ERIC Number: ED308114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
International Relations: Understanding the Behavior of Nations.
Zack, David R.; And Others
In today's world, no nation acts in isolation; the interdependence of nations makes international relations complex and ever-changing. This book is designed to help students understand why nations compete, why they cooperate, and why they sometimes go to war. Chapter 1 examines the behavior of nations and how national interest dictates the perceptions--and therefore, the actions--of world leaders. Chapter 2 describes the process by which one nation--the United States--develops its foreign policy. Chapter 3 analyzes how events after World War II redefined the context in which international relations are conducted. Chapter 4 discusses three issues of global importance--problems affecting developing nations, the stability of the international economy, and the spread of nuclear weapons. Chapter 5 describes the tools or the methods that nations have available to them to carry out their foreign policy objectives. This book should help students understand the forces that shape the foreign policies of all nations and their stake in the future of the global community. (GEA)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Policy, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Organizations, International Relations, National Security, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Affairs
Educational Publications, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Note: For accompanying teacher's guide, see SO 019 973. Some photos and graphics may not reproduce clearly.