Purpose and Policy in the Global Community

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Few topics are as important in the study of international relations as the causes of wealth and poverty and their impact on militarization. Here, Russett shows the linkages between wealth and conflict both substantively and temporally. This is an important statement about the development of the field, something students and researchers will benefit from greatly.

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Overview

Few topics are as important in the study of international relations as the causes of wealth and poverty and their impact on militarization. Here, Russett shows the linkages between wealth and conflict both substantively and temporally. This is an important statement about the development of the field, something students and researchers will benefit from greatly.

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"In this fascinating collection spanning three decades of work, a leading social scientist of his generation combines empirical science with moral reasoning to grapple with the complex and nuanced problems of international relations, from North-South inequality and health outcomes to nuclear weapons and the democratic peace. Russett's older articles are uncannily prescient, while his newest ones illuminate key issues for the coming years."
—Joshua Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

"In this volume one of the most energetic and inquisitive minds of modern international relations research, Bruce Russett, brings together a set of scholarly articles over a 40-year period. They all testify to the hallmarks of Russett's research: a demand for analytical clarity and theoretical precision in dealing with major contemporary issues of global inequality, nuclear and conventional weaponry, war, terrorism and public health. The articles are vivid illustrations of how the interaction between 'a real world' and 'a scholarly world' can be conducted to the benefit of both. The volume lives up to its stated goal and Bruce Russett helps us balance the drama of today and the experience of modern history."
—Peter Wallensteen, Dag Hammarskjöld Professor, Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403971845
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/26/2006
  • Series: Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Russett is Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science at Yale University and editor of the Jourbanal of Conflict Resolution.

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Table of Contents

Change and Continuity: Four Decades of Research and Policy
• Rich and Poor in 2000 A.D.: The Great Gulf
• The Marginal Utility of Income Transfers to the Third World
• Comparative Public Health: The Political Economy of Human Misery and Well-Being (with Hazem Ghobarah & Paul Huth)
• Security and the Resources Scramble: Will 1984 be Like 1914?
• Conflict and Coercion in Dependent States (with Steven Jackson, Duncan Snidal, & David Sylvan)
• Islam, Authoritarianism, and Female Empowerment: What Are the Linkages? (with Daniela Donno)
• The Mysterious Case of Vanishing Hegemony, or, Is Mark Twain Really Dead?
• Theater Nuclear Forces: Public Opinion in Western Europe (with Donald DeLuca)
• Away from Nuclear Mythology
• What Makes Deterrence Work? Cases from 1900 to 1980 (with Paul Huth)
• Ethical Dilemmas of Nuclear Deterrence
• Seeking Peace in the post-Cold War World of Hegemony and Terrorism (with John R. Oneal)
• Bushwhacking the Democratic Peace

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