Air University Library Course Support
FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
3 October 2022 - 19 October 2022
"This course introduces you to theories of international politics used to assess strategic problems in the international arena."
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Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.
BLOCK 1: The Development of International Relations and IR Theory
1. The Development of Modern International Relations
2. International Order
3. Distribution of Power in an Anarchic System
4. Hegemonic Stability Theory and the Breakdown of Order
5. Rise of the Liberal International Order
6. International Politics, Socially Constructed
BLOCK 2: International Relations and Strategic Dilemmas
7. US/China/Taiwan Security Dilemma
8. The Russia Problem
9. The People Problem
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Biography (click on "Read More")
Alastair Smith Biography (click on "CV")
The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics Interview (Interview with Alistair Smith about the book) Review
10. The Money Trap
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