Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition based on extensive reviewer feedback and newly guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever before, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Bueno de Mesquita's commitment to covering the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics are all given sustained treatment: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations and law, human rights, and the global environment. Â No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn to mobilize the key concepts and models.
Chapter 7: How International Organizations Work or Don't Work
How International Organizations Work or Don't Work
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai addresses a few members in the nearly empty General Assembly during the 61st session of the UN General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 20, 2006. Few turn up when they anticipate that so little of significance will be achieved based on the actions of the full membership.