This book focuses on changes in the international system — what has caused them, where they will stop, and perhaps most important, where they will take us. It is organized to reflect three main dimensions of system transformation: its nature, its sources, and its limits.
Part 1: Change in the International System 1. Prerequisites for the Study of System Transformation 2. Change in the International System: Interdependence, Integration, and Fragmentation 3. Integration Theory and System Change in Western Europe: The Neglected Role of Systems Transformation Episodes Part 2: Sources of Change in the International System 4. Science and Technology in the New International Order: Problems Facing an International Development Strategy of the United Nations 5. International Political Economy: A Theoretical Perspective 6. The Theory of Hegemonic Stability and Changes in International Economic Regimes, 1967–1977 7. From Cold War to Detente: The Role of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty 8. Identifying Behavioral Attributes of Events That Trigger International Crises 9. War and Change in the International System Part 3: Constraints upon Change in the International System 10. Domestic Constraints on Regime Change in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Need for Policy Legitimacy 11. Cold War Axioms in the Post-Vietnam Era