End of Certainty, The: Towards a New Internationalism

End of Certainty, The: Towards a New Internationalism

by Stephen Chan
     
 

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The End of Certainty takes a fresh and provocative look at world politics today. Stephen Chan leads the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for
the planet. Chan argues that international politics has failed because the certainties of traditional philosophy do not help us

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The End of Certainty takes a fresh and provocative look at world politics today. Stephen Chan leads the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for
the planet. Chan argues that international politics has failed because the certainties of traditional philosophy do not help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Only by fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought will we properly be able to move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, Chan takes us on a remarkable journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. You’ll never think about politics in quite the same way again. Featuring a brand new afterword assessing President Obama’s first year in office.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848136571
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
651 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations and was the foundation Dean of Law and Social Sciences in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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