No Common Power: Understanding International Relations / Edition 3

No Common Power: Understanding International Relations / Edition 3

by Robert J. Lieber
     
 

ISBN-10: 067352390X

ISBN-13: 9780673523907

Pub. Date: 01/07/1997

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780673523907
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE CONTEXT OF WORLD POLITICS.

1. Understanding International Relations.

2. The International System and the Modern State.

II. CONFLICT IN THE POSTWAR AND POST-COLD WAR SYSTEMS.

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 TWENTIETH-CENTURY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

7. Interpretations of the Past: 1914 vs. 1938.

8. A Glimpse into the Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis.

9. Vietnam and the Limits of Intervention.

10. The Oil Decade and After.

IV. ORDER AND THE "ANARCHICAL SOCIETY."

11. The Cause of War.

12. The Search for Global Order.

13. The Search for Regional Order.

14. The Search for Economic Order.

V. CONCLUSION: ANARCHY, ORDER, AND CONSTRAINT.

15. Conclusion.

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