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Ideal for introductory courses, Current Debates in International Relations presents forty-nine readings drawn from major scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Relations, and The Wall Street Journal. It provides a broad selection of articles--both classical/theoretical and practical/applied--and steers students through major international issues, offering contending yet complementary approaches.
The selections include three types of readings:
* Key theoretical essays and fundamental works describe the structure and dynamics of international relations, principal actors and institutions, major international events, and critical approaches
* Contemporary articles based on research and analysis focus on specific issues, both theoretical and applied, which reflect current debates in the field
* Illustrative articles and essays from accessible sources present a variety of views and approaches that serve as practical applications of theory in contemporary policies and international relations
Section introductions offer previews of the topics and readings along with questions for class discussion or individual assignments. An open-access Companion Website provides additional resources for students and instructors, including practice questions and exercises.
An excellent stand-alone text, Current Debates in International Relations is also a perfect companion to the editors' textbook, International Relations, Second Edition (OUP, 2015).