Politics Among Nations / Edition 7by Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Thompson, David Clinton, Kenneth W. Thompson
Hans Morgenthau's classic text established realism as the fundamental way of thinking about international relations. Although it has had its critics, the fact that it continues to be the most long lived text for courses in international relations attests to its enduring value. Someone has said the study of international relations has for half a century been nothing so… See more details below
Hans Morgenthau's classic text established realism as the fundamental way of thinking about international relations. Although it has had its critics, the fact that it continues to be the most long lived text for courses in international relations attests to its enduring value. Someone has said the study of international relations has for half a century been nothing so much as a dialogue between Morgenthau, those who embrace his approach, and those who turn elsewhere for enlightenment. After
50 years, the dialogue between Morgenthau and scholars from around the world continues more or less as in the past something with more intensity even in an "age of terror."
The new edition preserves intact Morgenthau's original work while adding a 40 page introduction by the editors who explore its relevance for a new era. What follows the introduction are the perspectives of a dozen statesmen,
scholars, and observers each offering insights on Morgenthau's concepts and ideas as they relate to current crises on every continent. They bring up to date the dialogue that began in 1948.
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Table of ContentsFOREWARD: On the Continuing Relevance of Politics Among Nations
PART ONE: Theory and Practice of International Politics
1A Realist Theory of International Politics
2The Science of International Politics
PART TWO: International Politics as a Struggle for Power
4The Struggle for Power: Policy of the Status Quo
5The Struggle for Power: Imperialism
6The Struggle for Power: Policy of Prestige
7The Ideological Element in International Policies
PART THREE: National Power
8The Essence of National Power
9Elements of National Power
10Evaluation of National Power
PART FOUR: Limitations of National Power: The Balance of Power
11The Balance of Power
12Different Methods of the Balance of Power
13The Structure of the Balance of Power
14Evaluation of the Balance of Power
PART FIVE: Limitations of National Power: International Morality and World Public
15Morality, Mores, and Law as Restraints on Power
17World Public Opinion
PART SIX: Limitations of National Power: International Law
18The Main Problems of International Law
PART SEVEN: International Politics in the Contemporary World
20The New Moral Force of Nationalistic Universalism
21The New Balance of Power
PART EIGHT: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Limitation
28International Government: The United Nations
PART NINE: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Transformation
29The World State
30The World Community
PART TEN: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Accommodation
32The Future of Diplomacy
Appendix A: Updating Realism for the 21st Century
* Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr.: "An Iraq Retrospect."
* General Brent Scowcroft: "New Departures in the Philosophies of International Politics."
* Ambassador David Newsom: "Did the U.S. Win the Cold War?"
* John J. Mearsheimer, U of Chicago: "The False Promise of International Institutions."
* J. Samuel Barkin, U of Florida: "Realist Constructivism."
* Richard Little, "The English School vs. American Realism: a meeting of the minds or divided by a common language?"
* Ashley Tellis, "Political Realism: The Long March to Scientific Theory."
Appendix B: Charter of the United Nations
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