Welcome to the companion website!

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for IR, Third Edition.

The SAGE edge site for IR by James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Now publishing with CQ Press, the Third Edition of IR: International, Economic, and Human Security in a Changing World explores the most current issues affecting the global community by analyzing how global actors seek international, economic, and human security. Award-winning scholars and authors James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury combine thought-provoking examples with practical learning tools to give students context and help them develop an understanding of not just what happens, but why and how it happens. Assuming no prior knowledge about international relations, the text provides students with a framework to understand what conditions behavior in the international arena—the challenges of anarchy, diversity, and complexity permeate the multitude of events that comprise of our world today. Students will be able to make sense of the complicated events and interactions of world politics and come away with a broader view of the world’s geographical and political landscapes.


We gratefully acknowledge James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, and A. Cooper Drury for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Eric Cox of Texas Christian University and Kepos Media for developing the ancillaries on this site.