Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World

Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World

by Michael Schiffer, David Shorr, Suzanne Nossel, Nikolas Gvosdev
     
 

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This collection examines some of the classic questions of international relations_the role of interests, ideals, power balances, and norms in determining the actions of nations_though the lens of a set of powerful countries. Given the writers' expertise in these regions of the world, Powers and Principles also offers insight into the foreign policies of the nations… See more details below

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This collection examines some of the classic questions of international relations_the role of interests, ideals, power balances, and norms in determining the actions of nations_though the lens of a set of powerful countries. Given the writers' expertise in these regions of the world, Powers and Principles also offers insight into the foreign policies of the nations that will shape the twenty-first century world.

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Robert Kagan
The distinct lack of agreement among major powers today contradicts the idea of an international community bound by a common moral code. International norms nonetheless exert a degree of moral and political force as powerful nations vie for status and influence. Powers and Principles uses a novel and illuminating approach to examine the role of benevolent impulses in international affairs.
G John Ikenberry
If the world of the 21st century is to be governed, and its daunting challenges addressed, the great powers will need to step forward to provide collective leadership. At the same time, this modern concert of powers must also be expanded to including rising states and new global stakeholders. Powers and Principles provides one of the best glimpses of these major players and their agendas. It offers an illuminating survey of the competing visions of global order and the terms upon which constructive order building might be based.
G. John Ikenberry
If the world of the 21st century is to be governed, and its daunting challenges addressed, the great powers will need to step forward to provide collective leadership. At the same time, this modern concert of powers must also be expanded to including rising states and new global stakeholders. Powers and Principles provides one of the best glimpses of these major players and their agendas. It offers an illuminating survey of the competing visions of global order and the terms upon which constructive order building might be based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739135457
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
1 MB

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