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Basic Texts in International Relations : The Evolution of Ideas about International Society - Evan Luard

Basic Texts in International Relations

The Evolution of Ideas about International Society

Paperback Published: 1st July 1992
ISBN: 9780333516652
Number Of Pages: 624

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The object of this reader is to put together passages from major writers on international relations over the ages, together with a brief commentary, in a form that may be useful to students and to those who teach them. The authors quoted include thinkers of many kinds, including philosophers, historians, strategic writers and leading statesmen as well as academic writers.

Foreword - Acknowledgements - PART 1: THE NATURE OF MAN - The Ancient Chinese View - The Ancient Greek View - The Christian View - The Philosophers' View - The Citizen as a Restraint on War - The Citizen as a Stimulus to War - Class Consciousness as a Restraint on War - Personal Aggressiveness as a Source of War - Social Influences Affecting the Disposition to War - PART 2: THE NATURE OF STATES - The Interest of States - The Competitiveness of States - The Duties of States - Reasons of State - The State's Right to Intervene - The Nationhood of States - The Imperialism of States - Geographical Influences on States - The Strategic Interests of States - The State's Search for Peace - The State's Search for Power - The Motives of States - The Decisions of States - The Defence of the State - The State and the Society of States - The Balance of Power - Systems of Universal Peace - A System of Great Power Consultation - Maintaining the Balance by Diplomacy - A System of Collective Security - The Balance of Power in the Modern World - A System of Functional Cooperation - The International System Approach - Transnational Relations - The World Society Approach - The International Society Approach - Conclusions: The Changing Conception of International Society

ISBN: 9780333516652
ISBN-10: 0333516656
Series: Evolution of Ideas about International Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1

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