Contemporary discourse about human affairs is largely grounded in the specific historical experience and interests of a few dominant societies. This poses an important challenge to all those who urge that we need to adopt a global perspective on modern political life, whether in terms of international relations, comparative and developmental politi
Table of Contents
Studies on a Just World Order -- Preface -- Introduction -- East Wind, West Wind: Civilizations, Hegemonies, and World Orders -- Cultures, Economies, and States -- The Moving Cultural Frontier of World Order: From Monotheism to North-South Relations -- Race in International Relations -- Civilizations and Modes of Production: Conflicts and Convergences -- The Advanced Capitalist State and the Contemporary World Crisis -- Hegemony, Resistance, and Reassertion -- Dependence in a Unified World -- The Occultation of Egypt -- Oppression and Human Liberation: Toward a Third World Utopia -- Ideology and World Order Discourse -- World Politics and Western Reason: Universalism, Pluralism, Hegemony -- On Marxian Thought and the Problem of International Relations -- The Discourse of World Order -- Social Forces, States, and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory -- Culture, Ideology, and Peace -- Contemporary Militarism and the Discourse of Dissent -- Peace in an Age of Transformation
R.B.J. Walker is assistant professor of political science at the University of Victoria. He was Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, from 1977 to 1979 and at Australian National University in 1978. Dr. Walker is author of Political Theory and the Transformation of World Polities (1980).