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International Studies

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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. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The third edition includes: - A new chapter on North America - Three new global issues chapters: The Right to Protect, New Global Players in the 21st Century, and The Arab Uprisings

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction
  7. PART ONE: THE DISCIPLINES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
    1. 1 The Past in the Present: Historical Interpretation in International Conflict
      1. What Is History?
      2. Historians and Their Tools
      3. Politics, Power, and History
      4. History and International Conflicts
      5. What Is Good History?
      6. Theories of History
      7. Are There Lessons of History?
      8. References
      9. Further Reading
      10. Journals
      11. Films
      12. Web Sites
    2. 2 Peoples, Places, and Patterns: Geography in International Studies
      1. What Is Geography?
      2. Development of Geography
      3. Components of Geography
      4. Maps: Tools for International Studies
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
      7. Further Reading
      8. Journals
      9. Films
      10. Web Sites
    3. 3 Anthropology and Intercultural Relations
      1. Cultural Misunderstandings in an International Milieu
      2. What Is Culture?
      3. Levels of Culture
      4. Intercultural Relations
      5. Studying Culture: The Anthropological Perspective
      6. Anthropology and International Studies
      7. Notes
      8. References
      9. Further Reading
      10. Journals
      11. Films
      12. Web Sites
    4. 4 Economics and International Development
      1. Liberal Economics
      2. Economic Nationalism
      3. Marxism
      4. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
      5. Development Economics
      6. Globalization
      7. Non-Western Economics
      8. Sustainability
      9. The Global Economic Crisis
      10. References
      11. Further Reading
      12. Journals
      13. Films
      14. Web Sites
    5. 5 Power, Conflict, and Policy: The Role of Political Science in International Studies
      1. Major Fields
      2. References
      3. Further Reading
      4. Films
      5. Web Sites
  8. PART TWO: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOPICS
    1. 6 Europe and the Modern World
      1. What Is Europe?
      2. Europe and the World’s Progress Toward Liberal Democracy
      3. Europe in the Twentieth Century: From War to Economic Unity
      4. The Scourge of Nationalism and National Conflict in Modern Europe
      5. National Self-Determination and the Right to Statehood
      6. Europe and the Terrorist Threat: Basque, Irish Republican, and Islamic Extremists
      7. Europe’s Importance in the World Today
      8. Timeline of Twentieth-Century European History
      9. References
      10. Further Reading
      11. Journals
      12. Films
      13. Web Sites
    2. 7 East Asia and International Studies: Demography and Development
      1. Introduction: Why Study East Asia?
      2. What Is East Asia?
      3. Social Issues: Demography
      4. The Role of East Asia in the World
      5. Timeline of Twentieth-Century East Asian History
      6. References
      7. Further Reading
      8. Journals
      9. Films
      10. Web Sites
    3. 8 South/Central Asia and International Studies: Environment and Population
      1. Introduction: Why Study South and Central Asia?
      2. How Is South Asia Connected to the West?
      3. Demographic Issues
      4. Environmental Diversity and Challenges of India
      5. Political Ecology in South and Central Asia
      6. The Future of India
      7. Asia Matters: Global Connections
      8. Timeline of Twentieth-Century South/Central Asian History
      9. References
      10. Further Reading
      11. Films
      12. Journals
      13. Web Sites
    4. 9 Africa and the International Community
      1. African Geography and Culture
      2. Africa as Part of World History
      3. Challenges to African Political and Economic Development
      4. African State Building and Global Economic Integration
      5. Africa and Globalization: Relations with the United States, Europe, and Asia
      6. African Prospects
      7. Timeline of Twentieth-Century African History
      8. References
      9. Further Reading
      10. Journals
      11. Films
      12. Web Sites
    5. 10 The Middle East
      1. The Middle of Where?
      2. Land and Livelihood
      3. From Past to Present
      4. Diversity and Division
      5. From Empires to Nation-States
      6. The Richest and the Poorest
      7. The Problem of Palestine
      8. Political Change in the Middle East
      9. Conclusion
      10. Timeline of Twentieth-Century Middle Eastern History
      11. Notes
      12. References
      13. Further Reading
      14. Journals
      15. Films
      16. Web Sites
    6. 11 Latin America
      1. What Is Latin America?
      2. Which Territories Comprise Latin America?
      3. Historical Sketch
      4. Dominant Themes in Latin American Studies
      5. Timeline of Twentieth-Century Latin American History
      6. References
      7. Further Reading
      8. Journals
      9. Films
      10. Web Sites
  9. PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES
    1. 12 International Terrorism
      1. Notes
      2. References
    2. 13 Turkey and the European Union: The Crossroad from Europe to Asia
      1. References
    3. 14 Tourism Along the Silk Road
      1. Tourism System
      2. Tourism Approaches
      3. The Silk Road
      4. References
      5. Further Reading
    4. 15 Persistent Political Violence
      1. References
    5. 16 The Veil Controversy
      1. References
    6. 17 The Disintegration of Sudan
      1. References
    7. 18 Global Population Projections
      1. How Many People Will There Be?
      2. References
  10. Conclusion
    1. Adopting the Interdisciplinary Approach
    2. Solution-Oriented Analysis
    3. Sources of Innovative Solutions
    4. Conclusion
    5. References
    6. Further Reading
    7. Web Sites
  11. Appendix: Comparative Global Statistics: North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Countries
  12. Glossary
  13. Index