• Theory of International Relations in the 21st Century: A Textbook
  • Publisher:  Международные Отношения
  • Year of issue:  2015
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  • ISBN:  978-5-7133-1481-1
  • Cover type:  твердый переплет 170 х 240 мм.
  • Number of pages:  232
  • Product Code::  0710
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Theory of International Relations in the 21st Century: A Textbook

This textbook, prepared by T. Bordachev, in collaboration with Zinovieva and Likhacheva, is a complex publication of various directions in theory of international relations from ancient beginnings to the modern theories and concepts.

The book is focused on the use in educational process in order to create students’ knowledge and understanding of the theory of international relations, as well as developing skills of application of the theoretical knowledge in the following professional activities for the analysis of specific international situations, processes and events.


Scientific novelty of this textbook is the creation of the first Russian educational material on the theory of international relations, written in terms of classical realist paradigm. Realistic direction, at the origins of which are renowned philosophers, historians, political scientists, such as Thucydides, Hobbes, Machiavelli, allows to give justification for the role of force in international relations and a place in the international arena, the degree of interaction of state and non-state auctors.


The textbook is written in a popular style, it is easy to read. The manual contains case studies that demonstrate solutions of some specific international political issues within a particular theoretical approach. Definitions, important dates and historical examples, illustrating certain theoretical positions, are rendered in tables. Each chapter ends with a textbook control questions.


The textbook meets academic standards of Bachelor education in International Relations. It may also be useful for masters, graduate students and a wide range of readers interested in international politics

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