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Peace and War A Theory of International Relations

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ISBN-10: 0765805049

ISBN-13: 9780765805041

Edition: 2003

Authors: Raymond Aron, Daniel J. Mahoney, Brian C. Anderson, Raymond Aron, Daniel Mahoney

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A classic of international relations, the starting point of Aron's book is the state of nature that exists between nations, a condition that differs essentially from the civil state that holds within political communities. The introduction to this edition places it in the post-Cold War context.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 846
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Raymond Aron was a French political scientist, economist, and philosopher who was several times a visiting professor in the United States. He commented regularly and influentially on social and political topics and current issues in the conservative French newspaper Le Figaro, in books and on radio, and as a teacher at L'ecole pratique des hautes etudes, in Paris. Because of his consistent opposition to Marxism and his admiration and respect for the United States, Aron was perhaps not so highly regarded as French intellectuals of the Left. But he was always a voice for reason and moderation at a time when his critics were often strident and ineffectual.

Raymond Aron (1905-1983) was the foremost political and social theoristnbsp;of post-World War II France known for his skeptical analyses of leftist ideologies. was well known in both the United States and United Kingdom, serving as Andrew D. White Professor-At-Large at Cornell University. He also taught at Columbia and Oxford.nbsp;nbsp;He authored more than forty books, including Main Currents in Sociological Thought, The Opium of the Intellectuals ,and The Imperial Republic , all published in new editions by Transaction.

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface to the American Edition
Introduction: The Conceptual Levels of Comprehension
Theory: Concepts and Systems
Strategy and Diplomacy, or On the Unity of Foreign Policy
Power and Force, or On the Means of Foreign Policy
Power, Glory and Idea, or On the Goals of Foreign Policy
On International Systems
On Multipolar Systems and Bipolar Systems
Dialectics of Peace and War
Sociology: Determinants and Constants
On Space
On Number
On Resources
Nations and Regimes
In Search of a Pattern of Change
The Roots of War as an Institution
History: The Global System in the Thermonuclear Age
Le monde fini, or The Heterogeneity of the Global System
On the Strategy of Deterrence
Les grands Freres, or Diplomacy within the Blocs
Stalemate in Europe, or Diplomacy between the Blocs
Persuasion and Subversion, or The Blocs and the Non-Aligned Nations
The Enemy Partners
Praxeology: The Antinomies of Diplomatic-Strategic Conduct
In Search of a Morality: I: Idealism and Realism
In Search of a Morality: II: Conviction and Responsibility
In Search of a Strategy: I: To Arm or Disarm?
In Search of a Strategy: II: To Survive Is to Conquer
Beyond Power Politics: I: Peace through Law
Beyond Power Politics: II: Peace through Empire
Final Note: Rational Strategy and Reasonable Policy