Review. “No other book on the market that addresses international studies this way It has a very clear format and brings in the interdisciplinary element of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Introduction to international studies /Brian Orend Core Concepts and Historical Contexts; Learning Objectives; Introduction; Countries; State Formation; End of.

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International studies is an interdisciplinary field that is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Drawing from many well-established disciplines such as political science, geography, sociology, and economics, it examines and evaluates the many issues that affect the global population.

Introduction to International Studies offers a concise introduction to the fields of international studies and international development, as well as many of the major topical issues of interest to students. It might be assumed that the author of a book on international studies would focus exclusively on governance, economics, conflict resolution, and war, but Orend has been careful to expand his coverage to include such topics as trade, culture, health, and human rights.

Theoretical concepts act as the foundation for understanding the real-life examples presented in the form of case studies from various disciplines.


Students will learn to apply theory to the quickly changing global world and will finish this text ready to take on more advanced training in international studies.

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Setting the World Stage 1. Nation vs World 4.

Traditional Issues of ‘Hard Power’: Bucks and Bullets 6. America vs Afghanistan, Case Study: Aftermath Responding to Objections Clash of the Models: Newer Issues of ‘Soft Power’: What is Public Health? John Snow Case Study: Brian Orend is the director of international studies, and a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo.

He earned his Ph.

Introduction to International Studies – Brian Orend – Oxford University Press

Orend is the author of five books: Studied has addressed conferences, media, and audiences around the world on his two major areas of research: He also consults with private industry and governments on business and professional ethics. He has experience working in intellectual property law and is also the president of LIB Publishing Inc. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Academic Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. Introduction to International Studies Edited by Brian Orend The only book on the market that takes a concise, topical approach to international studies from a Canadian perspective.


Written by a high-profile academic who is well-known for his accessible writing style. Case studies help to bring theory alive for students, giving them real-world, relatable examples of complex issues.

Introduction to International Studies

The shorter length of the book makes it ideal for use in combination with other texts and readers, though it is detailed enough to stand on its own. The interdisciplinary approach used in the text exposes students to many of the individual fields of study that international studies encompasses, including history, economics, political science, law, geography, cultural studies, and health sciences.

The inclusion of historical background, coupled with timely subjects brjan as international law, the global economy, and human rights helps to contextualize these issues, giving students a solid understanding to prepare them for more advanced courses.

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Bargaining on Nuclear Tests Or Rabinowitz.