Issues in International Relations

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Trevor C. Salmon, Mark Imber
Psychology Press, 2000 - Political Science - 319 pages
Introduces some key conceptual issues and contemporary global problems in international relations. Explains areas such as sovereignty and globalization, considers contemporary global problems such as security, the causes of war, military intervention, and international organizations, and reviews developments in areas including Russia, the Middle East, and Europe. Includes boxed review notes. Salmon is professor of international relations at the University of Aberdeen. He has 25 years of experience teaching in the UK and other countries. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Contents

Boxes
2
globalisation and
25
5
27
The contemporary nature of security
55
Security the further boundaries
61
Security conflicts interoperability and other internal conflicts
67
Security and the new millennium
74
a foundation for a future study
76
why it rarely works
151
Resources development and security
154
From international organisation to international
159
The League of Nations
166
The United Nations organisational structure
172
Maintaining international peace and security
179
Conclusions the future of international organisations
186
Political legitimacy
193

1
77
Eliminating wars
82
4
83
Origins
88
Why ask why the war?
96
New emphasis on multinationally endorsed military
100
Defining military intervention
102
Military operations for internal effect
111
Military action to protect ones own nationals
117
Kosovo
124
Summary
128
Resource conflict
133
The scope of this chapter
135
Resources and colonisation
139
Resources and world trade after decolonisation
141
What chance a new international economic order?
145
Strategic resources and conflict
147
ArabIsraeli peace process
204
Locale of war great power competition and UN activity
213
Further reading
220
International relations and the Cold War
226
Russian state interest in the Near Abroad
233
ProWestern Atlanticism versus great power
239
Europe and European integration
249
Revolution
256
The European Union
262
The Treaty on European Union
274
Wider issues
281
References
288
Theoretical contentions in International Relations
295
Critical International Relations and the reinstatement
306
Further reading
312
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Trevor C. Salmon is Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen and the Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Mark P. Imber is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK.

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