Readings in International Relations

Theory and Practice (First Edition)
Written and edited by Selin Ece Güner
©2022, 272 pages

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    Readings in International Relations: Theory and Practice provides students with a collection of articles that help them connect theoretical discussions on international relations and global politics with real-world events. Through foundational, seminal readings, the text introduces readers to four fundamental schools of thought—realism, liberalism, Marxism, and constructivism.

    The anthology is organized into four units. Unit I features realist readings that explore the origin of modern political thought, anarchy, self-help, power balancing, and war. Unit II focuses on liberal readings that address ideas and theories related to peace and peacekeeping in the context of world politics. In Unit III, students read articles that examine the principles and tenets of Marxism. Unit IV contains constructivist readings that explore the concepts of good and evil, and the social construction of power politics. Featured theorists include Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, Samuel Moore, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Alexander Wendt, among others.

    Developed to make political theory and international relations more approachable to novice students, Readings in International Relations is an excellent supplementary textbook for courses in political science, political theory, and global studies.

    Selin Ece Güner is a professor of global studies and political science at St. Edward’s University, where she teaches courses in international relations, international political economy, and Middle East politics and government. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in political science and public administration at Middle East Technical University in Ankara/Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Southern Illinois University. Her research interests include social movements in Turkey and the Middle East, political economy and democratization, and the impact of international systemic factors on democratization. Her work on these topics has been published in many scholarly and policy journals.
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