Wednesday, September 15, 2010

International Relation Theory : A Critical Introduction

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Cynthia Weber
Routledge, 2005 - 199pages

The new edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. It explains and analyzes each theory, allowing students to understand and critically engage with the myths and assumptions behind them. Each theory is illustrated using the example of a popular film. Key features of this textbook include: * discussion of all the main theories: realism and neo-realism, idealism and neo-idealism, liberalism, constructivism, postmodernism, gender and globalization * two new chapters on the 'clash of civilizations' and Hardt and Negri'sEmpire * innovative use of narratives from films that students will be familiar with:Lord of the Flies, Independence Day, Wag the Dog, Fatal Attraction, The Truman Show, East is EastandMemento * an accessible and exciting writing style which is well-illustrated with film stills, boxed key concepts and guides to further reading. This breakthrough textbook has been designed to unravelthe complexities of international relations theory in a way that allows students a clearer idea of how the theories work and the myths that are associated with them.

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