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War, Religion and Empire: The Transformation of International Orders

War, Religion and Empire: The Transformation of International Orders

by Andrew Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521122090

ISBN-13: 9780521122092

Pub. Date: 01/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What are international orders, how are they destroyed, and how can they be defended in the face of violent challenges? Advancing an innovative realist-constructivist account of international order, Andrew Phillips addresses each of these questions in War, Religion and Empire. Phillips argues that international orders rely equally on shared visions of the good and

Overview

What are international orders, how are they destroyed, and how can they be defended in the face of violent challenges? Advancing an innovative realist-constructivist account of international order, Andrew Phillips addresses each of these questions in War, Religion and Empire. Phillips argues that international orders rely equally on shared visions of the good and accepted practices of organized violence to cultivate cooperation and manage conflict between political communities. Considering medieval Christendom's collapse and the East Asian Sinosphere's destruction as primary cases, he further argues that international orders are destroyed as a result of legitimation crises punctuated by the disintegration of prevailing social imaginaries, the break-up of empires, and the rise of disruptive military innovations. He concludes by considering contemporary threats to world order, and the responses that must be taken in the coming decades if a broadly liberal international order is to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521122092
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #117
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. What are international orders?; 2. Accounting for the transformation of international orders; 3. The origins, constitution and decay of Latin Christendom; 4. The collapse of Latin Christendom; 5. Anarchy without society: Europe after Christendom and before sovereignty; 6. The origins, constitution and decay of the sinosphere; 7. Heavenly kingdom, imperial nemesis: barbarians, martyrs and the collapse of the sinosphere; 8. Into the abyss: civilization, barbarism and the end of the sinosphere; 9. The great disorder and the birth of the East Asian sovereign state system; 10. The Jihadist terrorist challenge to the global state system; Conclusion.

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