Politics Among Nations / Edition 7

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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 Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/19/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 452,157
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

FOREWARD: On the Continuing Relevance of Politics Among NationsPART ONE: Theory and Practice of International Politics
1 A Realist Theory of International Politics
2 The Science of International Politics
PART TWO: International Politics as a Struggle for Power
3 Political Power
4 The Struggle for Power: Policy of the Status Quo
5 The Struggle for Power: Imperialism
6 The Struggle for Power: Policy of Prestige
7 The Ideological Element in International Policies
PART THREE: National Power
8 The Essence of National Power
9 Elements of National Power
10 Evaluation of National Power
PART FOUR: Limitations of National Power: The Balance of Power
11 The Balance of Power
12 Different Methods of the Balance of Power
13 The Structure of the Balance of Power
14 Evaluation of the Balance of Power
PART FIVE: Limitations of National Power: International Morality and World Public Opinion
15 Morality, Mores, and Law as Restraints on Power
16 International Morality
17 World Public Opinion
PART SIX: Limitations of National Power: International Law
18 The Main Problems of International Law
19 Sovereignty
PART SEVEN: International Politics in the Contemporary World
20 The New Moral Force of Nationalistic Universalism
21 The New Balance of Power
22 Total War
PART EIGHT: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Limitation
23 Disarmament
24 Security
25 Judicial Settlement
26 Peaceful Change
27 International Government
28 International Government: The United Nations
PART NINE: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Transformation
29 The World State
30 The World Community
PART TEN: The Problem of Peace: Peace Through Accommodation
31 Diplomacy
32 The 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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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Recommended-I love this book!

    I fell in love with this book years ago as a political science student and I would love to buy this new edition!

    I wish that I can get these in nook format. Can anybody please post how i can request for this book to be available for nook?

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