This book combines a theoretically innovative approach to international order with a detailed inquiry into Soviet-American relations that is illuminating on the level of practical politics. It is a path-breaking contribution to international relations, encouraging leaders to act more wisely.
Introduction 1. On Order, Symbols and Preferred Worlds 2. "Rules" and Conflict Resolution 3. The "Grammar" of Rules 4. Historical Analogies 5. Myths and Metaphors 6. Doctrines