After Authority: War, Peace, and Global Politics in the 21st Century

After Authority: War, Peace, and Global Politics in the 21st Century

by Ronnie D. Lipschutz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791445623

ISBN-13: 9780791445624

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book examines the troubled modern nation–state and reflects on the “end” of authority, sovereignty, and national security, and the implications of that end in the coming decades.

After Authority offers an overview of the evolving international political “revolution,” a historical perspective based on Lipschutz’s

Overview

This book examines the troubled modern nation–state and reflects on the “end” of authority, sovereignty, and national security, and the implications of that end in the coming decades.

After Authority offers an overview of the evolving international political “revolution,” a historical perspective based on Lipschutz’s writings over the years. It also examines the prospects for war and peace in the twenty-first century. During earlier “industrial revolutions,” long-standing and apparently stable patterns of social behavior, economic exchange, and political authority came under challenge. Today, post World War Two institutions that were formed to create a peaceful, economically-prosperous world, are under severe challenge by globalization, liberalization, and social innovation. Old hierarchies of power and wealth have been undermined as people take advantage of new economic and political opportunities, and the resulting disruption of expectations leads to fear, uncertainty, instability, and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791445624
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Global Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Theory of Global Politics

2. The Worries of Nations

3. The Insecurity Dilemma

4. Arms and Affluence

5. Markets, the State,and War

6. The Social Contraction

7. The Princ(ipal)

8. Politics among People

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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