Winning the Peace: America and World Order in the New Era

Winning the Peace: America and World Order in the New Era

by John Gerard Ruggie
     
 

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No period in recent history has been as tumultous as the last half-decade. John Ruggie's Winning the Peace puts the years since the end of the cold war in their proper historical context. Understanding the policies, theories, and impulses that affected international relations during this period helps the reader acquire an enlightened perspective on the

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No period in recent history has been as tumultous as the last half-decade. John Ruggie's Winning the Peace puts the years since the end of the cold war in their proper historical context. Understanding the policies, theories, and impulses that affected international relations during this period helps the reader acquire an enlightened perspective on the present and develop a vision for the future. Notwithstanding popular catchphrases, world affairs are never orderly in practice. Yet, with Ruggie's insight, we can at least bring some structure to how we perceive the world.

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A short, elegant, and important book in behalf of multilaterism in U.S. foreign policy. In a rejection of pure realism, Ruggie argues that the U.S.'s view of itself, in particular its idealistic view that it is a force for bettering the world, is a necessary component of sustained U.S. involvement in the world.... Highly recommended.

Foreign Affairs
Ranks among the best of recent attempts to describe the lineaments of world order the United States and its partners should build in the future.
J. Robert Kerrey
Puts the years since the end of the cold war in their proper historical context. Understanding the policies, theories, and impulses that affected international relations during this period helps the reader acquire an enlightened perspective on the present and develop a vision for the future. Notwithstanding popular catchphrases, world affairs are never orderly in practice. Yet, with Ruggie's insight, we can at least bring some structure to how we perceive the world.
Boston Book Review
Meaningful debates about foreign policy rarely factor in U.S. presidential elections. . . . Ruggie. . . neatly clarifies the issues that require consideration. . . . Concisely written and well-argued.
Booknews
Reprint of a 1996 work. With the League of Nations and the Cold War United Nations viewed as the first two attempts, Ruggie (political science, Columbia U.) argues for a third American attempt at a multilateral world order led by the United States. He examines the reasons for the failure of the first two attempts and suggest how to be successful this time. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104272
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/26/1998
Series:
A Twentieth Century Fund Book Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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J. Robert Kerrey

Puts the years since the end of the cold war in their proper historical context. Understanding the policies, theories, and impulses that affected international relations during this period helps the reader acquire an enlightened perspective on the present and develop a vision for the future. Notwithstanding popular catchphrases, world affairs are never orderly in practice. Yet, with Ruggie's insight, we can at least bring some structure to how we perceive the world.

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