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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2001
I liked this book because it explained the various theories and traditions that make up the discipline of International Relations. It covers Realism, Liberalism, and International Society and also discusses issues within the International Political Economy. The book examines the theories strong sides, weaknesses and limitations. It also shows how the theories sometimes overlap. In this respect, it forms a solid foundation for anyone interested in the pursuit if IR studies. I especially liked the book as it gives illustrations and recent case studies. This makes it interesting and demonstrates how the theories behind world politics are linked to actual events. It brings the theories to life. Jackson and Sorensen have included boxes and charts to make show comparisons and highlight key elements. It is also a useful text for students because each chapter contains a list of key points and study questions that help focus the main points of the chapter. Furthermore, there is a guide to further reading. This enables the reader to go beyond the basic issues, do further research and obtain an in-depth knowledge. I would highly recommend this as a basic text for anyone who is interested in current affairs and way our global political system works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2001
This was the first book I had bought on the subject of International Relations, or IR. I found it to be an indispensable resource for those who are starting out in the area of IR--the key concepts are explained accurately, and the whole set-up of the book is user friendly.
At the end of each chapter (of which there are eight), the reader can attempt several relevent questions, designed to enforce what you've just read. This is, I beleive, a great way to engrain the knowledge into one's mind, helping the reader to retain what they have learnt.
If you're interested in IR, but have been scared by the 1000 page books on the subject, don't waste any more time: buy this books ASAP.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2006
Used this book as intruductiory text whilst studying for an MA in International Relations. Proved to be invaluable, providing a simple, easy to understand background and introduction to theories. Would recommend to anyone looking to study in this area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2010
For all those that are studying IR this is an important piece of literature to have. Relatively un-biased and organized in such a way that it is easy to understand, it's definitely a must-read.
Good for references as well.
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on 31 March 2013
Very nice book. Throughly explainable on almost every aspect of every theory that has to do with the discipline of IR. The way that the book is written really helps the reader to understand deeply in the meaning of the material. Recommend it for people who are interested in learning basic theories of IR discipline, IR students, IR academics and generally people who want to learn aboutfrom where is derived the basic function of international politics.
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on 20 October 2012
Well, for the book that is obligatory to exam, it is very good. It is not for the people who want to find out something about international relations in more practical way. But, it is excellent for everybody who would like to study international relations and theories about that. For students - highly recommendable!
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on 10 February 2015
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