No Common Power : Understanding International Relations / Edition 4by Robert J. J. Lieber, Robert J. Lieber
Pub. Date: 06/16/2000
No Common Power's focus on the intrinsic paradox of world politics provides the perfect forum for responding to the dramatic changes that have taken place in the international political system. The book is positioned at the intersection between the world of affairs and the world of ideas to provide an interesting, attention-grabbing approach/i>/b>… See more details below
No Common Power's focus on the intrinsic paradox of world politics provides the perfect forum for responding to the dramatic changes that have taken place in the international political system. The book is positioned at the intersection between the world of affairs and the world of ideas to provide an interesting, attention-grabbing approach designed to integrate recent events with key concepts and controversies at the foundation of the international system. The book focuses on conflict in the international system, watersheds in international relations, order and the “anarchical society” and anarchy, order, and constraint. For individuals interested in international relations and policy making.
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Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION: THE CONTEXT OF WORLD POLICTICS.
1. Understanding International Relations.
2. The International System and the Modern State.
II. CONFLICT IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM.
3. The East-West Conflict: Origins.
4. East-West Relations and the End of the Cold War.
5. The North-South Conflict.
6. Nuclear Weapons and World Politics.
III. WATERSHEDS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
7. Interpretations of the Past: 1914 Versus 1938.
8. A Glimpse into the Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis.
9. Vietnam and the Limits of Intervention.
10. Oil and the World Political Economy.
IV. ORDER AND THE “ANARCHICAL SOCIETY.”
11. The Causes of War.
12. The Search for Global Order.
13. European Union and the Search for Regional Order.
14. Globalization and the Search for Economic Order.
V. CONCLUSION: ANARCHY, ORDER, AND CONSTRAINT.
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