Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (Longman Classics Series) / Edition 4

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  • ISBN-13: 9780321089878
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/13/2002
  • Series: Longman Classics in Political Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics? 1
2 Origins of the Great Twentieth-Century Conflicts 27
3 Balance of Power and World War I 50
4 The Failure of Collective Security and World War II 74
5 The Cold War 98
6 Intervention, Institutions, and Regional Conflicts 133
7 Interdependence and Power 161
8 A New World Order? 181
Credits 197
Index 199
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    Comprehensive look at the history and practice of international affairs

    From Thucydides to Saddam Hussein, Nye synthesizes theory, history, and practice to create an outstanding overview of international affairs and the understanding of international conflicts. Utilizing maps, photographs, and chronological charts to complement his impeccable research, Nye's work offers a comprehensive take on how international affairs really works. Touching on the many different theories of international relations on discerning levels of thought, Nye explains how statecraft operates and how philosophical concepts affect the outcome of past history and the path our world is taking. His discussions of contemporary subjects, such as globalization, the information revolution, and the possibilities of a new world order, make this a must read for a good factual and theoretical grounding in current foreign relations. Insightful and informative, Nye provides an intellectual forum in which to think of the 'complex and confusing domain of international politics.'

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