century
  • Terrorism and International Relations
  • Religion and International Politics
  • International Migration

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