Structure of International Society: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Second Edition

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A&C Black, Feb 1, 2000 - Political Science - 384 pages
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This second edition of this textbook places in context key world events since 1945. While not neglecting the significant developments of the last 50 years, this book has a broad historical and conceptual range. It provides students with a historical analysis of the origins, development and early networks of IR, and an exposition of the diverse ways in which modern "international society" has been defined and interpreted. Tackling a range on international concerns, Geoffrey Stern explores and clarifies such concepts as sovereignty, the balance of power, national interest and interdependence, illustrating his text with reference to both historical and contemporary world events.
 

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Contents

Realism rationalism and revolutionism
3
Behaviouralism versus traditionalism
19
Structuralism
36
Premodern international societies
55
Modern international societies
70
legal and political
89
Nationalism the nation and the imagination
106
The making of foreign policy
123
Imperialism
193
War
209
global and regional
229
Transnational movements and organisations
246
International economic order and disorder
265
causes and proposed cures
281
Planetary dangers and opportunities
301
Prescriptions for peace
317

Constraints and rules of international behaviour
143
Power balances and alignments
160
Diplomacy old and new
177
Prerequisites for peace
334
Selected bibliography
349
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