End of Certainty, The: Towards a New Internationalism [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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End of Certainty, The: Towards a New Internationalism

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848136571
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 637 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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Table of Contents

Preface vii

A story introduces it 1

1 A failed species? 5

2 Fusion, frenzy and madness 30

3 The new brutalisms 64

4 Mercy and the modern world 93

5 The Tao of international relations 124

6 What should God do about evil? 158

7 Buying loyalty 181

8 Writing politics 201

9 Transcendence and power 222

10 What is to be done? 249

Bibliographical essay and acknowledgements 306

Index 315

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