Now in its millennial edition, this popular text traces the lineaments of an emergent international system that is both distinguishable from the past and stable enough to prevail into the next century. It is a system characterized by:
-- the dominance of one superpower, the United States, with some ambivalence about its role;
-- the globalization of market economics and political democratization;
-- the achievement of substantial consensus conflict management among the core states.
Mindful tha the optimism at the turn of the last century was as unfounded as the pessimism of 1950, the author balances the analysis with a survey of weak points and a reminder that, although we can look toward the future, we cannot see it.
Sure to provoke classroom discussion, The Shape of the Future is an ideal supplementary text for a range of college courses on the contemporary world.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
The Shape of the Past - How We Got Here; Facing the Future - the Political Dimension; Facing the Future - the Economic Dimension; Facing the Future - the Military Dimension; Getting to the Future - the Polico-Economic Process; Getting to the Future - the Security Process; Future Shapes.