About the BookInternational Relations: New Horizons and Changing Equations presents a systematic picture of international issues and a comprehensive analysis of relations among the states. It attempts to analyse and expound the various phases, aspects and schools of international thought in detail. The book is the first large-scale endeavour to discuss the explicit and implicit international ideas concerning important traditional and contemporary issues of international relations. The nature and scope of international relations, theories of international relations, power, balance of power, national interest, non–alignment, new international economic order, détente, cold war, concept of modern state and various international ideas, issues and their development have been discussed along with the worldwide implications of contemporary international ideas and ideologies.
The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the study of international relations. It portrays the expanding spheres of international relations with an understanding of leading approaches to the study of world politics. It attempts to describe the complexity of world politics and explain how new forces shaping the planet have changed our world. It is designed to be of use to students of political science and international relations as well as general readers with an interest in these subjects. It provides detailed discussion on a number of pertinent topics as well as additional material as per the syllabi of various Indian universities, and central and state level competitive examinations. About the Author/sDr. Biswaranjan Mohanty is alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He received his M.Phil and Ph.D degrees from the School of Social Sciences of the University. Specializing in Political Theory, he has been a regular contributor of articles in national and international journals. He had visited the Uppsala University, Sweden during his research period. He has authored a number of books and attended national and international seminars and conferences. Dr. Mohanty is presently working as a senior social researcher.