International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs by Paul D'Anieri

By Paul D'Anieri

Student-oriented and modern, foreign POLITICS: strength AND goal IN worldwide AFFAIRS introduces the research of diplomacy in a transparent, available variety, with enticing strategies and analytical instruments for college kids and an absolutely constructed pedagogical application for teachers. diplomacy: strength AND goal IN international AFFAIRS bridges the space among analytical theories and real-world concerns and occasions. Readers will take pleasure in diversified case reports and boxed beneficial properties on background, coverage, tradition, and geography, besides vibrant photos.

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Again, they must make decisions in the face of considerable uncertainty. International organizations and NGOs are making decisions concerning economic aid to developing countries. Should they invest in programs to strengthen the market in poor countries, work to improve education, or focus on health care? Or should they concentrate on meeting the basic needs for food, shelter, and medical care of those in the direst circumstances? All of these goals are important. But resources are limited, and so choices must be made.

This is what makes the study of politics difficult. It is also what makes it so dramatic and compelling. Candidates for the Brazilian presidency participate in a televised debate in October 2010. Every day we hear competing claims about the nature of international politics and the best policy options. How do we evaluate which of those claims are true or even plausible? 14 LibraryPirate International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs In the natural sciences (and some social sciences), the ability to predict future events is the main criterion by which theories are judged.

As citizens, as decision makers, and as curious people, we are driven to develop our own understandings of these difficult problems. The Goals of the Book This book aims to help the reader evaluate everyday arguments about international politics and foreign policy. Friends, parents, teachers, bloggers, and people on the television routinely make assertions—often with great confidence—about how international politics works, and about what policies governments, groups, firms, and individuals should adopt.

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