End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism

End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism

by Stephen Chan
ISBN-10:
1848133049
ISBN-13:
2901848133043
Pub. Date:
07/15/2009
Publisher:
Zed Books
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End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism

The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet.

Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, Chan takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahhabism.

You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901848133043
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

A story introduces it 1

1 A failed species? 5

2 Fusion, frenzy and madness 30

3 The new brutalisms 64

4 Mercy and the modern world 93

5 The Tao of international relations 124

6 What should God do about evil? 158

7 Buying loyalty 181

8 Writing politics 201

9 Transcendence and power 222

10 What is to be done? 249

Bibliographical essay and acknowledgements 306

Index 315

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