Politics Among Nations / Edition 7

Politics Among Nations / Edition 7

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by 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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072895391
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
585,002
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

FOREWARD: 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

3Political 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
Opinion

15Morality, Mores, and Law as Restraints on Power

16International Morality

17World Public Opinion

PART SIX: Limitations of National Power: International Law

18The Main Problems of International Law

19Sovereignty

PART SEVEN: International Politics in the Contemporary World

20The New Moral Force of Nationalistic Universalism

21The New Balance of Power

22Total War

PART EIGHT: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Limitation

23Disarmament

24Security

25Judicial Settlement

26Peaceful Change

27International Government

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

31Diplomacy

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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