With an abundance of new essays reflecting the ever-changing landscape of world politics, the eighth edition of this renowned reader provides students with comprehensive coverage of the most important IR concepts, trends, and current issues. Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this best-selling collection places contemporary essays alongside classics of the discipline and includes divergent views to ensure a balanced perspective. The presentation of alternative perspectives provides students with challenging material in the language of the field. The anthology presents clear, theoretical works that inspire a deeper understanding of the forces that shape today's world.Balance of contemporary and classic essays. Introductions to each section establish the intellectual context and survey the major points the articles will make. Includes selections by some of the most respected current scholars in the field, including policy makers, economists, traditional IR scholars, and many classics.