Constructing the World Polity

Essays on International Institutionalisation

By John Gerard Ruggie

© 1998 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

Constructing the World Polity brings together in one collection the theoretical ideas of one of the most influential International Relations theorists of our time. These essays, with a new introduction, and comprehensive connective sections, present Ruggie's ideas and their application to critical policy questions of the post-Cold War international order. Themes covered include:

* International Organization. How the 'new Institutionalism' differs from the old.

* The System of States. Explorations of political structure, social time, and territorial space in the world polity.

* Making History. America and the issue of 'agency' in the post-Cold Was era. NATO and the future transatlantic security community. The United Nations and the collective use of force.


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    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General