1st Edition

Constructing the World Polity Essays on International Institutionalisation

By John Gerard Ruggie Copyright 1998
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    326 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order. Themes covered include:
    * International Organization. How the 'new Institutionalism' differs from the old.
    * The System of States. Explorations of political structure, social time, and territorial space in the world polity.
    * Making History. America and the issue of 'agency' in the post-Cold Was era. NATO and the future transatlantic security community. The United Nations and the collective use of force.

    Introduction, I: International Organization 1. The New Institutionalism in International Relations 2. Embedded Liberalism and the Postwar Economic Regimes 3. Epistemology, Ontology, and the study of International Regimes 4. Multilateralism at Century's End II: The System of States 5. Political Structure and Dynamic Density 6. Social Time and Ecodemographic Contexts 7. Territoriality at Millennium's End III: The Question of Agency 8. Interests, Identity and American Foreign Policy 9. NATO and the Transatlantic Security Security Community 10. UN Forces: Whither or Whether?


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