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Rules of the Game: A Primer on International Relations / Edition 1

Rules of the Game: A Primer on International Relations / Edition 1

by Mark R. Amstutz
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Mark R. Amstutz is Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594513374
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: International Studies Intensives
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mark R. Amstutz, Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College, teaches courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, international ethics, and Third World politics. He is the author of numerous articles and books, most recently a new edition of International Ethics: Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). In addition to chairing the Politics Department at Wheaton College for nearly two decades, he has directed off-campus study programs in Europe and Cuba and traveled widely as a scholar. In 1988 he was honored with a “senior teacher” award and in 2005 he was recognized with a “senior scholarship” award.

Table of Contents

List of IR Principles and Rules     viii
Preface     xii
International Relations as a Game     1
The Metaphor of Game     1
The Changing IR Game: China versus the United States     6
The Nature and Role of Ideas, Principles, and Rules     8
The International Community     14
Global Governance     17
Conclusion     20
Foundations of the IR Game
The Nature of the IR Game     23
The Traditional Game     24
The Emerging Postmodern Game     24
Principles of the Emerging Postmodern System     36
Soccer as a Traditional Game and as a Postmodern Game     38
Conclusion     45
The Players of the IR Game     47
The Nature and Role of Nation-States     48
Membership: Joining the Club of States     52
Nationalism and International Relations     54
The Difficult Journey toward Statehood: The Case of Kosovo     57
Strong and Weak States     62
Nonstate Players     66
Conclusion     68
Goals and Strategies for Playing the IR Game     71
How to Win: The Nature and Role of Foreign Policy     72
Interests: Nationaland Global     76
Power: The Essential Resource     80
Statecraft: The Tools to Maximize Interests     83
Norms of Diplomacy     86
Conclusion     91
Principles and Rules of the IR Game
Political Rules of the IR Game     95
Alternative Conceptions of Global Society     96
Primary Political Rules     103
Principles fur Using Force     109
Secondary Political Rules     113
Conclusion     119
Economic Rules of the IR Game     121
World Economic Development     122
The Market Economy and Its Alternatives     126
Institutions of the Global Economy     133
Global Economic Backlash     134
International Economic Rules     138
Conclusion     145
Legal Rules of the IR Game     147
The Nature and Role of International Law     148
Is International Law Really Law?     155
Key Principles of the International Legal Order     160
International Legal Rules     165
Conclusion     169
Moral Rules of the IR Game     171
The Nature and Role of International Political Morality     173
The Pursuit of Justice through States     179
Principles of International Justice     181
Moral Rules of International Justice     184
Principles of the Just War Tradition     186
Conclusion     192
Prospects for a New IR Game
The Future IR Game     197
Globalization versus Fragmentation     197
Sovereignty versus Globalism     202
Three Models of the Future     208
Comparison of Three Models of the Future IR Game     215
Conclusion     216
Notes     219
Index     231

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