The Shape of the Future: World Politics in a New Century / Edition 3

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Overview

Now in its millennial edition, this popular text traces the lineaments of an emergent international system that is both distinguishable from the past and stable enough to prevail into the next century. It is a system characterized by:
-- the dominance of one superpower, the United States, with some ambivalence about its role;
-- the globalization of market economics and political democratization;
-- the achievement of substantial consensus conflict management among the core states.

Mindful tha the optimism at the turn of the last century was as unfounded as the pessimism of 1950, the author balances the analysis with a survey of weak points and a reminder that, although we can look toward the future, we cannot see it.

Sure to provoke classroom discussion, The Shape of the Future is an ideal supplementary text for a range of college courses on the contemporary world.

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A political scientist with a background in the US military updates his 1991 and 1995 editions to be more optimistic about the complete and terminal eradication of Marxism from the planet, and to identify elements of the status quo that he thinks will perpetuate it far into the future. They are the dominance of the US in world politics, the global integration of economics and trade, and the ghettoizing of military conflicts to small messy ones in the Third World. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765603722
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/13/1999
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: An Intellectual Odyssey
1 The Shape of the Past: How We Got Here 3
2 Facing the Future: The Political Dimension 32
3 Facing the Future: The Economic Dimension 63
4 Facing the Future: The Military Dimension 96
5 Getting to the Future: The Politicoeconomic Process 127
6 Getting to the Future: The Security Process 158
7 Future Shapes? 196
Bibliography 211
Index 219
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