This title was first published in 2002: Questioning the most fundamental assumptions of international relations theory, this absorbing work compares and contrasts domestic and international politics regarding the issues of order and disorder taking into account aspects of the two realms which have been neglected by scholarship until now. Challenging the view that there exists a one-to-one correspondence between the absence of a world government and international anarchy and that durable and genuine cooperation among sovereign states becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible, under the circumstances, this text is suitable for upper-level undergraduates, graduates and scholars of international relations.
Contents: Introduction; IR and the assumption of anarchy; Social order in World politics; Anarchy in domestic politics; The assumption of international anarchy: implications; Transformation of power in World politics: a general case study in soft power; Japan’s policy towards Africa: a specific case study in soft power; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
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