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Essential Readings in World Politics (Fourth Edition) (The Norton Series in World Politics) [Paperback]

Karen A. Mingst , Jack L. Snyder
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October 27, 2010 0393935345 978-0393935349 Fourth Edition

Key literature on international relations—from classics to the contemporary issues debated by scholars today.

Selections in each chapter reflect diverse perspectives on major topics in international relations, and thorough headnotes provide the context and background that students need. The Fourth Edition includes new readings on current topics like the global financial crisis, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and the international reach of political Islam.

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About the Author

Karen A. Mingst is Lockwood Chair Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin. A specialist in international organization, international law, and international development, Professor Mingst has conducted research in Western Europe, West Africa, and Yugoslavia. She is the author or editor of seven books and numerous academic articles. She has frequently taught the introductory international relations course. In addition, she has traveled and lectured extensively at universities around the globe.

Jack L. Snyder is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia. His books include Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War, co-authored with Edward D. Mansfield (MIT Press, 2007) and From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (Norton, 2000). His articles on such topics as crisis diplomacy, democratization and war, nationalism, imperial overstretch, war crimes tribunals versus amnesties, international relations theory after September 11, and anarchy and culture have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, and World Politics. Professor Snyder teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on nationalism, comparative methods, and grand strategy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of Columbia's Arts and Sciences Policy and Planning Committee. He is the editor of the Norton Series in World Politics.

Product Details

  • Series: The Norton Series in World Politics
  • Paperback: 630 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Fourth Edition edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393935345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393935349
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Ahhpolitics April 18, 2014
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Used as a textbook for a global studies class and the book had great reading material that were useful and relative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good March 26, 2014
By Shane
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there has been marks and highlights in the book
however overall it is acceptable and good because it is really cheap to buy this old edition
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4.0 out of 5 stars School book August 13, 2013
By Izzy
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I got this book for an International Relations class I was taking. It had a lot of really good information, and even though some parts were boring (I'm being honest), It was very useful and I learned a lot from it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expecting March 19, 2013
By glen23
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I bought this book for my international relations class and it was almost new. Great quality, somewhat interesting book. If it's a required reading it's not the worst textbook I've read
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