The essays in this book trace the development of the author’s thinking about international institutions between 1980 and 1988. The introduction, written especially for this volume, summarizes and defends the "neoliberal institutionalism" that he advocates as a framework for understanding world politics.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Neoliberal Institutionalism: A Perspective on World Politics -- A Personal Intellectual History -- International Institutions and Practices -- Theory of World Politics: Structural Realism and Beyond -- The Theory of Hegemonic Stability and Changes in International Economic Regimes, 1967–1977 -- The Demand for International Regime -- Reciprocity in International Relations -- International Institutions: Two Approaches -- Policy Choices and State Power -- Associative American Development, 1776-1860: Economic Growth and Political Disintegration -- State Power and Industry Influence: American Foreign Oil Policy in the 1940s -- Hegemonic Leadership and U.S. Foreign Economic Policy in the "Long Decade" of the 1950s
Robert O. Keohane is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is author of "After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy" and coauthor (with Joseph S. Nye) of "Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition" (1997).