2nd Edition

International Relations In A Changing Global System
Toward A Theory Of The World Polity, Second Edition

ISBN 9780813323534
Published December 8, 1995 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

This book expands and deepens the analysis of a new approach to the study of international relations in a changing global system, elaborating the essential characteristics of the anarchic structure of the world polity.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Need for a Theory of the World Polity -- Analytical Framework -- The Anarchic Structure of the Nation-State System -- The Phenomenon of International Cooperation -- The Prominence of War -- Vast Economic Disparities Among Countries -- The Mismatch Between Polity and Ecology -- Human Rights vs. State Rights -- The Incongruity of Society and Governance in the Nation-State System -- Toward Normative Theory -- The Normative Framework -- Implications for Public Policy and Institutional Development -- Conclusion: The Case for a Normatively Oriented Theory of the World Polity -- About the Book and Author

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