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From Cold War to Collapse : Theory and World Politics in the 1980s - Mike Bowker

From Cold War to Collapse

Theory and World Politics in the 1980s

By: Mike Bowker (Editor), Robin Brown (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521426121
Number Of Pages: 200

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The 1980s was a decade of upheaval unprecedented since the conclusion of World War Two. In 1980 superpower detente had been abandoned and there was no sign of an end to the competition and conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. By the end of the decade, however, the Cold War was officially declared to have ended. The suddeness and rapidity of change took most observers by surprise, and led many to reassess their assumptions about global politics. This volume brings together a number of scholars who review their own ideas alongside the writing of others to discuss how well their International Relations theories have survived the collapse of the Cold War. It asks a number of questions about how the Cold War should be conceptualised: why theorists overlooked the potential for change in Eastern Europe; why the Soviet Union shifted its foreign policy; the contribution of radical and feminist theory; and the future of International Relations theory itself."

Introduction: towards a new synthesis of international relations
The Cold War as inter-systemic conflict - initial theses
Radical theory and the New Cold War
Theories of stability and the end of the Cold War
Explaining theory and international relations
No loner 'a tournament of distinctive knights'? Systemic transition and the priority of international order
Further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521426121
ISBN-10: 052142612X
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 18th January 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3