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|International Relations is a distinct discipline which draws on diplomatic history, political theory, political economy, political science and international law to provide its own theoretical perspectives to explain conflict and co-operation in the modern world. This enables students to assess developments in the international system and specific geographical regions. They explore issues such as the origins of war and peace, the making of foreign policy, trade regimes, international terrorism, military alliances, and the interaction of political and economic development.
Research Methodology in International and Strategic Studies
There is a wide variety of material within the University of Malaya Library on research methodologies suitable for dissertation or thesis preparation. This includes material on the actual process of academic writing, citation principles, etc.
List of recent material in this area:-
International Relations by
Publication Date: 2007-12-22
Featuring over twenty new entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts, now in its second edition, is the essential guide for anyone interested in international affairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations in the post 9/11 era. Key areas cover international criminal law, human rights, the developing world (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic studies. New entries include: the English School the Digital Divide the War on Terror the Bush Doctrine the International Criminal Court legitimacy global warming unilateralism the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). Featuring suggestions for further reading as well as a unique guide to web sites on international relations, this accessible guide is an invaluable aid to an understanding of this expanding field and is ideal for the student and non-specialist alike.
International Relations Theories by
Publication Date: 2013-04-05
Written by leading figures in the field, the third edition of this successful text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of all the major theories of international relations, supporting them with case study examples. While some of the theories discussed are complex, the authors convey them in a clear and accessible manner, with the use of engaging pedagogical features, making this an ideal introduction to international relations theories. A new chapter on Critical Theory has been added to allow more coverage forthis approach and alternative understandings, such as post-colonialism and environmentalism, have chapters devoted to them, unlike other textbooks. Chapters have also been updated to reflect recently published work and the case studies have been revisited to include considerations of newdevelopments in world politics.Online Resource CentreThe text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing additional resources for lecturers and students.Lecturer resources:* PowerPoint slides*Figures and tables from the textbookStudent resources:* Web links* Flashcard glossary* Revision guide
Theory and Methods in Political Science by
Publication Date: 2002-09-07
This basic introduction to theory and methods in political science brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars in every field into a carefully integrated and coherent text.
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Social Research Methods by
Publication Date: 2012-03-21
Studying a social science degree? Need to know how to develop your research methods and write up your results more effectively? In the fourth edition of this lively and engaging textbook, Alan Bryman presents students with an updated and all-encompassing guide to the principle techniques and methodology in the field of Social Research.Adopting a coherent and student-friendly format, the book offers an encyclopaedic introduction to social research methodology, and considers a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods to help students identify and evaluate the best approach for their research needs. Building on the success of the previous editions, this book is concerned with the ways that social researchers approach their craft. Bryman guides the reader through all aspects of the research process including formulating objectives, choosing research methods, securing research participants, as well as advice on how to effectively collect, analyse and interpret data and disseminate those findings to others. This fourth edition features a new 'supervisor experience' feature, which offers helpful tips from the supervisor's perspective on successful research, as well as a new chapter which tackles the sampling issues faced by qualitative researchers in a more consolidated fashion than in previous editions. Substantial updates have also been made to the existing material, particularly the internet research section, which has been fully revised to accommodate the extensive developments in this area.