International Systems in World History: Remaking the Study of International Relations / Edition 1

International Systems in World History: Remaking the Study of International Relations / Edition 1

by Barry Buzan, Richard Little
     
 

This book tells the story of mankind's evolution from a scattering of hunter-gatherer bands to today's integrated global international political economy. Seeking to emulate and challenge the cross-disciplinary influence of the world systems model, the book recasts the study of international relations into a macro-historical perspective, shows how its core concepts

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This book tells the story of mankind's evolution from a scattering of hunter-gatherer bands to today's integrated global international political economy. Seeking to emulate and challenge the cross-disciplinary influence of the world systems model, the book recasts the study of international relations into a macro-historical perspective, shows how its core concepts work across time, and sets out a new theoretical agenda and a new intellectual role for the discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198780656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: International Systems, World History, and International Relations Theory
Chapter 1 Systems, History, Theory and the Study of International Relations
Chapter 2 Competing Conceptions of the International System
Chapter 3 Systemic Thinking in World History
Chapter 4 The Theoretical Toolkit of this Book
Chapter 5 Establishing Criteria for International Systems
Part II: Systems in Pre-International World History
Chapter 6 The Origins of Pre-International Systems
Chapter7 The Transition from Pre-International to International Systems
Part III: The Rise and Interlinkage of Multiple International Systems in the Ancient and Classical World
Chapter 8 The New Units: City States, Empires and Barbarians as the Main Actors of the Ancient and Classical World
Chapter 9 Interaction Capacity
Chapter 10 Process
Chapter 11 Structure
Part IV: The Establishment and Evolution of a Global International System
Chapter 12 Units
Chapter 13 Interaction Capacity
Chapter 14 Process
Chapter 15 Structure
Part V: Speculations, Assessments, Reflections
Chapter 17 What World History tells us about International Relations Theory
Chapter 18 What International Relations Theory tells us about World History
Chapter 19 Reflections

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