International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues (Paperback)

International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues By Robert J. Art (Editor), Timothy W. Crawford (Editor), Robert Jervis (Editor) Cover Image
By Robert J. Art (Editor), Timothy W. Crawford (Editor), Robert Jervis (Editor)
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International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues has been helping students understand the dynamics of international relations for fifty years. Readings by leading scholars on essential topics illustrate fundamental debates and differing points of view for a comprehensive and engaging overview of the discipline, while introducing readers to the major forces shaping the world today. The fourteenth edition continues the book's cornerstone approach of combining foundational theoretical works with recent perspectives on current problems, including a wealth of new material spread across each of the book's four parts. The foundational material is organized to highlight the concept of anarchy in international relations and how matters of security, power, military force, international political economy, and strategic interactions influence patterns of cooperation and conflict. In additional to a focus on basic security and strategic problems, the politics of international commerce, and challenges facing the global economy, this edition also covers critical contemporary issues, including human rights, civil wars, intervention and peacekeeping, migration, cyber conflict, great power competition, climate change, energy transition, nuclear weapons, pandemic diplomacy, and changes in the political shape of the system writ large.


  • 60 expertly edited readings from scholarly sources, with 30 new to this edition
  • A four-part organization to cover anarchy, the use of force, international political economy, and contemporary issues, with an in-depth editor introduction to each Part
  • An entirely new chapter on the return of great power politics -- ever-more important after Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • Learning objectives and discussion questions to focus student learning

About the Author

Robert J. Art is the Christain A. Herter Professor of International Relations, Emeritus, Brandeis University. In 2006 he was given the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Security section of the International Studies Association.Timothy Crawford is professor of political science at Boston College. His most recent book is The Power to Divide: Wedge Strategies in Great Power Competition (Cornell University Press, 2021).Robert Jervis was Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; he was a former president of the American Political Science Association.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538169551
ISBN-10: 153816955X
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2023
Pages: 632
Language: English