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This landmark book, an original work by two of the most renowned scholars in the field, continues to offer a rich theoretical approach to understanding contemporary world politics and valid general prescriptions for policy.
Power and Interdependence was written to construct a way of looking at the world of politics that helps us understand the relationships between economics and politics, and patterns of institutionalized international cooperation, while retaining key realist insights about the roles that power and interests play in world politics. The new Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to include analyses of the effects of new technologies and growing globalism on power and interdependence in today's world.
For those interested in international relations and politics.
Preface to First Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to Third Edition.
I: UNDERSTANDING INTERDEPENDENCE.
1. Interdependence in World Politics.
The New Rhetoric of Interdependence.
Interdependence as an Analytic Concept.
Power and Interdependence.
International Regime Change.
2. Realism and Complex Interdependence.
The Characteristics of Complex Interdependence.
Absence of Hierarchy Among Issues.
Minor Role of Military Force.
The Political Processes of Complex Interdependence.
Transnational and Transgovernmental Relations.
Role of International Organizations.
3. Explaining International Regime Change.
An Economic Process Explanation.
Overall Power Structure Explanation.
Limitations of an Overall Structure Explanation.
Limitations of Structural Explanations.
An International Organization Model.
II: REGIME CHANGE IN OCEANS AND MONEY.
4. The Politics of Oceans and Money: Historical Overview.
The International Monetary Issue Area.
The International Gold Standard before 1914.
International Monetary Regimes, 1920-75.
The Oceans Issue Area.
Defining the Issue Area.
The Classical Free Seas Regime.
Regime Periods, 1920-75.
The Changing Agenda of Oceans Politics.
5. Complex Interdependence In Oceans And Money.
The Conditions of Complex Interdependence.
Role of Force.
Absence of Hierarchy among Issues.
Multiple Channels of Contact.
Money, Oceans and Complex Interdependence.
The Political Process in Money and Oceans.
Goals of Actors.
Instruments of State Policy.
Linkage of Issues.
Roles of International Organizations.
6. The Politics of Rule-Making in Oceans and Money.
Economic Processes and Regime Change.
Overall Structure and Regime Change.
Erosion of Oceans Regime.
International Monetary Regimes.
Issue Structure and Regime Change.
International Monetary Issue Area.
International Organization and Regime Change.
The International Monetary Area.
Limits of Systematic Explanations: Domestic Politics and Leadership.
III: REGIMES AND TWO BILATERAL RELATIONSHIPS.
7. United States Relations with Canada and Australia.
Canadian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence.
Australian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence.
Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Canada-United States.
Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Australia-United States.
Comparing the Politics of Agenda Formation.
Accounting for Differences in Outcomes.
Regime Change: Alternative Explanations.
IV: THE UNITED STATES AND COMPLEX INTERDEPENDENCE.
8. Coping With Interdependence.
Explanatory Models and Conditions of World Politics.
Power in Complex Interdependence.
Trends Toward Complex Interdependence.
Leadership in Complex Interdependence.
Multiple Leadership and Policy Coordination.
Building the Legitimacy of International Regimes.
International and Domestic Organization.
V: GLOBALISM AND THE INFORMATION AGE.
9. Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age.
The Information Revolution and Complex Interdependence.
Information and Power.
The Paradox of Plenty and the Politics of Credibility.
10. Power, Interdependence, And Globalism.
Globalization and Interdependence.
The Dimensions of Globalism.
Thick Globalism: Made in America?
Connectivity, Sensitivity, Vulnerability.
Illustrating Interdependence and Globalism.
Contemporary Globalism: What's New?
Density of Networks.
Reduced Communications Costs and Institutional Velocity.
Transnational Participation and Complex Interdependence.
Is Disaster Becoming Irrelevant?
Globalization and The End of the Cold War.
The End of the Cold War and the Dimensions of Globalism.
Conjunctural Politics and the Americanization of Globalism.
Politics, Equity, Power, and Governance.
Globalism and Domestic Politics.
Equity and the Political Effects of Increasing Inequality.
Power and Networks.
Governance of Globalism.
VI: SECOND THOUGHTS ON THEORY AND POLICY.
1. Principal Themes of Power and Interdependence.
2. The Research Program of Power and Interdependence: A Critique.
Interdependence and Bargaining.
International Regime Change.
3. Limitations of Structural Theory: Systemic Political Processes.
4. Perceptions and Learning.
Two Cheers for Multilateralism.
The Need for Regimes.
Do Not Try to Recapture the Past.
Ask Whether the World Really Needs It.
Build on Shared Interests.
Use Regimes to Insure Against Catastrophe.
The Best Enforcement Is Self-Enforcement.
Look for the Right Moment.
Use Regimes to Focus U.S. Attention on the Future.
United Nations Peacekeeping.