Ideology and International Relations in the Modern Worldby Alan Cassels
Pub. Date: 11/15/1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
between traditional egotistical Realpolitik and the assertion that foreign policy should rest on a
Beginning with the French Revolution's injection of ideology into interstate politics, Cassels addresses preoccupations with the collapse of communism and the resurgence of religious fundamentalism in world politics. Examines the roots of the dichotomy in the C20th
between traditional egotistical Realpolitik and the assertion that foreign policy should rest on a particular philosophy and set of values. Moves from Machiavellian tradition to social Darwinism, communism and imperialism, Hitler's aims and the nature of ideology during the cold war.
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Table of ContentsPreface Introduction 1. Raison d'etat Meets the Enlightenment 2. The Birth of Ideology: The French Revolution 3. Conservatives, Liberals and Nationalist Ideology 4. Ideology and Realpolitik 5. Ideology and Mass Democracy 6. Ideology and the Great War 7. Enter Total Ideologies 8.
A Second Global Conflict: Test of Total Ideologies 9. Ideologies and Global Politics Conclusion: Power and Ideas in international relations Selective Bibliography
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