Plunging to Leviathan?

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Can we predict the world's political future? The surprising wealth of research critiqued in this book suggests that earlier assessments of world trends pointed too pessimistically toward the likelihood of a future repressive world-state. Offering an impressive analysis of long-term historical patterns, population, and social changes, Graber presents a fresh look at current trends. His long-term evidence shows why the League of Nations and the United Nations are to be taken seriously as new postconquest models of political evolution. The tables, data, review, and critique of previous historical research make this an essential guide to scholarly understanding of our political future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594511561
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Studies in Comparative Social Science
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bates Graber, professor of anthropology and sociology at Truman State University, is principal author of Meeting Anthropology Phase to Phase (Carolina Academic Press, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Leviathan's embryo 1
Ch. 2 Plunging to leviathan 11
Ch. 3 Century of levitation? 21
Ch. 4 Prime mover 33
Ch. 5 A theory 43
Ch. 6 The trillion-soul solution 51
Ch. 7 Pretty puzzle 59
Ch. 8 Conquest's end 65
Ch. 9 Comic opera? 71
Ch. 10 Counting coup 79
Ch. 11 Soft landing 89
Ch. 12 Or leviathan after all? 99
App. A Twentieth century states 111
App. B Twentieth century "states" 115
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