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Way back when, I taught courses in international politics at Alfred University (in Western New York). This book was a nice resource, helping me develop lectures in a variety of perspectives on international relations.The value of the book? It's description of an array of theories as to how world politics operates. Among the views: environmental theories, realist theory, systems theory, economic theories of imperialism and war, nuclear deterrence theory, integration, decision-making theories, and...
Very dense read, but thorough.
This book helped me a lot in college and I've been using this book as a reference since my first term
I didn't read this edition, but one of the earlier one, which was issued in mid 90s. It's an eye-opening book for international relations students back then. I don't know whether it's still "a must read book" among international relations scholar nowadays.Pfaltzgraff and Dougherty delivered the book in a clear and concise manner.
This book was the worst and greatest thing. So many late nights with this baby, I almost miss it. Very dense but all the more thorough. Most treasured resource when I wrote my thesis on American Foreign Policy in regards to Syria as an undergrad.I usually don't add books I've read for academic purposes here, but this one is special.
Great reference book!