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By Jill Steans, Lloyd Pettiford, Thomas Diez, Imad El-Anis

This long-awaited new edition has been absolutely updated and revised by way of the unique authors in addition to new contributors of the writer team. Based on decades of energetic examine and educating it takes the discipline's such a lot tough facets and makes them available and engaging.

Each bankruptcy builds up an realizing of different methods of the world.  The readability of presentation permits scholars to quickly boost a theoretical framework and to use this data broadly as a fashion of figuring out either extra complicated theoretical texts and occasions in global politics.

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2006), Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kegley, C. and Wittkopf, E. (2001), World Politics: Trends and Transformation (8th edn), New York: St Martin’s Press. Mandaville, P. and Williams, A. (eds) (2003), Meaning and International Relations, London: Routledge. , Cornelissen, S. and Nel, P. (2006), Power, Wealth and Global Equity: An International Relations Textbook for Africa, Juta Legal and Academic Publishers. Weber, C. (2004), IR Theory: A Critical Introduction, London: Routledge.

2006), Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kegley, C. and Wittkopf, E. (2001), World Politics: Trends and Transformation (8th edn), New York: St Martin’s Press. Mandaville, P. and Williams, A. (eds) (2003), Meaning and International Relations, London: Routledge. , Cornelissen, S. and Nel, P. (2006), Power, Wealth and Global Equity: An International Relations Textbook for Africa, Juta Legal and Academic Publishers. Weber, C. (2004), IR Theory: A Critical Introduction, London: Routledge.

While individuals are essentially self-interested, collectively this type of behaviour is held to produce beneficial outcomes. According to Bentham we should base our judgements on what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, or ‘good’ or ‘bad’ on how far any action works to ensure the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Utilitarianism: A term often used in Liberalism and other approaches to IR referring to how the moral worth of a given action is determined. According to this concept, the value of any human action can be assessed according to the extent to which it contributes to the good of the community.

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