International Relations since 1945
East, West, North, South
- Geir Lundestad - Norwegian Nobel Institute
International History | International Relations (General) | Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution
Introducing the key events and developments in international relations, this authoritative and engaging book provides students with a clear understanding of the contemporary issues in international politics. Putting the foundations and contexts of International Relations at your fingertips, this Eighth Edition:
- Provides an account of the world as it has evolved up to 1945
- Extended coverage of topics including population, gender and the environment
- Includes expanded material on the theory of international relations
- Includes new learning resources, including an ‘alternative perspectives’ box in each chapter
- Supports research with fully updated and annotated further reading lists
Praised for its detail and tone, International Relations since 1945 is ideal for providing undergraduates with a historical background as they approach international relations.
East, West, North, South is a classic overview of international politics since the Second World War, and Geir Lundestad is one of the contemporary historians who are extensively read by peace researchers and international relations scholars. Always solidly grounded in empirical research and detail, his ability to provide sweeping analyses has great scholarly appeal among social scientists.
Geir Lundestad’s book offers a thorough and very engaging account of world history since the end of World War II. It combines rich historical detail with important theoretical perspectives on a broad range of issues and will therefore be essential reading for students and scholars of international relations.
This new edition once again provides a coherent and accessible coverage of international relations since 1945 that is now better than ever. Reflecting years of research and experience, Geir Lundestad has penned a masterpiece that is a must-read for students and scholars interested in how contemporary global politics came about.
International Relations Since 1945: East, West, North, South, does offer insight into the extent to which the present IR system owes its existence to the past. For students and practitioners of IR seeking to understand why certain events and state relations continue to replicate in the 21st century, this is an ideal book.
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Overall a solid reference for international relations from a historical angle. Good to read, useful for further analytics.