This title was first published in 2000: An in-depth look at the definition of power. The writing is well crafted and very readable and comprises a range of theoretical deliberations and analysis of the numerous aspects of political power and its use in international relations. This includes an examination of idea and structure: population; territory; economics; military; the political system; ideology; and morale and its forms appearing in international relations in the past, present and future: influence and force. This, coupled with the author’s gift for teasing out the pertinent points in an argument and using relevant and interesting examples, provides an excellent piece of comprehensive insight into a theory of political power.
’…anyone with a genuine interest in the future of the international community will be stimulated by this important and highly readable contribution to our understanding of political power in the context of globalization, independence and communication across boundaries.’ Dr FranÃ§ois-Pierre Gingras, University of Ottawa, Canada
Introductory remarks. Political Power: Definition; Basic elements; Problems linked to measuring power. Power in International Relations: Definition; Forms of power; Interdependence, conflicts and power in international relations; Communication power - a new element of social and political power in international relations; Bibliography.
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