Dilemmas in World Politics Series

Titles in the Dilemmas in World Politics series address a challenge or problem in world politics that is topical, recurrent, and not easily solved. Each textbook is structured to cover the historical and theoretical aspects of the dilemma, as well as the policy alternatives for and future direction of the problem. Written as supplements to introductory and intermediate courses in international relations, the books in the Dilemmas in World Politics series encourage students to engage in informed discussion of current policy issues.

International Human Rights

Jack Donnelly and Daniel J. Whelan

Fifth Edition • July 18, 2017 • 288 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$51.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$32.99 CAD

Both a text that examines the rise of international human rights policy in the post-World War II era as well as one that offers original and current contributions to the key debates in the field; the definitive resource for students in international relations and international law.

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Global Environmental Politics

Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, and Janet Welsh Brown

Seventh Edition • July 12, 2016 • 458 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

An up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the world’s most pressing environmental issues. This new edition continues this tradition while covering critical new developments in the field.

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The United Nations in the 21st Century

Karen A. Mingst, Margaret P. Karns, and Alynna J. Lyon

Fifth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 360 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$50.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the United Nations, exploring the historical, institutional, and theoretical foundations of the UN as well as the political processes and issues facing the organization today.

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US Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Gulliver’s Travails

J. Martin Rochester

First Edition • December 1, 2007 • 232 pages

Print: $39.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

The issues raised by the Iraq War are symptomatic of larger phenomena that will continue to preoccupy American foreign policy makers in the early twenty-first century. The war on terror, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, humanitarian intervention, and a litany of other concerns on the foreign policy agenda…

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Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World, Third Edition

Georg Sorensen

Third Edition • August 1, 2007 • 224 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

What is democracy? What are the pitfalls and the positive potentials in the growing trend toward democratization? This book examines the prospects for democracy in the world today and frames the central dilemma confronting all states touched by the process of democratization. Georg Sørensen clarifies the concept of democracy, shows…

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Ethnic Conflict in World Politics

Barbara Harff; Ted Robert Gurr

Second Edition • August 1, 2003 • 256 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

This second edition of Ethnic Conflict in World Politics is an introduction to a new era in which civil society, states, and international actors attempt to channel ethnic challenges to world order and security into conventional politics. From Africa’s post-colonial rebellions in the 1960s and 1970s to anti-immigrant violence in…

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