Ideal for anyone new to the study of international relations or looking for a refresher, this Course Companion includes a comprehensive introduction to the competing theories at the heart of the discipline as well as hints and tips on how to apply them when tackling coursework or examinations.
Written in a straightforward and clear style, it is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course and provides:
o pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises;
o easy access to the key theories in international relations;
o guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course;
o help with developing critical thinking;
o 'taking it further' sections that suggest how readers can extend their thinking beyond the received wisdom.