Alex Goodall, Times Higher Education Supplement
"An extremely lucid exposition of contemporary big power international politics, with measured and sensible glimpses into various conceivable future world orders."
John Dumbrell, International Affairs
"This is a superb piece of scholarship. It both draws on and deepens contemporary IR theory and illuminates the real world of post-9/11 international relations ... indeed, it does what few current books in IR can claim in recent years - it truly links the theoretical world to the real world and thereby advances our understandings in both realms."
John Ikenberry, Georgetown University
"The subject of mapping the international system since the end of the Cold War is one that has attracted a number of writers, but few have approached it with the clarity and rigour of this text. Barry Buzan writes very well, with the result that his argument is readily accessible and easy to engage with."
James Mayall, University of Cambridge