Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations / Edition 2

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E. H. Carr's classic work on international relations, published in 1939, was immediately recognized by friend and foe alike as a defining work. The author was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. The issues and themes he developed continue to have relevance to modern day concerns with power and its distribution in the international system. Michael Cox's critical introduction provides the reader with background information about the author, the context for the book, and its main themes and contemporary relevance.

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“Professor Carr has shown the entire inadequacy of Professors Zimmern and Toynbee: who will demonstrate the entire inadequacy of Professor Carr?” —Richard Crossman

“Brilliantly reasoned.” —R.W. Seton-Watson

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Brilliantly reasoned.
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In Carr's 1939 title, one of the first serious studies in the area of international relations, he discusses theories of society, the nature of politics, the military, and more. This edition has been updated by Michael Cox, a professor of international politics at the University of Wales, Aberstwyth, where Carr himself was a professor decades earlier. This is more for the academic crowd. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333963777
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/7/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 291
  • Sales rank: 1,002,977
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.61 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

E.H. Carr was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Michael Cox is Professor of International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Michael Cox
Part I: The Science of International Politics
• The Beginning of a Science
• Utopia and Reality
Part II: The International Crisis
• The Utopian Background
• The Harmony of Interests *The Realist Critique
• The Limitations of Realism
Part III: Politics, Power and Morality
• The Nature of Politics
• Power in International Politics
• Morality in International Politics
Part IV: Law and Change
• The Foundations of Law
• The Sanctity of Treaties
• The Judicial Settlement of International Disputes
• Peaceful Change

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