The World At 2000

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Beneath the millennial shine of political optimism and technological advance lurk a set of deepuncertainties: global inequality is growing; weapons of mass destruction are spreading; strident assertions of identity divide peoples and states. Overall, there is a marked lack of effective coordination and reduced confidence in the power of people, ideas and democratic processes to achieve change. This important book by a leading observer of international relations provides acritical but cautiously optimistic ...

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Overview

Beneath the millennial shine of political optimism and technological advance lurk a set of deepuncertainties: global inequality is growing; weapons of mass destruction are spreading; strident assertions of identity divide peoples and states. Overall, there is a marked lack of effective coordination and reduced confidence in the power of people, ideas and democratic processes to achieve change. This important book by a leading observer of international relations provides acritical but cautiously optimistic assessment of the state and prospects of the world at 2000.

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Perhaps forgetting that it is not the world but a particular calendar that has turned 2000, Halliday (international relations, London School of Economics) offers a critical but cautiously optimistic assessment of the state and prospects of the world. He looks at war and the possibilities of peace, globalization, the relationship between the US and the rest of the world, democracy, global and national values, and other dimensions. Overall he finds a marked lack of effective coordination and reduced confidence in the power of the people, ideas, and democratic processes to achieve change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333945353
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Halliday is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Islam & The Myth of Confrontation (I. B. Tauris), 1996.

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Table of Contents

The World at 2000: Patterns and Challenges
• Security and Conflict: The Futures of American Power
• Culture, Ideology and Nationalism: Fragmentation and Interaction
• Globalization and Governance: Rethinking the Alternatives
• Conclusion: In Defence of International Reason

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