Political Unification Revisited / Edition 2

Political Unification Revisited / Edition 2

by Amitai Etzioni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739102737

ISBN-13: 9780739102732

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Lexington Books

Can independent nations unify politically? Amitai Etzioni raised this searching question in his seminal 1965 book, "Political Unification: A Comparative Study of Leaders and Forces". In this revised edition—now with an extensive new introduction—Etzioni convincingly argues that the experiment of collective self-determination is the only viable…  See more details below

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Can independent nations unify politically? Amitai Etzioni raised this searching question in his seminal 1965 book, "Political Unification: A Comparative Study of Leaders and Forces". In this revised edition—now with an extensive new introduction—Etzioni convincingly argues that the experiment of collective self-determination is the only viable replacement for a perilously overloaded international system. This fascinating work debates the limitations of informal networks of governance, transnational agencies and cross-nation bonding—including the grand experiment of the European Union—to argue that only a truly transcendent supranational community can effectively succeed the nation state. He doubts whether the traditional system of international relations can withstand the threat of transnational forces. Old-fashioned diplomacy can neither prevent weapons of mass destruction and hate material moving easily across national borders, nor deal with mass cross-border immigration in the wake of civil war and the rise of political and ethnic separatism. "Political Unification" is essential reading for political scientists and scholars of international law and international relations seeking to navigate the path from national sovereignty to world government in the 21st century.

Author Biography: Amitai Etzioni is the founder and first president of the Communitarian Network and a university professor at George Washington University. Among his many books are "Civic Repentance", "The New Golden Rule", "The Spirit of Community", and "The Moral Dimension".

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739102732
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1A Paradigm for the Study of Political Unification
Ch. 1Delineation of the Subject and of Elementary Concepts3
Ch. 2Political Unification14
Pt. 2Distribution and Configuration of Integrating Powers: A Comparative Analysis
Ch. 3Theoretical Framework67
Ch. 4A Union That Failed: The United Arab Republic (1958-1961)97
Ch. 5A Union That Failed: The Federation of the West Indies (1958-1962)138
Ch. 6A Stable Union: The Nordic Associational Web (1953-1964)184
Ch. 7A Growing Union: The European Economic Community (1958-1964)229
Ch. 8In Comparative Perspective285
Glossary of Concepts329
Subject Index333
Author Index343

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