No Common Power : Understanding International Relations / Edition 4

No Common Power : Understanding International Relations / Edition 4

by Robert J. J. Lieber, Robert J. Lieber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130115045

ISBN-13: 9780130115041

Pub. Date: 06/16/2000

Publisher: Pearson

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130115041
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/16/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

15. Conclusion.

Index.

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