One of the most brilliant and influential international relations scholars of his generation, Joseph S. Nye Jr. is one of the few academics to have served at the very highest levels of US government. This volume collects together many of his key writings for the first time as well as new material, and an important concluding essay which examines the relevance of international relations in practical policymaking.
This book addresses:
* America's post-Cold War role in international affairs
* the ethics of foreign policy
* the information revolution
'Few scholars of international affairs can boast of a more distinguished academic career than Joe Nye, and few foreign policy practitioners of having been more innovative and influential. Almost none has ever combined the two better. This outstanding collection puts on clear display the unique combination of analytical rigor, agile imagination and prudential wisdom that accounts for Nye's successes. Everyone can, and should, learn from these essays.' - John Gerard Ruggie, Harvard University, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
1. The Power and Limits of Realism 2. America's Hard and Soft Power 3. Ideas and Morality 4. Interdependence, Globalization and Governance 5. Praxis and Theory