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Power in the Global Information Age : From Realism to Globalization - Joseph S. Nye

Power in the Global Information Age

From Realism to Globalization

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415700160
Number Of Pages: 240

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From the Cold War to the invasion of Iraq, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. has been a pivotal voice shaping America's relations with its allies and its enemies for the last 40 years.
"Power in the Global Information Age" brilliantly outlines American foreign policy for the new millennium by bringing together Nye's most important reflections from government and academia. Confronting both right and left, Nye outlines America's post-Cold-War role in international affairs and presents an image of an America that has accepted its responsibility to preserve peace abroad, to maintain an open world economy and to serve as a beacon of democracy and prosperity.
Collecting Nye's most important pieces on the international order as well as new essays, the book addresses the key questions that illustrate the complex interdependence of the post-9/11 world: Is America an empire in inevitable decline? Have transnational actors made the traditional "realist" power politics obsolete? What can terrorists achieve? And why do we no longer trust our government?
Provocative, thoughtful and rooted in a lifetime of thought and action in the international arena, "Power in the Global Information Age" is a groundbreaking assessment of the new world America faces today.

Industry Reviews

'Few scholars of international affairs can boast of a more distinguished academic career than Joe Nye, and few foreign policy practitioners of having been more innovative and influential. Almost none has ever combined the two better. This outstanding collection puts on clear display the unique combination of analytical rigor, agile imagination and prudential wisdom that accounts for Nye's successes. Everyone can, and should, learn from these essays.' - John Gerard Ruggie, Harvard University, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Hard and soft powerp. 1
The power and limits of realismp. 11
Old wars and future wars: causation and prevention, 1988p. 13
Neorealism and neoliberalism, 1988p. 21
Conflicts after the Cold War, 1995p. 35
America's hard and soft powerp. 51
The changing nature of world power, 1990p. 53
Soft power, 1990p. 68
The information revolution and American soft power, 2002p. 81
The new Rome meets the new barbarians, 2002p. 97
Ideas and moralityp. 103
Nationalism, statesmen, and the size of African states, 1975p. 105
The ethics of foreign policy, 1985p. 115
NPT: the logic of inequality, 1985p. 145
Interdependence, globalization, and governancep. 151
Independence and interdependence, 1976p. 153
Transgovernmental relations and international organizations, 1975p. 171
Globalization: what's new? what's not? (and so what?), 2000p. 191
Globalization's democratic deficit: how to make international institutions more accountable, 2001p. 201
Terrorism, 2003p. 206
Praxis and theoryp. 215
Essay on career choicep. 217
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415700160
ISBN-10: 0415700167
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1