Featuring 150 entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts is the essential guide for anyone interested in international aﬀairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations, with an emphasis on contemporary issues. Entries include:
• diplomacy • global warming • terrorism • human rights • rogue state
• loose nukes • United Nations • security • arms control • ethnic cleansing
Oﬀering suggestions for further reading as well as a unique guide to Internet web sites on international relations, this accessible handbook is an invaluable guide to a rapidly expanding ﬁeld, ideal for the student and non-specialist alike. Martin Griﬃths is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political and International Studies at Flinders University, Australia. He is the author of Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, also available from Routledge. Terry O’Callaghan is Lecturer in the School of International Studies at the University of South Australia.
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: THE KEY CONCEPTS
Martin Griﬃths and Terry O’Callaghan
London and New York
First published 2002 by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004.
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