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Cases in International Relations

Cases in International Relations
Pathways to Conflict and Cooperation

February 2014 | 376 pages | CQ Press
Students love good stories. That is why case studies are such a powerful way to engage students while teaching them about concepts fundamental to the study of international relations. Cases in International Relations helps students understand the context of headline events in the international arena. Organized into three main parts—military, economic, and human security—the book’s fifteen cases examine enduring and emerging issues from the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict to the rapidly changing field of cyber-security. Compatible with a variety of theoretical perspectives, the cases consider a dispute’s origins, issue development, and resolution so that readers see the underlying dynamics of state behavior and can try their hand at applying theory.


Instructor Resource Site
Save time and ease class preparation with the additional guidance and tools available for download, including:
  • Case Notes features case study overviews and objectives.
  • A set of all the graphics from the text, including all of the maps, tables, and figures, in PowerPoint, .pdf, and .jpg formats for class presentations.

It has important cases which is used in my teaching. I am sure my students learn very important lesson from these cases.

Dr Bekir Cinar
Politics and International Politics, Epoka University
December 6, 2014

Cases in International Relations is a comprehensive case study book which will be very useful at all levels of IR teaching. It can be used in different courses as it covers a wide ranging subjects including global commons, cybersecurity, world monetary reform as well as more traditional issues of military conflict and cooperation. It will help teachers and students alike in making it much easier to comprehend major issues of IR.

Dr Faruk Yalvac
Dept of International Relations, Middle East Technical University
November 17, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 7

Chapter 12

Glenn P. Hastedt

Glenn Hastedt holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University. Formerly the chair of the political science department at James Madison University, he is now professor and chair of the justice studies department. He is the author of American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future, 9th edition (2011) and editor of American Foreign Policy Annual Edition (2013). He edited Controlling Intelligence (1991) and co-edited Intelligence Analysis and Assessment (1996). Hastedt has also authored articles on in intelligence in Intelligence and National Security, Defense Intelligence Journal, International Journal of Intelligence and... More About Author

Donna L. Lybecker

Donna L. Lybecker is associate professor in the department of political science at Idaho State University, where she specializes in environmental politics and international relations. Her research activities focus on the western United States, the North American borders, and Latin America. Recent publications include articles in Environmental Politics, International Journal of Sustainable Society, and Politics and Policy. More About Author

Vaughn P. Shannon

Vaughn P. Shannon is associate professor of political science at Wright State University, where he specializes in international security, foreign policy analysis, and Middle East politics. His research has been published in numerous journals, including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Research, Security Studies, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Most recently he is co-editor of Psychology, Constructivism, and International Relations: An Ideational Alliance (2011). More About Author

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