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A survey of international relations, this benchmark text explains concepts of global order from the Westphalian system to current issues in international relations. In this latest edition, Lynn Miller covers new developments in ethnic violence, economic development, human rights, intervention, and environmental issues and discusses the potential developments and choices in the post–Cold War era, posing alternative “new world order” scenarios that emphasize improving the world’s ability to engage in peacekeeping in light of the Gulf War and other recent conflicts. The text advocates critical world-order values and proposes means for minimizing violence, maximizing economic well-being, enhancing human rights, and protecting the environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813368801
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn H. Miller is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Temple University.
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Table of Contents

1 The Best and Worst of Times 1
Pessimistic Versus Optimistic Visions of Human Capability Today 2
The Ethical and Political Challenge of Our Power 4
The Inadequacy of Scientific "Solutions" 6
The Reconciliation of Conflicting Values 8
Human Behavior and Value Priorities 10
Changing Social Values 11
The Slowness of Social Change 13
2 The Growth of the Westphalian System 19
The Peace of Westphalia 20
The Medieval Conception of Order 22
The Sovereignty of Nation-States 24
The Dynamics of Sovereign Equality 27
Laissez-Faire in World Politics 29
Shared Values and the Double Standard 32
Balancing Power in a Decentralized World 35
Great Power Concerts 37
3 The Twentieth-Century Challenge to Westphalian Order 43
World War I and the Collapse of the Balance of Power 44
Collective Security: The Hunters and the Stag 46
Interwar Challenges to the Established Order 50
Westphalia as a Global System 52
The Emergence of Bipolarity 55
Alternatives for a Post-Cold War World 58
Global Issues Confront Westphalia 62
4 Power and Values in World Society 73
Politics: Power and Normative Orientations 74
Realism Versus Idealism in International Politics 75
Statism: The Realist Bias 77
Statist Versus World Order Perspectives 78
Power and Law in World Society 80
The International Order, Agency, and Change 81
Formal Governmental and International Institutions 83
Government and the Support of Social Order 87
The Congruence of Power and Authority 89
Dependable Expectations of Peaceful Change 91
Pluralistic Integration in Western Europe 93
5 Minimizing the Resort to Violence 101
After the Cold War: Anarchy or New World Order? 102
Ending the Balance of Nuclear Terror 104
Controlling Nuclear Weapons in a Post-Cold War World 107
The Revival of Ethnic Violence 111
Policing the World After the Cold War 115
Enhanced Peacemaking for the Twenty-First Century 118
Toward Civilian-Based Defense 121
Toward the Legitimate Use of Force 123
6 The Search for Economic Well-Being 131
Westphalia and the Industrial Revolution 132
The Northern Approach to International Economic Development 135
The Rising Voice of the South 138
The NIEO Response to Economic Liberalism 140
New Problems, Strategies, and Goals 144
The Dialectics of Global Economics 157
Toward Greater Global Welfare 161
7 The Enhancement of Human Dignity 169
The Development of International Human Rights Standards 170
What Are Human Rights? 173
Government Violations of Individual and Group Rights 177
Recent Trends in State Responsiveness to Human Rights 179
Intervention in the Name of Human Rights 185
Protecting Human Rights Through International Institutions 189
Toward Greater Human Dignity? 195
8 The Closing of the World Frontier 203
Humanity's Impact on a Shrinking Planet 204
The End of Limitless Abundance 208
The Changing Law of the Sea 209
The UN Conference on the Law of the Sea 212
Antarctica as a Global Commons 215
Pollution and World Politics 217
The Destruction of the Ozone Layer and the Greenhouse Effect 220
The Environment and Global Order 222
9 Toward Better Times 229
The Quest for True Security 231
Rewarding Work and Economic Justice 235
The Demand for Human Dignity and Justice 241
Protection of the Global Habitat 245
Integration, Peaceful Change, and Local Action 249
About the Book and Author 257
Index 259
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