Tell me what to read so I can understand international relations.
July 30, 2008 3:13 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a book that can summarize/explain different schools of thought in international relations/foreign policy.
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I read a lot of articles about foreign policy and international relations, but I have only a very vague understanding of what people are talking about when they say certain politicians seem to have realist leanings on foreign policy, for example, but I don't really know anything beyond a very shallow understanding. Ideally, I would hope for a book that would have (comparative) explanations (or maybe even Blair-reader-type articles from different theorists) for a lot of different schools of thought regarding American foreign policy and international relations so I can understand the theoretical underpinnings of both mainstream and perhaps more critical or radical schools of thought. Any book that will help me understand these things would be fantastic, however.
If anyone can recommend journal articles or anything along those lines, too, that'd be great. I'm a student and have access to a great library, so I can probably get whatever it is you recommend.