Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation An Introduction to Theory and History

ISBN-10: 0205778747
ISBN-13: 9780205778744
Edition: 8th 2011
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Book details

List price: $80.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?
What is International Politics?
Differing Views of Anarchic Politics
Building Blocks
The Peloponnesian War
A Short Version of a Long Story
Causes and Theories
Inevitability and the Shadow of the Future
Ethical Questions and International Politics
Limits on Ethics in International Relations
Three Views of the Role of Morality
Chronology: Peloponnesian Wars
Explaining Conflict and Cooperation: Tools and Techniques of the Trade
Key Concepts
States, Nations, and Nation-States
International Actors, Power, and Authority
International System and International Society
System Stability and Crisis Stability
The "National Interest"
Levels of Analysis
The Individual Level
The State Level
The System Level
Paradigms and Theories
Realism
Liberalism
Constructivism
Marxism
Counterfactuals and 'Virtual History'
Plausibility
Proximity in Time
Relation to Theory
Facts
From Westphalia to World War I
Managing Great Power Conflict: Balance and Concert
Balances as Distributions of Power
Balance of Power as Policy
Balance of Power as Multipolar Systems
Alliances
The Structure and Process of the Nineteenth-Century System
Chronologies: Europe
The Origins of World War I
Three Levels of Analysis
Was War Inevitable?
What Kind of War?
The Funnel of Choices
Lessons of History Again
Chronology: The Road To World War I
The Failure of Collective Security and World War II
The Rise and Fall of Collective Security
The League of Nations
The United States and the League of Nations
The Early Days of the League
The Manchurian Failure
The Ethiopian Debacle
The Origins of World War II
Hitler's War?
Hitler's Strategy
The Role of the Individual
Systemic and Domestic Causes
Was War Inevitable?
The Pacific War
Appeasement and Two Types of War
Chronology: Between The World Wars
The Cold War
Deterrence and Containment
Three Approaches to the Cold War
Roosevelt's Policies
Stalin's Policies
Phases of the Conflict
Inevitability?
Levels of Analysis
U.S. and Soviet Goals in the Cold War
Containment
The Vietnam War
Motives, Means, and Consequences
Chronology: American Involvement in Vietnam (1954-1975)
The Rest of the Cold War
The End of the Cold War
The Role of Nuclear Weapons
Physics and Politics
Balance of Terror
Problems of Nuclear Deterrence
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Moral Issues
Chronology: The Cold War Years
Post-Cold War Conflict and Cooperation
Managing Conflict
International Law and Organization
Domestic Analogies
Predictability and Legitimacy
The United Nations: Collective Security and Peacekeeping
Intrastate Conflict
Intervention and Sovereignty
Defining Intervention
Judging Intervention
Exceptions to the Rule of Nonintervention
Problems of Self-Determination
Genocide and the "Responsibility to Protect"
Interstate Conflict
The Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Conflicts in the Persian Gulf, 1991 and 2003
Chronology: Conflict In The Middle East
A Nuclear Iran?
Chronology: Iran's Nuclear Program
India and Pakistan
Chronology: The Kashmir Conflict
The Taiwan Strait
Chronology: The Taiwan Strait
North Korea
Chronology: North Korea
Globalization and Interdependence
The Dimensions of Globalization
What's New about Twenty-First-Century Globalization?
Political Reactions to Globalization
Power and Globalization
The Concept of Interdependence
Sources of Interdependence
Benefits of Interdependence
Costs of Interdependence
Symmetry of Interdependence
Leadership and Institutions in the World Economy
Realism and Complex Interdependence
The Politics of Oil
Oil as a Power Resource
The Information Revolution and Transnational Actors
Power and the Information Revolution
Lessons from the Past
A New World Politics?
Sovereignty and Control
Transnational Actors
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
The Information Revolution and Complex Interdependence
Transnational Terrorism and the "War on Terror"
Conclusions
What Can We Expect in the Future?
Alternative Visions
The End of History or the Clash of Civilizations?
Technology and the Diffusion of Power
Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Transnational Challenges to Security
A New World Order?
Future Configurations of Power
The Prison of Old Concepts
The Evolution of a Hybrid World Order
Thinking About the Future
Glossary
Credits
Index

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