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AUTHORS: Shimko, Keith L. - ©2010
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: PERSPECTIVES AND CONTROVERSIES, 3rd Edition helps you think systematically and critically about international affairs. Taking an innovative approach to international relations, the text delivers brief, topical coverage within a debate framework and includes primary source readings throughout. Practical, relevant, and completely up to date, each chapter covers an important debate in the field, examining how political actors or thinkers explain and defend their different opinions. This format helps you see how key IR issues become dynamic struggles over resources and power. Chapters are structured into four parts: a historical overview of the issue and its current status; one position; the opposing position; and an evaluation/assessment of the merits of each position and the situation. By presenting a variety of viewpoints, the text highlights meaningful distinctions among differing political positions in a way that helps you truly understand headlines from yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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