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International Relations

Vinay Kumar Malhotra (Author)

Many changes have taken place in international relations since 1993 when first edition of this book was published. As against twenty-two chapters in the last edition the revised volume has grown into thirty-two. Ten additional chapters relate to game theory, bargaining theory, dependency theory, deterrence theory, functionalism, regionalism, diplomacy crisis management, universalism and world order, the United Nations, peaceful settlement and collective security, post-cold war perspective and revision of the UN Charter. Besides, all the existing chapters have been revised and updated in the light of the latest developments. In the last 100 years of international relations there were two major turning points; one after the Second World War (1945) and another after the end of the Cold War (1991). The first is known as post-World War II period and the second as post-Cold War era. The present work covers the events of both these most significant periods of contemporary international relations. The first fourteen chapters pertain to theoretical aspects of international relations, such as growth, nature and scope of International Relations; the functioning of the State system; national power; national interest; balance of power; approaches to International Relations; determinants and types of foreign policy; etc. The subsequent eighteen chapters deal with practical international relations and policies that were maintained/played at international level from 1945 to this day. The topics analyzed are: cold war; détente; new cold war; Asian-African resurgence; non-alignment; third world; north-south dialogue; new international economic order; the impact of nuclear weapons; disarmament and arms control; changed world scenario and new pattern of international relations. More than 55 years of India's foreign policy has been condensed into a separate chapter for the convenience of the readers. The revised edition is full of freshness and newness as it updates all important facets of contemporary international relations. This book will be very useful for students and teachers of International Relations, Political Science, History, Diplomacy and International Organization. It will be equally helpful to the candidates preparing for various competitive exams such as IAS, IPS and central services.

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About the author

Vinay Kumar Malhotra

Dr. Vinay Kumar Malhotra born 1954; B.A. (Honours.), M.A. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D.; 29 years teaching and research experience; 4 years administrative experience; 16 books mostly on international relations, 27 papers and 6 book-reviews published; Life member of IAAS, IACS, IPSA, IACIS-Hyderabad, ILI-New Delhi, IIPA-New Delhi; several national and international seminars and conferences attended; completed collaborative research works with American, Canadian, Russian and Hungarian Professors. Dr. Malhotra has worked for a full semester at the Dept. of Political Science, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary in 1998. As Guest Research Fellow, he completed research projects at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI), Denmark in 1999 and 2001. With Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute's Faculty Research Fellowship he conducted and completed another research project in Canada in 2001. He participated in Seminars at Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway and University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. As widely traveled person, he has also visited Austria, England, France and Sweden for academic and research missions. He was president of the Indian Association for American Studies (IAAS) during 2000-01. He was also member of the Executive Council and Governing Council of the Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad during 2000-03.

At present, he is working as Principal of Markanda National (PG) College, Shahabad-Markanda, Haryana. As Head, he taught at Post-graduate Dept. of Political Science, Gandhi Memorial National College (Kurukshetra University), Ambala Cantonment for 29 years. The Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada has given him the status of affiliate and visiting Professor. He was also member of Kurukshetra University's PG as well as UG Board of Studies in Political Science.

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Bibliographic information

Title International Relations
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 4th Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126150618
length xviii+514p., Illustrations; 25cm.