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The Balance of Power : The System of International Relations, 1648-1815 - Evan Luard

The Balance of Power

The System of International Relations, 1648-1815

Hardcover Published: 27th February 1992
ISBN: 9780333550465
Number Of Pages: 399

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This book examines on an analytical basis the system of international relations between 1648 and 1815. It considers the character of the states, their principal foreign policy goals and the beliefs that influences their relations. The author seeks on this basis to examine the character of the system as a whole: in particular how from the proclaimed desire to maintain the 'balance of power' it succeeded in establishing international stability in preventing the domination of particular states.

Foreword - The Idea of the Balance - The States - Sovereignty - Status - Territory - Succession - Trade - Colonies - Alliances - Institutions - Rules - The Shifting Balance - Conclusions: The Nature of the System - Index

ISBN: 9780333550465
ISBN-10: 0333550463
Series: System of International Relations 1648-1815
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 27th February 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2