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International Order and the Future of World Politics - T. V. Paul

International Order and the Future of World Politics

By: T. V. Paul (Editor), John A. Hall (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th September 1999
ISBN: 9780521658324
Number Of Pages: 434

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In this volume distinguished scholars from different social science disciplines assess the emerging international order. The volume is divided into three main sections. In the first, theories and strategies of order - realism, liberalism, institutionalism and post-positivism - are presented. In the second, the prospects of the major likely contenders for world leadership are analysed. The strategic possibilities for the USA, Russia, China, the European Union, Japan and India are examined in detail. Part III discusses some of the chief challenges to world order, with contributors examining the problems posed by globalization, nationalism, ethnic and religious conflict, environmental degradation, and the spread of weapons of mass destruction. This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the prospects for a peaceful and just international order into the next century.

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"The arguments are compelling and the overall effect is impressive." Choice "...this ambitious volume provides an extensive, well organized sample of current thinking on international relations." Percival Bronson, Naval War College Review

List of figures and tablesp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Theories and strategiesp. 17
A realist view: three images of the coming international orderp. 19
A liberal view: preserving and expanding the liberal pacific unionp. 41
Preconditions for prudence: a sociological synthesis of realism and liberalismp. 67
An institutionalist view: international institutions and state strategiesp. 78
Is the truth out there? Eight questions about international orderp. 99
Contenders: major powers and international orderp. 121
Liberal hegemony and the future of American postwar orderp. 123
Russia: responses to relative declinep. 146
The European Union: economic giant, political dwarfp. 155
Unsteady anticipation: reflections on the future of Japan's changing political economyp. 178
Chinese perspectives on world orderp. 197
India as a limited challenger?p. 213
Challengesp. 235
Has globalization ended the rise and rise of the nation-state?p. 237
Stateless nations and the emerging international orderp. 262
The coming chaos? Armed conflict in the world's peripheryp. 283
Political religion in the twenty-first centuryp. 311
Environmental security in the coming centuryp. 328
Demography, domestic conflict, and the international orderp. 352
Great equalizers or agents of chaos? Weapons of mass destruction and the emerging international orderp. 373
Conclusionsp. 393
The state and the future of world politicsp. 395
Indexp. 409
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ISBN: 9780521658324
ISBN-10: 0521658322
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 434
Published: 6th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.27  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.7