Understanding International Relations Third Edition

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  • Language: English
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Pages: 313
  • ISBN-10: 0230213111
  • ISBN: 13: 978-0230213111
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  • Book Name: Understanding International Relations Third Edition
  • Book Author: ( i ) Chris Brown ( ii ) Kirsten Ainley
  • Book Publishers: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publish Date: 07-04-2005
  • Format: Hard Copy & PDF
  • Language: English
  • Category: Political Science,
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Pages: 313

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Weight 0.700 kg
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in
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Printing

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Paperback

Language

English

About Book

Preface to the First Edition

This is a textbook, an introduction to the discipline of International Relations.
The aim is to present within a relatively small compass an overview of the
current state of International Relations theory. This book could be used as
a text for undergraduate-level introductory courses, but it could also serve
as a general introduction to theory for the increasing number of postgraduate
students of the subject. It is sometimes assumed that postgraduates need
a different literature from undergraduates; this seems to me not to be the
case – good students at all levels need to have their minds engaged and stim-
ulated, and this book is written on the assumption that all of its readers
will have enquiring minds and be willing to put in the effort required to
understand ideas that are sometimes quite complex.

Preface to the Second Edition

For this second edition of Understanding International Relations I have
preserved the basic order of presentation and structure of the book –
although I have eliminated the rather unnecessary division into ‘Parts’. All
chapters have been revised and updated, and some more substantial
changes have been made. The two chapters on general theory (2 and 3) have
been reorganized and, in the case of 3, substantially rewritten; Chapter 2 is
now a short history of international relations theory in the twentieth century,
while Chapter 3 provides an overview of contemporary theory, giving due
weight to ‘constructivism’ and other post-positivist movements. Chapter 9
has been substantially recast to acknowledge the importance of Gramscian
international political economy.

Preface to the Third Edition

The most important change to the third edition of Understanding International
Relations is that this is now a collaborative book. Kirsten Ainley wrote
Chapter 11, revised Chapters 2–6, carried out bibliographical work for the
entire book, and read and commented on every chapter. This collaboration
has worked remarkably well; Kirsten has produced an outstanding chapter,
and the book as a whole is much improved by her contribution. In short,
this is now her book as well as mine, although, since the basic structure and
many of its idiosyncrasies are inherited from earlier editions, I remain, in
the last resort, solely responsible for its content.
CHRIS BROWN

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