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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.

Foreign Aid, Poverty, and Revolution
Foreign aid, poverty, and revolution

A young Sudanese girl grabs onto one of sixty bags of sorghum for sale donated by USAID and distributed by the World Food Program that found their way to the black market in Akobo, southern Sudan, on April 8, 2010. Two years of failed rain and tribal clashes in this Sudan region bordering Ethiopia have laid the foundations for a humanitarian crisis the UN mission dubs the “hungriest place on earth.” A recent survey found that almost 46 percent of children in the region are malnourished. One possible source of such malnutrition is found in this photo. The food was intended as charitable relief for the poor, but corrupt local officials instead sold it on ...
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