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International Relations : A General Theory - J. W. Burton

International Relations

A General Theory

Paperback Published: 1st November 1967
ISBN: 9780521094320
Number Of Pages: 300

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First published in 1967, this volume posits that the science of international relations is concerned with observation, analysis and theorizing on the relations between states. An analysis of a particular problem such as the disarmament or the Cuban dispute forms a proper part of the study, but Dr Burton insists that such an analysis should be made within the framework of a general theory concerning the patterns of interaction between states. The author examines the nature of international relations as a discipline, and points to the inadequacies of much orthodox theory and practice, with particular reference to orthodox power theories. He draws attention to certain features in the altering world environment which accentuate these inadequacies. Dr Burton's concern is the establishment of non-power models and concepts required to describe international relations in the nuclear age.

The Present State of International Relations
The nature and significance of international relations
Current trends in international relations
The search for a relevant response
The search for a relevant response
Challenge to Orthodoxy
Fallacies regarding man and the state
The fallacy of the continuum
The failure of orthodoxy as theory
The failure of orthodoxy as policy
Peace research
Implications of nuclear strategy
The altered political environment
Historic perspectives
New Models
From power to steering
From society to community
The relevance of nonalignment
The development of alignments
The development of nonalignment
The zone of acceptance
The rights and obligations of nonalignment
The theory of nonalignment
The Evolving System
The evolving system
Theory and policies
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ISBN: 9780521094320
ISBN-10: 0521094321
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st November 1967
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38

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