International Relations Brief Fourth Edition Joshua S. Goldstein Jon C. Pevehouse This brief version of the discipline's bestselling survey text thoroughly covers international relations theory, international security, international political economy, and global issues in a more streamlined and flexible format. From war, trade, and development to terrorism, human rights, and the environment, this introductory text examines the relations between states, the international system, and transnational actors and influences. With the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of theoretical approaches and current events of any brief text, International Relations helps students critically engage fundamental concepts and see the big picture in global affairs. New to the Brief Fourth Edition The text has been thoroughly updated with the most current coverage and analysis of world affairs, including the sectarian civil war in Iraq, the world trade talks, public health campaigns in Africa, elections in Democratic Congo, China's global rise, Iran's confrontation with the U.N. Security Council over nuclear weapons, and the election of women leaders in Liberia, Chile, and Germany. Deeper coverage of globalization and transnational issues addresses the increasing number of personal connections that international relations brings into daily life as well as the importance of nongovernmental actors and transnational processes. Text-wide discussion of three core principlesdominance, reciprocity, and identityoffers students a new way to follow several of the most central concepts in the discipline and to grapple with the collective goods problem, the recurring challenge in international relations. "The Big Picture" boxed feature and podcasts identify the essential lesson in each chapter, focusing student's learning. Podcasts by the text's authors expand on the issue and show how it plays out in a recent case study. The podcast is available on the text's companion website and MyPoliSciKit. Find a collection of valuable resources on the text's open-access companion website. Visit www.irtext.com.Goldstein, Joshua S. is the author of 'International Relations, Brief Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205575275 and ISBN 0205575277.