Perspectives on International Relations
Power, Institutions, and Ideas
- Henry R. Nau - George Washington University, USA
International Relations (General)
—Stewart Dippel, University of the Ozarks
Henry R. Nau’s best-selling book, Perspectives on International Relations, is admired for its even-handed presentation of realism, liberalism, constructivism, and critical theory and for integrating these perspectives in every chapter. Students are able to explore the ways these different perspectives shape our understanding of the root causes of historical events and current controversies, and then think critically about the world’s most urgent issues. The new Seventh Edition includes updates on Brexit, the rise of nationalism, the escalation of terrorism, the use of social media in political protests around the world, and continuing developments in North Korea, Syria, Iran, China, and Russia.
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“Nau clarifies that which is complicated, thereby allowing students to make better sense of their world and to become better global citizens.”
“The great strength of Nau's Perspectives on International Relations is the way that theoretical perspectives are illustrated through their application in historical cases and contemporary issues. Students are really able to understand how different perspectives raise unique analytical questions by seeing them applied in a variety of situations.”
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Comprehensive review of major theoretical approaches in the field with historical and contemporary applications
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 How to Think About International Relations
Introduction: Why We disagree about IR