Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalisation / Edition 1

Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalisation / Edition 1

by John Gerard Ruggie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415099919

ISBN-13: 9780415099912

Pub. Date: 05/06/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order.

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Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order. Themes covered include:
* International Organization. How the 'new Institutionalism' differs from the old.
* The System of States. Explorations of political structure, social time, and territorial space in the world polity.
* Making History. America and the issue of 'agency' in the post-Cold Was era. NATO and the future transatlantic security community. The United Nations and the collective use of force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415099912
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/06/1998
Series:
New International Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: What makes the world hang together? Neo-utilitarianism and the social constructivist challenge1
Pt. IInternational organization: "I wouldn't start from here if I were you"41
1The new institutionalism in international relations45
2Embedded liberalism and the postwar economic regimes62
3Epistemology, ontology, and the study of international regimes85
4Multilateralism at century's end102
Pt. IIThe system of states: problematizing Westphalia131
5Political structure and dynamic density137
6Social time and ecodemographic contexts155
7Territoriality at millennium's end172
Pt. IIIThe question of agency: making history in the new era199
8Interests, identity, and American foreign policy203
9NATO and the transatlantic security community229
10UN forces: whither - or whether?240
Notes256
Publications271
References275
Index302

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