Power and Interdependence

ISBN-10: 0205082912
ISBN-13: 9780205082919
Edition: 4th 2012
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Book details

List price: $63.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A landmark work of international relations theory, Power and Interdependence first published in 1977 and posited a radically comprehensive explanation of the mechanics driving world affairs#x13;"power politics" on one hand and "complex interdependence" on the other hand. This widely influential book reexamined the military and economic interests of state and non-state actors, and in an argument made before the end of the Cold War, the authors broadened the prevailing realist worldview of the time and anticipated many of the developments in our modern era of globalization. With a new preface by the authors and a foreword by Fareed Zakaria that looks at world affairs after the Cold War, the terrorist attacks of September 11, and the global financial crisis, Power and Interdependence is required reading for all students of international relations.

Foreword
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Fourth Edition
Understanding Interdependence
Interdependence in World Politics
The New Rhetoric of Interdependence
Interdependence as an Analytic Concept
Power and Interdependence
International Regime Change
Realism and Complex Interdependence
The Characteristics of Complex Interdependence
Multiple Channels
Absence of Hierarchy among Issues
Minor Role of Military Force
The Political Processes of Complex Interdependence
Linkage Strategies
Agenda Setting
Transnational and Transgovernmental Relations
Role of International Organizations
Explaining International Regime Change
An Economic Process Explanation
Overall Power Structure Explanation
Eroding Hegemony
Limitations of an Overall Structure Explanation
Issue Structure
Limitations of Structural Explanations
An International Organization Model
Combining Explanations
Regime Change in Oceans and Money
The Politics of Oceans and Money: Historical Overview
The International Monetary Issue Area
The International Gold Standard Before 1914
International Monetary Regimes, 1920-76
The Oceans Issue Area
Defining the Issue Area
The Classical Free Seas Regime
Regime Periods, 1920-75
The Changing Agenda of Oceans Politics
Conclusion
Complex Interdependence in Oceans and Money
The Conditions of Complex Interdependence
Role of Force
Absence of Hierarchy among Issues
Multiple Channels of Contact
Money, Oceans, and Complex Interdependence
The Political Process in Money and Oceans
Goals of Actors
Instruments of State Policy
Agenda Formation
Linkage of Issues
Roles of International Organizations
Conclusion
The Politics of Rule-Making in Oceans and Money
Economic Processes and Regime Change
Overall Structure and Regime Change
Erosion of the Oceans Regime
International Monetary Regimes
Issue Structure and Regime Change
International Monetary Issue Area
Oceans Politics
International Organization and Regime Change
Oceans Politics
The International Monetary Area
Limits of Systemic Explanations: Domestic Politics and Leadership
Conclusion
Regimes and Two Bilateral Relationships
United States Relations with Canada and Australia
Canadian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence
Australian-American Relations and Complex Interdependence
Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Canada-United States
Identifying Issues and Outcomes: Australia-United States
Comparing the Politics of Agenda Formation
Accounting for Differences in Outcomes
Regime Change: Alternative Explanations
The United States and Complex Interdependence
Coping With Interdependence
Explanatory Models and Conditions of World Politics
Power in Complex Interdependence
Trends Toward Complex Interdependence
Leadership in Complex Interdependence
Multiple Leadership and Policy Coordination
Building the Legitimacy of International Regimes
International and Domestic Organization
Conclusion
Globalism and the Information Age
Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age
The Information Revolution and Complex Interdependence
Information and Power
The Paradox of Plenty and the Politics of Credibility
Power, Interdependence, and Globalism
Globalization and Interdependence
The Dimensions of Globalism
Thick Globalism: Made in America?
Connectivity, Sensitivity, Vulnerability
Illustrating Interdependence and Globalism
Contemporary Globalism: What's New?
Density of Networks
Reduced Communications Costs and Institutional Velocity
Transnational Participation and Complex Interdependence
Is Distance Becoming Irrelevant?
Globalization and the End of the Cold War
The End of the Cold War and the Dimensions of Globalism
Conjunctural Politics and The Americanization of Globalism
Politics, Equity, Power, and Governance
Globalism and Domestic Politics
Equity and the Political Effects of Increasing Inequality
Power and Networks
Governance of Globalism
Second Thoughts on Theory and Policy (1989)
Afterword
Principal Themes of Power and Interdependence
The Research Program of Power and Interdependence: A Critique
Interdependence and Bargaining
Complex Interdependence
International Regime Change
Limitations of Structural Theory: Systemic Political Processes
Perceptions and Learning
Conclusion
Two Cheers for Multilateralism
The Need for Regimes
Unrealistic Visions
Do Not Try to Recapture the Past
Ask Whether the World Really Needs It
Build on Shared Interests
Use Regimes to Insure against Catastrophe
The Best Enforcement Is Self-Enforcement
Look for the Right Moment
Use Regimes to Focus U.S. Attention on the Future
Regime Maintenance
United Nations Peacekeeping
International Debt
Exchange Rates
Notes
Index

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