Politics among Nations, Brief Edition / Edition 1

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For more than four decades, Politics Among Nations. has been considered by many to be the premiere text in international politics. This brief edition—edited by Professor Morgenthau's former research assistant—features the same themes, including national interest and power, that are commonplace among practitioners of foreign policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070433069
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/1992
  • Series: Brief Edition Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Brief Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Pt. 1 Theory and Practice of International Politics 1
1 A Realist Theory of International Politics 3
2 The Science of International Politics 17
Pt. 2 International Politics as a Struggle for Power 27
3 Political Power 29
4 The Struggle for Power: Policy of the Status Quo 50
5 The Struggle for Power: Imperialism 56
6 The Struggle for Power: Policy of Prestige 84
7 The Ideological Element in International Policies 99
Pt. 3 National Power 113
8 The Essence of National Power 115
9 Elements of National Power 124
10 Evaluation of National Power 166
Pt. 4 Limitations of National Power: The Balance of Power 181
11 The Balance of Power 183
12 Different Methods of the Balance of Power 194
13 The Structure of the Balance of Power 213
Pt. 5 Limitations of National Power: International Morality and World Public Opinion 217
14 Morality, Mores, and Law as Restraints on Power 219
15 International Morality 224
Pt. 6 Limitations of National Power: International Law 251
16 The Main Problems of International Law 253
Pt. 7 International Politics in the Contemporary World 269
17 The New Moral Force of Nationalistic Universalism 271
Pt. 8 The Problem of Peace: Peace through Limitation 275
18 Disarmament 277
19 Security 290
20 International Government 299
21 International Government: The United Nations 319
Pt. 9 The Problem of Peace: Peace through Transformation 331
22 The World State 333
23 The World Community 348
Pt. 10 The Problem of Peace: Peace through Accommodation 359
24 Diplomacy 361
25 The Future of Diplomacy 373
Historical Glossary 391
Index 409
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