Constructing the World Polity [NOOK Book]


This volume of essays brings together John Gerard Ruggie's most influential theoretical ideas and their application to critical policy questions concerning the post-Cold War international order.
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This volume of essays brings together John Gerard Ruggie's most influential theoretical ideas and their application to critical policy questions concerning the post-Cold War international order.
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Collects ten articles by Ruggie (currently serving on the executive staff of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan) published over the last 25 years. Part autobiography, part intellectual history, and part reflection, they trace the movement in IR toward social constructivism, beginning with a survey of the entire range of post- war IR theory and setting the constructivist project within it. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203424261
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 3/26/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 713 KB

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: What makes the world hang together? Neo-utilitarianism and the social constructivist challenge 1
Pt. I International organization: "I wouldn't start from here if I were you" 41
1 The new institutionalism in international relations 45
2 Embedded liberalism and the postwar economic regimes 62
3 Epistemology, ontology, and the study of international regimes 85
4 Multilateralism at century's end 102
Pt. II The system of states: problematizing Westphalia 131
5 Political structure and dynamic density 137
6 Social time and ecodemographic contexts 155
7 Territoriality at millennium's end 172
Pt. III The question of agency: making history in the new era 199
8 Interests, identity, and American foreign policy 203
9 NATO and the transatlantic security community 229
10 UN forces: whither - or whether? 240
Notes 256
Publications 271
References 275
Index 302
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