Twentieth Century International History

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This is a comprehensive book on 20th-century international history covering theoretical and philosophical issues. The work is based on an extensive selection of readings, including original work by distinguished scholars, key articles from academic journals, and classic works. Readings are grouped around major relevant themes.
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Overview

This is a comprehensive book on 20th-century international history covering theoretical and philosophical issues. The work is based on an extensive selection of readings, including original work by distinguished scholars, key articles from academic journals, and classic works. Readings are grouped around major relevant themes.
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Seventeen papers discuss issues of the 20th century in terms of international relations. Arrangement is in sections on theory, ideas, and ideology; ideas and warfare; ideas and economy; and the agenda for the 21st century. A sampling of topics: reconciling regionalism and multilateralism in the international trading system, the globalization of finance and electronic payments systems, feminism and the concept of community in international relations, and global environmental change. The editors supply a brief general introduction and continue their discussion in four section introductions. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860643026
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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Stephen Chan is Dean of Humanities at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Jarrod Weiner is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Giving Thought
Pt. I Theory, Ideas and Ideology
1 The Optimism of the Century's End has a Fear of the First Men of the New Century's Beginning 3
2 The Construction of Ideologies in the Twentieth Century 7
3 International Relations after the Cold War: from World Politics to Global Politics 25
4 Ideas and the Creation of Successive World Orders 47
Pt. II Ideas and Warfare
5 Ideas and Warfare from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century: War and the Self-consummation of War 65
6 Europe and the International System: War and Peace 68
7 Virtual Security: Technical Oversight, Simulated Foresight and Political Blindspots in the Infosphere 95
Pt. III Ideas and Economy
8 Ideas and Economy in the Twentieth Century: Liberalism ... Forever? 121
9 Reconciling Regionalism and Multilateralism in the International Trading System 126
10 Foreign Direct Investment: the Globalisation of Ideology and Law and the Regionalisation of Politics 140
11 Technology, Business and Crime: the Globalisation of Finance and Electronic Payments Systems 160
Pt. IV The Agenda for the Twenty-first Century
12 What is Obvious and What is Beyond the Obvious 185
13 The Global Revolution and the Twenty-first Century: from International Relations to Global Politics 191
14 The International Relations of Global Environmental Change 211
15 The Internet as an Object of International Relations Interest 227
16 Feminism and the Concept of Community in International Relations 253
17 The End of History and the First Man of the Twenty-first Century 271
Notes 295
Index 333
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