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Annihilation and Utopia (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 8)

ISBN 9780415653534
Published July 11, 2012 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1966. The main purpose of this book is not philosophical speculation, but to draw the obvious conclusions from political and historical facts about the prospects and methods of human political survival. The central theme is developed in the context of problems which cause most anxiety today: the mounting arms race, the unstable balance of power, the rapid growth of population, racial conflicts and ideological incompatibilities.

Table of Contents

1. Situation Without Precedent  Part 1: The State and War  2. War as a Social Institution 3. Sovereign Authority and Power  4. The Concept of Law  5. The Law of Nations  6. The Rule of Force  7. The Balance of Terror  8. Controlled Disarmament  9. The Moral Issue – Non-Violence  10. "Peace, when there is no Peace"  Part 2: The Conditions of Peace  11. The Myth of National Self-Determination  12. Philosophical Principles of World Order  13. Legal Principles of World Order  14. Conditions of World Community  15. Socio-Political Obstacles to World Community  Part 3: The Ideological Conflict  16. The Crucial Antithesis  17. Democracy and World Order  18. Communism and World Order  19. Reconciliation of Ideological Differences  Part 4: Conclusion  20. Reality and Utopia

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