Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalisation

Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalisation

by John Gerard Ruggie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415099900

ISBN-13: 9780415099905

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:
9780415099905
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/06/1998
Series:
New International Relations Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

What Makes the World Hang Together

Neo-Utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge

I. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

"I Wouldn't Start From Here if I Were You"

1. The New Institutionalism in International Relations

2. Embedded Liberalism and the Postwar Economic Regimes

3. Epistemology, Ontology, and the Study of International Regimes

4. Multilateralism at Century's END

II. THE SYSTEM OF STATES

Problematizing Westphalia

5. Political Structure and Dynamic Density

6. Social Time and Ecodemographic Contexts

7. Territoriality at Millennium's END

III. THE QUESTION OF AGENCY

Making History in the New Era

8. Interests, Identity, and American Foreign Policy

9. NATO and the Transatlantic Security Community

10. UN Forces: Whither--or Whether?

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