Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World

Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World

by Alan Cassels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415119278

ISBN-13: 9780415119276

Pub. Date: 11/15/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Makes accessible a challenging and exciting subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415119276
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/1996
Series:
New International History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 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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