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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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
This exploration of global politics in the post-cold war world interweaves historical events with current international issues, and presents a vision of American foreign policy into the next century. The author cautions against neo-isolationism and argues for the promotion of cooperative security relations, economic multilateralism, and a new domestic social contract. He contends that in order to succeed in a continued international leadership role, America must again come to grips with the challenge of self-definition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104265
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/02/1996
Series:
A Twentieth Century Fund Book Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.77(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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