2nd May 2016, 01:49 AM
Aslam o aliekum
I m new here
I m thinking to opt IR but my total study background is science and i haven't studied IR before.
I want some basic notes of IR available in pdf form to understand what IR actually is
If anyone has some notes or ebook kindly share it with me
Moreover kindly guide me how to start it as i am totaly new in this subject
2nd May 2016, 02:32 PM
I will recommend to study IR from quality books rather than notes.
You can download recommended books from http://www.cssworld.com.pk/forumdisp...onal-Relations.
Books will be uploaded regularly.
As to tackle this subject being new comer, I will request senior members of this forum to guide Haania
2nd May 2016, 03:02 PM
I was a newbie myself when i opted IR for the first time. I chalked out a study plan which I will share hare and I believe it will be helpful.
Step 1: Develop your understanding with International affairs if you don't have any prior 'acquaintance' with day to day developments on international political stage.
Step 2: Understand Key theories of IR ie Realism, Liberalism etc because sound understanding of IR theories means sound foundation.
Step 3: Understand Key concepts of IR ie War, Power, Globalization
Step 4: Study history and functioning of key institutions ie UN, IMF
Step 5: Cover Paper 2
Bottom line: Cover Paper 1 carefully, rest will be as easy as it gets.
2nd May 2016, 05:02 PM
Thankyou asj, I also want to opt IR, kindly guide me which books to study
2nd May 2016, 08:02 PM
Thank u CSS world
Originally Posted by CSS World
i have downloaded the books
thank u for u guidance n support
can u plz suggest me from which book i should start?
Last edited by Haania; 2nd May 2016 at 08:05 PM.
2nd May 2016, 08:04 PM
Thank u AS for ur guidance
Originally Posted by ASJ
Can u plz share ur study plan ?
Thank u once again
3rd May 2016, 03:17 PM
welcome, The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations by John Baylis
Originally Posted by Samina
world politics trend and transformation by Kegley are good starters for new students of IR
3rd May 2016, 03:19 PM
Regarding IR my study plan was same as mentioned above
Originally Posted by Haania