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Environmental Politics
International Organizations
International Women & Gender Studies
Key International Relations Titles
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International Studies
International Human Rights
Russia
Mistaking Africa
Latin American Politics and Development
The Modern History of Iraq
Cold War
Africa in World Politics
Women’s Movements in the Global Era
A History of the Modern Middle East
The Arab Spring
The United Nations and Changing World Politics
The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Global Environmental Politics
The European Union
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International Relations Samples

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FinkSampleAvailable from Cold War, Second Edition, by Carole K. Fink:

    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1: Prelude

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BasuSampleAvailable from Women’s Movements in the Global Era, Second Edition, Edited by Amrita Basu:

    • Introduction
    • Chapter One

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HarbesonSampleAvailable from Africa in World Politics, Sixth Edition, Edited by John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild:

    • Preface
    • Chapter One

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The United Nations and Changing World Politics, 8th Ed., by Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe, Roger A. Coate, and Kelly-Kate Pease
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The United Nations in the 21st Century, 5th Ed., Karen A. Mingst, Margaret P. Karns, and Alynna J. Lyon
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Global Environmental Politics, 7th Ed., by Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, and Janet Welsh Brown
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DayleySampleThe European Union, 6th Ed., by Jonathan Olsen and John McCormick
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DayleySampleSoutheast Asia in the New International Era, 7th Ed., by Robert Dayley
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Nicaragua, 6th Ed., Thomas W. Walker and Christine J. Wade
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Global Diplomacy, by Alison Holmes with J. Simon Rofe
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Gender in Modern East Asia, by Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss, and Hyaeweol Choi
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Contentious Politics in Brazil and China, by December Green and Laura Luehrmann
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International Studies

This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; Africa; the Middle East; Latin America; and North America.

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Cold War

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“Fink has written a landmark treatment of the Cold War by using new archival sources to flesh out the true relationship between the Soviet Union and the West…Highly recommended.”
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The European Union

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Thoroughly revised, with new photographs and updated tables and figures, the sixth edition of The European Union explains developments that have brought severe challenges to the Union, such as the Greek crisis, the Brexit, tensions with Russia over Ukraine, and new waves of refugees into Europe. Essential reading for students of European politics, this book offers an up-to-the-minute look at both the opportunities and existential threats facing this powerful institution.

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A History of the Modern Middle East

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“This excellent survey has been used in many colleges and universities as a standard text since its first edition…In this particularly turbulent period of history, this book should be of interest not only to students, but also to every citizen who has to make some judgment, one way or another, about the US role in the Middle East.”
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