Author: Joseph S. Nye, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 448, Publisher: Pearson, ISBN: 0134403169

Author: Joseph S. Nye, Genre: International relations, Total Page: 370, Publisher: , ISBN: 129202318X

Updated in its 9th edition, "Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation "is a concise and penetrating introduction to world politics in an era of complex interdependence. This text employs lessons from theory and history to examine conflict and cooperating among global actors and thus to provide readers with a durable analytical framework. From twentieth and twenty-first century wars to global finance and global governance, "Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation, "expands substantially on a classic work and continues to deliver a thought-provoking survey of international relations today.

Author: Tracey Jane Kinney, Genre: History, Modern, Total Page: 496, Publisher: , ISBN: 0195449347

Spanning the late 1800s to the present, this comprehensive collection of primary documents focuses on the politicians, diplomats, and ordinary citizens who influenced or witnessed crucial developments in global history. Using a thematic approach that reflects diverse viewpoints, Conflict and Cooperation guides students through moments of historical importance and enables them to connect meaningfully with the past.

Author: Mark R. Amstutz, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 536, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages, ISBN: IND:30000070136357

This text brings the drama of international conflict to life. Using two basic themes--conflict and cooperation--this lucid and carefully crafted text explores the behavior of states and other global actors. Case studies and historical vignettes illustrate the dynamic nature of global politics and stimulate interest in international relations.

Author: , Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 541, Publisher: BRILL, ISBN: 9789004462601

This work is a collection of twenty-five articles previously published in Global Governance - one from each year of the journal’s existence – highlighting some of the best work published in the journal, along with an Introduction by the two editors Kurt Mills and Kendall Stiles.

Author: Marcelle C. Dawson, Genre: Nature, Total Page: 222, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9781315281599

A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically, incidents of such scarcity underlie some of the most important examples of international cooperation. This volume examines the wider potential for the experience of scarcity to promote cooperation in international relations and diplomacy beyond the traditional bounds of the interests of competitive nation states. The interdisciplinary background of the book’s contributors shifts the focus of the analysis beyond narrow theoretical treatments of international relations and resource diplomacy to broader examinations of the practicalities of cooperation in the context of competition and scarcity. Combining the insights of a range of social scientists with those of experts in the natural and bio-sciences—many of whom work as ‘resource practitioners’ outside the context of universities—the book works through the tensions between ‘thinking/theory’ and ‘doing/practice’, which so often plague the process of social change. These encounters with scarcity draw attention away from the myopic focus on market forces and allocation, and encourage us to recognise more fully the social nature of the tensions and opportunities that are associated with our shared dependence on resources that are not readily accessible to all. The book brings together experts on theorising scarcity and those on the scarcity of specific resources. It begins with a theoretical reframing of both the contested concept of scarcity and the underlying dynamics of resource diplomacy. The authors then outline the current tensions around resource scarcity or degradation and examine existing progress towards cooperative international management of resources. These include food and water scarcity, mineral exploration and exploitation of the oceans. Overall, the contributors propose a more hopeful and positive engagement among the world’s nations as they pursue the economic and social benefits derived from natural resources, while maintaining the ecological processes on which they depend.

Author: Zeev Maoz, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 457, Publisher: University of Michigan Press, ISBN: 9780472131747

The effect of religious factors on politics has been a key issue since the end of the Cold War and the subsequent rise of religious terrorism. However, the systematic investigations of these topics have focused primarily on the effects of religion on domestic and international conflict. Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics offers a comprehensive evaluation of the role of religion in international relations, broadening the scope of investigation to such topics as the relationship between religion and cooperation, religion and conflict, and the relationship between religion and the quality of life. Religion is often manipulated by political elites to advance their principal goal of political survival. Zeev Maoz and Errol A. Henderson find that no specific religion is either consistently more bellicose or consistently more cooperative than other religions. However, religious similarity between states tends to reduce the propensity of conflict and increase the opportunity for security cooperation. The authors find a significant relationship between secularism and human security.

Author: Neil Partrick, Genre: History, Total Page: 416, Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN: 9780857727930

As the only oil producer with sufficient spare capacity to shape the world economy, Saudi Arabia is one of the most significant states in twenty-first century geopolitics. Despite the enormous potential for Saudi Arabia to play a more robust regional and international role, the Kingdom faces serious internal and external challenges in the form of political incapacity and competition with states such as Iran. In this examination of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy, Gulf expert Neil Partrick, and other regional analysts, address the Kingdom's relations in the Middle East and wider Islamic world, and its engagement with both established and emergent global powers. In doing so, he analyses the factors, ranging from identity politics to Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons that determine the Kingdom's foreign policy. As Saudi Arabia prepares for a generational shift brought about by an ageing leadership, the rapidly changing balance of power in the Middle East offers both great opportunity and great danger. For students of the Middle East and international relations, understanding Saudi Arabia's foreign policy and its engagement with the region and the world is more important than ever.

Author: Joseph S Nye Jr, Genre: , Total Page: 384, Publisher: Pearson, ISBN: 0134406311

Author: Joseph S. Nye, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 256, Publisher: Longman Publishing Group, ISBN: 0321033272

The book deftly balances theory and history to help students develop a well-rounded, informed framework for analyzing current issues and dilemmas. Updated with the most recent scholarship, the third edition explores the international issues confronting us as we enter the 21st century.*In-depth discussion and analysis of the impact of globalization and new technology on the international power structure in the post-Cold War era (Ch. 7).*Discussion of transnational threats to global security (Ch. 8).*Updated! Text has been completely updated and revised to reflect more recent developments on the international scene such as the conflict in Kosovo, the rise of China as a world economic power, nuclear testing by India and Pakistan, and the growing role of NGOs and other non-state actors in international affairs.