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Description - International Relations: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Wilkinson

What is International Relations? This Very Short Introduction covers topics such as foreign policy, the world economy, and globalization, showing how many disciplines come together in the study of international events. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories underlying the subject, and uses them to investigate issues of foreign policy, arms control, the environment, and world poverty. He examines the important role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups in shaping the way states interact. In the final chapter, he takes a look forward to the possible future of international relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192801579
ISBN-10: 0192801570
Format: Paperback
(179mm x 112mm x 9mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson is Professor of International Relations and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. Prior to his appointment at St Andrews in 1989 he was Professor of International Relations, University of Aberdeen 1979-1989. He is co-editor of the academic journal Terrorism and Political Violence, and is currently director of a research project on the domestic management of terrorist attacks in the UK. He served as Adviser to UK Governments's Inquiry into Legislation Against Terrorism. He has published widely on International Relations and terrorism, his latest publication being Addressing The New International Terrorism; , a report to the Trilateral Commission, (May 2003, co-authored with Nye and Satoh).

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