1. Introduction. Approaching IR. IR as Field of Study. IR's Separate Path. Order and Anarchy. Order, Anarchy and IR Theory. Four Focuses. Understanding First Principles. A Canadian Reality Check: IR Theory and Free Trade. IR as an International Field. How to Read This Book. I. THEORY.
2. Neorealism and Institutionalism. Origins in War and Dismay. Challenge. Response: Neorealism. Counter-response: Institutionalism. Neorealism and Institutionalism. Neorealism and Institutionalism's Core Tenets. The Neorealist and Institutionalist Views of the World. Rational Trust. Rational Behaviour and IR. Critiques of Deductive Rationality. Neorealism and Institutionalism: The Major Test.
3. Liberal IR Theory. The State: Filling in the Blank. The Political Science Legacy. The Theory. Preferences. Institutions. The International Dimension. Canadian Preferences and Strategies. Differences with Neorealism and Institutionalism. Deduction and Induction.
4. Constructivism. Interests, Interaction and Transformation. Origins: Rationalism and Sociology. Thinking Sociologically. The Theory. Differences with Neorealism/Institutionalism. The Constructivist View of the World. Critiques of Constructivism.
5. Critical Approaches: Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Feminism. Action, Reaction and Debate in IR. Method and the Critical Challenge. Observers, Objects and Neutrality. Critical Theory. Postmodernism. Feminism. Critical Approaches: The Internal Debate. IR Theory: Fusion and Accomodation? II. TERRITORY AND IDENTITY.
6. Territoriality, Sovereignty, and Statehood. Sovereignty and Government. Sovereignty: The Legal and Institutional Views. 1648: Rule and Territoriality. The Medieval International World. Sovereignty Evolving. The Crucible of War. Arms of Sovereignty. European Statehood Expands. State or Empire? From Colonies to States. Statehood: Legal and Empirical. International Recognition: A Chequered Pattern. Non-Intervention: A Variable Protection. Sovereignty and Human Rights. Voluntary Surrender.
7. Statehood and Unity: The Challenge of Ethnic Identity. Nationalism, Civil War and IR Theory. Collective Identity. Identity and Statehood. The Consequences of Self-Determination. National Identity and the Potential for Violence. From Identity to National Movements. From National Movements to Conflict. Ethnicity, Separation and Civil War. The External Side of Civil War. Problematic Resolution.
8. Statehood and Unity: The Challenge of Globalization. The Future of the State. Harmonization. Two Schools of Thought: States in Retreat. Two Schools of Thought: States Persevering. Formal State Integration: The European Union. Regions. Statehood and the Future Order. Insitutionalism. The Philadelphia System. Complex Governance. Neo-Medievalism.
9. Government and Foreign Policy. Outside - In: Conflict and Cooperation. Outside - In: State Structure. Outside - In: Reservations. Inside - Out. The Liberal Perspective. Authoritarian Governments: Restricted Channels. Democratic Governments: Diversity and Access. What About the State? Action and the State. Centralization v. Decentralization. Deeper Inside the State. Special Individuals. States Behaving Badly. Marxism: An Alternative to Complexity? The Fusion Approach. The Right Balance. The Liberal Peace. Theory Contradicted. Explaining Peace. Neorealists