Key Concepts in International Relations

by Thomas Diez, Ingvild Bode,

Series: SAGE Key Concepts series

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  • 144620958X
  • 9781412928472
  • 9781446209585
  • 9781446243497

International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline's development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows:

Parts one and two introduce the key theories and each chapter includes:

  • A broad overview
  • A discussion of methodologies
  • A review of empirical applications
  • A guide to further reading and useful websites

Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides:

  • An introduction to the core questions
  • An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives
  • A review of empirical problems
  • Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites

Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.

  • SAGE Publications; April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446209585
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Key Concepts in International Relations
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
  • Author: Thomas Diez; Ingvild Bode; Aleksandra Fernandes da Costa
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 144620958X
  • 9781412928472
  • 9781446209585
  • 9781446243497

In The Press

This excellent reference book will be the first point of call for students wishing to quickly make sense of the key texts of the discipline; without shying away from controversy the authors illuminate and clarify the central conceptual debates of International Relations


Christopher May
Professor of Political Economy, Lancaster University


'Basic conceptual understanding is a precondition for thinking theory thoroughly. The authors of this book have accomplished laudably in their endeavour of providing an easy to access guide, offering an overview of the rich variety of meanings of key concepts in International Relations' -
Professor Knud Erik Jørgensen
Aarhus University


Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 144620958X
  • 9781412928472
  • 9781446209585
  • 9781446243497