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The Hierarchy of States : Reform and Resistance in the International Order - Ian Clark

The Hierarchy of States

Reform and Resistance in the International Order

By: Ian Clark, Steve Smith (Editor), Thomas Biersteker (Editor), Chris Brown (Editor), Phil Cerny (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd November 1989
ISBN: 9780521372527
Number Of Pages: 264

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Combining a detailed examination of theory with a full and up-to-date account of historical development, this study analyzes the nature of the international order--the hierarchical state system--and explores its potential for reform. The theoretical account is given tracing two traditions of thought in the writings of Kant and Rousseau, while the historical survey explores the evolution of international organizations since 1815, covering such aspects as concert diplomacy, alliance systems, international organizations, and such internal understandings as nuclear deterrence, crisis management, and sphere of influence. The Hierarchy of States succeeds and replaces Clark's Reform and Resistance in the International Order (CUP, 1980).

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'This is an erudite well-written work.' Adam M. Garfinkle, Orbis 'This book combines a discussion of theoretical perspectives on the nature of international relations with an examination of international history since 1815. Neither of these ventures entails entering new and unexplored territory, but even the most experienced students of the modern international system will find in Clark's work some original perceptions and some interpretations that deviate sufficiently from conventional wisdom to induce reconsideration.' Inis L. Claude Jr, Political Science Quarterly

The Ideology of International Orders
Order and international relations
International and world order
Kant and the tradition of optimism
Rousseau and the tradition of despair
The Practice of International Order
Order and change in the international system, 1815-1990
From balance to concert, 1815-1854
Balance without concert, 1856-1914
Concert without balance, 1918-1939
From concert to balance, 1945-1990
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ISBN: 9780521372527
ISBN-10: 0521372526
Series: Cambridge Studies in French
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 2nd November 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56